C4 News

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Description of App: 

The News on the go. We're making it easier to keep up with Channel 4 News wherever you are.

The Channel 4 News App is now available on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

All the most popular features will be streamed in the most accessible way for your device. Watch the week's programmes with Catch up, find out what's caught the attention of Jon and Krishnan through Snowblog and Gurublog and explore our award-winning domestic and international journalism.

Features:

  • All the latest top domestic and international news stories, plus the most important news from the worlds of politics, science and technology, business and culture from the Channel 4 News team of correspondents and reporters.
  • All the Channel 4 News blogs, including Cathy Newman's FactCheck and the World News Blog.
  • Special Reports and Galleries (iPad only).
  • Catch up - to watch video of the last seven days from the Channel 4 News at 1900 and noon programmes.

You can use Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity to update your App and read articles offline.

Version: 

1.0.0.6

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 4

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is mostly accessible with VoiceOver.

The only significant problem that I have enountered is when viewing the news categories page. On this page each category has three news stories. Unfortunately the title for each of these is announced by VoiceOver as an unlabelled button.

News stories themselves appear to be fully accessible, as are the page that list the headline news stories and the blogs.

When you go to the Catch-Up page VoiceOver does not announce that the page contains an active element. However, simply double-tap on the bulletin details to start playback.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most 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.