Alva BC640: Device keys for VoiceOver navigation

When using an Alva BC640 braille display and VoiceOver with iOS, you can use the following key commands to navigate.

Braille display key VoiceOver action
Router Row 1 Double-tap the selected item
Router Row 2 Double-tap the selected item
Status Router Row 1 Toggle expanded status description
Status Router Row 2 Toggle expanded status description
Smartpad Left Move to previous item
Smartpad Right Move to next item
Smartpad Up Move to previous item using rotor setting
Smartpad Down Move to next item using rotor setting
Smartpad Enter Select item under your finger
Smartpad 1 Activates the Home button
Smartpad 2 Goes to the Status bar
Smartpad 3 Activates a Back button if present
Smartpad 4 Pause or continue speech
eTouch 1 Pan braille to the left
eTouch 2 Move to previous item using rotor setting
eTouch 3 Pan braille to the right
eTouch 4 Move to next item using rotor setting
Thumb 1 Pan braille to the left
Thumb 2 Move to previous item using rotor setting
Thumb 3 Select item under your finger
Thumb 4 Move to next item using rotor setting
Thumb 5 Pan braille to the right

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At this time the Feature Pack Perkins keys are not supported. 

For the universal list of common commands, please refer to Common braille commands for VoiceOver.

To ensure that your braille display is using the correct table, please make sure that you have the most recent version of iOS installed.

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