Our official IELTS test centres can help if you have visual, hearing, speaking or learning difficulties.

If you need a modified version of IELTS (for example, braile papers or special Listening CD), please give the test centre 3 (three) months’ notice. If special adjustments (for example, extra time or headphones) need to be provided then please give the test centre 6 (six) weeks' notice.

Your English language ability 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 Speaking 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
  • an amanuensis to write the answers for you.

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 time for the Reading and Writing tests.

If you have special needs that may require a modified IELTS test version or special adjustments, please contact your local test centre at ielts@britishcouncil.org.br within the deadline specified above, provinding us the following information:

  • Full name;
  • IELTS Reference Number (in case you are alredy registered);
  • Test details (in case you are alredy registered);
  • Preferred test date and venue (in case you are not yet registered);
  • Medical certificate in English, specifying the required arrangements for your the test (see possibilities above);
  • Contact number.