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October 21st, 2014

iOS 8 Accessibility Bugs for Blind/Low Vision

Check out this AppleVis post for a roundup of accessibility bugs in iOS 8. Serious bugs include:

  • In Braille options (Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Braille), changing the setting for Status Cell from "off" to either left or right will cause VoiceOver to stop working completely. 
  • In many applications, the screen does not automatically scroll to follow the movement of VoiceOver focus as you swipe through the page. 
  • Various problems have been reported when using a bluetooth keyboard, including duplicate and skipped characters; conflicts with QuickNav when accessing text fields; VoiceOver-specific controls not working; and VoiceOver occasionally crashing and restarting.
  • QuickNav appears not to work with a Braille display. 
  • In Safari, using the Back button or Scrub gesture to return to the previous page will result in VoiceOver becoming near unusable. 
And much more!

To learn about iOS 8 accessibility in general, check out this ATmac post 



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