Accessibility Fixes in iOS 11.2

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iOS 11.2

In December, Apple released iOS 11.2; this release includes a number of accessibility fixes. Included in AppleVis' list of fixes are several important braille display resolutions that are important for students who use refreshable braille displays.

Braille Display Fixes

  • When inputting text, the translator now recognizes all characters if you type quickly.
  • Braille focus and jumping issues appear to be resolved.
  • The Braille Screen Input cursor is now placed in the correct location in text views.
  • Braille focus will now follow finger when touching in iBooks.

Fixes Beneficial for Students

  • Smart Invert now works in the Control Center.
  • iOS Items Chooser appears to be working correctly.
  • Improvements with how VoiceOver handles math formulas on web pages.
  • Completeness of VoiceOver recognition of text in images appears to be have been improved.
  • Text recognition in images now works regardless of Screen Curtain or brightness settings.
  • VoiceOver now attempts to recognize the text of unlabeled buttons in apps - announcing as "possible text".

To view the complete list, go to Apple Releases iOS 11.2; Bringing Many Fixes for Braille and VoiceOver Users.