Lynda.com

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Description of App: 

From the App store:
LEARN EVERYWHERE WITH WORLD-CLASS EXPERTS
Learn anytime, anywhere! Maximize your lynda.com membership with full access to the video training library.
NEW, IMPROVED ACCESS TO LYNDA.COM
Pick up your lessons where you left off for a continuous learning experience. Log in to watch expert-taught courses in photography, graphic design, business training, web and interactive design, 3D animation, audio, and much more.
YOUR LYNDA.COM MEMBERSHIP FEATURES
• Access to all course videos (indexed by subject, software and new releases)
• Sync your course history across all your devices
• Stream course videos directly to your TV via Airplay
• Auto-play an entire course or watch individual videos
• Share courses across social network apps
• Edit and view playlists
• Download full courses or view courses offline
• Get personalized course recommendations
• Continue watching courses where you left off
Sharpen your skills and get the most of your membership with the redesigned lynda.com app – now with enhanced navigation and faster loading.
Not a lynda.com member yet? You can browse our free courses and videos – and see what learning with our world-class experts is all about.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

4.1.4

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone
iPod Touch

iOS Version: 

iOS 6X and

Accessibility Comments: 

Screens are crowded with names of courses to preview. The tiny login button was near the upper right but very difficult to touch-locate, however, it's fully accessible. Once video is playing the interface to stop, pause, fast-forward and rewind is standard.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

This is a subscription based e-learning platform, but many employers already subscribe, so if you work, you might already have access for free. The commercial quality videos have the presenter explaining everything demonstrated, so it's fairly easy to follow most of them without sight. You can also jump around, viewing just the parts of a course that you need, and there's no assigned homework, projects or exams. For example, learning how to use Microsoft's Object browser in Word 2010 took about ten minutes to both watch the video and try out the exercise -- a sighted person might have only needed five minutes!
For most courses, you can watch around an hour for free even if you have no subscription, making it easy to demonstrate to your employer why paying for a subscription is in their best interest!
It supports airplay so an entire family can sign up under one subscription as well.