So, I've been playing with the new ITunes 12 on Mavericks quite a bit as well as on Yosemite. I've come to the conclusion that in my humble opinion, it is somewhat... ok, key word... somewhat... of a step backwards in accessibility. It's definitely going to take some major getting used to. For example, lets say that I am viewing all of my musical albums by album view. (which by the way, I think is how it is set by default anyway.) It used to be that I could locate the album grid, vo+shift+down arrow on it to start interacting, and then immediately see all my content. Not apparently anymore. Now, I have to interact first with the scroll area, and then interact again with the grid. The confusing thing however is, if I don't interact with the grid, but instead only interact once with the scroll area, then proceed to VO+right arrow, it looks like it's trying to take me into the grid, even though it doesn't. The other odd thing is, I see this thing past the grid that says "Show 18 more..." What on earth is that for? I had every one of my albums showing when I interacted with the grid, and believe you me, that comes out to way more than 18 albums. It almost gave me the assumption that it was only showing 18 items in the grid at a time, which of corse isn't the case. It also said something about "Show all." I can't VO+Space on this, nor can I route the mouse, then simulate a mouse click, and clicking the actual trackpad doesn't help matters either.
OK, lets say I want to sort my music by songs instead of albums. I see the popup button that lets me change between the two. In here, are options to sort. If then I vo+up arrow above those, after expanding the popup button with vo+space, I'm taken to a table which I can interact with. This table is where you go to move from songs vs. albums, etc. You do not seem to be able to get to the table, however, unless you first open up that popup button. So, it's almost like there is a table within a popup button. It's incredibly nonstandard. I could see this throwing people who are new to the mac with Voiceover for quite a confusing ride. I'm actually an incredibly advanced Voiceover user, yet it through the dickens out of me at first. To make it wworse, I have some usable vision. Even that didn't help me to realize what was actually happening. The other thing I notice is in the ITunes store. Once you bring it up, if you move to the top of the ITunes window... I'm not saying the store area, I literally mean the entire ITunes window in a whole... then you start to VO+right arrow through things, after hitting the search field, which also can be focused with command+option+F, just for your reference, you'll then soon after this field notice that you hit a table of search results. Plus, it automatically interacts you with the store html area. You'd think this is ok, but it's not actually. There are things I visually can see up in the ITunes screen before you get to that area which it's skipping completely over. And they're pretty rellavant. I'd have to pull up ITunes again to tell you exactly what they are again, as I don't totally remember, but trust me, they are quite useful things. I kind of remember it being ways to sort your music a bit more specifically. Don't quote me though. If you stop interacting, you will find that going to the top of the screen then trying again gives the same results all over again. It's both con! sistent, as well as per! sistent. Over all, I just think it's incredibly clunky. There are now controls in the app which are very nonstandard, etc. I'm not exactly sure what Apple was thinking. Maybe you all have not experienced these things, so your milage may very, but It's quite consistent on my end. Notice this is just one opinion of many people. My opinions don't reflect the entire blind community, voyd where prohibitted, etc. etc. etc. LOL! OK, I'm being a smart butt. Seriously though. LOL!