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TOEFL iBT® Test

The premier test of academic English communication

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Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs

ETS is committed to serving test takers with disabilities or health-related needs by providing reasonable accommodations that are appropriate given the purpose of the test. Testing accommodations are available for test takers who meet ETS requirements.
 

The following are some of the available accommodations that you can request as part of the registration and accommodations approval process.

Technical accommodations

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

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

  • Audio 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

Do you need a different accommodation?

If you'd like to request accommodations other than those listed above, describe them in Part II of the Testing Accommodations Request Form found in the Bulletin Supplement (PDF).

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

How to request accommodations for the TOEFL iBT Test

When applying for disability accommodations, be sure to review these documents:

To request a large-print copy of the Bulletin and Bulletin Supplement, contact ETS Disability Services.


If you have a health-related need that requires you to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room, or to take extra or extended breaks, you’ll need to follow the accommodations request procedures in the Bulletin Supplement.
 

You’ll need to submit your request and have your accommodations approved by ETS Disability Services before you can schedule your test.

Submit your request as early as possible, especially if you're requesting an alternate test format. Documentation review takes approximately 6 weeks once your request and completed paperwork are received. If you are required to submit additional documentation, the review can take another 6 weeks from the time the new documents are received.

Once you've been approved, you'll receive an email providing instructions on how to register for the test. Please wait for your approval email before attempting to make a test appointment.

The easiest, most convenient way to submit your request is through your ETS account. Simply log in to your account, select “TOEFL Accommodation Status/New Request” on the home page and follow the instructions on the screen.

You can also email your request or send it by mail or courier service. For directions on how to do so, see the Bulletin Supplement.

Contact ETS Disability Services

If after reviewing the above information, you have questions, please contact ETS Disability Services:

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
Email:

For inquiries: stassd@ets.org

For sending forms and documents: disability.reg@ets.org

Phone: 1-609-771-7780
1-866-387-8602 (Toll-free for test takers in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada)
Fax: 1-609-771-7165
Mail: ETS Disability Services; P.O. Box 6054; Princeton, NJ 08541-6054; U.S.A.