GroupMe for iOS gets better for visually impaired users

Microsoft has updated their GroupMe app for iOS with a slew of fixes aimed at making the app more useful for visually impaired users. Voice over is an Apple accessibility feature comparable to the built in Windows narrator functionality. It is aimed at visually impaired users and helps read out the contents of whatever text is currently on the screen. If you use voice-over, you can now create new chats more easily as well as add members to a group chat using the voice-over functionality.

Here’s the full changelog:

  • Tired of tapping on Poll Result notifications to see who won? The winner is now part of the results notification.
  •  The attachment tray’s case of benign paroxysmal rotational displacement has been cured, and it will no longer get disoriented after device rotation.
  • Some users pointed out that the iPad would mark messages as read even though they had not been viewed; this has been fixed.
  • iPad navigation bar will now read out meaningful information for each item when voice-over is activated.
  • Voice-over users can now easily create new chats when using voice-over.
  • All buttons for adding members to a group are now voice-over accessible.
  • General improvements of voice-over read outs.

GroupMe is available for the iPhone and iPad from the source link below.