Use a Baum VarioUltra display with VoiceOver

When using your Baum VarioUltra braille display with VoiceOver on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can use these device-specific keys.

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

  • Baum VarioUltra 20

  • Baum VarioUltra 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

Move to the first item

D1 + D2 + D3

Move to the last item

D4 + D5 + D6

Go to the Status bar

D2 + D3 + D4

Go to Notification Center

D4 + D6

Go to Control Center

D2 + D5

Activates the Back button if present

D1 + D2


VoiceOver action

Display key

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


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 setting

D5 + D6


VoiceOver action

Display key

Double-tap selected item


Select item under your finger

Joystick Press or D3 + D6

Activates the Home button

D1 + D2 + D5

Activates the Delete key

D1 + D4 + D5

Activates the Return key

D1 + D5

Activates the Volume Up button

D3 + D4 + D5

Activates the Volume Down button

D1 + D2 + D6

Activates the Eject key

D1 + D4 + D6


VoiceOver action

Display key

Read page starting at selected item

D1 + D2 + D3 + D5

Read page starting at the top

D2 + D4 + D5 + D6

Speak page number or rows being displayed

D3 + D4


VoiceOver action

Display key

Select all

D2 + D3 + D5 + D6

Select text

D2 + D5 + D6

Unselect text

D2 + D3 + D5


D2 + D3 + D4 + D5

Shift Tab

D1 + D2 + D5 + D6


D1 + D3 + D4 + D6


D1 + D4


D1 + D2 + D3 + D6


D1 + D3 + D5 + D6


D2 + D3 + D4 + D6

Change an item's label

D1 + D2 + D3 + D4 + D6


VoiceOver action

Display key

Toggle Screen Curtain on and off

D1 + D2 + D3 + D4 + D5 + D6

Pause or continue speech

D1 + D2 + D3 + D4

Toggle speech on or off

D1 + D3 + D4

Start VoiceOver help

D1 + D3


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

Next output mode

D1 + D2 + D4 + D5

Next input mode

D2 + D3 + D6

Learn more

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

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