TestNav 8 and PARCC Assistive Technology

During PARCC Assessments, the following assistive technologies will not be blocked by TestNav 8 security measures. These assistive technologies will be allowed to operate on a device, along with TestNav 8 during a test administration.

Note: Although TestNav 8 security will allow the use of these assistive technologies, Pearson does not guarantee they will be compatible with our testing platform. TestNav 8 is being developed to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, version 2.0, Level AA from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). TestNav also utilizes the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative’s Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) standard. To optimize compatibility with TestNav 8, assistive technologies need to comply with the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) and support WAI-ARIA. Please follow the guidance outlined in the PARCC Assistive Technology Guidelines for information on how a school or district may test for proper functionality or compatibility.

Product Minimum Version/Model* Vendor
JAWS – Standard v. 15, 16, 17 Freedom Scientific
JAWS - Professional v. 15, 16, 17
WYNN Wizard
WYNN Reader
MAGic (with Speech) v. 13
NVDA 2015.4 NV Access
Window-Eyes 9.2 Ai Squared (GW Micro)
Braille screen display Various models Various companies
ZoomText v. 10.1 Ai Squared
ZoomText v. 10.1
Co:Writer v. 7 Don Johnston
Read:OutLoud v. 6
Switch Interface Pro v. 6
Kinderboard N/A Chester Creek
Headmouse Extreme Windows Bundle & Macintosh Keystrokes Origin Instruments
AbleNet Wave Rollerball 200-30300 AbleNet Inc.
IntelliKeys (with Overlay Maker 3.5) USB
Kinderboard N/A
BigKeys Keyboard Various models
BIGtrack Trackball N/A
Dwell Clicker 2 Windows
myGaze Assistive 2 v. 30000017 for Windows
The Grid 2 v. 25000008 for Windows
The Grid 3 v. 25000043 for Windows
Roller Plus Joystick N/A Traxsys
Cross Scanner Windows RJ Cooper & Assoc.
Reach Interface Author v. 6 Applied Human Factors
wordQ + speakQ v. 4 for Windows goQ Software
Read&Write Gold v. 11 TextHelp
Dragon Naturally Speaking v. 12 for Windows Nuance Communications
Maestro N/A DynaVox
Vmax+ N/A
Tobii CEye N/A Tobii
Accent 700, 800, 1000 & 1200 N/A Prentke Romich Company
MagicTouch Various models KEYTEC Inc
Touch Screen Various models Touch Window Inc.
SwitchXS Macintosh 2.5.4 & 2.5.1 AssistiveWare