Getting to the point of taking the naturalization test is an exciting accomplishment for many refugees. However, those with disabilities may face uncertainty as to whether they will successfully pass the test.
The United States government recognizes everyone’s right to a chance at passing the naturalization test. Because of this, a variety of accommodations may facilitate the testing process for disabled persons.
People who feel uncomfortable about their ability to complete the naturalization test without accommodations should submit a request beforehand. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, there is a spot on the N-400 form for people to address disabilities. Here, they can list any of the reasons they may need accommodations during testing.
The reason for submitting these requests beforehand is to allow test moderators to have the accommodations on hand. Receiving confirmation of testing aids can also help those preparing to test to feel peace of mind knowing that they will have their needs met indefinitely.
Types of accommodations
Testing accommodations may cover a variety of personal needs via technological aids, interpreters and modified testing materials to name a few. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services lists other accommodations including sign-language, off-site testing options, extended examination times, allowance of nonverbal communication and breaks during the examination.
People deserve the right to participate in the naturalization test in a manner that works for their personal needs. If they do not have access to that, they may request the help of an attorney in filling out the forms needed to acquire the testing aids they need for a winning chance at passing.