Yikes! Apple really dropped the ball with this one! I'm not part of the beta
program, and I only have one current enough iOS device that could even run it,
so I'm not sure how much help I could realistically be. If there's anything
non-beta iOS users can do, would you let us know?
> On Feb 7, 2018, at 9:43 PM, M. Taylor <mk...@ucla.edu> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> As a follow-up to Malcolm's beta software notice, Sieghard sent me a very
> compelling email, off-list explaining the details of the iOS 11.3 beta
> software Music app VoiceOver accessibility bug.
> After reading Sieghard's email, I believe this current bug is significant
> enough to be posted to the list if for no other reason than to request that
> all beta testers send feedback on this, immediately..
> So, rather than paraphrasing Sieghard's email, I am going to paste it in,
> after my signature, for everyone to read.
> Please follow Sieghard's feedback suggestions if you wish to participate in
> a solution. Discussing it here, on the list, will not result in any change
> as this is still a beta release.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sieghard Weitzel
> Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 8:59 PM
> To: mk...@ucla.edu
> Subject: RE: Serious bug in music app in latest beta of iOS 11.3
> Hi Mark,
> Sending this to you. I thought Malcolm might get into minor trouble for
> posting this. However, I am glad he did. I just upgraded to public beta 2 of
> iOS 11.3 and while I am glad I can use Skype again (it crashed each time I
> tried to open it in the initial 11.3 release) this music bug is pretty
> unbelieveable. I just opened the Music app and Malcolm is correct, Voiceover
> reads only "button" and it will then try to identify the text and usually
> succeed, e.g. if I am in my library it will say "possible text playlist" or
> "possible text artist" etc. When I tapped where it said "Artist" it
> continues to read all artists displayed as "button" and again it will
> usually identify by saying, for example, "possible text Air Supply". Of
> course if you go into Air Supply it also doesn't speak the albums and the
> songs and you often have to swipe right and back left before it will
> identify the text so it's all very frustrating and currently I would call
> the Music 95% inaccessible because of this.
> I just submitted a bug report via the Feedback app so hopefully other beta
> testers will do so and hopefully Apple will therefore fix this sooner rather
> than later. It would be a shame if iOS 11.3 were released to the public with
> that bug, if that is the case people need to be warned.
> I think given the situation maybe you could post something, tell people to
> please not reply, but ask anybody who is an iOS 11.3 public beta tester to
> check this out and to submit Feedback using the Feedback app. The Feedback
> app is very accessible and pretty easy to use. There is no point sending
> emails to Apple Accessibility, it's beta software and at least in the past
> they don't like to receive beta related feedback.
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