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Disability Documentation

Documentation Required

You must submit disability documentation if:

  • you are requesting accommodations other than 50% (time and one-half) and/or extra breaks
  • you were diagnosed with a disability within the past 12 months
  • you indicate in Part I of the Testing Accommodations Request Form that you have a medical condition, or you check "Other" under "Nature of your disability"
  • you are requesting accommodations that are different from those that have been approved by ETS for you within the last two years
  • you have not previously used the accommodations you are now requesting
  • you are not submitting a Certification of Eligibility: Accommodations History

Blind, Legally Blind or Low Vision

If you are blind or legally blind, you do NOT need to submit documentation if you are submitting a Certification of Eligibility: Accommodations History and you are requesting only accommodations from the list below.

  • Screen magnification
  • Selectable background and foreground colors
  • Braille
  • Large print (test book and/or answer sheet)
  • Audiocassette or CD recording
  • Reader
  • Scribe
  • Braille slate and stylus
  • Perkins brailler
  • 50% extended time (time and one-half)
  • Extra break(s)

If you are blind or legally blind, a request for 100% extended time (double time) does not require documentation if you are submitting a Certification of Eligibility: Accommodations History and you are requesting braille, a reader or audio recording.

If you have low vision or some other condition that affects visual functioning, such as eye coordination difficulty, please refer to the Policy Statement for Documentation of Blindness and Low Vision in Adolescents and Adults.

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you do NOT need to submit documentation if you are submitting a Certification of Eligibility: Accommodations History and you are requesting only accommodations from the list below.

  • Listening section omitted (TOEFL iBT® and paper-delivered test)
  • Speaking section omitted (TOEFL iBT test only)
  • 50% extended testing time (time and one-half)
  • Extra break(s)
  • Printed copy of spoken directions
  • Sign language interpreter (for spoken directions only)
  • Oral interpreter (for spoken directions only)

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Bulletin Supplements

Download the Information Bulletin and Bulletin Supplement for your testing program to successfully request accommodations and register.

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