CaMLA is committed to ensuring that you can demonstrate your language ability under circumstances that are fair and that do not alter the construct being measured. To this end, applicants with disabilities can request special accommodations.
Accommodations can be made for all of our international exams. More information is available in the Examiner’s Manual for Nonstandard Test Administrations to Individuals with Disabilities (PDF).
Disabilities Usually Granted Accommodations
- Visual impairment or blindness
- Hearing impairment or deafness
- Motor impairment
- Psychological and learning disabilities
The following arrangements are usually available. Please make your special accommodations request through your local center.
- Wheelchair access
- Extended testing time
- Additional rest breaks
- Recorder to mark answers
- Alternate test formats (e.g., Braille, large print)
- Alternate response formats (e.g., computer for writing section)
How to Apply
- Apply for special accommodations as far in advance as possible, preferably at time of registration for the exam
- For special materials (Braille, large font), apply three months in advance
- For administrative modifications (extended time, reader, scribe), apply one month in advance
- Apply to your local test center (the test center representative will inform you well in advance of the exam about what accommodations have been granted)
It is important to note that modification of tests or testing circumstances may alter the construct of the test taken, or it may affect the predictive value of scores received.