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 optional services and reasonable accommodations. To obtain these accommodations, you must contact ETS Disability Services prior to registering.

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 (PDF).

The following accommodations for taking the TOEFL iBT™ test are available only in test centers that offer the TOEFL iBT test and will be provided to test takers who meet ETS disability requirements. The TOEFL iBT Test is administered in an internet-based format.

Technical Accommodations

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

Specialized Assistance

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

Adaptive Accommodations

  • Listening section omitted
  • Speaking section omitted
  • Extended testing time
  • Additional rest breaks

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

TOEFL iBT Test Sample 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 Sample Questions (Word)
TOEFL iBT Sample Questions (PDF)
TOEFL iBT Sample Questions (Large Print) (Word)
TOEFL iBT Sample Questions (Large Print) (PDF)

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 TOEFL iBT Sample Questions. 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 Sample 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 the Speaking sections have been replaced with written scripts. You may practice for this test by using the TOEFL iBT Sample Questions, 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 9 – 10.
    • The Testing Accommodations Request (Part 2) page 11.
    • Submit one of the following: the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) (Part 3) pages 12 – 14 (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

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.


Contacting ETS Disability Services

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time (New York)

1-609-771-7780 or
(toll-free for test takers in the United States, U.S. Territories* and Canada)
[email protected]
ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054

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

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