I just updated to FB v.66 hoping for at least some of the recently discussed VO bugs to be addressed, but no such luck. Still can't access replies to comments. Still doesn't announce web link info in posts. And with a new feature comes a new accessibility failure -- Marketplace. You may have noticed a new tab at the bottom of the app for the Marketplace , what appears to be Facebook's answer to Craig's List or eBay. Unfortunately, all you'll hear when browsing the listings is the price of items -- no titles, descriptions or anything that would help blind users. Double tapping to open a listing isn't a whole lot better, with lots of unlabeled elements, but you will eventually find details on the item. Anyway, it's starting to increasingly feel like our access needs are becoming an afterthought rather than an initial design consideration -- or in some cases, we seem not to be considered at all.
Sorry if my tone seems pessimistic, but I'm genuinely concerned Facebook's commitment to accessibility is waning. We may need to take stronger action such as NFB involvement or an organized email writing campaign or online petition. I don't feel like we are being heard