1. chris800's Avatar
    Hi all,
    I am thinking about getting a q10 because of its physical keyboard.
    However, I have a question.
    Is anyone here running the latest 10.2 and is willing to see if the Blackberry screen reader works?
    Think you turn it on with tripple pressing the Power button.
    Are you willing to try if the screen reader reads out the menus as you navigate them as well as when typing text using the physical keyboard?
    Im visually impaired so I just want to know and I can't try it as of now.
    Many thanks!
    11-18-13 12:51 PM
  2. chewblock's Avatar
    I have Q10 running on 10.2.1 leak and I just tried screen reader for the first time to see what it actually does. It does work fairly good in my opinion. You can activate/deactivate screen reader mode by pressing power button 3 times. I simply tapped one of my e-mail message with screen reader on and it reads out to you. You can also adjust the volume, speed and etc. Oh and to your questions, yes it reads out the menus as you touch the icon and as well as when you write an e-mail.
    11-18-13 01:17 PM
  3. chris800's Avatar
    I have Q10 running on 10.2.1 leak and I just tried screen reader for the first time to see what it actually does. It does work fairly good in my opinion. You can activate/deactivate screen reader mode by pressing power button 3 times. I simply tapped one of my e-mail message with screen reader on and it reads out to you. You can also adjust the volume, speed and etc. Oh and to your questions, yes it reads out the menus as you touch the icon and as well as when you write an e-mail.
    Hi,
    Many thanks for your replying back and for your testing!
    The physical qwerty keyboard, does it also have physical Arrow keys?
    If you open up the web browser, does it also read?
    And at last, where can one find the latest 10.2 build?
    Once again, many thanks!
    11-18-13 02:57 PM
  4. chewblock's Avatar
    I don't think it has physical arrow keys but yes, if you open up a browser and simply tap a sentence, it will read out to you. You can find the link to leaked OS 10.2.1 in BlackBerry Legacy OS section in the forum.

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    11-18-13 03:07 PM
  5. chewblock's Avatar
    11-18-13 03:10 PM
  6. chris800's Avatar
    Many thanks for that.
    Could you also please have a look at:
    BlackBerry Screen Reader gestures - User Guide - BlackBerry Z30 Smartphone - 10.2
    These are the gestures for the screen reader on the Z30, but if you don't mind, try some of these on the Q10 and see if there are any conflicts.
    Many thanks!
    11-19-13 09:53 AM
  7. chewblock's Avatar
    I couldn't try all of the gestures but some don't work and some do. However I found this for Q10 screen reader and they work pretty good.
    http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartp...1227723667.jsp

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    11-19-13 11:15 AM
  8. chris800's Avatar
    Many thanks for trying it out!
    So if I understand, the gestures for the Q10 seems to work?
    You said some gestures didn't work, were it the gestures for the z30?
    Does the screen reader seem to be responsive?
    And at last, where can one find instructions on how to update the q10 to the latest 10.2?
    11-19-13 01:17 PM
  9. chewblock's Avatar
    Many thanks for trying it out!
    So if I understand, the gestures for the Q10 seems to work?
    You said some gestures didn't work, were it the gestures for the z30?
    Does the screen reader seem to be responsive?
    And at last, where can one find instructions on how to update the q10 to the latest 10.2?
    All the gestures work for Q10 and some of gestures that didn't work that was for Z30.

    You can go to the link that I've provided you before and all you got to do is download the leak from that link, back-up your device using BlackBerry link, install your leak, restore your device with back-up and you're done!!

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    11-19-13 02:51 PM

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