Having regularly plundered this website for information, I have finally got my A into G and registered. My wife is totally blind and uses JAWS with Windows 10 and Voiceover on her iPhone. We have tried numerous ways of sharing lists so that we can nag each other, even when apart, the most recent being Wunderlist, that came very close to actually being useful.
Rather than reconstitute, I will paste my message to Microsoft support [which in my experience is a total misuse of the word "support", although they are "happy to help"!!!]. I have already had a non-reply and will paste that at the bottom for your edification and amusement.
If anyone can give an answer that usurps MS, we would be hugely grateful.
My wife is totally blind and recently had two, near fatal heart attacks.
As part of reducing stress we have implemented a number of changes and as part of that, To-do looked like an ideal solution to help get things more organised.
Using Windows 10 with a screen reader she can navigate To-do very well, but she doesn't take her computer with her when she is out of the house.
Sadly, a Windows phone is no longer an option so she uses an iPhone 6S with Voiceover. Generally everything works well until...
I will try to describe this verbally:
Once a list is prepared and a task created, she can open the task and read most things. However, with lots of text in the "Note Attachment", Voiceover will read the top couple of lines and will then say "null button - double tap to open". However when she does double tap it just reads the same message and doesn't allow her to either see the whole message, nor edit it.
Visually the note appears in a window and in the bottom right is a blue field saying "More". A sighted user can tap on this and open the note, but Voiceover doesn't allow Blind users to move the Voiceover cursor to that button.
Your expedient help would be greatly appreciated.
December 10, 2018, 09:16 +0000
Hi Shane Clayton,
Thank you so much for contacting Microsoft To-Do support team and we are happy to help
Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you . We would be sorry to inform you that this feature is currently not available in Microsoft To-Do.
However thank you for taking the time to get in touch and share what you'd like to see! User feedback and suggestions are really important to us as we work to improve Microsoft To-Do.
This is a really good idea and we will consider adding it in a future update.
In the meantime, we encourage all our users to post their ideas for future features on “Microsoft To-Do UserVoice” - https://todo.uservoice.com/forums/597175-feature-suggestions
We base our choices for future features on what our users most request, so you should also add your comments, and votes!
Thank you for your patience as we work on this and many other improvements to Microsoft To-Do!
From: Shane Clayton
Sent: Monday, 10 December 2018 10:22 PM
To: 'Microsoft To-Do Support'
Subject: RE: Accessibility for the Blind on iOS
This is not a new feature request. It is part of the iOS App that you have released that is not functioning.
I understand that it is Microsoft policy to enable Accessibility under the Human Rights Act and would really appreciate a solution.
Please read the request more carefully or kindly escalate this issue to someone who can understand the purport and intent.