I am a very serious writer, and have been for many years. I primarily write using my PC, but now that I have an Iphone and Ipad, I would really like to write in a more mobile capacity. I haven't had this opportunity since the days of the Braille Lite long ago. I've used pages and Microsoft Word, plus tried Voice Dream writer. I can almost get the latter to do what I want, but I can't import Word files, which is a deal breaker. I do want to be able to import formatted documents, and also format documents myself.
My issues are two fold:
1. I don't mind using a braille display/Bluetooth keyboard for typing, but I have a problem: text navigation. Simply put, I can't seem to read and navigate by paragraph. it's just characters, lines and words in the voiceover router. That really makes it difficult to navigate longer paragraphs to get to where I need to go quickly. I'm really used to that on the PC. I know with a Bluetooth keyboard there is a reading by paragraph keystroke, but in both Pages and Word, I find it incredibly unreliable. It often skips entire paragraphs, or reads only part of a paragraph.
2. using the router to read by line. This happens in lots of different apps; anything from word and pages, to even Safari. What happens is I'll read by line, and voiceover will cut off maybe the first letter or two of the line. When I look at the voiceover cursor, I can even see that letter is not within the cursor bounds. If I flick or arrow up, it works, but when I do it down, it doesn't. Makes reading really hard let me tell you.
3. MBraille. Simply put, the app doesn't work on my Ipad when using it as a third party keyboard. The interface comes up, but there are no dots present to type on in any of the orientations. Voiceover just acts either as though it's not there by reading the elements it would normally read, or as if there is nothing there at all, by beeping as if ... there was nothing recognizable underneath my finger. The regular Ios braille keyboard works pretty well, but I generally prefer MBraille because it announces misspelled words. Are there any fixes for this? Anyone encountered similar issues? Also, similar issues happen on my Iphone 6S plus.
Thanks for reading all this. I hope someone will know something.