Goodreads app accessibility improvements

iOS and iPadOS

I just wanted to let you guys know that we have just released a new version of the Goodreads app which is much more accessible than previous versions!

This version introduces a whole new book page with accessible details about book editions, accessible rating controls, and rating summaries that tell you the pattern of how people rated a book. We’ve also replaced the inaccessible Currently Reading controls with accessible ones, which has been broken for quite some time.

Going forward, Goodreads is going to make sure that any new features we build are accessible!

Here is a link to our app in the App Store:

Also, is there a way for me to update our entry in the app directory?



Submitted by Jen on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Thank you so much for the accessibility improvements.
I don't think you can update the entry, but the site admins can, and I'm sure the accessibility rating will be changed in order to reflect these improvements soon.

Submitted by Niall Gallagher on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Blog Team


I just wanted to take a moment to say what a great update this is.
I love using Goodreads, and it has really help get me interested in reading again.

Keep up the brilliant work.

Kind regards,

Submitted by blindndangerous on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Now if only the recommendations screen would be fixed as that's still broken.

Submitted by Jakob Rosin on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I also wanted to say, that such posts and statements make me truly happy! Seeing that developers care and do a lot about accessibility gives you back hope, that its stil possible to have an accessible world. :)
I've been using Goodreads for a long time to keep track of my reads and books I want to read. This update helps a lot to do that!
So, my biggest thanks to the whole team! :)

Submitted by Joe on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Club AppleVis Member

I just started using this, and love it. Thank you so much for caring and improving the app.

Submitted by Zivan Krisher on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I'm glad your paying attention to accessiblity as I am an avid Goodreads user.

I hope you'll be able to make the app more and more accessible.

One problem that I've incounered while using the new version.

On the home tab I've noticed that if a book has been reviewed, it is hard to read the review using flicks. I flick right and the review text is skipped. If I select it by tapping on the text and then flick right I don't get to the "read more" link.
I f I tap on the "read more" link to open it VO still only reads the preview text and I have to swipe down with two fingers to get it to read the whole review.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Thursday, October 22, 2015

I, too want to add my thanks to the app devs for fixing the accessibility issues. I use Good Reads via the web a lot. Not I can redownload the app and get faster access to my good reads info. Thanks for caring about the accessibility features of this app as many people rely on them. Love the info from Good Reads.

Submitted by Khushi on Monday, September 28, 2020

how accessible is it according to September 28, 2020? as the app entry submitted on this website was last modified in 2017. and this forum has the last comment from 2015.

thank you