Last week the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the people behind the GMAT, announced the release of the Official Guide for GMAT Review series of digital talking books, making the popular GMAT prep material more accessible for the visually impaired. The new books provide the exact same GMAT preparation material found in the printed GMAT study guides.
The digital talking books, which students can view on a computer, provide multiple ways for students to learn the material. Users can turn voice assistance on and off, magnify text up to 16 times normal size, and adjust screen contrast on any section of the books.
In a release on the GMAC web site, Kendra Johnson, director of GMAT test accommodations for GMAC, had this to say:
“GMAC is committed to helping anyone interested in business education achieve their dreams regardless of the disabilities they may face. We are very excited to be able to tap the latest advances in accessible technology to make our GMAT study guides available to people with visual impairments.”
GMAC also provide this short video to give students more information on the new digital books:
The digital talking book editions of the Official Guide series will be available to people with reading-based disabilities at the same price as the printed versions of the guides. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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