Information for People with Special Needs

LAAS Exams
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPECIAL CANDIDATES

1. Special candidates are tested in a separate room if necessary or in rooms with easy access - e.g. ground floor - under the direct supervision of the head of the exam centre or his/her assistant. The room must be adequately lit, away from noise sources and equipped with long tables.

2. Along with his/her application form, each special candidate must submit to the association's office a recent medical certificate issued by the treating physician, psychologist or Hospital.

3. The association immediately informs the Federation and the head of the exam centre of the needs of the special candidates in his/her region by sending a special report - see the attached form on page 8 - by fax or e-mail.

4. All special candidates are offered psycho-emotional support and a supportive environment during the exams. These candidates are also allowed to take a break, which is not foreseen by the regulations, after approval by the head of the exam centre.

5. For candidates with dyslexia
• They are given 20% extra time on the written test
• Clarifications on the topic of the essay are provided if requested.

6. Candidates with mobility impairment or injuries are helped to access the test centre and the exam room. It is possible to give 20% extra time to candidates whose impairment may prevent them from finishing on time.

7. For candidates with visual impairment the following services are provided, according to case:
• They are helped to access the test centre and the exam room.
• The topics of the written test are printed on large size papers (meaning on A3 paper rather than A4).

8. Candidates with hearing impairment, for the audio part of the exam, are tested in a separate room with a cd player and headphones or in the main exam room where these candidates are placed close to the cd player.
The head of the exam centre may take further steps in consultation with the Federation.