Today skype released its new version for iOs, (version 3.6). sadly, its more inaccessible than the previous version. for now, the chat message history is completely inaccessible and it is impossible to use this part of the app.
I copy here the response I got from contacting skype support for the first time (it was just after apple vis campaign of the month launch).
Thank you for contacting Skype Customer Service.
We understand your concerns regarding using Skype with VoiceOver.
We appreciate your feedback and will definitely look into it.
However, implementing changes and creating new features can take time, which means that the suggestions you make today might not be available in the near future.
Please be patient while we work to make Skype even better.
Should any further issues arise, please feel free to contact us again.
Skype Customer Service
--- Original Message ---
From: "Jakob Rosin"
Received: 11/6/11 1:11:00 AM VET
Subject: Please improve VoiceOver support in your app
As a completely blind user, I rely on Apple’s VoiceOver screen-reading software to interact with my iDevice.
As you may be aware, VoiceOver is an integral feature of all iOS devices,
and this is why these are so popular among the blind and
vision-impaired community. Apple has provided some information as
to how VoiceOver works for the end user at
I understand that the current version of your app does not have full support
for VoiceOver. This is unfortunate, as I (and I suspect many others)
would like to be able to use the app.
I was hoping, therefore, that your development team would investigate the
feasibility of fixing these issues.
Apple has provided a guide for developers on how to make their
applications accessible at
Additional information for developing apps that are accessible to VoiceOver
users can be found on the AppleVis website at
I would be delighted to assist your developers in any way that I can - beta
testing any new versions for example.
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I'm now going to contact skype again to inform them that the inaccessibility has improved. I'm not hoping much, as many of us have done it and there are 0 results.