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.

Ask IELTS

Do I need to give my test centre notice if I have special requirements?

Yes, it is best to contact your local test centre as early as possible informing them about your special needs.


Giving adequate notice is necessary for the modified test versions to be prepared or special administrative arrangements to be made.