Are you a braille user who doesn't use speech? Would you like to be able to fully control your iOS device? Instead of having to first press the Home button on your iPhone, would you like to be able to just take out your portable braille display, press some keys and start controlling the iPhone? Does it annoy you when you're in the middle of writing a text or an email or taking notes and have to reach for the iPhone to press the Home button, just because you've paused too long so the iPhone is locked? Have you noticed that one can 'wake up' the iPhone by pressing the cursor keys on bluetooth keyboards, and have you perhaps wondered why something similar is not possible with braille displays?
Well, this could be done! It would require only small changes in the software. If the iPhone did not disconnect from the braille display when it is locked, we would be able to use a braille display instead of always having to press some button on the iOS device! Wouldn't that be great? Wouldn't it make controlling your iPhone with your braille display much more easy and convenient?
We can bring this to the attention of Apple's accessibility department (perhaps posting here helps too). And who knows – when the next iOS update comes along, we may be able to really fully control our iOS devices with our braille displays.
To 'increase the likelihood' that Apple will take notice of this suggestion, we can email firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> . I've already done that (and got a response saying that they'll 'pass' my suggestion 'on to the appropriate people') and I hope others will too! Imagine how cool it would be if this was fixed! And sending them a quick email doesn't take much time, right?
Thank you so much!