The scheme of Reasonable Accommodations at the Certificate Examinations operated by the State Examinations Commission facilitates access to certificate examinations by students who would have difficulty in accessing the examination or communicating what they know because of a physical, visual, hearing and/or learning difficulty. The scheme assists students who have special educational needs to demonstrate what they know and can do in the certificate examinations, without compromising the fairness or integrity of the assessment. It provides accommodations for students with a variety of complex special educational needs including learning difficulties as well as permanent or temporary physical, visual, hearing, medical, sensory, emotional, behavioural or other conditions. Support arrangements are provided only to those who need them, and the application process is school based. Further information about the scheme is available from the SEC.