The exam centers consider requests for special arrangements for candidates who suffer a permanent or long-term handicap. These candidates will be given a separate exam room with an invigilator, additional time (30% percent of the normal exam time) – including supervised breaks – for the written part. The way a visually handicapped, hearing-impaired or physically handicapped candidate receives questions and presents answers can be modified, too.
The following recognized special needs and provisions are offered.
In case of complete blindness: candidates can use their own Braille programmed computer.
In case of partial blindness: test booklets are in a modified large print format.
If having hearing difficulties: the audio material can be played three times and the candidate can listen to it with a help of a headphone or there is a possibility of lip reading.
In case of dyslexia, dysgraphia: special printed material is offered with special letter type and size on yellow paper.
In case of movement difficulty the candidate is permitted to use a laptop. The exam centre provides test tasks on CD instead of paper test.
After filling in a request form candidates can apply for special helpers in case of temporary disability (e.g. broken arm). An administrator or a teacher of the examination site can help candidates at the exam – e.g. dictate the written composition task to the teacher.
Requests for such special arrangements must be made to the Head of the ECL Examination Site in question at the time of application. The request must be supported by appropriate medical or psychological evidence. For the purposes of information and coordination the ECL Examination Site must forward the request to the International ECL Examination Centre.