Support Our Campaign to Make the SiriusXM iOS App Accessible

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

This month we are encouraging you all to support our campaign to make the SiriusXM Internet Radio app accessible to VoiceOver users.

For those of you who aren't familiar with SiriusXM, it is a subscription-based service that offers more than 140 commercial-free radio channels to listeners in the United States. There are several ways to access the service, which has dedicated channels for a wide range of interests,  including music, sport, talk, entertainment, news, comedy, traffic and weather.

Unfortunately, the latest versions of the SiriusXM iOS app have significant issues for VoiceOver users, and the older versions of the app that were accessible are no longer able to access the SiriusXM service.

Although you can use a 3rd-party app called MusicDock to partially workaround the problems, this is far from an ideal solution, particularly when subscribers are paying upto $18 per month to access the SiriusXM service.

Considering the large number of blind subscribers to the SiriusXM service, we would encourage you all to support our campaign to make this app accessible and thus ensure that the blind users who pay for SiriusXM can enjoy the same level of access as sighted users.

To add your support you simply need to complete and submit this form. All the content is pre-filled, and, assuming that you are happy with the draft message, it should take you less than a minute.

As we always say, the more of you who support our campaigns, the more likely it is that developers will take notice.

For more information on current, past and future campaigns, visit the main Campaign of the Month page.