[BCAB] dictation with GBoard

Kerry Fielding littlemisslovely1973 at me.com
Wed Mar 7 12:25:16 GMT 2018


Hi Graham.


Interestingly, a new version of GBoard came out yesterday.  I haven't 
tried it out yet.


Kerry


On 07/03/2018 11:51, Graham Page wrote:
> I have emailed them and got the following response back.  As far as I can
> tell though, this relates to getting siri to work rather than GBoard.
>
> Regards
>
> Graham
>
> Hi Graham,
>
> Thank you for contacting the Google disability support team!
>
> I am happy to assist you here. To start voice dictation in Gboard try
> following the steps below:
>
> 1.	Enable voice dictation: Go to your Settings, then General then
> keyboard. Navigate down in the keyboards option until you hear VoiceOver
> saying "Enable Dictation". Make sure it is turned on.
>
> 2.	Now open Gboard on your phone wherever you wish to type. Once Gboard
> opens up, swipe using VoiceOver until you hear "Dictate" button. You can
> double tap on that button and start voice dictation.
>
> Do let us know if the above steps don't work for you, we'll be happy to
> assist you further.
>
> Hope it helps! For additional accessibility related questions, please
> continue to contact us at disability-support-external at google.com.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Sarah
> Accessibility Product Support
> disability-support-external at google.com
> Monday-Friday 8am-5pm PST
>
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>
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Graham Page <gpage at useit.plus.com> wrote:
> Hello.  My name is Graham Page and I am a blind person.  On the IPhone I use
> voiceover, but I use GBoard to dictate as google's dictation accuracy is
> somewhat better than Siri.
>   
> I used to do this by making sure that GBoard was the default keyboard being
> used on the IPhone  then double tapping the space bar and holding for a
> couple of seconds.  When I let go it says something like Voice Input started
> and then I could speak.
>   
> Since updating GBoard, I find that double tapping and holding on space no
> longer works.  How do I start dictation with the latest version of GBoard
> running on IOS 11.2.6?
>   
> Regards
>   
> Graham
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kerry Fielding [mailto:littlemisslovely1973 at me.com]
> Sent: 06 March 2018 14:07
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] dictation with GBoard
>
> Cheers.
>
>
> I emailed them about something totally different today so I'm waiting
> for an answer.
>
>
> Kerry
>
>
> On 05/03/2018 14:43, Graham Page wrote:
>> Quite possibly yes.
>>
>> I found the email address on Blind Cool Tech and I've emailed them.  I'll
>> let you know if I get anything back useful from them.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Graham
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Kerry Fielding [mailto:littlemisslovely1973 at me.com]
>> Sent: 05 March 2018 13:31
>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] dictation with GBoard
>>
>> Is this one for the google accessibility help desk?
>>
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>>
>> On 05/03/2018 12:46, Graham Page wrote:
>>> Hi Kerry.
>>>
>>> Thanks for this.  GBoard used to work but clearly it doesn't now.
>>>
>>> I'd like to know whether the dictation feature has been removed  or
>> whether it has just become inaccessible.
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> Graham
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Kerry Fielding [mailto:littlemisslovely1973 at me.com]
>>> Sent: 05 March 2018 11:25
>>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] dictation with GBoard
>>>
>>> Hi Graham.
>>>
>>>
>>> I installed this the other day as I'd heard all about it and your problem
>> prompted me to.  i am having the same problem so frankly, it seems it was
> a
>> bit of a waste of time for me also.
>>> Kerry
>>>
>>>
>>> On 05/03/2018 10:02, Graham Page wrote:
>>>> Hi all.
>>>>
>>>>      
>>>>
>>>> I asked this question a while ago and no one replied so I'll try
>>>> again in case someone out there has had the same problem as me.
>>>>
>>>>      
>>>>
>>>> I used to use GBoard on the IPhone for dictation.  It's not quite as
>>>> slick as using Siri but it's more accurate.
>>>>
>>>>      
>>>>
>>>> Since updating Gboard a short while ago, I can't dictate anymore.  I
>>>> used to double tap and hold on the space bar but this no longer seems
>>>> to work.  Is this a problem at my end or is anyone else having a similar
>> problem?
>>>>      
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>>
>>>>      
>>>>
>>>> Graham
>>>>
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