WONDER is the first live-action U.S. film to have an American Sign Language interpretation available for viewing along with the film.
Lionsgate launches new American Sign Language Movie Viewing Initiative with WONDER
Lionsgate has teamed up with Actiview, a mobile application company that provides film accessibility solutions for blind, deaf, and foreign language speaking audiences, and Celebrity Deaf Advocate Nyle DiMarco to make WONDER available with an American Sign Language interpretation available for viewing along with the film.
The Actiview app is designed as a “second-screen” experience—through headphones or on the user’s phone screen—allowing users to playback audio descriptions, captions, multi-language dubs, and sign language interpretations of films and shows while they watch on a TV, laptop, or in a theater.
Users can watch Wonder (and The Hunger Games) on any available platform and the app will automatically synchronize with their TV. The app “listens” to the movie (similarly to Shazam listening to songs) and figures out where in the movie the viewer is, matching the playback from their device.
Any user will be able to download the app (iOS only) at http://activiewapp.com/download or by searching “Actiview” in the App Store. They then select the movie they’re watching and the accessibility service they need (Sign Language, Audio Description, etc.).
Wonder follows the inspiring story of the Pullman family, whose youngest child, Auggie, is a boy born with facial differences. When Auggie enters mainstream elementary school for the first time, his extraordinary journey unites his family, his school, and his community, and proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Wonder is available now on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital.
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