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The British Council cares about candidates with special educational needs, with fairness to all candidates regardless of first language, gender, ethnicity, nationality or lifestyle.

Student in a wheelchair reading in a library; copyright British Council/Mat WrightThe 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.

IELTS test locations can make adjustments to facilitate the delivery of the test for candidates with special educational needs.

For example, we can

  • provide the test in Braille
  • modify the listening test for those with hearing difficulties
  • provide extra time for people with specific learning difficulties

When you book an IELTS test with the British Council you can discuss your needs and make arrangements with the test centre direct.  Whatever you need we will do our best to help you succeed.

Find out more about the special needs provisions we can make for candidates with special educational needs.

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