How to stop turning pages when panning in braille on an iphone

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Focus 14 Blue

The new Focus 14 Blue combines a highly responsive 8-dot keyboard and comfortable control layout with both USB and Bluetooth connectivity in a pocket-sized design. The fusion of comfort, portability, and advanced features makes the new Focus 14 Blue the ultimate go-anywhere Braille interface device. Read text messages, navigate your smartphone screen, and enter text � all without taking your phone off your belt or out of your bag. With Focus 14 Blue, you have an efficient, full-featured Braille keyboard for your smartphone, plus the ability to read your smartphone’s display silently.

Use the Focus 14 Blue with BrailleIn to control your PC and enter Contracted Braille. Advanced navigation features allow quick movement around documents with natural, efficient hand movements for greater productivity. Read documents and e-mail, work with spreadsheets, and surf the Web � never moving your hands from the Braille display.

Freedom Scientific’s exclusive NAV rockers let you rapidly scroll by line, sentence, or paragraph, or pan through a document. Front-mounted selector buttons can be used in combination with panning buttons, rocker bars, and cursor router keys to select a block of text, page up or down, or move to the beginning or end of a document.

Select the firmness of the Braille display with VariBraille. When used with JAWS, the Focus 14 Blue supports our popular Braille Study Mode, an interactive tool for teaching and learning Braille.

The Focus 14 Blue comes in a specially designed protective carrying case that holds the unit firmly, so you can use it while it is slung from your neck. Pull it out to use on the desktop, and snap it back into place for use on the go.

Dimensions: 6.3″ x 3.2″ x 0.7″ (16cm x 8.2cm x 1.9 cm) 8.1 oz (230g)

Focus 40 Blue

The new Focus 40 Blue combines the latest Braille technology, the most user friendly keyboard and control layout, and both USB and Bluetooth connectivity in an extremely lightweight and compact design. Now 38% smaller, the Focus 40 Blue still has the same features that set it apart as a powerful Braille interface device.

Compatible IOS devices

The Focus 40 Blue works with any IOS device that supports Bluetooth and is running IOS version 4 or later. This includes most versions of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The Focus 14 Blue works with any device that supports Bluetooth and is running version 6 of IOS which was released in September of 2012.

Pairing the Focus with an IOS device

To establish a Bluetooth connection between the Focus and an Apple iOS device, such as the iPhone, do the following:

  1. Power on the Focus.
  2. On the iOS device, open Settings, then go to General, Bluetooth, and make sure Bluetooth is on. If you are using iOS 6, Bluetooth is in the main Settings screen.
  3. Double tap the Back button to return to General, then scroll to and double tap on Accessibility. If you are using iOS 6, double tapping the Back button will return you to Settings. You can then double tap General and then Accessibility.
  4. Scroll to and double tap VoiceOver to open the VoiceOver settings.
  5. Scroll to and double tap on Braille to open the Braille settings. The iOS device will start searching for a Braille display.
  6. Swipe one item past �Choose Braille Device�. This item will first say �Searching�. The Focus name will show here when it is found.
  7. Once the display is found, double tap on the name to open the pairing screen. On the iOS device, type 0000 then double tap the Done button, located in the upper right corner, to establish the connection.

Once the Focus has been paired, if you power on the display before taking the iOS device out of standby, the display will automatically connect. Remember to lock the device before turning off the Focus to ensure that braille auto detection works properly the next time you want to use Braille.

Keyboard help mode

Keyboard help mode lets you explore the functionality of the various buttons and commands on the Focus 14 or 40 Braille displays. Press K chord (dots 1 – 3 chord) to turn on keyboard help mode. Press any key or combination of keys on the display and VoiceOver speaks and Brailles what that key or combination does. For example, if you press the right rocker bar up, VoiceOver announces that it scrolls left one page. Press K chord again or press the left selector button to turn keyboard help mode off.

List of key assignments in IOS6

NOTE: A list of commands specific to IOS5 can be found in the Focus 14 and Focus 40 Blue commands for IOS document (PDF).

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How to stop turning pages when panning in braille on an iphone

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I am creating a mobile web page that is basically a big form with several text inputs.

However (at least on my Android cellphone), every time I click on some input the whole page zooms there, obscuring the rest of the page. Is there some HTML or CSS command to disable this kind of zoom on moble web pages?

How to stop turning pages when panning in braille on an iphone

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This should be everything you need:

For those of you late to the party, kgutteridge’s answer doesn’t work for me and Benny Neugebauer’s answer includes target-densitydpi (a feature that is being deprecated).

