Sero (formerly iBlink Radio)

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Description of App: 

The Sero application, formerly known as iBlink Radio, is the world's first application for the visually impaired for the iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV, and iPad! Radio stations, podcasts and reading services of special interest to blind and visually impaired persons; as well as their friends, family, caregivers and those wanting to know what life is like without eyesight.

All stations under Community Radio are owned and/or operated by persons with limited or no eye sight. Genres include oldies, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, alternative, classic Rock, Old Time Radio and more.

Reading services provide narration of newspapers, magazines, periodicals and other print publications including: USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and hundreds more.

Podcasts are produced by blind and partially sighted individuals, and cover topics including: broadcasting, computers, radio, technology, Independant Living, Travel, and much more.

With an active Sero account, you can gain access to many more radio stations and podcasts, as well as an award-winning online community featuring real-time voice chat rooms, voice-enabled forums, blogs, personal websites, and more.

Free or Paid: 

Free

Accessibility Comments: 

Completely accessible. Not everything is going to work the same on the Apple TV, but the app itself is fully accessible.

Usability: 

Fully Accessible

Other Comments: 

One thing I don't like is that when you select a program, such as a described video, after doing a search, when you next hit the back button on the remote, instead of returning you to your search results, it returns you to the described programming home page. I am just using that as an example, but hope it makes sense. Just something to keep in mind when using the app.