This was an accessibility feature request submitted by email. Adding to the forum for multi-user feedback.
I have encountered significant accessibility issues as a blind user, particularly with the Android version of the app.
I use TalkBack for navigation, and I’ve noticed that text entered in input fields often disappears immediately and is only represented as unlabeled elements. This makes it challenging, if not impossible, to interact with the app effectively. For an app to be accessible to blind users, it’s crucial that all elements, especially input fields, are properly labeled and navigable using screen reading software.
I am reaching out to express my keen interest in using Obsidian and to inquire if there are any plans to improve accessibility for blind users. Enhancing the app’s compatibility with screen readers like TalkBack would not only benefit users like myself but also align with inclusive design principles.
I truly believe in the value of Obsidian and would be delighted to use it if these accessibility barriers could be addressed. Making the app more accessible would undoubtedly expand its user base and demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity.
Thank you for considering this feedback. I am looking forward to any updates or improvements that could make Obsidian a more inclusive tool for everyone.
Ensure all elements have proper tagging so screen readers can consistently use the application whether on desktop or on mobile.