Greta

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Description of App: 

Download and synchronise movie Audiodescriptions in German and enjoy movies along with your sighted peers!

Currently, (November 4, 2015), there are around 174 films (cinema or DVD versions) at your disposal to download a corresponding Audiodescription for. Just register via your social media account or your Email adress, proceed to the films list and choose the one you like to download. You also have the possibility to play the official trailer or read a synopsis to the corresponding movie (in German).
Once the Audiodescription track is on your device, just enter the cinema room and press "Play" inside the App; you will then hear a "heartbeat sound", while the App is trying to sync the Audiodescription with the soundtrack playing in the room, followed by a short double-beep and the Audiodescriber starting to talk.
NOTE 1: The App will not work on its own so be sure to enable Microphone Access during installation.
2: Being late at the screening or leaving the room for a short time is no problem, as you always can tap the "Play/Pause"-button inside the App or tap "Sync" right next to it.
3: To avoid disturbance from other Apps or the phone, you should activate "Flying mode".

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.7

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

9.0.1

Accessibility Comments: 

Since this App was designed for the blind, it is fully compatible with VoiceOver and all the elements are clearly labeled on the page.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

Although all Audiodescriptions are in German, the App works very efficiently on English movie soundtracks too.
As for the headphones, it is best to use earbuds, as you can then have one ear plugged to the Audiodescription while experiencing the movie sound with the other ear.