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Special Needs Provisions

The IELTS test has been designed to be a fair test. Your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability that you may have.

We make every effort to cater for the special needs of disabled candidates.

You will need to provide a medical certificate from within the last two years when you book your test.

What sort of help can I get?

If you have a visual impairment, we can provide

  • enlarged print and Braille test papers
  • an amanuensis to write answers
  • a Braille word-processor

If you have hearing difficulties, we can arrange

  • special amplification equipment
  • a lip-reading version of the Listening module

If you have learning difficulties, for example dyslexia, we can arrange

  • a word processor
  • voice-activated software
  • extra time for the Reading and Writing tests

Whatever special provisions you need, please contact your test centre to discuss your special needs as soon as possible. It can take up to 3 months for us to put special arrangements in place.

 

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