Re: Comments on Voice Changes in Latest Update
I admit that adjusting this setting would likely solve the problem. However, I don't wish to do this as I have my iPhone set to raise the pitch when I encounter or type a capitalized letter. With screen readers, a sudden voice change usually means there
is a unique change to the letter or text which is being announced. As an example, with most screen readers, at least on Windows, raising the pitch of a character indicates that the character is capitalized. With JAWS, you could adjust the pitch to be lower
than your default voice pitch if, let's say, the text is underlined or if the text is being read with the JAWS cursor and not the PC cursor. In other words, changes in the synthesizer's voice usually means that there's something different or unique about that
text which the user is being alerted to. With this new change in Flicktype, I am unaware as to what is different or unique about what I am typing or the messages indicating that I'm switching into numbers mode. It just doesn't make sense to me and it no longer
mirrors or mimics the experience of using the standard iOS keyboard while manually entering text, which is something I always appreciated about Flicktype. As I mentioned in a previous message, I feel this change should either be reverted or the user should
have an option to enable it.
David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com
On 7/31/2018 2:35 AM, Shawn Krasniuk via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi David. Why don't you toggle use pitch change off in settings in Voiceover? I have this off and I'm not experiencing the voice changes in FlickType. I'd rather Voiceover beep than raise pitch for capital letters.