Episode 80: Have the news come to you accessibly with Lire RSS Reader for iOS
There are services that curate the news for you. Some learn about your tastes over time. But there are downsides to having algorithms choosing your news. Still, such apps are tempting because so many news sites are cluttered, full of ads and have varying levels of accessibility.
An RSS reader is the answer, and my favourite for iOS is called Lire. With this one app, you can read news from your favourite websites with all the clutter stripped away, and the level of customisation with VoiceOver is remarkable.
In this episode, I speak with Kunal Sood, the developer of Lire RSS Reader following a recent rewrite of the app. We learn about what inspired him to write Lire and how it became one of the best examples of VoiceOver accessibility in the App Store.
Then, I’ll take you through a demo of Lire from a blindness perspective.