Posted 24.09.2020

Disability Action welcome The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) changes to the car theory tests improving the accessibility for people with learning disabilities.  However more still needs to be done to make the theory test fully accessible and we will continue to push for this.

The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) are introducing changes to the car theory test from Monday 28 September 2020, which will make the theory test more accessible, especially to people with a reading difficulty (like dyslexia), a learning disability and / or a developmental condition (like autism).

The changes apply only to the car theory test and replace the written case study, within the multiple choice part of the current theory test, with short, silent video clip scenarios.  Candidates will then be required to answer three multiple-choice questions about the scenarios.  Candidates will still be tested on the same content.

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