Travel Posted March 15, 2017 Report Share Posted March 15, 2017 Hi Guys, Getting ready to apply for a PA Civil Service position. In investigating the civil service testing it states that it will be done via the computer. I noticed on their site that computer testing can involve audio with headsets. Oh my! I have no idea how I would do with a headset as I haven't tried one since my cochlear implant activation 7 months ago. The telephone is certainly still an iffy situation. Mostly at home I use speaker phone as I have a small amount of very low tone hearing in my non-implant ear. So far holding the phone receiver to the processor with the mic is not good. I can blunder my way through with the telecoil with people I am familiar with. That being said it gave me a number I could call for disability accommodation. When I phoned the head of their ADA & Testing Center Coordinator, she was quite stumped by what could be done to accommodate the audio portion. She had no idea how the headphone portion worked in the normal non-ADA testing. Has anyone had any experience with this? I explained to her how I put a different battery pack cover & cable on my processor to use to plug into my Ipad when listening to audio books. She wanted to know the name of the specific device(s) & then said maybe she could investigate to see if an accommodation could be made to use this. Anyone?? Also if you think the cable with the diff battery cover will work, can you give me the specific lingo I should be using to explain these devices? She wanted actual names. Audio cable didn't seem to cut it with her! You would think every computer would have a plug in for a headset & maybe this would work? Thanks for your help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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