By TechTVI, 21 June, 2012
Braille on Apple Products
Hello! I am a TVI (Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments) and I am also legally blind myself. I am an iOS user and rely on either Zoom or VoiceOver for iOS access. I recently introduced an iPad with a braille display with input keys to one my students - a fourth grader who is a fluent braille reader. She has been accessing her favorite books in Read2Go using the iPad + ALVA BC640 braille display. We also tried some basic word processing in Pages which as many of you know, can get tricky-- if you do not type quickly enough, it will throw contractions into words and it is often best to turn contractions off when editing a word. Anyway, my question is how can my student rename her documents in Pages using her braille display? When you create a new document in Pages (on the iPad) it appears as a "blank" document within the documents view area, but with VO running, we were not able to access the file name and rename it. I had to turn VO off to do this. The second challenge we encountered was typing a username and password for WIFI access while at the school site. The braille display could not enter text into these fields and I had to turn Quick Nav off and then use my bluetooth qwerty keyboard to do this. Are there some limitations to typing within text fields using a braille display? I am still a bit confused about quick nab and I am actually more familiar with the braille keyboard commands for controlling VO versus the qwerty keyboard commands. Any help you may be able to provide would be fantastic! Thank you!
I can't help you with the Braille input. However, it shouldn't
Phone drive might be an option