Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities and Health-related Needs

ETS is committed to providing access to test takers with disabilities and health-related needs by providing reasonable accommodations. To obtain accommodations, you must contact ETS Disability Services prior to registering for the test.

Note: Test takers who have health-related needs requiring them to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room or to take extra or extended breaks need to follow the accommodations request procedures described in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs.

The following are some of the accommodations available for the TOEFL iBT® test. Test takers who require other accommodations can request them as part of the registration and accommodations approval process. ETS must review and respond to your accommodations request before the test can be scheduled.

Technical Accommodations

  • Screen magnification
  • Selectable background and foreground colors
  • Kensington Trackball mouse
  • IntelliKeys® keyboard
  • Ergonomic keyboard
  • Keyboard with touchpad

Specialized Assistance

  • Sign language interpreter for spoken directions only
  • Oral interpreter for spoken directions only
  • Oral interpreter for Listening section only
  • Writer/recorder of answers
  • Test reader

Adaptive Accommodations

  • Audiocassette version of the test
  • Reader’s script version of the test
  • Braille test (in contracted or uncontracted Braille)
  • Braille test with reader’s script
  • Large print version of the test
  • Regular print version of the test
  • Listening section omitted
  • Speaking section omitted
  • Extended testing time
  • Additional rest breaks
  • Transcripts of audio elements in Speaking and Writing sections

If you are not sure whether the accommodation you need is available, please contact ETS Disability Services.

TOEFL iBT® Test Questions for Test Takers with Disabilities

Sample questions for the TOEFL iBT® test are available in alternate formats as Word (.doc) and Adobe (.PDF) files in both medium and large print (18-point) formats.

TOEFL iBT Test Questions
TOEFL iBT Test Questions
TOEFL iBT Test Questions (Large Print)
TOEFL iBT Test Questions (Large Print)

TOEFL iBT Quick Prep for Test Takers with Disabilities

An accessible electronic version of TOEFL iBT Quick Prep is available for download.

TOEFL iBT Quick Prep

Note: The accessible version is a combination of Volumes 3 and 4. To download Volumes 1 and 2, see TOEFL iBT Quick Prep.

Using Alternate Formats

  1. Test takers with low vision can use a software screen magnification system with the TOEFL test. To practice, you may apply your own screen magnifier software to the TOEFL iBT Test Questions and TOEFL iBT Quick Prep. Please note that the magnification system used with the actual test may be different from the software you customarily use. Learn more about the screen magnification system used with the actual test. Test takers may also use the large print version (in 18-point Verdana font) of the TOEFL iBT Test Questions for practice.
  2. If you are a deaf or hard of hearing individual, you may take a TOEFL iBT test in which the listening portions of the Writing and Speaking sections have been replaced with written scripts. You may practice by using the TOEFL iBT Test Questions and TOEFL iBT Quick Prep, which contain scripts of the listening portions. Omit the Listening section and use the scripts to prepare for the test.
  3. If you require the assistance of a reader, practice by asking a native English speaker to assist you as a reader.

How to Request Accommodations

To request accommodations for a disability or health-related need, you must register by mail. Follow the steps below:

  • Fill out the registration form. Check the registration deadline. Include your registration fee with your paperwork.
  • Complete these three documents from the Registration Bulletin Supplement and include them with your paperwork:
    • The Applicant Information Form (Part 1) pages 12–13.
    • The Testing Accommodations Request (Part 2) pages 14–15.
    • Submit one of the following: the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) (Part 3) pages 16–19 (or) Disability Documentation, page 8.

How to Submit Your Request to Register for the TOEFL iBT Test

Mail all the necessary paperwork and your payment to:

  • ETS Disability Services
    P.O. Box 6054
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6054
    USA

You will receive a confirmation letter within six weeks if your request is approved. Do not call to schedule a test until you receive your approval.

When you call to schedule your test, you will need the registration voucher number and information in your confirmation letter from ETS.

View Test Bulletins & the Bulletin Supplement >

 Contacting ETS Disability Services

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time

Phone:
1-609-771-7780 or
1-866-387-8602
(toll-free for test takers in the United States, U.S. Territories* and Canada)
Email:
stassd@ets.org
TTY:
1-609-771-7714
Fax:
1-609-771-7165
Mail:
ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054
USA

*Includes American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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