How accessible is the document scanner on the iOS notes app with voice-over for someone who is completely blind

iOS and iPadOS

I've just found out that the iOS notes app has an inbuilt document scanner, but I was wondering how accessible this was with voice-over.
For example, is there a way to get voice-over to tell me how to position the camera in relation to the document to get the best angle for the picture, and when cropping out background, can voice-over help me with this also?
Thank you for your help.



Submitted by Betsy on Sunday, August 18, 2019

Club AppleVis Member

Voiceover does say "move camera slightly up" and "move camera slightly down" many times before it snaps a picture. Nut once captured I could not get Voiceover to read the document.

Submitted by Jason on Sunday, August 18, 2019

In reply to by Brian Tew

How do you get in to the document scanner in Notes? I just see a button where my presently saved notes are and to create a new folder. I had no idea the scanner was even there.

Submitted by Betsy on Monday, August 19, 2019

Club AppleVis Member

On an iPad I tapped new note in the upper right. That opens a text entry area and the onscreen keyboard. Along the top of the keyboard to the far right I tapped insert. This brings up a few options one of which is scan document.