All Access: SCAN LOGOS & QR CODES to Access Menus/Deals/Coupons by AllAccess.US

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Description of App: 

Search or scan a logo using our Logo Launcher technology to instantly access talking menus, discounts, directions & more from nearby businesses! All Access is great for everyone, but is ideal for Blind, Low-Vision, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Non-Verbal and Non-English speaking users. Menus and other options can be read out loud, using Apple&;s VoiceOver or our own high quality TTS (Text-To-Speech) by turning Talking Hints ON in the app&;s settings.You can &;build your order&; and have it spoken out loud to the wait staff! This is great if you are deaf, hard of hearing, Non-Verbal or not a native English speaker! We are working hard to incorporate your feedback. Please tell restaurants and other businesses to add their info to the hundreds of thousands already in All Access. Per the 2010 U.S. Census, 15 million adults in America have trouble seeing, hearing, speaking or being understood, even with the help of hearing aids, glasses, or contact lenses. Smart businesses should reach out to accommodate those users and "Cater to your Community!"

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

4.8

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

The latest update fixes some of the problems that existed in the initial release. Most notably, VoiceOver no longer reads items which aren't displayed on the screen at the time.

However, there are still some issues - when viewing a menu, VoiceOver still reads icons as 2 separate items - the graphic and the text - the first of these is announced as an unlabelled button, but only the text is an active element.

When viewing the description of a menu item, things are also still somewhat confusing without any visual cues. For example, pressing on a button labelled as description prompts you to submit a photo.

But, overall, accessibility for VoiceOver users has gone up a notch.

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.

Other Comments: 

In the first release of this app, a local search would yield lots of results. However, in version 1.1, I am only getting 4 results! And, to make things worse, these 4 appear in each and every category! Somewhat odd!

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@AllAccessMenus