If you’re visually impaired, you may be approved to take the GRE General Test with accommodations. In addition to screen magnification and selectable colors, ETS also offers the option to test with JAWS with or without a refreshable braille device.
As you prepare for your test, you may find the following information helpful.
The POWERPREP practice tests and the actual test use custom regions to provide a quick way for users to navigate through test content. In JAWS 2018, announcement of some regions, such as the custom regions used, are turned off by default. To force announcement of these regions, do the following:
Help screens are available in the practice tests and in the actual test to assist you in navigating the test. This document will familiarize you with the different elements you’ll encounter in the test and the JAWS keystrokes you can use to interact with them.
Due to the secure testing environment in which the GRE General Test is administered, certain JAWS hot keys will be blocked by the test center or will cause your testing session to crash. Specifically, keys that allow you to search or find, access Windows® functions or reconfigure all JAWS settings aren’t permitted.
You’ll be able to adjust the rate of speech, change punctuation settings and adjust some braille output settings.
If your testing session does crash, it can be restarted.
The GRE General Test includes an on-screen calculator that JAWS can read. If you’ll be using a handheld talking calculator instead of, or in addition to, the on-screen calculator, be aware of the following: