The Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC), the South Australian State Government and Ambrose Business developed the DriveAbout App – the first educational technology application in foreign languages launched in Australia. The App assists young drivers and drivers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to stay safe by improving their understanding of Australian road rules.
The DriveAbout App is available in English, Indigenous languages and five other languages including Arabic, Dari, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Spanish. It is available on both the App Store and Google Play.The App has received positive responses from users of migrant and refugee background, who have reported improved understanding of Australian road rules and increased confidence to obtain their driver’s license.
Prior to the launch of the App in September 2019, the AMRC held consultations with members of the Syrian and Iraqi communities to increase their understanding of the App and its importance, including how to access and use it. Participants at these consultations attended the launch and further strengthened their understanding of the App, and also informed their communities about it.
For More Information Visit:
AMRC Website: https://amrc.org.au/
DriveAbout App Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.driveabout.app
DriveAbout App App Store: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/driveabout/id1279223303