IELTS Special Requirements

If you are taking the IELTS test and have special requirements—due to hearing, visual or learning difficulties—we can provide a variety of arrangements to support you during the test.

These include:

  • modified and enlarged print papers

  • Braille papers

  • Braille and enlarged print versions of the Speaking test

  • lip reading version of the Listening test

  • extra time for the Reading and Writing test or use of a computer (e.g. for candidates with dyslexia)

  • a scribe to write answers on your behalf

  • special Listening test (e.g. using amplification equipment and/or lip-reading version of the Listening test for those with hearing difficulties).

Test centres deal with all applications for special arrangements individually. You will be asked for full details of your particular circumstances. They will make every effort to make all the necessary special arrangements for you to complete an IELTS test.

How much notice do you need to give us?

Whatever your special needs, it is best to contact us as early as possible. Giving adequate notice is necessary for the modified test versions to be prepared and/or special administrative arrangements to be made.

Next steps

Please contact us to discuss your needs

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