IMDb Movies & TV

Category: 

Description of App: 

IMDb is the world's largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity information. IMDb is the leading app on the iPhone and iPod Touch to find US showtimes, watch trailers, browse photo galleries, get US TV listings, find latest DVD releases, explore popular charts and share movie info.

Version: 

1.2.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 4
iPad 1

Accessibility Comments: 

AppleVis Editor Note: The Usability and Accessibility Ratings for this app have been updated to reflect the comments posted below about version 2.2.

Original Comments: This was very disappointing.

VoiceOver reads very few page elements, and it is impossible to access any actual information with VoiceOver enabled. The best you can manage is a search, but VoiceOver will not read the list of search results. As a test, I disabled VoiceOVer and clicked on one of the search results. I then enabled VoiceOver to see if it would read the actual page for that entry. It would not.

So, in short, don't waste a download on this.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Comments

Latest update

I got all excited when the release notes for the latest update said:

<begin quote>we've fixed most known bugs and optimized the app's performance.<end quote>

WooHoo, think I! Finally, after all the waiting and emails, they have made it accessible. But no, it's just as inaccessible as ever. A few unlabelled buttons and an occasional header is about all that VoiceOver will find in this app.

Much improved accessibility

The latest update (version 2.2) specifically mentions accessibility in the release notes, and the good news is that most of the app is now fully accessibille with VoiceOver.

Some of the button labelling could still be improved and you will probably need to spend some time familiarizing yourself with the interface, but it is finally possible to explore iMDb through this app.