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Re: Good external keyboard only a11y for iOS/UIKit/Swift


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: May 21, 2018 4:49AM

On 21/05/2018 11:07, Joshue O Connor - InterAccess wrote:
> Hi Jon,
> Many thank for the comprehensive reply - it's very useful.
>> In our experience with native iOS apps input fields are generally the
>> only keyboard accessible control without performing custom keyboard
>> support.  VoiceOver can be enabled, speech turned off, and modifier
>> keys changed with sticky key support.
> Is this is a common or well known approach (do you find) to enabling
> keyboard a11y for many users? From the user perspective it seems clunky
> in that, when using a keyboard in a regular website or application - if
> elements are links/inputs etc, or via simple tabindex magic then voila.
> IMO, many people who could benefit from keyboard a11y for apps may not
> likely have a clue what VO is.

As keyboard support in iOS in general (on the home screen, all other
standard apps, etc) is poor/nonexistent without VO running,
keyboard-reliant users on iOS would need to know this, or they'd not be
using iOS and using Android instead.

Patrick H. Lauke

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