Blindfold Solitaire

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Description of App: 

iTunes App Store Description:

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

Blindfold Solitaire includes Klondike 3, the typical game of solitaire where you build all four suits from ace to king in separate piles, and 28 cards are dealt into seven piles on the tableau, where the first pile contains 1 card, the second pile has two cards with only the top card showing, the third pile has 3 cards with only the top card showing and so on. Each time you draw from the deck, you get 3 more cards.

The cards are not visible; instead, you play by listening. You can flick left or right, or up or down, to hear the cards. You move a card from one pile to another by tapping on the screen twice to start the move, and then tapping twice again to complete the move. A complete guide to the gestures is included in the help.

Blindfold Solitaire tells you if a card can be moved to the foundation piles, and can be set to move the cards automatically. You can customize the game to your liking: how much extra information is spoken and how quickly it is spoken.

Blindfold Solitaire was suggested by several blind gamers who enjoyed Blindfold Racer and Blindfold Blackjack.

There is a STARTER PACK in-app upgrade that unlocks all settings features, and gives you a second Solitaire game: Klondike 1 (where you get 1 card at a time instead of 3 cards at a time). We'll be adding more Solitaire games as in-app upgrades.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.4.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone
iPhone
iPad

iOS Version: 

8.3

Accessibility Comments: 

The game is completely accessible.
The initial screen (main menu), settings screen, and help screens, all work perfectly with Voiceover. The game itself is self-voicing once you start a round. You do not have to turn Voiceover off at any point; it will stay out of the way when it is not needed.

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.

Other Comments: 

I listed iOS 8.1.2 as the iOS version, but I have successfully run beta versions of this game on 7.X and 8.1.1 as well. It is designed to work with 7.1 and up.

I beta tested this game for several weeks before the release, and while I was not a solitaire player before, I am now. Very well done game from the developer of Blindfold Racer and others. I strongly suggest you pay for the in-app upgrade, to get the one-card version of Klondike.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@STEMdad