iOS 13.2: Some braille contractions no longer contracting

Braille on Apple Products

Hello everyone. I just updated to IOS 13.2, and despite Facebook, Safari web pages and various other apps not supporting dark mode yet, I like it. I've been noticing while using braille screen input that various contractions, such as joining 2-3-5 as to to a word, and dot 6 Y and 5-6 N do not work anymore. Also using dots 3-6 for COM at the beginning of a word, and 3-4-5-6 for able anywhere at all don't work. I thought it was this new fangled UEB I keep hearing about, but Standard grade 2 is what is selected in my braille screen input keyboard list. Is braille screen input just broken, or am I missing something glaringly obvious?



Submitted by Ravenpaw on Thursday, November 7, 2019

Since UEB is now supposed to be the standard Braille system in the US, iOS 13.2 has that Braille table selected by default. Go to settings > accessibility > Voiceover > Braille > Braille tables to change it back to English US.

Submitted by Remy on Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thanks a lot. That completely fixed it. Stupid UEB over-complicating things (grumble grumble.

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Thursday, November 7, 2019

UEB takes some getting used to especially for people like me who grew up on regular Grade 2 US braille. I do think it has some valid new symbols, but it certainly does take practice. The National Braille Press used to offer a free braille reference guide for UEB if you wanted to go check their website.

Submitted by Remy on Thursday, November 7, 2019

I appreciate it. I don't use braille a whole lot, but I suppose it would be of worth to at least learn what's changed. I've sort of been putting it off.