When browsing over something like a newsfeed, which has a title, time, byline, content, and maybe some other controls such as Like or Comment, do you prefer that VoiceOver read out each element separately? Or would you prefer the whole item to be read aloud and the possible actions be put in "Actions Available"?
I think Actions Available approach is preferred by most so it's easy to skip over articles quickly. I can take 5 or more swipes to get past an article. If I use the Custom Actions approach, all of the elements will be assembled and read as one element, which is much more convenient if you use Custom Actions.
I'm just concerned that perhaps there's some proportion of people who don't have the custom actions rotor item enabled. I don't think it's on by default.
Is this a valid concern or is it pretty much everyone who turns it on by default? I suspect there are people who don't know about the rotor. I certainly didn't when I was first getting acquainted with VoiceOver.
Facebook and Mail rely on Custom Actions so I think it would be reasonable to assume that it's probably the best practice.
Thanks for your input!