Theory test: cars

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
  • disability
  • 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.

DVSA theory test enquiries
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Textphone: 0300 200 1166
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges

Other disabilities or health conditions

Contact DVSA to discuss any other disability or health condition before you book your test.

Learn to drive a car: step by step

  1. Step 1

    Check you're allowed to drive

  2. Step 2

    Get a provisional driving licence

  3. Step 3

    Driving lessons and practice

  4. Step 4
  5. Step 5
  6. Step 6

    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.