Accessibility issues in latest version of Telegram

iOS & iPadOS

Hi all, not sure if this issue has been raised before...
I'm using iOS 14.2, and I found out that there are major accessibility issues in the latest version of Telegram.
Namely, VoiceOver won't read anything in the settings page, as well as the buttons on the bottom after double-tapping on the edit button in the chats list.
Anyone experiencing this issue? Is it an iOS 14 bug, or a Telegram bug?



Submitted by Jenna Pepper on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Club AppleVis Member

That's been an issue for quite some time. The developers don't care. Whoever makes an accessible client with their APIs will rake in all the blind/furry money.

If your phone offers it, Voiceover recognition can help you navigate through the settings a little better. Just turn it off when you're done there so the chats work okay.

Submitted by WellF on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

In reply to by Jenna Pepper

It apparently costs you 5 dolars for the premium function of sending audio messages. I use unigram on my windows PC, for free.

Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Friday, December 11, 2020

I'm experiencing the same issue with the Tellagram app. Instead, I use Bright Guide, but it doesn't allow people to call each other or do a video call. Other than that, I would try that app out.