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Video clips to be introduced to driving theory test, improving accessibility for dyslexic candidates

Tuesday 18 February 2020

Today, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that, from April 14, video clips are to replace written scenarios in UK driving theory tests to make them more accessible. Following the changes learners will be asked three questions after watching a driving clip of up to 30 seconds.

The changes were developed in collaboration as with the British Dyslexia Association as part of our ongoing work with DVSA to improve accessibility for people with dyslexia.

Helen Boden, CEO, British Dyslexia Association, said: “We worked with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency over many years to improve the theory test experience so as not to discriminate against dyslexic drivers. Although we would have liked to see further changes, the introduction of video clips is a step in the right direction to making the theory test more accessible to people with dyslexia, particularly in comparison with the current written scenarios.”

Find out more about the changes here,