Whether you are vision impaired, have a speech impediment or any other medical condition which means you can only take IELTS under special arrangements, IELTS test venues across our network can help you.


We can offer braille paper, modified larger paper, enlarged written prompts on the Speaking task card, special Listening test, lip reading version of Listening test, special amplification equipment, word processing software and voice-activated software.


It is best to contact your test venue before booking your IELTS test and they will be able to advise on the next available test dates. The notice time can vary depending on the modifications needed to your test.

Is a health condition considered to be a special requirement?

Yes, it is.


We can provide a variety of arrangements to support you during the test if you have special requirements due to hearing loss, low vision, learning difficulties, medical conditions or infant feeding.


We can provide 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 or a 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.