Cast Your Votes Now for the AppleVis Golden Apples of 2021

We are pleased to announce that voting for the AppleVis Golden Apple Awards of 2021 is now open.

First launched in 2012, the AppleVis Golden Apples is an opportunity for blind and low vision users of Apple products to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication which developers have put into making and maintaining great and accessible applications during the given year.

Past winners of a Golden Apple include Audio Hijack, Blackbox, Dice World, Seeing AI, Untold RPG, Voice Dream Reader, and Weather Gods. You can view the full list of previous Golden Apple winners here.

The 2021 AppleVis Golden Apples consist of awards for Best App and Best Game. To be eligible for consideration for the Golden Apple Awards of 2021, an app must:

  • Be fully accessible to blind and low vision users;
  • Have been launched or significantly updated during 2021;
  • Be from a developer with a strong, demonstrated commitment to full accessibility for all blind and low vision users; and
  • Be best-in-class in terms of design, functionality, and operation.

The Nominees

Below are the nominees for each award:

Best App

Backpack Studio
GoodMaps Outdoors
Mp3tag (Mac)
NetNewsWire: RSS Reader (iOS and Mac)
SoundLab Audio Editor (formerly AudioRoom)
Super Lidar - Lidar for Blind
Voice: OCR Document Reader

Best Game

A Western Drama
Blind Drive
Home Quest - Idle Adventure
Palabra Cadabra: The Anagram Game
Perilous marathon (Mac)
Sonar Islands
Space Wave Race
Swordy Quest: An RPG Adventure

Is Your Personal Golden Apple Not Shortlisted?

This year, we are offering the option to select “Other” when casting your vote. When you do this, you will be presented with a text field in to which you can enter the name of an app or game that is your personal Golden Apple of 2021. If doing so, we would ask that you please carefully consider whether it satisfies the requirements set out above.

Contest Rules and How to Cast Your Vote

You can cast your votes on the AppleVis website at–2021

Voting will close at 23:59 PDT on December 12, 2021. Voting in the AppleVis Golden Apples is open to all blind and low vision users who are not employed by any of the developers whose apps are shortlisted. One vote per person.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you good health and happiness for the coming Holiday Season and 2022.

The AppleVis Editorial Team

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