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July 8, 2013

Inaccessibility by Example

Filed under: Access and Disability,General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 2:39 PM

What does it mean that an app is “partially” or “mostly” inaccessible? It usually means that VoiceOver reads some of the buttons, menus, or contents of the app, but not all. And not enough so that the a VoiceOver user can work with the app.

I downloaded a recipe app that features some guy’s mug all over it (Strike 1 for the presence of a “celebrity” chef) and discovered that VoiceOver only reads the _amounts_ of ingredients. Not the instructions, not the ingredients themselves, and not even the titles of the individual recipes (strike 2.) The menu buttons, however, are accessible. In many cases, it’s the other way ’round, with buttons unavailable, while content is present.

I’m not grumpin’, just educatin’.

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