NFB Connect

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Description of App: 

Put the power and inspiration of the nation's largest organization of blind people in your pocket. The improved and redesigned NFB Connect app is here!

Get up to date on the latest Federation news. Read posts from our blog, the Voice of the Nation's Blind. Listen to the Nation's Blind podcast, the Presidential Release (in English or Spanish), the Braille Monitor, and Future Reflections.

Traveling? You can find the closest chapter meeting wherever you are. And you can see what's happening throughout the Federation by checking out Upcoming Events.

Fully accessible with VoiceOver, NFB Connect keeps you plugged into​ the Federation while you're out living the life you want

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

2.0.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

11.1

Accessibility Comments: 

For the most part it is accessible to use. Although, there are a few problems that make things more difficult than it needs to be.

Here are some of the minor VoiceOver problems that I have seen when using the app.

First, when you go in to the Events section of the app. You will find some elements that are simply announced as clicks by VoiceOver. There are no indications what they are supposed to be. The other minor problem is when you read any of the News from the Latest News or the Announcements. It only offers you a small snippet of the actual article. One must double tap on the link that it provides to you to read the rest of the article. Which will open the Safari app and locate you to the article from the web. The problem becomes now that you have open the Safari app to read the article. There is no way back to the NFB Connect app itself. So one will have to open the AppSwitcher to find the NFB Connect app running and double tap on it to return back to the app or relaunching the NFB Connect app from your springboard.

Lastly, you will find when you go in to the Chapters and Regional Information section. You will not be able to get back to the Main page. Not are not able to return back to the Main page but I was never given any information. It appears that it is trying to load information for me but never gives any results back. So one have to open up the AppSwitcher and kill the app from there. Once killed you can relaunch the app.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

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

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@NFB_voice