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 Router
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
Tab D2 + D3 + D4 + D5 
Shift Tab D1 + D2 + D5 + D6 
Cut D1 + D3 + D4 + D6 
Copy D1 + D4 
Paste D1 + D2 + D3 + D6
Undo D1 + D3 + D5 + D6 
Redo 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 D2
Pan braille to the right D5
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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