Use a Humanware Brailliant BI display with VoiceOver

When using your Humanware Brailliant BI display with VoiceOver on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can use the following device-specific key commands to navigate.

You can use the following commands with Humanware Brailliant BI 32 and Brailliant BI 40 models. To ensure that your display uses the correct table, make sure that you have the latest version of iOS.


VoiceOver action

Display key

Move to previous item

Up or C1

Move to next item

Down or C4

Move to the first item

C1 + C2 + C3

Move to the last item

C4 + C5 + C6

Go to the Status bar

C2 + C3 + C4

Go to Notification Center

C4 + C6

Go to Control Center

C2 + C5

Activates the Back button if present

C1 + C2


VoiceOver action

Display key

Scroll left one page

C2 + C4 + C6

Scroll right one page

C1 + C3 + C5

Scroll up one page

C3 + C4 + C5 + C6

Scroll down one page

C1 + C4 + C5 + C6


VoiceOver action

Display key

Move to previous item using rotor setting

Up + Left or C3

Move to next item using rotor setting

Right + Down or C6

Select previous rotor setting

C2 + C3

Select next rotor setting

C5 + C6


VoiceOver action

Display key

Double-tap selected item


Select item under your finger

C3 + C6

Activates the Home button

C1 + C2 + C5

Activates the Delete key

C1 + C4 + C5

Activates the Return key

C1 + C5

Activates the Volume Up button

C3 + C4 + C5

Activates the Volume Down button

C1 + C2 + C6

Activates the Eject key

C1 + C4 + C6


VoiceOver action

Display key

Read page starting at selected item

C1 + C2 + C3 + C5

Read page starting at the top

C2 + C4 + C5 + C6

Speak page number or rows being displayed

C3 + C4


VoiceOver action

Display key

Select all

C2 + C5 + C6

Select text

C2 + C3 + C5 + C6

Unselect text

C2 + C3 + C5


C2 + C3 + C4 + C5

Shift Tab

C1 + C2 + C5 + C6


C1 + C3 + C4 + C6


C1 + C4


C1 + C2 + C3 + C6


C1 + C3 + C5 + C6


C2 + C3 + C4 + C6

Change an item's label

C1 + C2 + C3 + C4 + C6


VoiceOver action

Display key

Toggle Screen Curtain on and off

C1 + C2 + C3 + C4 + C5 + C6

Pause or continue speech

C1 + C2 + C3 + C4

Toggle speech on or off

C1 + C3 + C4

Start VoiceOver help

C1 + C3


VoiceOver help

Display key

Toggle expanded status description

Status Router

Pan braille to the left

Left or C2

Pan braille to the right

Right or C5

Toggle announcement history

C1 + C3 + C4 + C5

Next output mode

C1 + C2 + C4 + C5

Next input mode

C2 + C3 + C5

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

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