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Recent News and Views Apple Releases iOS 11.3; Bringing New Features, Enhancements and Bug Fixes By AppleVis | March 29, 2018
Apple has today released iOS 11.3 to the public. In addition to some new features and enhancements, this release also brings a number of improvements for blind and low vision users.
Accessibility Improvements in iOS 11.3
In iOS 11.3, Apple has made continued progress towards addressing the accessibility bugs in iOS 11. Based on our testing, we believe the following issues have been resolved in iOS 11.3:
VoiceOver once again consistently and correctly announces the number of items on Home Screen badges (such as with the Messages app).
Accessing the VoiceOver Actions menu on Lock Screen notifications is once again consistent and reliable.
In the list of recent calls in the Phone app, VoiceOver once again announces which phone (Mobile, Home, Work, etc.) the call was to/from.
When bluetooth is enabled, but no device connected, the bluetooth icon in the Status Bar no longer confusingly reports via VoiceOver feedback “Bluetooth Connected”. VoiceOver now says “bluetooth on.”
On the Now Playing screen of the native Music app, VoiceOver no longer finds and speaks elements which are not visually present on this screen.
At the time of posting, we are unaware of any new bugs or regressions for blind or low vision users in iOS 11.3. However, as we always stress, it is impossible for us to test all devices; configurations; and use cases—so there may be improvements or regressions that we did not identify during the beta cycle. With this in mind, please do let us know in the comments of any fixes; enhancements; or regressions that you find in your own testing of iOS 11.3.
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