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For those who enjoy movies but need accessible services to participate, Actiview is working is offering a chance to view a movie while it's signed.

The 2017 film "Wonder" starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay will be the first live-action, American film to use the Actiview app (download for iOS). Actiview syncs the film with sign language interpretation.

If you wanted to try the app, you can watch "Wonder" on TV or any other platform that includes the film. Open Actiview on a second screen, such as your phone or tablet.

The app "listens" to the movie like the Shazam app listens to songs. And then Actiview plays the sign language interpretation to match the movie.

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Actiview offers accessible services to users who are blind or low vision, deaf or hearing impaired and those who speak different languages.

Along with sign language interpretation, the app offers audio description, amplified audio, audio dubs and translations, closed captioning and multilanguage subtitles.

Earlier this week Lionsgate, the studio that released "Wonder," announced its partnership with Actiview and deaf advocate Nyle DiMarco, who won "America's Next Top Model" in 2015.

When paired with Actiview, users will see DiMarco signing every line of dialogue in "Wonder."

DiMarco also gives sign language lessons and tips on the ASL app (download for iOS or Android).

On Twitter, DiMarco said that young deaf children might not be able to read subtitles yet, but they can still enjoy a movie with ASL interpretation.

The app first debuted with the animated kids movie "Cars 3" and later "Ice Age: Continental Drift." Actiview plans to release the "Hunger Games" series with similar accessibility features in the future.

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Takeaways

  1. The movie "Wonder" will be the first live-action film to team up with Actiview and get American Sign Language interpretation on a second screen.
  2. Actiview offers accessible services to users who are blind or low vision, deaf or hearing impaired and those who speak different languages.

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Shelby is an Associate Writer for CNET's Download.com. She served as Editor in Chief for the Louisville Cardinal newspaper at the University of Louisville. She interned as Creative Non-Fiction Editor for Miracle Monocle literary magazine. Her work appears in Glass Mountain Magazine, Bookends Review, Soundings East, and on Louisville.com. Her cat, Puck, is the best cat ever.