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In Germany, people who are deaf or blind use phone apps for movie accessibility. This helps them watch the same movies as everyone else. For deaf people, an app provides them with captions for movies in cinemas. Therefore they can attend the same cinemas as hearing people and read the captions on their phone during the movie. Meanwhile, for blind people, another phone app provides audio descriptions. The audio description tells the blind person about visual information they cannot see in the movie. Therefore, blind people can also attend the same cinemas as sighted people. More than 30,000 people in Germany used phone apps for movie accessibility from 2014 to 2018.

For another example of phone apps for deaf people, see Phone Applications for Advocacy. See also Accessible Live Shows and Movies.

The web page is accessible for people using screen reading software with little difficulty.

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