Quick Tip: A Workaround for the Bluetooth Keyboard Problem Introduced in iOS 7.1

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In this podcast, David Woodbridge briefly discusses the bug introduced in iOS 7.1 which causes problems for VoiceOver users when trying to use a Bluetooth keyboard. He then describes a temporary workaround which should improve things somewhat until Apple fixes the bug.
 
This post in the AppleVis forum provides more information on the bug and the workaround: Avoiding BT keyboard issues in iOS 7.1
 

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Quick Tip: A Workaround for the Bluetooth Keyboard

I have a classroom full of IOS devices and with the new 7.1 update, it has introduced many problems with Bluetooth keyboards. It has caused a great deal of frustration because the keyboards do not work properly. I have been turning off the keyboards and back on again to get them to work for a short period of time. It has been very frustrating to say the least. I was very pleased to see your post about issuing the VO command to clear up many of the problems we are having. Thank you so much! I have learned my lesson with this update. I will be backing up my devices before updating for now on. Thank you for sharing your work-around. My students and I very much appreciate it. Does the issue look like it is going to be cleared up in the next update?
Thank you,
Keith

All I ksn os apple are aware

All I ksn os apple are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. Weather it will be in a minor or major update is not known at this time.

I have just purchased a

I have just purchased a bluetooth keyboard so I am most grateful for the temporary solution provided to the IOS 7.1 issues.