Driving-Tests.org Announces Addition of BrowseAloud; Innovation in Driving Education, Driving Practice Test Accessibility

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Driving-Tests.org, one of the nation’s top sites for driver’s license practice tests, is pleased to announce a new relationship with BrowseAloud, a leader in online accessibility features. The partnership will allow a wide range of individuals with different needs to practice for DMV tests and become safer drivers.

Driving-Tests.org homepage featuring the optional BrowseAloud feature in upper right corner.

Our partners value accessibility as much as we do, that allowing millions of visitors to see, hear, and understand the driving practice tests they need is vital.

Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, started using accessibility services from BrowseAloud on its website on October 7, 2014. The new service includes tools that will allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Accessibility is important to the creators of Driving-Tests.org, as the site is designed to help new drivers, and teenagers particularly, to study state manuals and take driving practice tests based on their DMV exams. The new features provided by working with BrowseAloud will turn the site into an even more advanced learning resource for drivers of all ages. “This is great, since all our practice tests can now be read aloud for those with vision problems, ESL speakers, and those with learning disabilities, like dyslexia,” says site founder Andrei Zakhareuski.

Certain states have adopted stricter testing and safety laws, regarding written languages and eyesight levels, which makes practice much more valuable for those who need to gain familiarity with English driving terms or test their eyesight before a real written exam, or simply those dedicated to ensuring their record as a safe driver.

Browse Aloud was a natural choice for working with Driving-Tests.org. Both organizations work with multiple non-profits. While Browse Aloud is used by the U.S. House of Representatives, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, U.S. Senate, and British Council, Driving-Tests.org partners with several safe driver groups in the U.S. that are committed to accessibility as well, such as the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, Governors Highway Safety Association, National Safety Council, and many more.

“We also have partnerships with hundreds of libraries and schools devoted to creating safe drivers,” says Driving-Tests.org’s PR director, Toria Bodden. “Our partners value accessibility as much as we do, so allowing their thousands of patrons and our millions of visitors to see, hear, and understand the driving practice tests they need is vital.”

Mr. Zakhareuski announced that Driving-Tests.org’s next step would be to gain more library partners interested in using their free services, as well as the site’s new BrowseAloud accessibility features, in order to further the company’s mission of minting new, safe drivers.

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