ACT has long provided accommodations to students with disabilities and is committed to compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In this regard, ACT has adopted the following guiding principles for responding to requests from examinees for test accommodations:
- Requirements and procedures for test accommodations must ensure fairness for all candidates, both those seeking accommodations and those testing under standard conditions.
- Accommodations must be consistent with ADA requirements and appropriate and reasonable for the documented disability.
- Accommodations must not result in an undue burden, as that term is used under the ADA, or fundamentally alter that which the test is designed to measure.
- Documentation of the diagnosis must meet guidelines that are considered to be appropriate by qualified professionals and must provide evidence that the person's impairment substantially limits one or more major life activities. Applicants must also provide information about prior accommodations made in a similar setting, such as in academic classes and other testing situations
Please note that the term “disability” is used in order to be consistent with the terminology used by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ACT Corporation. 42