Notes using Apple Pencil

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iOS and iPadOS

I‘m looking for an app which converts hand written text using the Apple Pencil to normal digital text and which is VoiceOver friendly.
Background: I‘m fully blind using VO on my iPad and iPhone. Because I went blind later in my life I‘m capable to write hand writing. The idea is to write text with Apple Pencil in hand writing and let it convert to normal text afterwards. If the textfield was seen as a normal textfield by VO I want to use the input mode in which immediate input is possible. So it should be possible to use the Pencil while VO stays switched on.
I‘m aware of handwriting mode in VoiceOver but that‘s not the same like using my own handwriting. I ‚m really looking for „real“ handwriting.
Thanks for your ideas.



Submitted by Travis Roth on Friday, February 22, 2019

Hi, I understand that OneNote has handwriting recognition. You coudl try that and see if it is good enough to recognize for you. You can handwrite in Apple's Notes app as well although my understanding is that they do not have a recognition tool. But give OneNote a try.

Submitted by Jurgen on Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Thanks for the suggestion. Tried it out but One Note seems not to work very well with VoiceOver.
All the best.