Help & Advice10th December 2013

Help for Deaf Learner Drivers

Xmas special offer on the BSL Theory Test Guide for learner drivers

by Sarah Lawrence

Growing up as Deaf BSL user, one of the things you can look forward to is your 17th birthday and the opportunity to start driving a car. However, with English not necessarily one of your strong points, passing the Theory Test can prove a considerable stumbling block to those driving ambitions and the freedom that comes with being able to drive wherever and whenever you want. Thankfully, help is at hand.

There is a resource specifically designed to help young Deaf people called the Theory Test Extra DVD. The DVD has been developed by a Driving Instructor based with the Windsor School of Motoring and it aims to give Deaf driving pupils an understanding of the theory behind driving and a fighting chance .

The DVD is a BSL translation of the Driving Standards Agency's book, 'Theory Test Extra'. It is the only resource available to the Deaf community in BSL. The twin pack DVD contains all 14 sections of the theory and the BSL is delivered by two Deaf tutors who also use relevant signs and pictures.

For Christmas, the Windsor School of Motoring is making the DVD available at a special seasonal price of £15. To order a copy of the DVD please contact; or text 07852 953947

The Windsor School of Motoring also offers driving lessons in BSL as well as one to one theory tuition.  For further details or to book a lesson contact Ron on 07811 277560.

For schools and colleges who provide information to students about the Driving Theory Test, "Understanding the Theory" has been developed as a training course.

Article by Sarah Lawrence

posted in Community / Help & Advice

10th December 2013