New York Times for iPhone Updated with Improved Accessibility

The New York Times has updated its iPhone application today. Among the new features are improved accessibility for VoiceOver and AssistiveTouch. From the release notes:

  • Visually impaired readers can take full advantage of iOS’s Accessibility features, including VoiceOver and AssistiveTouch.

It may take time for the update to make its way to all devices. At the time of this writing, we can view the update on our iOS devices, but not within the iTunes or web interfaces of the AppStore.

The New York Times application is free to download and all users receive free access to the Top News section. Users can choose to subscribe to full access to over 25 sections.

The New York Times is another in a series of high profile applications which have been released with, or have introduced, enhanced accessibility support in recent months. It joins Firefox, the Magazine, Barnes & Noble Nook, YouTube, and Apple’s iWork suite, among others.