[Nfbmo] FW: [Tapinternet] Focus Braille display bug in iOS 10.2

Roger Crome rogerc at lifecilmo.org
Mon Dec 12 22:27:14 UTC 2016

Hello Everyone,
Please see the below information from Missouri Assistive Technology regarding IOS and the Focus 40 braille displays.

From: Tapinternet [mailto:tapinternet-bounces at lists.mo.gov] On Behalf Of Brenda Whitlock
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 3:51 PM
To: tapinternet at lists.mo.gov
Subject: [Tapinternet] Focus Braille display bug in iOS 10.2
Importance: High

For those of you who use a Focus Braille display or train people on one, we suggest holding off on downloading the iOS 10.2 that came out today.  Thanks Jim and Scott for sharing the following important info:
Accessibility Bugs Introduced in iOS 10.2

  *   Users of the Freedom Scientific Focus line of braille displays may experience issues pairing their display with devices running iOS 10.2. The information we have available to us suggests that this issue primarily affects users who attempt to re-pair a Focus display which has previously been un-paired from the same iOS device, although in our testing it was also impossible to pair a Focus display for the first time when running iOS 10.2. It is our understanding that Focus displays paired before updating to iOS 10.2 should continue to work correctly. This issue was apparently discovered very late in the beta cycle, and Apple has assured us that a fix is in the works and will be released in the near future. In the meantime, we recommend that you do not upgrade to iOS 10.2 if you use a Focus braille display and have a use case which may require you to un-pair and re-pair the display, or if you may need to pair a Focus display for the first time before Apple releases a fix. At the time of posting, we believe that the Focus line of displays are the only displays affected by this issue; in addition to the Focus 14 Blue and Focus 40 Blue, the models we were able to test under iOS 10.2 include the Braille Edge, Braille Sense, Refreshabraille, VarioUltra, and Brailliant.

Brenda Whitlock
TAP for Internet Coordinator/iCanConnect - MO DeafBlind Equipment Program
Missouri Assistive Technology
1501 NW Jefferson St.
Blue Springs, MO  64015
(816) 655-6700 - Main Phone
(816) 655-6706 - Direct Phone
(816) 655-6711 - TTY
(816) 655-6710 - Fax
brenda.whitlock at att.net<mailto:brenda.whitlock at att.net>

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