Divine Office

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Description of App: 

This is an app designed for anyone who would like to pray the Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church. It is provided by www.divineoffice.org, which is a ministry that promotes prayer of these offices by Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Christians, and Anglicans. Audio is provided for all of the offices except for the midday prayers, which I think they are working on. It downloads several days worth of content every time you open the app. It incorporates fantastic music into the services. You'll hear everything from choral hymns to several contemporary artists (no praise and worship here). It is $14.99, but it is money well spent. If you so choose, you can also actually read the texts for some of the prayers. Some of the offices have outlines instead. It is mainly an audio-only app.

Version: 

1.6.1

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 3GS

Accessibility Comments: 

AppleVis Editor Note: this app was submitted before Usability Ratings were introduced, so one has been chosen on the basis of the accessibility comments made by the original poster. If you have used this app, please post a comment to let us know if you agree with the Rating.

Original Comments: This app is fabulous. It is completely accessible and I have had no problems with it. Warning! The first time you click "Play" you are presented with the text or outline for that particular office. You have to click the Play button in the lower left-hand corner to actually start the audio. All graphics are read; that's how I figured out that the midday prayers have no audio right now. If they are clicked, nothing will show up except for a small outline I think. I haven't clicked on that one yet because I'm waiting for audio of them.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Comments

Access is broken.

In the latest update to this app, the developers have broken accessibility. Now nothing happens if you tap the play button. This is very unfortunate. I cannot figure out how to contact them about this.