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Alva BC680: Device keys for VoiceOver navigation

When using an Alva BC680 braille display and VoiceOver with iOS, you can use the following key commands to navigate.

Braille display keyVoiceOver action
Router Row 1Double-tap the selected item
Router Row 2Double-tap the selected item
Status Router Row 1Toggle expanded status description
Status Router Row 2Toggle expanded status description
Left Smartpad LeftMove to previous item
Left Smartpad RightMove to next item
Left Smartpad UpMove to previous item using rotor setting
Left Smartpad DownMove to next item using rotor setting
Left Smartpad EnterSelect the item under your finger
Right Smartpad LeftMove to previous item
Right Smartpad RightMove to next item
Right Smartpad UpMove to previous item using rotor setting
Right Smartpad DownMove to next item using rotor setting
Right Smartpad EnterSelect item under your finger
Left Smartpad 1Activates the Home button
Left Smartpad 2Goes to the status bar
Left Smartpad 3Activates a Back button if present
Left Smartpad 4Pause or continue speech
Right Smartpad 1Activates the Home button
Right Smartpad 2Goes to the status bar
Right Smartpad 3Activates a Back button if present
Right Smartpad 4Pause or continue speech
eTouch 1Pan braille to the left
eTouch 2Move to previous item using rotor setting
eTouch 3Pan braille to the right
eTouch 4Move to next item using rotor setting
Thumb 1Select the item under your finger
Thumb 2Pan braille to the left
Thumb 3Pan braille to the left
Thumb 4Pan braille to the left
Thumb 5Pan braille to the left
Thumb 6Pan braille to the right
Thumb 7Pan braille to the right
Thumb 8Pan braille to the right
Thumb 9Pan braille to the right
Thumb 10Select the item under your finger

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.

Last Modified: Aug 12, 2014
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