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millsy
23-04-2009, 11:53 AM
Ok one of the young blokes at my new work is dyslexic not his fault he has to play the cards he was dealt, he can't really read.

Now the problem is he would like to get his license but can't do the written test, he need someone to help read it to him but has been told he has to fail three times (?!) before he will qualify for any assistance. This stinks and sounds like crap, having been to the dpi and recieved conflicting info about licenses before, what are the facts? surely this can't be true? Obviously he's embarrassed and very reluctant to try, pay, and then have to fail three times, and feel like shit before getting the assistance he needs.

Whats the go?

He has a recorded medical condition, non english speaking immigrants get help with getting a license why the hell can't this guy get any help?

The Saint
23-04-2009, 11:57 AM
Could this have something to do with it?

Dyslexic drivers take longer to react: study - National - www.theage.com.au (http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Dyslexic-drivers-take-longer-to-react-study/2005/02/03/1107409985851.html)

g0zer
23-04-2009, 11:57 AM
imho he should get that in writing if thats the case

then send correspondance with complaint to equal opportunities commission, get govt dept's chewing on each other :)

millsy
23-04-2009, 12:03 PM
Could this have something to do with it?

Dyslexic drivers take longer to react: study - National - www.theage.com.au (http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Dyslexic-drivers-take-longer-to-react-study/2005/02/03/1107409985851.html)


The control group took an average of about 0.6 seconds to respond to the signals. Those with dyslexia were on average 0.13 seconds, 22 per cent, slower in the rural simulation and 0.19 seconds or 32 per cent slower in the urban setting.

omg 0.19 of a second?! yeah cause old people are really quick on the roads too and they have their license. I don't think this is any reason to argue that he shouldn't be allowed to drive.

lee
23-04-2009, 12:05 PM
PM Ryven, if he can make 10 minutes out of his busy schedule to not be annoying, he may be able to help

The Saint
23-04-2009, 12:19 PM
yeah cause old people are really quick on the roads too and they have their license.Perhaps they shouldn't.


Research and comments by Rod Nicholson were interpreted as suggesting that dyslexics were bad drivers. This is not correct as Prof Nicholson explained.

It takes some dyslexics longer to develop automaticity in tasks such as driving. They may have to concentrate harder. They may not be able to talk with a passenger at the same time as driving.Dyslexia isn't a bar to a person's ability to drive, it's just a factor.

Advise your mate to contact the Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation (9217 2500) and enquire about alternatives to the written test (audio/oral test etc.).

Paging Ryven ...

Taylor
23-04-2009, 12:23 PM
The test was read out to me, via massive headphones, with pictures. Did you guys get a different test?

Ryven
23-04-2009, 12:25 PM
PM Ryven, if he can make 10 minutes out of his busy schedule to not be annoying, he may be able to help

hur hur hur :huh:

Will send you a PM, millsy.

The Saint
23-04-2009, 12:26 PM
I fail at reading OPs.

He has to pay for and fail three written tests before getting an audio test? :o

Ryven
23-04-2009, 12:33 PM
That'd be "oral" test. And I see no good reason why he should pay for and fail three written tests first.

The Saint
23-04-2009, 12:34 PM
Maybe something about the dyslexia not being diagnosed?

Mockery
23-04-2009, 12:44 PM
I thought the payment is the advance fee for your practical assessment, surely they don't charge extra to do another written test?

Ryven
23-04-2009, 01:19 PM
There is a payment for the theory test. If you fail you pay it again.

Thank the parents who would bring their kids down day after day to do the theory test (numerous people doing this = massive waste of resources) without ever even attempting to read up on anything. This is why we can't have nice things.

Supercharged1600
24-04-2009, 05:56 PM
lol

dirt_infected
24-04-2009, 07:03 PM
The 'written' test is on a computer and has everything said over headphones...
Should be good to go.:confused:

GIXSIR
24-04-2009, 08:24 PM
That'd be "oral" test. And I see no good reason why he should pay for and fail three written tests first.

Joseph does a good "oral" test, if testing is the word you want to use

Ryven
24-04-2009, 08:45 PM
Joseph does a good "oral" test, if testing is the word you want to use

Now now. I hear your "oral" tests are pretty popular with the lads too.

millsy
25-04-2009, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the pm Ryven and peoples interest. Hopefully it works out well.