DIY Sun Science

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Description of App: 

The DIY Sun Science app, funded by NASA, allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun at home, at school, or anywhere you go! This app is the second in a series (including DIY Nano) that provides over a dozen free, easy to use, hands-on activities. Plus, view live images of the Sun from NASA’s SDO satellite, videos of the Sun, and much more! Each activity includes material lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations. The activity materials are widely available and inexpensive—you probably have many of them in your own home.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

It is possible to access some of the content in this app, but poor button labelling and a confusing interface aren’t going to make it easy. You will also need to accept that some of the content isn’t accessible - I’ve found several pages already where VoiceOver finds nothing in the main content area of the screen.

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.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@berkeleyscience