MicroAssist Assists Texas DPS with Teen Driving Program

IMPACT Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD)

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29, 2015 — IMPACT Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) is an eight part video series that explains the dangers of distracted driving amongst teen drivers. The two-hour program consists of several videos and engagement questions that provide awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.

As an experienced instructional design and custom application development organization, MicroAssist was able to assist in designing an experience that is well suited for the highly mobile teen user base. This included the technical challenges of streaming high quality videos as well as ensuring that the experience was accessible to those with vision, hearing, mobility and cognitive challenges. As part of this inclusive strategy, the entire experience is available in English and Spanish which includes closed captioning of videos.

Hiram Kuykendall, MicroAssist’s CTO, worked closely with the Texas DPS on the development of the ITTD program and he said, “We know based on research for this program and others that teens are heavy users of tablet and mobile technologies. The amount of technology to ensure the right experience on the right device is considerable.”

About ITTD:

Beginning September 1, 2015, anyone who takes a teen driver education course – including Parent Taught Driver Education – must also complete the ITTD program. The program is available at impacttexasteendrivers.dps.texas.gov.

About MicroAssist:

MicroAssist is a well-established learning and application development consulting firm that has built its reputation by partnering with organizations to better educate their employees, constituents, and clients through the use of innovative learning techniques on desktop, tablet and mobile platforms. MicroAssist invests time in understanding a client’s needs and the desired outcome of their training and learning strategy. MicroAssist creates, delivers, and hosts custom training for our clients’ internal and external learners with a special emphasis in usability and accessibility. Learn more about MicroAssist at www.microassist.com.

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