Any foldable bluetooth keyboards that work well with voiceover?

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Any suggestions or experiences with foldable bluetooth keyboards that give full access to voiceover commands? It seems quite a few reduced layouts lack essential keys such as home and end or have the command, option, control and function keys in odd configurations. Also, I'd love an escape key please...

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Submitted by Ginsenshi on Saturday, January 15, 2022

for my iPhone 10R I have the pluggable folding bluetooth keyboard, the only commands that don't work are Fn { VO{command{ left, up, down and right arrow. Since home page up, page down a nd end are not secondary functions on the arrow keys.

the commands are on the function keys and letter keys.

it can also be used wired, using a micro usb to usb a plug.
I use it with my iPad mini 6 wired with a usb to usb C adapter sometimes, same would work with a usb to lightning adapter.

here's a listing on amazon:…

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Saturday, January 15, 2022

the foldable keyboard I currently have does have the seconary function of home, end page up and page down on the arrow keys but when I use the function key with them, nada. I think these keys are important to navigate. I know it could be argued that a foldable keyboard could be used for simply typing but I think that full control is not much to ask. I don't see value in a larger screened device than the ipad mini 6 and, even if I did, the price of folios and magic keyboards is nuts for something that hobbles the safe portability of our little devices.

thanks for your suggestion though :) I'm really looking for a full function foldable keyboard. I don't think such a thing exists.

Submitted by Bruce Harrell on Saturday, January 15, 2022

Keyboard commander might do the trick for you. Forget the fn key. Instead, define the functions you want, using other keys or key combinations, and see if it works.