During Macworld/iWorld app developer Devista B.V. is introducing a calendar app that is specifically designed for blind and visually impaired people, VO Calendar 1.1. Although the VoiceOver features of iOS already made the iPhone highly popular among these groups, the standard calendar app obviously is optimized for sighted people.
The 100% VoiceOver-only design of VO Calendar does not only result in a smoother navigation through the app. It also makes it possible for VoiceOver speech to give better summaries depending on the context.
Existing events are automatically synchronized. If you prefer not to type, you can record voice memos instead.
"Somebody asking me to make sure our Easy Calendar app was compliant with VoiceOver actually triggered me for the idea behind the app.", says Jos Jong, CEO and founder of Devista B.V. "It just made so much more sense to me to start all over and forget about the screen layouts we sighted people are used to. Especially for an app that people tend to you use on a day-to-day basis."
With the help of Royal Dutch Visio, Centre of Expertise for blind and partially sighted people they fine-tuned the app with some of their clients.
The introduction at Macworld/iWorld is celebrated with a 50% discount during the trade-show ($4.99 USD instead of $9.99 up and until February 2nd).
VO Calendar 1.1 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) for a limited time and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.