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Re: Navigating via Heading using Rotor on Native App


From: glen walker
Date: Nov 23, 2022 9:22AM

I tried a dozen different native iOS apps. Some from Apple and the rest
from others. When switching the rotor to heading navigation, none of them
would announce a count of the number of headings like you typically hear on
a webpage. However, they all let me swipe up/down to navigate to each
heading. The Apple apps only had one heading at the top of the container.
I couldn't find any Apple apps with multiple headings. I tried Messages,
Weather, Clock, Mail, Phone, Contacts, Settings.

For third party apps, YouTube TV and Slack both have multiple headings and
I can swipe up/down to all of them. I still don't hear a count of them and
since native iOS apps don't have heading levels (just the
UIAccessibilityTraitHeader attribute), it just says "heading" and not a
level number.

I've never seen an app with a heading that I couldn't navigate to.

When you say VO is "not identifying all the headings", what do you mean by
"identifying"? You can't swipe up/down to all of them? How do you know if
one is being skipped? When you swipe left/right, do you hear "heading" but
when you swipe up/down, it doesn't go to that element?

On Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 4:41 AM allyssa jessicon < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> "Hi everyone,
> Need your valuable thoughts on this.
> When I navigate on a native iOS App and activates the Rotor, VoiceOver
> is not identifying all the headings in the Roter for the particular
> screen. Though VO identifies some of the headings I am wondering why
> VO avoids some of the headings. VO identifies all the headings on
> swipe navigation.""
> Additionally, Does this fail WCAG in any way? "
> Regards,
> Alysa.
> > > > >