MONOPOLY Game

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Description of App: 

My description:This is the iOS version of the classic Hasbro game called Monopoly. This iOS App, like many other classic Hasbro board games, is developed by EA, Electronic Arts. As with most EA titles developed for iOS, this App is one hundred percent inaccessible to VO.App Store Description:“GO” with the new TOYOTA PRIUS MOVER! More popular than ever, play the beloved board game where you can own it all – and now go for the green in more ways than one! BUY, SELL & TRADE FAMOUS PROPERTIES From Marvin Gardens to Water Works to Park Place, own and manage the famous holdings of the MONOPOLY board.EMPLOY HANDS ON MANAGEMENTShake your device to “roll” the 3D dice. Tap the screen to manage your properties. Building hotels or taking a “Chance” is easy and intuitive. CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL AND LOOK Play through 3 levels of difficulty and save games in progress. Also customize the number of players, the “game rules,” and even the game environment.FEELING MORE COMPETITIVE?Challenge up to 3 friends via local WiFi and Pass ‘N Play Multiplayer, and up to 2 friends with Bluetooth Multiplayer. PLAY WITH OTHER iOS FRIENDS You can even play multiplayer games with friends who have MONOPOLY for iPad (just note that you’ll be playing the iPhone/iPod touch version).So buy Boardwalk! Go directly to jail! Are you ready? It’s “GO” time!________________________________________** DON'T MISS OUR OTHER EXCITING GAMES! ** SCRABBLE, The Sims™ 3, TETRIS®, Madden NFL 11 by EA Sports™, Pogo Games FREE, Liqua Pop, ROCK BAND® Reloaded, Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit & Surviving High School FREEGIFT THIS APP: Click the “Buy App” arrow on the iTunes® App StoreBe the first to know! Get inside EA info on great deals, plus the latest game updates, tips & more…VISIT US: ea.com/iphoneFOLLOW US: twitter.com/eamobileLIKE US: facebook.com/eamobileWATCH US: youtube.com/eamobilegames 

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.2.9

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

This App is slightly more accessible than the average App developed by Electronic Arts. Several levels of the menu system are navigable and have some properly labeled items, some of the buttons are properly labeled, and several other screen elements are readable by VO. With some patience, it is possible to select the player types and banker options. Unfortunately, beyond those initial setup options it does not seem possible to actually play a game. For example, to roll the dice you must touch one of several icons that are not visible to VO before you are able to shake the phone to simulate rolling the dice.

I have contacted Electronic Arts several times over the past year to point out the lack of access to this App, to ask that they consider adding accessibility, and to inform them of the resources available to help guide them in designing equal access into their line of simple board / grid-style games.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads a few page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Few buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

Other Comments: 

This is another board game I grew up with. I was disappointed to find that Electronic Arts has chosen to make the IOS version of this game inaccessible.