Apple’s Accessibility Quality

Marco Zehe:

In fact, with the release of both OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” and iOS 8, the quality of many accessibility features has reached a new all-time low. AppleVis has a great summary of current problems in iOS 8. But let me give you two examples.

The first problem is so obvious and easily reproducible that it is hard to imagine Apple’s quality assurance engineers didn’t catch this, and that is on the iPhone in Safari, when going back from one page to the previous one with the Back button. When VoiceOver is running, I haven’t found a single page where this simple action did not trigger a freeze in Safari and VoiceOver. This was in early betas of iOS 8, and it is still not fixed in the 8.1.3 release several months later.

Friday, 30 January 2015