Use a B2G braille display with Narrator

Narrator supports the following B2G braille displays in the Windows 10 Creators Update. To learn more about braille in Narrator, see Chapter 8: Using braille with Narrator.

For a list of all supported braille displays, see Appendix C: Supported braille displays.

Supported B2G braille displays

All Models

Use the following commands with Narrator when using all B2G models.

Notes: 

  • The eight, rectangular, concave keys (in two groups of four) near the back are a braille keyboard. The four on the left, from left to right, are Dot 7, Dot 3, Dot 2, Dot 1. The four on the right, from left to right, are Dot 4, Dot 5, Dot 6, Dot 8.

  • The square pad with a small, round button in the middle, in between Dot 1 and Dot 4, is the D-Pad (directional pad). Its four edges are the Up, Down, Left, and Right keys. The button in the middle is the Center key.

  • The long, rectangular key in front of Dot 1, the D-Pad, and Dot 4 is the Space bar.

  • The small, round buttons just behind each cell are the routing keys.

  • The convex, square button to the left of the routing keys is the Backward key.

  • The convex, square button to the right of the routing keys is the Forward key.

  • The two small, round buttons on the right side near the front are the volume keys. From front to back, they are: Softer, Louder.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 6

Secondary action

  • Two adjacent routing keys

  • Space + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4

  • Forward + Down

  • Space + Center

Show context menu

  • Two non-adjacent routing keys

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 8

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 7

  • Forward + Up

  • Center

Pan braille right

  • Forward

Pan braille left

  • Backward

Braille home

  • Left

Braille end

  • Right

Braille next

  • Down

Braille previous

  • Up

Braille first

  • Space + Up

Braille last

  • Space + Down

Select navigation mode

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4

Start text selection at specified character

  • Dot 7 + Routing Key

End text selection and copy to clipboard

  • Dot 6 + Routing Key

Paste from clipboard at cursor point

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 4 + Dot 6

Toggle braille keyboard

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 8

  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 7

 

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