Humanware Brailliant: Device keys for VoiceOver navigation

When using a Humanware Brailliant braille display with VoiceOver in iOS, you can use the following device-specific key commands to navigate.

Braille display key VoiceOver action
Router Double-tap the selected item
Status Router Toggle expanded status description
Joystick Left Move to previous item
Joystick Right Move to next item
Joystick Up Move to previous item using rotor setting
Joystick Down Move to next item using rotor setting
Joystick Press Select item under your finger
D1 Move to previous item
D4 Move to next item
D3 Move to previous item using rotor setting
D6 Move to next item using rotor setting
D2 + D3 Select previous rotor setting
D5 + D6 Select next rotor setting
D1 + D2 + D3 Move to the first element
D4 + D5 + D6 Move to the last element
D1 + D2 + D3 + D5 Read page starting at selected item
D2 + D4 + D5 + D6 Read page starting at the top
D1 + D2 + D5 Activates the Home button
D2 + D3 + D4 Goes to the status bar
D3 + D4 + D5 Activates the Volume Up button
D1 + D2 + D6 Activates the Volume Down button
D1 + D2 Activates the Back button if present
D3 + D4 Activates the Eject key
D1 + D4 + D5 Activates the Delete key
D1 + D5 Activates the Return key
D2 + D3 + D4 + D5 Activates the Tab key
D1 + D2 + D3 + D4 + D5 + D6 Toggle Screen Curtain on and off
D1 + D2 + D3 + D4 Pause or continue speech
D1 + D3 + D4 Toggle speech on and off
D2 + D4 + D6 Scroll left one page
D1 + D3 + D5 Scroll right one page
D2 + D3 + D6 Deselect text
D3 + D5 + D6 Select text
D2 Pan Braille to the left
D5 Pan Braille to the right

D4 + D6

Goes to Notification Center

D2 + D5

Goes to Control Center

D1 + D3 + D4 + D5 Toggle announcement history
D1 + D2 + D4 + D5 Switch between contracted and uncontracted Braille

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These commands apply to the following models of the Humanware Brailliant line: Brailliant 24, Brailliant 32, Brailliant 40, Brailliant 64, and Brailliant 80.

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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