Focus 14 Blue braille display and Kindle

Braille on Apple Products

I just got a Focus 14 Blue recently. I absolutely love it, but I've found a major problem and would love to know how to fix it. I can read to the end of the current page on Kindle, but I can go no further with the Focus. How do I get to the next page and keep reading? turn pages when panning is on in the Braille settings in voice over. I use IOS 11.2.1. Thank you.




Submitted by Will on Sunday, December 17, 2017

hi do you not find it difficult to use a 14-cell display to read with kindle? does it not take a while to read through one page? i want a braille display myself, to read, but am unsure if a 14-cell will cut it. thanks Will p.s. i want to know about the page turning too.

Submitted by Brian Tew on Sunday, December 17, 2017

try space plus dots 1 4 5 6.
to go up a page try space plus 3 4 5 6.
these commands are somewhat standardized by defalt. maybe it will work.
let me know. Good to share info.

Submitted by Anna Beige on Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hi, I have the same problem with a Refreshabraille 18. It has worked fine in the past, and since iOS 11.2 was released, I haven't been able to read with the Kindle app with my braille display since. I've reported it to Apple, but another report can't hurt. It's not just your ddisplay.

Submitted by kjw810 on Sunday, December 17, 2017

In reply to by Brian Tew

I tried those, since I found them in the k chord help, but they brought me to the bottom of the page instead of the top where I could start reading. Any ideas for that?

Submitted by Dan TeVelde on Monday, January 22, 2018

I have been having trouble getting various displays to pan when i am reading a book. I tried with word wrap on and off, and got the same result. Text will scroll for a few display lengths, and then panning to the next increment causes the display to skip text. It doesn't just happen when i encounter a new page. I have reported the problem to Apple and Amazon. It's hard to tell where the problem started as there have been so many iOS updates, and updates to the Kindle app. It would be interesting to see if this problem happens in the Amazon VoiceView screenreader which now has Braille support for a limited number of displays. Since I don't have a supported display, I wouldn't be able to tell if this issue is amazon's problem. I could try the Kindle app on an Android device using BrailleBack, but then I wouldn't be able to read in Grade Two Braille.
It's interesting that other people have reported the same problem here. I was really enjoying my Kindle books, and now I cant' read them. It seems that Braille support in iOS has gone from bad to worse.

Submitted by kjw810 on Monday, January 22, 2018

Now I am curious. What is the Amazon Voice View Screen reader? How much is it? How do I get it. I would probably only be interested if it worked with the Focus, since that is the one I have and I can't afford another one. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.