Our official IELTS test centres can help if you have visual, hearing, speaking or learning difficulties. If you need a modified version of IELTS, please give the test centre three months’ notice so we can make arrangements in the IELTS test schedule.

If special arrangements need to be made (for example, extra IELTS exam time) please give the test centre six weeks' notice.

Your English language ability and your IELTS score and band will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have.

What do special arrangements include?

  • braille papers
  • special Listening CD with necessary stops and pauses
  • lip-reading version of the Listening test
  • enlarged print or IELTS Speaking test task cards in Braille.

What sort of help can I get?

If you have a visual impairment, we can provide:

  • enlarged print
  • Braille test papers
  • a dictation assistant to write the answers for you as you speak.

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:

  • extra IELTS exam time for the Reading and Writing tests.

Please contact us as soon as possible if you have special needs that may require a modified IELTS test version.