Opinions on expanding AppleVis to include Mac apps
There's been some discussion on Twitter recently about creating a website similar to AppleVis, but for Mac apps. Some have suggested that a simpler solution would be to expand AppleVis to include Mac apps.
I'm certainly open to this idea, but there are a couple of issues. Firstly, I've heard a few people say over the past year that they were thinking about creating such a site. So, does anybody know if a site already exists? I certainly wouldn't want to tread on anybody else's toes or duplicate time, effort and resources.
The second issue is that I am not a Mac user, so have no knowledge or experience of using apps on the Mac. Are the types of accessibility problems the same as those on iDevices? Are there workarounds available on the Mac? Basically, can somebody give me a primer on what I need to know <smile>
If you would like to see Mac apps added to AppleVis, please let us know. Assuming that nobody else is already doing it, I think it's something that we can seriously consider.
There appears to be a good level of support for adding Mac apps to AppleVis, and it does seem like a logical progression for the site.
I still have some concerns. The main one being the potential duplication of resources with the sites that already provide information for blind Mac users. I've actually contacted a couple of these sites to make sure that they aren't already working on something similar.
If we do open up AppleVis to Mac apps, we'll certainly take note of the suggestions and concerns raised in this discussion.
We'll also be asking for suggestions on what specific information should be included in a directory for Mac apps. Our existing App Directory has changed a few times since it was launched, so it would be nice to get it right first time with any new directory <smile>