iOS 5 Newsstand Magazines/Newspapers are *NOT* VoiceOver Accessible
By kevinchao89, 12 October, 2011
I've downloaded, installed, and purchased iOS 5 Newsstand issues from: Wired, GQ Magazine, Popular Science, Golf Digest, and Glamour. This resulted in over $20 and 1.25 GB in issues.
Unfortunately, all of these issues are inaccessible/unusable with VoiceOver. The issues will read as one of two ways:
* button, button, button, button, button, button.
* Nothing at all, but will make ding/border sound.
It's very sad, awful, and horrible that these 5 iOS 5 Newsstand apps allow one to purchase/subscribe to issues, see all the details, but not actually read the issues with VoiceOver that one paid for. Please, I hope that users will contact, educate, advocate for, and push for accessibility of these and all Newsstand apps by reaching out to developers. Newsstand is quite a big feature in iOS 5, had the potential to revolutionize magazine and newspaper access for print-disabled, but is inaccessible/unusable in its current form.