Duolingo

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Description of App: 

Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English. Totally fun. Totally free.PC Magazine Editors&; Choice for Language Learning: "Among iPhone apps for learning or practicing a language, you can&;t beat Duolingo." "Far and away the best free language-learning app." —The Wall Street Journal "We’ve also tried a few other methods such as book learning and Rosetta Stone, both of which bombed. That’s why I jumped at the chance to try Duolingo. And believe me, it’s addictive." —FluentIn3Months.com Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages. With Duolingo, you learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends. You have the opportunity to translate real-world texts in the language you are learning, and in doing so, help us translate the Web into other languages. Yeah, it&;s pretty sweet.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

4.3.5

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone
iPhone
iPhone

iOS Version: 

8

Accessibility Comments: 

In spite of issues making recent versions totally unusable, this version is once again usable.  However, even though it is usuable, there are definitely some annoying problems to watch out for.  The first is that some important buttons on the main screen remain unlabeled.  Fortunately it&;s not too hard to figure out what they do with some trials. The second is that there is no way to tell what color your tree is.  This means that you can&;t determine if you need to strengthen weak skills or not.  You also can&;t easily figure out which skills are complete. The third issue is that it&;s not always possible to reread what you&;ve typed, in questions where you&;re expected to enter your answer via the keyboard. In spite of these major problems, I still use the app regularly, because the app is really good at what it does.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

This app has been known to vary widely in its accessibility from release to release, so I encourage everyone to upgrade with caution.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@duolingo