Use a Humanware BrailleNote Apex display with VoiceOver

When using your Humanware BrailleNote Apex braille display with VoiceOver on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can use the following device-specific keys to navigate.

The commands listed in this article work the following displays:

  • BrailleNote Apex BT (18,32)

  • BrailleNote Apex QT (18,32)

To ensure that your braille display uses the correct table, make sure that you have the latest version of iOS.


VoiceOver action

Display key

Move to previous item

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Move to next item

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Activates the Home button

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VoiceOver action

Display key

Double-tap the selected item


Activates the Eject key

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Activates the Delete key

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Activates the Return key

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Toggle Screen Curtain on and off

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VoiceOver action

Display key

Toggle expanded status description

Status Router

Pan braille to the left

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Pan braille to the right

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Refer to Common Braille commands for VoiceOver for a universal list of commands.

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