D&D Beyond

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Description of App: 

Access all of your Dungeons & Dragons content anywhere you go with the D&D Beyond reader. - D&D products. Browse, unlock, and read the entire Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition library. - Offline access. Never miss your books, even in areas without wifi coverage. - Bookmarks and Search. Find the rules you need when you need them! - Display options. Read as you like in book, clean, or night modes.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.0.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

11.2.5

Accessibility Comments: 

Very accessible and easy to use. There’s several options for text size, display colors, and line spacing as well to make reading the books easier for low vision users. The only issue I’ve experienced thus far is that, in the current version, swiping pages doesn’t work with voiceover. I simply turn voiceover off, swipe normally, and turn it back on. Not perfect, but they’ve been receptive to concerns I’ve raised in the past. Also, there’s a navigation feature you can access by double tapping anywhere on the text while reading a book. Near the bottom of the screen, there’ll be chapter names and a progress bar you can use to navigate through the book without going back to the table of contents.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

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

Other Comments: 

For those of you who play, or want to play, Dungeons and Dragons the company behind the game has recently been working on an online platform. The mobile app is an extension of the website. Currently, the app is basically an E-reader for the rulebooks and adventure modules. However, it’s technically still in beta, so other features like character sheets, databases, etc will be added in the future.

The app and website are both free to use, but if you want access to anything more complex than the basic rules, you’ll need to purchase the books, as you would for the print editions.

As they add more features, the app will become increasingly useful, but for now it’s a good tool to download and read the rulebooks in an accessible format.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@DnDBeyond