I’ve been on Anchor since day one and have absolutely loved this app. I’ve met some amazing people who felt like family and have been very supportive to me. Being able to listen to their posts and reply to them has been phenomenal.
However, as a user who is totally blind, I’ve been noticing accessibility with VoiceOver has gone downhill for months. When version one was out, it was super easy and intuitive to use, and I didn’t have any problems with it. At the time, Maya, who was working for them, was awesome about getting back to people like me if they had an issue with using VoiceOver with it. And she said that they would work on getting it fixed. Within a week, that accessibility issue was fixed and the app would be working beautifully. But unfortunately, it barely works with VoiceOver now, and like I said, accessibility has not been fixed for several months. For example, the only thing I’m able to do is record my own broadcasts. I’m on able to do things like replied to other peoples broadcasts, see who’s listened to the ones I’ve recorded, etc.
To the developers of Anchor, if you’re reading this review, I no you’re doing the best you can. But the fact that people like me have not been able to use the app for a long time because of the inaccessibility with that has been extremely frustrating. And it would be greatly appreciated for you to please get all versions in the future fully accessible. The blind and visually impaired may be a small population, but that’s not a reason to deny them access to a platform, app, or website. Because they’re just as important as people who are sighted.