The Onion

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Description of App: 

The Onion is a satirical "news" source presented as entertainment.

As described in the iTunes Store:

This is the official iPhone/iPod Touch application of The Onion, America's Finest News Source. It is the last bastion of unbiased, reliable, and definitive news in a world dominated by superficiality, mediocrity, and non-Onion news outlets.

What's inside:

  • Get the latest from The Onion with nearly all the content you've come to depend on for your survival including news, sports, American Voices, Statshots, Infographics, columns, and more
  • See what's most popular on The Onion's website RIGHT NOW
  • Watch the latest Peabody Award-winning videos from the Onion News Network
  • Listen to award-winning audio reports from the Onion Radio News
  • Search the full web archive
  • Save up to 25 items for permanent, offline access
  • Share your favorites via Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail

Version: 

1.0.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Accessibility Comments: 

The app is partially accessible. The "Back button" is labeled, and the bottom set of buttons, such as Search and Popular, are labeled. Many other buttons are not labeled. The main content is browseable with VoiceOver, however, and you can go through the list of titles and select what to read or listen too. Articles are readable using VoiceOver. Audio can be played as well--flick past the text entry and you will encounter a button labeled "button," flick one more to another unlabeled button and tap to listen. It takes a bit of tinkering but its possible to enjoy The Onion's content.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Few buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.