New Campaign of the Month: Starbucks

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

This month we are encouraging you all to contact Starbucks and ask that they make their iOS app accessible to their many blind and low-vision customers.

Earlier versions of their app were usable with VoiceOver, but this all changed when new features were added that enabled customers to use the app to pay for purchases and to manage their Starbucks Cards. The app is now totally inaccessible with VoiceOver. Considering Starbucks' commitment elsewhere to equality of access, including producing a line of gift cards featuring Braille print, it is extremely disappointing that their many blind and vision-impaired customers are denied access to their app.

We should all encourage them to correct this as a matter of some urgency.

As always, the more of you who support our campaign, the more likely it is that the developers will take notice. So, please head over to the main Campaign of the Month page and add your voice.