Our official British Council IELTS test centres can help if you have visual, hearing, speaking or learning difficulties. If you need a modified version of IELTS, please be aware that you are required to provide medical evidence to support your claim.
The medical report should be written in English and within a period of two years before the test date, by a medical professional and needs to be provided three months prior to the test.
Please be informed that once the medical report has been reviewed and accepted, special arrangements are made only for paper-based sessions (Algiers).
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.
Please contact Algeria.Information@britishcouncil.org as soon as possible if you have special needs that may require a modified IELTS test version.