This however does work for me:

How to stop turning pages when panning in braille on an iphone

There are a number of approaches here- and though the position is that typically users should not be restricted when it comes to zooming for accessibility purposes, there may be incidences where is it required:

Render the page at the width of the device, dont scale:

Prevent scaling- and prevent the user from being able to zoom:

Removing all zooming, all scaling

Mobile browsers (most of them) require font-size in inputs to be 16px.

And since there is still no solution for initial issue, here’s a pure CSS solution.

solves the issue. So you don’t need to disable zoom and loose accessibility features of you site.

If your base font-size is not 16px or not 16px on mobiles, you can use media queries.

How to stop turning pages when panning in braille on an iphone

But please note that with Android 4.4 the property target-densitydpi is no longer supported. So for Android 4.4 and later the following is suggested as best practice:

Seems like just adding meta tags to index.html doesn’t prevent page from zooming. Adding below style will do the magic.

How to stop turning pages when panning in braille on an iphone

please try adding this meta-tag and style

How to stop turning pages when panning in braille on an iphone

Possible Solution for Web Apps: While zooming can not be disabled in iOS Safari anymore, it will be disabled when opening the site from a home screen shortcut.

Add these meta tags to declare your App as “Web App capable”:

However only use this feature if your app is self sustaining, as the forward/backward buttons and URL bar as well as the sharing options are disabled. (You can still swipe left and right though) This approach however enables quite the app like ux. The fullscreen browser only starts when the site is loaded from the homescreen. I also only got it to work after I included an apple-touch-icon-180×180.png in my root folder.

As a bonus, you probably also want to include a variant of this as well:

How to stop turning pages when panning in braille on an iphone

You can accomplish the task by simply adding the following ‘meta’ element into your ‘head’:

Adding all the attributes like ‘width’,’initial-scale’, ‘maximum-width’, ‘maximum-scale’ might not work. Therefore, just add the above element.

Please Add the Script to Disable pinch, tap, focus Zoom

How to stop turning pages when panning in braille on an iphone

How to stop turning pages when panning in braille on an iphone

The solution using a meta -tag did not work for me (tested on Chrome win10 and safari IOS 14.3), and I also believe that the concerns regarding accessibility, as mentioned by Jack and others, should be honored.

My solution is to disable zooming only on elements that are damaged by the default zoom.

I did this by registering event listeners for zoom-gestures and using event.preventDefault() to suppress the browsers default zoom-behavior.

This needs to be done with several events (touch gestures, mouse wheel and keys). The following snippet is an example for the mouse wheel and pinch gestures on touchpads:

How to detect touch gestures is described here:

I used this to keep the standard zooming behavior for most parts of my application and to define custom zooming-behavior on a canvas-element.

Ok simple question really. I stopped using Outlook, too buggy. I have naturally moved to Apple Mail. When adding an attachment like a picture, it shows up inline, in the body of the email. Several of my recipients have complained about this and even I don’t find it practical for many reasons.

I need a setting, a permanent one, that allows the attachment to not show inline, neither on my end nor on the recipient’s end.

The more I use Apple software, the more I realize it forces one to do things their way, and their way is surprisingly non-ergonomic sometimes. It’s “we know what’s good for you, too bad if you don’t like it”.

Am I missing something?

If not, moving to Thunderbird. Just want to make sure I haven’t missed a simple fix.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, iOS 11.3.1

Posted on May 11, 2018 5:00 AM

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@Barney, agree about Outlook, which is why I’m not using it anymore. My problem is with Apple Mail.

Thanks all, but none of the solutions are satisfying. They are skirting around a problem that apparently can’t be solved and mean more clicks before sending something. The opposite of what I’m looking for.

I’ll just move to another client, Thunderbird or Airmail. All of them do what I want to do (even Outlook).

May 11, 2018 12:46 PM

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Just zip the image prior to attaching it.

May 11, 2018 5:52 AM

Apple Mail will show the attachment where you insert it in your Mail compose view. No changing that.

The only option that you have for Window’s users is to click the paper clip icon in the Mail compose toolbar. The resultant File Chooser has an options button on it. Click that, and check Send Windows-Friendly Attachments. This will remain set across Mail invocations.

You have no control over how the Mail user agent on the recipient side presents attachments, beyond the second paragraph above.

You might consider setting up a new Exchange Account in Apple Mail, and give it the address of your MS Exchange server. Apple Mail will then make you a peer with other Exchange users, and you should also be able to see the Exchange Active Directory when entering recipient names in the compose To and Cc fields. Admittedly, the last time that I did this was in 2013 with Mountain Lion, but I had perfect integration with Windows users, and no one complained about attachment issues.