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American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Refreshabraille 18: Device keys for VoiceOver navigation

When using the American Printing House (APH) Refreshabraille 18 braille display and VoiceOver with iOS, you can use the following key commands to navigate.

Braille display keyVoiceOver action
RouterDouble-tap the selected item
Status RouterToggle expanded status description
Joystick LeftMove to previous item
Joystick RightMove to next item
Joystick UpMove to previous item using rotor setting
Joystick DownMove to next item using rotor setting
Joystick PressSelect item under your finger
LeftPan braille to the left
RightPan braille to the right
PowerActivates a Back button if present


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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Last Modified: Aug 12, 2014
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