Friday, January 30, 2015

Some inaccessible apps

I am always happy whenever I come upon or stumble across an app that is accessible to me as a blind person. There are so many to name and it is probably best for me not to single out any of them. However, there are those that are, indeed, still inaccessible and these are the ones that I'll focus on today.

What exactly is an inaccessible app? Well, an inaccessible app is one that I, as a blind person, am unable to use independently and, accordingly, I need sighted assistance to use it. It means that the menu options on the app's home screen are either too crowded or too busy for me to navigate in a meaningful manner. It is difficult to find what I seek because things are not well laid out and apps may not be well designed to enable me to hear all that is on the screen.

Things are definitely moving in the right direction as far as more accessible apps being made available to blind persons. Here's wishing for continuing trends in this arena.

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