Petition for apps trtrial to the iTunes store

iOS & iPadOS
How many of us here have downloaded an app that is not accessible with Voice over? I bet 99.99% have done that, right? Although we have the AppleVis web site to see if a certain app is accessible or not, it is still better to have the freedom to explore the app store without the thoughts of taking the risk of losing our money, right? I'm aware that you can report to the iTunes support to have a refund, but for me, it's better not to deal with that anymore. Since the AppleVis has started a monthly campaign for an inaccessible app, i was just thinking that why don't we go to a big time campaign, such as filing a petition to the itunes store to have an app trial. I know this may seem so impossible to happen, but we have nothing to lose if they ignore or reject it, right? I don't know how this thing could be implemented, but if you think about it this approach does make really sense for all the app consumer, not only for the blind community. Have any thoughts in regards wid this matter? Let me know if this makes sense for you or how impossible for this to happen.



Submitted by brandon armstrong on Sunday, November 20, 2011

hi, i do agree with this. I would like to have a trial period for apps to see if we can use them with voiceover before we have to buy them.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Monday, November 21, 2011

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
I was reading a couple of weeks ago on an article that Apple is trying a 10 days app trial in Japan. This was the first I've heard of this kind of trail by Apple. So it is possible that Apple is very well aware of this problem and is testing this idea out. It would certainly not hurt to have us all voice our wish for a time trail period. I'm all for it. I know that we have a software of the month that we all can pitch in like the Skype feedback. Perhaps do the iTunes Time Trail for next month?

Submitted by Vash Rein on Sunday, September 16, 2012

This would really be beneficial and help users figure out which apps actually are accessible. I hate paying for an app and downloading it, only to discover it doesn't have the accessibility I need or even the functionality I'm looking for.