Humanware Brailliant BI: Device keys for VoiceOver navigation

When using a Humanware Brailliant BI display with VoiceOver in iOS, you can use the following device-specific key commands to navigate.

Braille device keys VoiceOver action
Router Double-tap the selected item
Status Router Toggle expanded status description
Left Move to previous item
Right Move to next item
Up Move to previous item using rotor setting
Down Move to next item using rotor setting
C1 Move to previous item
C4 Move to next item
C3 Move to previous item using rotor setting
C6 Move to next item using rotor setting
C2 + C3 Select previous rotor setting
C5 + C6 Select next rotor setting
C1 + C2 + C3 Move to the first element
C4 + C5 + C6 Move to the last element
C1 + C2 + C3 + C5 Read page starting at selected item
C2 + C4 + C5 + C6 Read page starting at the top
C3 + C6 Select item under your finger
C1 + C2 + C5 Activates the Home button
C2 + C3 + C4 Goes to the status bar
C3 + C4 + C5 Activates the Volume Up button
C1 + C2 + C6 Activates the Volume Down button
C1 + C2 Activates the Back button if present
C1 + C4 + C6 Activates the Eject key
C1 + C4 + C5 Activates the Delete key
C1 + C5 Activates the Return key
C2 + C3 + C4 + C5 Activates the Tab key
C1 + C2 + C5 + C6 Activates the Shift and Tab keys
C1 + C3 + C4 + C6 Cut
C1 + C4 Copy
C1 + C2 + C3 + C6 Paste
C1 + C3 + C5 + C6 Undo
C2 + C3 + C4 + C6 Redo
C2 + C3 + C5 + C6 Select all
C1 + C2 + C3 + C4 + C5 + C6 Toggle screen curtain on and off
C1 + C2 + C3 + C4 Pause or continue speech
C1 + C3 + C4 Toggle speech on and off
C1 + C3 Start VoiceOver help
C1 + C2 + C3 + C4 + C6 Set custom label
C2 + C4 + C6 Scroll left one page
C1 + C3 + C5 Scroll right one page
C3 + C4 + C5 + C6 Scroll up one page
C1 + C4 + C5 + C6 Scroll down one page
C3 + C4 Speak page number or rows being displayed
C2 + C3 + C5 Deselect text
C2 + C5 + C6 Select text
C2 Pan braille to the left
C5 Pan braille to the right
C1 + C3 + C4 + C5 Toggle announcement history
C1 + C2 + C4 + C5 Switch between contracted and uncontracted braille
C2 + C3 + C6 Switch between eight-dot and six-dot braille

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These commands apply to the Humanware Brailliant BI 32 and Brailliant BI 40 models.

For the universal list of common commands, please refer to Common braille commands for VoiceOver.

To ensure that your braille display is using the correct table, please make sure that you have the most recent version of iOS installed.

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