Who has an accommodation for spelling?
Students with a disability that impacts spelling accuracy (for example as documented in a psycho-educational assessment) may be eligible to use a word processor with spell check for exams.
My course involves assessing spelling of specific terminology
If essential course requirements include spelling accuracy, this accommodation should not be allowed. For example, courses such as French and Russian may be teaching language skills such as spelling and grammar. In this case, access to the spell check function would compromise the essential course requirements. Human Anatomy and Health Education courses may also include essential course requirements for spelling accuracy (i.e. students are evaluated on their ability to accurately spell anatomical and/or medical terminology.)
What You can Do
Determine essential course requirements and how these are reflected in each exam for the course
Where spell check would compromise essential course requirements: