USA Today is broken

iOS & iPadOS
The latest update to USA Today has broken Voiceover accessibility. The individual articles can still be read but the headlines in each section are no longer read by Voiceover. I was very surprised and annoyed by this change. I immediately submitted a bug report to the developers. I encourage everyone who uses this app to do the same. It used to be totally accessible and was very easy to skim through the news. DSend bug reports to: ''



Submitted by Michael Hansen on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
What I did in the case of another inaccessible app is retrieved the older version from the recycle bin on my computer and put it back into iTunes, then deleted the newer version from my phone and my computer. I'm not sure if that'll work for downgrading, but I figured it's worth mentioning.

Submitted by Scott Davert on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
I have had to do this with apps as well. Care to expand on what you mean by "broken"? That's a bit vague.

Submitted by David Cleveland on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I consider the app broken because I can't get access to the headlines to decide which articles I want to read. The app is still somewhat usable if one is patient. I posted to Apple Vis in hopes that its users would flood USA Today's inbox with bug reports about the Voiceover problem.

Thanks David for letting everyone know of this big problem in using this app! Must agree with you if everyone wouldn't mind helping out with David in sending the developer that you are having problems with this app would help him out. Hopefully, they will be kind enough to fix this problem. I did review the app and indeed it is just basically useless.

Yeah, the only stuff you can do is change categories and then double tap on the unlabeled stuff and hope it is the story you want to read. The articles themselves are readable, but you can't tell ahead of time whether the article in question will be one you're interested in. I think we should nominate it for "campaign of the month". Seems like a more productive tool to use than a game.

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