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I am glad to see that in version 3.4.1 VoiceOver reads subtitles. The subtitle document must be in .srt format. Make sure the .srt file is in the video folder and that it is named according to the video name.
The fact that it reads subtitles is very nice, however they need not necessarily be in .srt format. If you have an MP4 video file with a text subtitle track, that also will read properly. Note that the subtitle track must be in text, not an image. These tracks may also read in .mkv files, however I don't have any of those to test.
However, there is an unwelcome side effect. Because chapterized MP4 files (such as audio books) also use this text track to supply chapter information, if you play one of these audio files while your device is locked, you hear your iOS default text-to-speech voice say the name of the chapter whether you want it or not, and it says this at a very slow rate. Quite bothersome. I wish we could toggle voicing of subtitles off for files like this, or else that text track voicing simply would not occur when the device is locked.
the subtitles are appearing even on a connected braille display. You can configure how long the subtitles stay by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Braille and setting the display time for the notifications.
Regarding the possibility to disable spoken subtitles, it is possible by disabling subtitles entirely from the video playback screen by tapping Settings button, then Subtitle tab and switching the Show subtitles option.