Community Accessibility Ratings For Dark Sky Weather

This page provides information on how members of the AppleVis community have rated the accessibility of this app.

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Name Date Accessibility Rating Accessibility Comments
8 May, 2019 Partially Accessible It's a long, long time since Dark Sky was close to being fully accessible; and unfortunately the developers have also long since given up on caring. Here are just some of the problems: There are buttons below the list of forecasts for upcoming hours which toggles what data is shown in those hourly forecasts. These buttons are invisible to VoiceOver, meaning that you are unable to access much of the weather data available in the app. If you double-tap on a day, hourly forecasts for that day are revealed on the screen. This is also completely invisible to VoiceOver, meaning that you can only access hourly forecasts for the current day (but, see above to be reminded of of how you are only getting limited access). Moving focus through the main window is horribly unreliable, particularly if you do double-tap on a day. On the notifications tab, a number of the available options are invisible to VoiceOver. And, let's close with something else invisible to VoiceOver, and that's two of the four tabs along the bottom of the app window. Yes, there are four, even though VoiceOver only finds two - weather and notifications. Okay, the tabs for weather maps and reporting the local weather aren't a big miss for me. But, making all tabs on a tab menu accessible must surely be quite low hanging fruit when it comes to VoiceOver support. If the developers don't even care about this ... well, it's a pretty good indication of where VoiceOver support fits on their roadmap. It doesn't! And, yes, they have been told about these problems. This app currently being rated on here as fully accessible is seriously off the mark.
18 April, 2017 Fully Accessible Although the app is fully accessible and the developer constantly makes VoiceOver improvements to the app. The interface can be confusing to use and not as straight forward as one would expect. Regardless, a must has if you like to receive notification of when precipitation is about to start and end. A must has for those weather buffs.