Dropbox Improves Accessibility for its iOS App

Americas, November 19 2014

Dropbox has announced improved accessibility features for its iOS app making it fully accessible with VoiceOver. Whether you’re using Dropbox to backup your photos or fixing up a spreadsheet for work, we’ve made significant new accessibility improvements to our iOS app to make sure it’s simple and easy to get stuff done.

iOS VoiceOver Passcode Screen

We started by re-evaluating our app from top to bottom — assessing ease of use for everything from logging in to Dropbox, to navigating actions within the app. Then we paired our research with feedback from the AppleVis community to make even more improvements. All of these updates have helped us successfully earn the “fully accessible with VoiceOver” and “easy to navigate and use” rating from AppleVis.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Our welcome tutorial now more clearly identifies its contents to help you sign-in. VoiceOver will announce the sign-in button, and when activated, display the sign-in screen.
  • Our thumbnails on the Photos tab are more descriptive than before and now properly announce the title of the photo.
  • We’ve made it possible for you to easily enable or disable your passcode lock, and the passcode field and digits can be selected more easily when entering your passcode.

We added a new button to close out of the “More Actions” menu using VoiceOver, so you can get back to what you were doing in Dropbox right away.

You can download Dropbox from the Apple Store at  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropbox

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