Our official IELTS test centres can help if you have visual, hearing, speaking or learning difficulties. If you need a modified version of IELTS, please give the test centre three months’ notice. Asking for special arrangements will not affect your IELTS band and score. 

If special arrangements need to be made (for example, extra time), please give the test centre three months’ notice. 

Your English language ability – and your band for IELTS – will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have.

What do special arrangements include for my IELTS test?

  • 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
  • a dictation assistant to write the answers for you, as you speak.

If you have hearing difficulties, we can offer:

  • special amplification equipment
  • a lip-reading version of the IELTS Listening module.

If you have dyslexia, we can arrange:

  • extra time for the Reading and Writing tests.

Please contact examinations@britishcouncil.or.th as soon as possible if you have special needs that may require a modified IELTS test version.