entering passwords using braille on screen

Braille on Apple Products

So I have a password with both letters and numbers. The problem is that my password is letters and numbers and I don't know how to enter those because iOs assumes that I want to type numbers when switching to letters. Is there a workaround?ts



Submitted by Remy on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

This is a very good question, and one which I have as well. Furthermore, I also use special characters, such as @ and !. How in the world does one pull this off?

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Someone else will have to correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you have to enter a numeric termination sign before you enter letters again. I don't have the cheat sheet in front of me, but I think it is dots 5-6 then dot 1. You might do a search for the UEB braille code reference.

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

I don't know if you do this or not, but I usually enter passwords in Grade 1 braille.

Submitted by Humberto Avila on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hello, Firstly, you can in fact enter alphanumeric passwords using Braille screen input. I do it all the time. All my passwords are like that.
Which Braille table / country setting do you use? In UEB, it is so much easier to do this. To enter letters, all you do is the letter sign, dods 5,6. For example if you type in the passphrase 123b8 you obviously would need to enter the number sign, dots 3,4,5,6, before number 1. The trrick is, after the 3, to enter the letter B, you put in the letter sign in front of it, and for the number 8, you precede it with the number sign again. This is just how the UEB rules are set up and already are built-in to VoiceOver.
Also, because of the way VoiceOver functions in these 'secure text fields' when entering passwords, it will not say anything that you are brailling. It is just best to walk by faith, and if possible, do not use Braille contractions in your passwords, or just switch to 'six dot' in your Braille screen input by swiping down with three fingers. VoiceOver will still get you the 'click' sounds as you braille the password, though, and the letter rules above still apply.
Hope this helps you a bit.

Submitted by Eileen on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

I also use the number sign and letter sign to enter mixed passwords. I set the braille input and output settings to match so I know that I can type punctuation in braille the same way it is displayed on the braille display. I set the virtual US standard keyboard to display just in case I can't type in the pass word using the virtual braille keyboard. I also use the Apple keychain for all my web and app passwords. Sometimes it is easier to setup the password in settings where I can see the text of the password. The password prompt appears right above the letter e on the virtual US standard keyboard. I'm not sure how to access the password suggestions from the braille display,. I have to dismiss the virtual braille keyboard to use the auto fill password suggestions.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Using swedish braille.