Hi,

Unfortunately, I have no idea why this would happen. Have you tried calling 
Apple Accessibility?

Best,
Anna



> On Sep 19, 2016, at 5:11 PM, Chris Chaffin <chaffin102...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello Anna,
> 
> I have been having trouble writing text messages with the on screen braille 
> keyboard since iOS 8, and I have not found a solution yet.
> Now, I will say that I do not have trouble with the on screen braille 
> keyboard anywhere else, just in the messages app.  This is what happens.
> 
> * I first open messages, then open the conversation screen for who I want to 
> send the message too.
> * I go down to the bottom of the screen and double tap on the message field 
> to type my message.
> * I turn my rotor to braille input and hold my phone in landscape mode, 
> getting ready to type.
> * When I try typing on the on screen braille keyboard, nothing happens.  As 
> soon as I turn my phone back to portrait mode, I hear a beep like sound, and 
> when I check, I find out that a message was recorded, and the beep was it 
> ending.
> 
> It seems that somehow by putting the phone in landscape mode to type, 
> activates the recording button, and then putting it back in portrait mode 
> turns off the recording button.
> I have tried it with portrait mode locked, and unlocked.  I have no idea why 
> the recording button is being activated, and I know this is strange, but I 
> can not find a solution or work around.
> 
> If you have any ideas of a possible solution, it would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Chris
> 
> 
> On Sep 19, 2016, at 1:36 PM, Woody Anna Dresner <wadres...@att.net 
> <mailto:wadres...@att.net>> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Bob,
>> 
>> Make sure Handwriting isn't on. You should be able to have both on, but if 
>> you're not using it, maybe getting it out of the way will help. Go to 
>> Settings/General/Accessibility/VoiceOver/Rotor, and make sure Handwriting 
>> isn't selected.
>> 
>> Also, make sure you're in the message body, not digital touch.
>> 
>> I hope that helps. I routinely use onscreen braille input to write text 
>> messages, so it can definitely be done.
>> 
>> Best,
>> Anna
>> 
>> 
>>> On Sep 19, 2016, at 12:24 PM, Robert Hill <molliesda...@icloud.com 
>>> <mailto:molliesda...@icloud.com>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hello all, 
>>> 
>>> I have an issue when trying to compose an iMessage when attempting to use 
>>> braille screen input. 
>>> After I select the recipient of my iMessage, I go to the body and use the 
>>> rotor to move to braille screen input. 
>>> My phone says braille screen input, and I need to change to landscape to 
>>> use BSI. 
>>> But then I hear about a handwriting area, and I can't use BSI, the area is 
>>> all about handwriting. 
>>> If I flip my phone back to portrait mode, I can use the onscreen keyboard 
>>> just fine. 
>>> 
>>> Any suggestions for a work around? 
>>> 
>>> Bob Hill
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Sent from Bob's Braille Sentce U2
>>> 
>>> Sent from Bob's Braille Sentce U2 
>>> 
>>> 
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