Disabilities are not new to human society. There is a significant population of people with special needs. IELTS has 4 sections to measure your level of English; Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. People with special needs may not be able to respond to the IELTS in the same format as it is presented to everyone. If you have disabilities in learning, hearing, or vision, the testing authority has arrangements for you. So, you won’t get left behind in your academic / work life, and the IELTS test center near you will help out.
If you are a person with special needs inform the IELTS test at least 6 weeks before the exam day.
Special arrangements include the following:
- 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.
- The IELTS is a 2 hours 45 minutes test. If required extra time is provided to test takers with special needs.