The news of the digital white board has definitely disrupted everyone in the ARE community. Some of us are aware that NCARB is not going to change their minds about this decision despite constant feedback from the community.
I want to address another issue with this. I among a large number of testing candidates are left handed. Using a mouse right handed is not an issue for us but any type of digital drawing does not come easy. My office has made accommodations for me by providing a track pad for me to more easily use programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop when drawing digitally is necessary. Will NCARB please take into consideration left-handed test takers by providing other alternatives to using the digital white board? For me personally, this will be a hindrance and I will not be able to perform FULLY on any exam I take in the future no matter how many times I practice taking the demonstration exam with the white board.
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