If you have special needs

When you book your theory test you should say if you’ve got special needs. In many cases, special arrangements can be made to help you during the test.


If you have reading difficulties


You can ask for an English or Welsh voiceover if you have dyslexia or other 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.


Voiceovers are available in English and Welsh only.


You can also ask to have more time to do the multiple-choice part of the theory test.

You must send proof of your reading difficulty to the theory test booking customer services. The proof could be a letter from:

  • a teacher or other educational professional

  • a doctor or medical professional


DVSA may also consider proof from someone independent who knows about your reading ability, eg your employer.


If you have hearing difficulties


You can take the theory test in British Sign Language (BSL) if you’re deaf or have hearing difficulties.

The BSL interpretation will run alongside the standard test questions and answers.

An interpreter can go with you into the test centre if you don’t use BSL. This needs to be arranged through the theory test customer services section.


You won’t be charged an extra fee.

Other special needs

Contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to discuss any other special needs before booking your test.

DVSA - theory test enquiries customercare@pearson.comTelephone: 0300 200 1122 (English)Telephone: 0300 200 1133 (Welsh)Textphone: 0300 200 1166Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pmFind out about call charges

DVSA theory test enquiries 
PO BOX 381 
M50 3UW 

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