Focus loss bug and sensativity issue when touch typing
By Unregistered User (not verified), 1 October, 2012
Braille on Apple Products
When using IPhone, Since updating to IOS 6.0, I've noticed that voice over sometimes has an issue maintaining
focus. Specifically, when rotating to heading mode and going through headings, the focus jumps back to the top. This makes it difficult to read what the
heading is and as it happens numerous times, it becomes troublesome to swipe through a page and its irritating when trying to read and continually having
to find the spot I was previously at. Similarly, It happens when swiping right or left as well when reading a body of text in an app or in Safari.
Also, the touch typing feature when typing texts, e-mails, or typing in dialog boxes )such as search boxes, URL boxes, boxes requiring form data, etc)
seems a little too sensitive. Now, when tapping on any key on the touch keyboard, the character is selected very quickly. In previous versions of IOS such
as IOS 5.1.1 or lower, the sensitivity was better because you could tap on the keyboard without a character being selected and be able to three finger
swipe left or right to switch a page. This is used in keyboard features such as the built in emogy keyboard as each category had various pages to swipe
through to be able to find the correct emogy symbol.
Beyond that, when using the emogy keyboard with touch typing, the page switch is not at all registered. For example, when using touch
typing and switching to the emogy keyboard, selecting a category such as people has nine pages of symbols. using touch typing to select the correct symbol
works (although difficult because its too sensitive and hard to know where the symbols are(, but switching to page 2 doesn't register and the same symbols
from page 1 are announced.
I have already reported the aformentioned bug and sensativity issue to Apple at email@example.com. Has anyone else had these issues? if so, lets start a dialogue and even better, you should also report it to the accessibility team.