The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) announced the addition of five new languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), to the written portion of the state driver’s license exam. The BMV says the ASL version of the exam will include video.
The BMV also stated that Hindi, Croatian, Serbian, and Tagalog would be available in the coming months as translations and peer reviews are completed.
“We are excited to offer ASL in the form of a video to our menu of languages for the operator’s exam,” BMV Commissioner Peter Lacy said. “Because ASL will be available in our computer-based system, it will eliminate the requirement for these exams to be scheduled in advance.”
According to the BMV, all non-English translations of the exam are completed by certified translators and undergo a peer-review process prior to publication. The written exam is currently available in 14 languages.
“We remain focused on providing great government service and are eager to roll out these new languages over the next two to three months to better serve all residents,” Lacy said.
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