Having had to enlarge exam papers for our students with special
needs, I now realise that, in general, our exam papers use font sizes
which are much smaller than on "standard" documents.
I have just seen a supp exam on which the font is about 9-10 point -
even when enlarged, the font would be too small for the particular
student with special needs. In this particular case, I was able to
ask that the original be re-printed as 12 point, so that the enlarged
version is legible by the student with special needs.
However, looking at the bigger picture, it's rather surprising that
we haven't been challenged by other students *without* special needs,
given the very small font sizes which seem to be used on our exam
papers.
Could the HOSAC or the TC determine that 12 point (or 11 point at the
smallest) be the minimum font size for all CSE exam papers? Although
our exam papers will need to use more sheets of paper if this is
brought in, I think that it will be better for all students (and CSE
in the long run).
CarrollG