Assistive Technology

Learn the easiest, most efficient way to request accommodations for a College Board test.

Students who require assistive technology must request each device or software separately. Once approved, this technology can be used during College Board testing.

See Accommodations and Assistive Technology for information. This link also has additional information for individuals requesting a screen reader/text-to-speech or dictation software/speech-to-text.

Important: Try a digital practice test on Bluebook with your assistive technology to make sure there are no issues on test day.


Disabilities may include learning disabilities, visual disabilities, physical disabilities, or others that impair the ability to take a College Board test.

Please provide a detailed description of the assistive technology, including the names, version numbers, and what functions you intend to use. Some examples may include:

  • Medical devices
  • Electronic magnifying machine
  • Electronic or talking calculator
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)


Not all technology used in school may be appropriate for use during College Board testing.

  • Some assistive technology may require specific configuration prior to testing.
  • All unapproved aids are not allowed and must be disabled.
  • You may not use any additional functions or software during the test that have not been approved by College Board.



Documentation Guidelines: Assistive Technology

Guidelines for documenting a student’s need for assistive technology due to a disability.


Know Your Dates and Deadlines

If a request is not submitted in time, accommodations might not be approved and in place in time for test day. Check the calendar for this year’s test dates and deadlines.