GMAT Software Supports Candidates with Disabilities

September 09, 2004 by CATPrep
   _GMAT candidates who qualify for nonstandard testing                      options under the disability guidelines of the Graduate                      Management Admission Council now have the opportunity to                      practice under realistic conditions using the latest release                      of CAT Prep’s popular GMAT Simulator software._

   **September 9, 2004** -- CAT Prep, an online educational                      software and services provider, today announced the                      immediate availability of the first GMAT simulator to                      provide authentic support for students with disabilities.                      This new version of CAT Prep’s simulator offers                      prospective business school candidates the ability to                      practice with the same nonstandard configuration options                      available to them when they sit for the actual GMAT.

               “The Graduate Management Admission Council makes several                      accommodations available to test takers with documented                      disabilities, but until now, there have been no study-aids                      available to recreate these nonstandard accommodations.                      Candidates with disabilities have not had the opportunity to                      practice for the computer-adaptive GMAT under realistic                      conditions,” said Project Manager, Cindy Anderson. "CAT Prep is proud to be the first to introduce an authentic                      GMAT experience for the thousands of GMAT students with                      dyslexia, ADHD, physical impairments, or learning                      disabilities who qualify for special accommodations under                      GMAC’s guidelines."

               This latest release of the CAT Prep GMAT Simulator                      also accounts for the rule change of July 1, 2004 that                      specifies test takers who have been approved for extended                      testing time due to qualifying disabilities will be                      accommodated on a section-by-section basis when they sit for                      the GMAT. To support this change in GMAT Disability                      Services’ guidelines, the simulator allows qualifying                      candidates to adjust the time allotted for each section of                      the GMAT based on the nature of their disability.

               The new version of the popular GMAT simulation software is                      available to students and instructors worldwide and allows                      non-disabled and disabled GMAT candidates to practice                      sitting for the GMAT under the same conditions they will                      experience when they sit for the actual exam.

               More information and access to the simulator software is                      available on the [ GMAT Simulator Homepage]( Instructors,                      tutors, or other third-party resellers interested in                      incorporating the software into their course offerings                      should visit the                     [                     GMAT Service Providers Homepage]( for more details.