Yahoo Sports: Live Sports News

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Description of App

Fast and clean scores, news, stats & more. Transform your favorite moments from the game into an animated Loop, only on Yahoo Sports. **App Store Hall of Fame **App Store Great Free Apps **App Store Essentials Yahoo Sports is designed to be incredibly fast while still providing the in-depth sports coverage every true fan needs. Easy access to scores, news and stats in a clean, simple layout. Get personalized live scores and information on your favorite teams, player, and leagues. New! Transform and share your favorite sports moments into Loops! [Note: Only available for select games] Sync your favorite teams across Yahoo Sports on the web and your mobile apps for one-tap access to the scores and news you can’t miss. All-new game, team and player pages with easier access to news in a beautiful design optimized for iOS7. SIgn in to Yahoo Sports to keep track of your Fantasy Football players directly from game details. - Customize your alerts and get instant reminders for specific events, like game start, scoring plays, red-zone or close game situations. - Breaking news and award-winning editorial stories from the bloggers and experts at Yahoo! Sports. Get coverage of all the action from MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, MLS, NCAA, NASCAR and more. - Follow the top international soccer leagues, including coverage from Barclays Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga and Champions League. - Detailed player pages with season stats and fantasy sports news. - Full team pages with local news, rosters, schedules and more. - Stats junkies can get their fix with league and team stats leaders. - Live game Tweets from local beat writers for the ultimate gameday couch companion. Fan tested – and approved. Download today for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. ********************************************************** Sportacular is the trademark or registered trademark of Citizen Sports and Yahoo! Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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Accessibility Comments

As the developers behind this app has made some great stride in making this more accessible. As they have noted in their latest version. They have made some improvements with VoiceOver. However, there still quite a few unlabel buttons that are seen through out the app itself. For what I have seen it is about 70 - 80% accessible. The alerts are easy to use and set up along with a handful of other great things you will find in this app. So here is for more improvements in the future!

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all 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.

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Submitted by ianthomas.fl on Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The latest update makes this far and away the best sports app I've found with regard to V"oiceover usage. i can access scores, news, standings, personal options, everything.... Nice job, Yahoo

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Monday, October 22, 2012

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

A brand new update for the app which brings us a whole new UI interface. For the most part it is mostly accessible. Still quite a few unbel buttons but generally easy to know what they do. The menu appears to incorporate more of the new clide in and slide out menus. So the touching around the screen will not make sense. So you will need to rely on the old fashion of swiping left and right so that you will get all of the things you need to hear.

What's New in Version 3.0

- Completely redesigned UI with easier and faster access to scores and your favorite teams
- More content - game previews/recaps and faster access to stats and play-by-play
- More stats - league leaders and player pages
- Integrated with Siri to get your content as fast as possible

Submitted by Rob on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

must say i'm very disappointed with this update, before it the app was perfect, afterwards when i opened it after updating it seemed barely usable. i couldn't select any of the sports or do anything for that matter. closing and reopening it seemed to make things abit better, in that it landed in the mlb section. from then i could navigate between sports as long as i wasn't in the scores tab, whenever i try to go hear in any sport it justs throws me out of the app, any thoughts thomas or others? a final observation i'd make is that in the news section it doesm't actually tell you what the story is, only how recent it is and which company wrote it. a miner detail but still... thanks, rob.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In reply to by Rob

Must agree in some perspective it has gone down in terms of being as accessible as it was before. However, they have improved on other things. Go figures! Well, I am not having the problem of the app itself crashing on me at all. So I am able to switch from different Sports and view the content without much issues. So as an IT Help Desk would say. :) Have deleted the app. Re-install it. Reboot the the device. Now go in to it and see if it crashes any more. The News I agree with you. Is that it no longer read the actual headline of that article. Just when it was published and by whom. :( The Alerts however now works great and works with Voice Over quite well. I was mostly in to the alerts and the standings and scores myself. So they at least are half way accessible. Sorry I couldn't help you any more nor do I have any suggestions for the crashes other than what I've mentioned above. So good luck on your journey.

Submitted by blindgator on Saturday, October 27, 2012

In reply to by ianthomas.fl

If you are looking for a completely accesible great free app for scores get sports alerts. It is by far the best app that works with Voiceover. I to was very disappointed with this update considering Yahoo makes such a point about being a forward thinking company when it comes to #A11Y

Submitted by Rob on Sunday, October 28, 2012

thank you for the suggestion of sports alerts have just downloaded it and first impressions are very positive!

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Quite a bit of new features in this release. I still use this for my primary alerts for the sports I follow.

What's New in Version 3.0.1

Thank you for your continued support! Here's what's new in this update:
+ Improved conference picker for NCAA and added BCS and AP Top 25 rankings to Teams.
+ Added conference record to NCAA standings.
+ Added playoff standings to Teams for pro sports.
+ Added tabs for each team on the Stats tab of game details.
+ Regional picks map on game details.
+ Fixed occasional issue with date navigation.
+ Fixed Premier League crash.
+ Fixed iPad game details crash.
+ Other design improvements and bug fixes.

Note: Our next update will include Women's College basketball. Thank you for your patience!

Submitted by David Goodwin👨‍🦯 on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
I’ve not yet had an opportunity to check to see what they are, but an update just released has specific mention of accessibility improvements: What's New in Version 5.0.2
  • Added coverage of the 2014 Sochi Games
  • Improved news feed and article navigation
  • Added settings option to hide Top Loop on game details
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Improved loading and navigation performance
  • Fixed a few crashes and other bugs

In the latest version all of the headlines of articles are now read to you with VoiceOver, from what I can tell the app is now mostly accessible. Unfortunately navigating scores is still a bit of a pain with VoiceOver. At first glance I didn't play around with the scores area as my go to app for scores is Sports Alerts. I would highly suggest this app to anyone looking to keep up on sports news, but would not recommend it as an app for a VoiceOver user to follow scores, as that part of the app still seems fairly confusing. This is a great step in the right direction by the Yahoo Development Team building VoiceOver functionality in to their app, and I am sure it will only get better in future updates. .

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