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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 Canada can help you. 


Some of the special arrangements we offer include 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.    

If you believe you need a special arrangement, please contact the test venue where you’d like to take IELTS ahead of time so they can organize the test to meet your needs. We recommend not booking your IELTS test until you’ve spoken with the test centre as the time to make modifications varies based on which special arrangement you require.   


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.