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.
Below are the nominees for each award:
NetNewsWire: RSS Reader (iOS and Mac)
SoundLab Audio Editor (formerly AudioRoom)
Super Lidar - Lidar for Blind
Voice: OCR Document Reader
A Western Drama
Home Quest - Idle Adventure
Palabra Cadabra: The Anagram Game
Perilous marathon (Mac)
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
AppleVis relies on the genuine votes of blind and low vision users to choose the Golden Apples. We ask that if you are not a blind or low vision user, or if you are employed by one of the developers whose apps are shortlisted, that you please not vote in the AppleVis Golden Apple Awards. Winning a Golden Apple is a tremendous honor, and we appreciate everyone following these rules to ensure that the voting is both fare and representative of the wishes of blind and low vision users.
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.
To vote in the AppleVis Golden Apples of 2021, you will need to be logged in to the AppleVis website; if you do not already have an account, you can create an account now, then come back to this page to cast your votes. The voting form is at the end of this post, but it will only be displayed to logged in users.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the developers of the shortlisted apps, and to thank you one and all for your commitment to accessibility. We look forward to discovering which apps will be chosen as our Golden Apples of 2021.