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People who utilize adaptive technology have to resort to specially designed applications because the websites and software do not meet their accessibility needs. That’s why blind developers are very welcomed in the blind community. Not only do they create applications that often excel past the mainstream while being accessible, there’s a level of security when a visually impaired computer user purchases an app from a visually impaired developer. Chicken Nugget is one of many apps developed by the company Accessible Apps. They are the makers of Qread, an accessible EText reader for the blind, Qfeed, an accessible RSS reader, Qcast, an accessible podcatcher, Hope, an accessible interface to Pandora, and other software and add-ons that are screen reader friendly. Chicken Nugget, which is an accessible Twitter application, has been updated to 3.0 today. The list of features and enhancements are so vast Accessible Apps says that this update is the biggest Nugget update they have had to date.

According to the website, the list of changes include an assortment of UI improvements, stability improvements, and new features. Some of the changes are, long DMs, scheduled tweets using the Buffer service, quoted tweets, muting windows 10, account sound packs, and many more, spanning a vast array of features and fixes. Accessible Apps have also made it easier to track and fix bugs going forward as well.

Accessible Apps have even added a new sound pack for users to enjoy.

Many users have downloaded the free update and really enjoy the speed it sports and the features it introduces.

At the time of this writing the price to purchase a license that includes free upgrades is $15.00. Accessible Apps, in addition to releasing their new software, have also updated their source code repository. This source code database is a valuable tool for any developer looking to make an accessible desktop application.

Robert Kingett

Robert Kingett is a blind journalist in Chicago who is the author of Off the Grid, living blindly without the Internet. He has been gaming ever since he picked up his first Atari back in 1990. he actively makes a living writing for various blogs and websites with the occasional guest post. He is also an advocate, encouraging education about video game accessibility on mainstream gaming publications

  • mbits

    I have long been terrified of going blind or losing a finger or hand or arm. I know that people are able to continue using computers to some degree, but it seems like I would lose almost my entire utilization of them (especially for coding and gaming). It would impact/kill my job, my hobby, and my personal passion.

    It is so frustrating to see that accessibility in software and hardware is rarely considered at all… and when it is, only as a trivial afterthought.

  • Things are slowly getting better though. Developers and game designers are starting to look into accessibility from the start. Granted they are small and few but the trend of accessible carring is slowly rising and that is huge.

    It would be nice if sighted programmers would make these applications so blind programmers can focus on other things