IELTS test card in Braille

IELTS has been designed as a fair, inclusive and accessible test for all people who want to certify their English level. Our official IELTS test centres at the British Council in the Caribbean can help if you have visual, hearing, speaking or learning difficulties.

Your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability or special needs that you may have.

The solutions we offer

At the British Council in the Caribbean we have different solutions to requests for special arrangements.

If you have a visual impairment, we can provide:

  • Braille question papers
  • Enlarged print question papers
  • Use of a Scribe or Reader
  • Assistive technology

If you have hearing or speaking difficulties, we can offer:

  • Listening CD with necessary pauses
  • Special equipment to amplify the sound
  • A lip-reading version of the Listening module
  • Extra time in the Speaking module

If you have a learning difficulty, we can arrange:

  • A word processor
  • Speech software
  • Extra time for Reading and Writing tests
  • Supervised breaks
  • Separate invigilation

How to request special arrangements?

If you have a disability and would like to request a special arrangement, please write us three months before your IELTS test date at: 

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 six weeks prior to the test.

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