Use a Baum Pronto! display with VoiceOver on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

When using your Baum Pronto! braille display with VoiceOver on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can use the following device-specific keys.

The following device-specific key commands can be used on these displays:

  • Baum Pronto! 18

  • Baum Pronto! 40

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

Joystick Left or D1

Move to next item

Joystick Right or D4

Scroll left one page

D2 + D4 + D6

Scroll right one page

D1 + D3 + D5

Scroll up one page

D3 + D4 + D5 + D6

Scroll down one page

D1 + D4 + D5 + D6

Activates the Home button

F1 or D1 + D2 + D5

Go to the Status Bar

F2 or D2 + D3 + D4

Go to Notification Center

D4 + D6

Go to Control Center

D2 + D5

Activates Back button if present

F3 or D1 + D2

Move to the first item

D1 + D2 + D3

Move to the last item

D4 + D5 + D6

Speak page number or rows being displayed

D3 + D4


VoiceOver action

Display key

Move to previous item using rotor setting

Joystick Up or D3

Move to next item using rotor setting

Joystick Down or D6

Select previous rotor setting

D2 + D3

Select next rotor settng

D5 + D6


VoiceOver action

Display key

Double-tap selected item


Select item under your finger

Joystick Press or D3 + D6

Activates the Volume Up button

D3 + D4 + D5

Activates the Volume Down button

D1 + D2 + D6

Activates the Eject key

D1 + D4 + D6

Activates the Delete key

D1 + D4 + D5

Activates the Return key

D1 + D5

Activates the Tab key

D2 + D3 + D4 + D5

Activates the Shift and Tab keys

D1 + D2 + D5 + D6


D1 + D3 + D4 + D6


D1 + D4


D1 + D2 + D3 + D6


D1 + D3 + D5 + D6


D2 + D3 + D4 + D6

Select Text

D2 + D5 + D6

Select All

D2 + D3 + D5 + D6

Unselect Text

D2 + D3 + D5

Toggle screen curtain on or off

D1 + D2 + D3 + D4 + D5 + D6

Set custom label

D1 + D2 + D3 + D4 + D6

Start VoiceOver help

D1 + D3


VoiceOver action

Display key

Pause or continue speech

F4 or D1 + D2 + D3 + D4

Page read starting at selected item

D1 + D2 + D3 + D5

Page read starting at the top

D2 + D4 + D5 + D6

Toggle speech on and off

D1 + D3 + D4


VoiceOver action

Display key

Toggle expanded status description

Status Router

Pan braille to the left


Pan braille to the right


Toggle announcement history

D1 + D3 + D4 + D5

Cycle through the available braille output modes

D1 + D2 + D4 + D5

Cycle through available braille input modes

D2 + D3 + D6

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

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