Hope: Accessibility for Pandora
Pandora is a wildly-popular Internet radio service available in the United States which allows listeners to create their own radio stations based around the kind of music they'd most like to hear. Users of Pandora tell the service whether or not they approve of the selections which it makes, and over time are able to configure the system to their preferences just by using it.
The problem, of course, is that Pandora is inaccessible if using a screen reader. The web-based client, previously Flash, now HTML5, is virtually unuseable for the blind. Pandora are aware of the issue, having told many blind people that they have no intention of fixing their service.
With this in mind, I created Hope, meant to bring accessibility to Pandora. Hope allows the blind user to use the Pandora service in all the same ways that a sighted person would. If you cannot see to use the Pandora website, you can still create your own radio stations, name them what you like, and using the accessible feedback controls tell Pandora precisely what kind of music you'd like to hear. For more information on Hope, go ahead and check out its readme