Blindfold Criptogram

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Description of App: 

Blindfold Cryptogram is a fully accessible Cryptogram game for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.

Blindfold Cryptogram comes with 5 assorted Cryptogram quotes by famous people - categories include age, change, computers, being cool and education - and the game is entirely controlled through gestures. It doesn't require voice-over but is fully compatible with voice-over. More puzzles are available as an in-app purchase.

The Cryptogram puzzle board is not visible; instead, you play by listening. Flick left and right to move one letter at a time, and hear the encrypted letter. Swipe with 2 fingers to move one word left, or one word right. Swipe up to hear the entire encrypted puzzle, and your solution.

You can enter your solution for each letter three different ways- using a Bluetooth keypad, using the alphabet at the bottom of the screen, or using a popup keypad. The popup keypad also provides buttons for getting hints, and a frequency table.

You can customize the game to your liking: how much extra information is spoken and how quickly it is spoken.

Blindfold Cryptogram was suggested at a meeting in the Boston area with several blind gamers who enjoyed Blindfold Racer and wanted to see more games in the same style - audio games that were equally accessible for visually impaired and sighted people, ensuring sighted people don't have any advantages by seeing the screen. In Blindfold Cryptogram , the screen is dark.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.0.10

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

iOS 8.1.1

Accessibility Comments: 

Very accessible with the use of VoiceOver.

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.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@stemdad