7. If you have a reading difficulty, disability or health condition
When you book your theory test you should say if you have a:
- reading difficulty
- health condition
You have reading difficulties
You can ask for an English or Welsh voiceover if you have reading difficulties.
A voiceover lets you hear the theory test instructions and questions through headphones. You can hear the questions and possible answers as many times as you like.
Extra time to take the test
You can ask for more time to do the multiple-choice questions part of the theory test.
You must send proof to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) that you have a reading difficulty. The proof could be an email or letter from a:
- teacher or other educational professional
- doctor or medical professional
DVSA theory test enquiries
DVSA Theory Test Enquiries
PO Box 1286
You’re deaf or have a hearing impairment
You can take the theory test in British Sign Language (BSL) if you’re deaf or have a hearing impairment.
The BSL interpretation runs alongside the standard test questions and answers.
Take an interpreter
You can take an interpreter with you if you don’t use BSL. Contact DVSA to arrange this. You won’t be charged an extra fee.
Other disabilities or health conditions
Contact DVSA to discuss any other disability or health condition before you book your test.
Check you're allowed to drive
Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.
Get a provisional driving licence
Driving lessons and practice
You need a provisional driving licence to take lessons or practice.
Prepare for your theory test
Book and manage your theory test
You need a provisional driving licence to book your theory test.
Book and manage your driving test
You must pass your theory test before you can book your driving test.
When you pass
You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.
You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.