The IELTS test has been designed to be a fair test. Your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have. We make every effort to cater for all our candidates.

If you have a disability or special need, please contact us to discuss your circumstances as soon as possible. Please note that it can take up to three months for the test centres to put special arrangements in place. 

You will need to provide a medical certificate 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 offer:

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

If you have dyslexia, we can arrange:

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