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Disability Documentation

Documentation Required

You must submit disability documentation if any of the following are true:

  • you are requesting accommodations greater than 50% extended test time (time and one-half) and/or extra breaks
  • you were first diagnosed with a disability within the past 12 months
  • you indicate in the Part I — Testing Accommodations Request Form that you have a medical condition, or you check "Other" under "Nature of your disability"
  • you are requesting accommodations different from those ETS approved for you within the last two years
  • you have not previously used the accommodations being requested
  • you are unable to submit a valid Part III — Certification of Eligibility (COE): Accommodations History form. For more information regarding the COE, see the Test Takers with Disabilities FAQ page.

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 Part III — Certification of Eligibility: Accommodations History form 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)
  • recorded audio
  • human reader
  • human scribe
  • braille slate and stylus for note-taking only
  • Perkins Brailler® for note-taking only
  • 50% extended test time (time and one-half) or less
  • extra breaks

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

If you have low vision or some other condition that affects visual functioning, such as an eye coordination dsorder, please refer to the Guidelines for Documentation of Blindness and Low Vision in Adolescents and Adults and submit your documentation.

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 Part III — Certification of Eligibility: Accommodations History form and you are requesting only accommodations from the list below.

  • 50% extended test time (time and one-half) or less
  • extra breaks
  • sign language interpreter (for spoken directions only)
  • oral interpreter (for spoken directions only)

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