In this article, we go over a list of comfort aids, as well as other access arrangements which do not require pre-approval for the UCAT.
The official UCAT website has a link to a list of comfort aids that can be used during the UCAT. These include a range of medicines, medical devices, comfort items and mobility devices, which are permitted for both on-site and online UCAT candidates.
Items on the comfort list do not require prior arrangement or approval, but items will still be inspected by the staff during the check-in. Check the comfort aids list carefully and note what you are allowed to bring and use during the UCAT.
The items below require neither prior approval nor supporting evidence. However, you may still need to arrange prior approval in advance (at least five working days before your test).
Presumably, this is because:
Wheelchair access or adjustable height desk at a test centre is subject to availability at the test centre and prior arrangement is required.
Coloured overlays require prior arrangement and must be supplied by the candidate. They will be inspected by staff during check-in for on-site UCAT candidates. Overlays are not permitted for online UCAT.
All UCAT tests, on-site or online, will have the functionality to zoom in and out (‘Control +’ to zoom in, ‘Control -’ to zoom out).
ZoomText requires prior arrangement for on-site UCAT candidates. Online UCAT candidates must have the 2019 or 2020 version of the ZoomText on their computer. It is mandatory that the reader features are turned off.
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