Our Commitment to Accessibility

At Pearson VUE, we believe the capacity for growth lies in all of us. As the global leader in high-stakes assessments and exam delivery, we are committed to setting a professional standard by providing equitable access to learning and testing for all candidates, including people with sensory, physical, and cognitive impairments.

To that end, our websites, products, and services are designed and developed in accordance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Levels A and AA, and section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act. We are committed to removing barriers to accessibility and improving our products and services for everyone.

For questions regarding our support for accessible testing or specific accommodations related to accessibility, please contact us at pvueaccessibility@pearson.com.

Pearson VUE Accessibility Conformance Reports

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is “the leading global reporting format for assisting buyers and sellers in identifying information and communications technology (ICT) products and services with accessibility features.” They are the creators of the VPAT® (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template). VPATs are used as a source to create Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACR). The Pearson VUE Accessibility team uses the latest versions of ITI VPATs to develop ACRs. ITI VPATs cover the following ICT accessibility standards: Section 508 (U.S.), EN 301 549 (EU), and W3C/WAI WCAG.

  • Athena Browser Edition (ABE): A web-based test delivery system developed by Pearson VUE. Its primary function is to deliver assessments to test-takers, using a browser interface. It provides mechanisms for presenting test items, user navigation, user input, scoring, and reporting.
  • Exam Developer: A web-based item banking and test development system. It is used by Pearson VUE’s test development team and clients to create test items and to construct and publish exams.
  • OnVUE: Pearson VUE’s online assessment proctoring system that allows candidates to take secured, proctored assessments remotely.
  • WebNG: A registration and scheduling website for candidates registering for exams through Pearson VUE.

Disclaimer: Any Accessibility Conformance Reports posted on Pearson websites or otherwise made publicly available should not be construed to be included in any contract, either explicitly or implicitly, in whole or in part, without Pearson’s express acknowledgement through language in the contract itself.

Last updated 2023-11-08

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