BBC News (UK only version)


Description of App: 

Get the latest breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists. 

Stories are arranged in categories including top stories, UK news, world news, politics, business, technology and sport. 

The app offers the BBC News Channel streamed live, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news categories to suit your interests. 

NB Please note that to refresh the app you should pull down on the main content area. See in-app help page for further details.

The BBC News app offers the following:- Breaking news - Top Stories and latest headlines - Features and analysis- Live BBC News Channel - News clips embedded in stories - An 'Edit' menu to personalise your experience and choose news that interests you - Share news stories by email, Facebook and Twitter - Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you- Refresh controls to see the latest stories and updates

If you choose to receive push notifications, a unique identifier relating to your device will be stored by ProcessOne on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service. 

No other personal data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed. The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, available at You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from BBC News in your device’s ‘Notifications’ screen.

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Accessibility Comments: 

The latest update continues to address the issues that were introduced in version 3.0.0.

From my initial testing, it appears that the scrollable menu displayed on the home screen of the app and intended to give quick access to certain sections of the app is still invisible to VoiceOver.

Adding topics to your custom feed is now possible, although you will have to use a combination of the 3-finger swipe up/down and exploring by touch to access all of the available topics, as swiping by touch is unreliable.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.