SCRABBLE

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Description of App: 

My description:
This is the iOS version of the classic Hasbro game called Scrabble. This iOS App, like many other classic Hasbro board games, is developed by EA, Electronic Arts. As with most EA titles developed for iOS, this App is one hundred percent inaccessible to VO.

App Store Description:
CONNECT AND PLAY WITH FRIENDS! Now it’s easier than ever to find friends playing SCRABBLE. Square off and play up to 50 games at once – more than any other word game on the App Store! Even sharpen your skills against challenging computer opponents. See why SCRABBLE is America’s Favorite Word Game!

**Want to play for FREE? Check out SCRABBLE FREE on the App Store now.**

SO MANY WAYS TO PLAY!

  • Challenge friends via Facebook and more
  • Play against a random opponent with a single touch 
  • Pass ‘N Play with up to 4 players
  • Go head-to-head against a friend on an iPhone or iPad
  • Play solo against computer opponents

CHECK OUT THESE OTHER SMART FEATURES

  • See where your best scores rank on GAME CENTER leaderboards
  • Become a SCRABBLE master with the exclusive TEACHER FEATURE - see what your best word COULD have been after every turn
  • View every detail on the board with HD-quality graphics made to maximize the Retina display
  • Get into a game right from your Facebook mobile app
  • Talk a good game with enhanced chat and notification features

LOSS FOR WORDS?
Use the in-game word list, built-in official SCRABBLE dictionary, or the exclusive Best Word feature to see your highest scoring choices.

Don’t settle for imitations. Get the official SCRABBLE game!

** NOTE ABOUT FACEBOOK PERMISSIONS & PRIVACY: We ONLY use Facebook to help you connect with friends. After you log in to SCRABBLE, Facebook will request permissions about posts and access. Please “allow” this request. Note that SCRABBLE will NOT access your personal information, and SCRABBLE will prompt you in the game for your specific permission to post challenges, invitations, and Bingo notices to your Wall. You have total control. We ALWAYS respect your privacy! **

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Version: 

3.7.0

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 5/5c/5s
iPad Mini 2 or 3

iOS Version: 

7.1.2

Accessibility Comments: 

This App is not accessible using VO.

I have contacted both Hasbro Consumer Affairs and Electronic Arts several times over the past year to point out the lack of access to this App, to ask that they consider adding accessibility, and to inform them of the resources available to help guide them in designing equal access into their line of simple board / grid-style games.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads no page elements.

Button Labeling: 

No buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is totally inaccessible.

Other Comments: 

I was disappointed to find that Electronic Arts and Hasbro have chosen to make the IOS version of this game inaccessible. Note that the free version of this App, named "SCRABBLE Free" is also completely inaccessible. That App is also reviewed on Applevis.