04-01-2014 08:22 PM
I want to love BB 10 OS & my Z10. I am proud to put my phone on the table with all the iPhone fanboys and let them know they are slavish drones! But I stumbled into a major design flaw today and I want to nuke my Z10!
Maybe I'm just nervous, but I must have pressed the Lock button 3 times. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz clicking her heals. The next thing I know the phone is talking to me. Thus ensues 2 hrs of maximum frustration There is ABSOLUTELY NO SCREEN SUPPORT that tells me I'm in Accessibilty mode. A simple message: "Press Lock 3 Times to Exit Accissibility Mode" would have helped immensely.
The operation of the phone becomes100% inscrutible. I later learn that this mode is for the visually impaired. I would like to know what testing was done with people who needed this 'feature?' Close your eyes and tell me it helps! It only stumbles, stammers, fails to respond! I later learned with a call to the ever-helpful T-Mobile support people that a three finger swipe at precise angles, velocity and incredible accuracy has a PRAYER or reversing this mode. OMG! I was going to drive to a T-Mobile store or the hospital emergency room after the hara-kiri I was sure would be more humane than this devil spawn of a BETA FEATURE!!
PLEASE: make the triple lock press a DEFAULT OFF function for accessibility. If you are visually impared it would be a purposeful selection that would require assistance anyway. DON'T MAKE IT THE DEFAULT! And for heaven's sake make disabling/reversing it obvious. Who could possibly imagine that three finger swipes or triple clicks (seriously??) would be natural UI features?
I want to love BB, but this really crashes my party
04-02-2014 04:38 AM
Pressing the power button three times enables Screen Reader Beta in Accessibility Mode, you must have also confirmed Confirmation Message (default On) to accidentally have gone into that mode.