Use a Freedom Scientific braille display with Narrator

Applies to: Windows 10

Narrator supports the following Freedom Scientific braille displays. To learn more about braille in Narrator, see Chapter 8: Using Narrator with braille.

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

Supported Freedom Scientific braille displays

Focus 1 and Focus 2 40

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your Freedom Scientific Focus 1 and Focus 2 40 models.

 

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action
  • Routing Key
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 4 + Dot 7
Secondary action
  • Two adjacent routing keys
  • Space + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4
  • Left Advance + Left Nav Down
  • Left Selector
Show context menu
  • Two non-adjacent routing keys
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5
  • Left Advance + Left Nav Up
  • Right Selector
Pan braille right
  • Right Advance
  • Right Nav Down
Pan braille left
  • Left Advance
  • Right Nav Up
Braille home
  • Left Nav Press
Braille end
  • Right Nav Press
Braille next
  • Left Nav Down
Braille previous
  • Left Nav Up
Braille first
  • Right Selector + Left Advance
  • Left Selector + Left Advance
Braille last
  • Right Selector + Right Advance
  • Left Selector + Right Advance
Select navigation mode
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4
Start text selection at specified character
  • Left Advance + Routing Key
End text selection and copy to clipboard
  • Right Selector + Routing Key
Paste from clipboard at cursor point
  • Left Selector + Right Selector
  • 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

 

 

Focus 2 80

 

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your Freedom Scientific Focus 2 80 model.

 

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
  • Left Advance + Left Nav Down
  • Left Selector
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
  • Left Advance + Left Nav Up
  • Right Selector
Pan braille right
  • Right Advance
  • Right Nav Down
Pan braille left
  • Left Advance
  • Right Nav Up
Braille home
  • Left Nav Press
Braille end
  • Right Nav Press
Braille next
  • Left Nav Down
  • Right Bumper Down
  • Right Rocker Down
Braille previous
  • Left Nav Up
  • Right Bumper Up
  • Right Rocker Up
Braille first
  • Left Selector + Left Advance
  • Right Selector + Left Advance
  • Left Selector + Left Bumper Up
  • Right Selector + Right Bumper Up
Braille last
  • Left Selector + Right Advance
  • Right Selector + Right Advance
  • Left Selector + Left Bumper Down
  • Right Selector + Right Bumper Down
Select navigation mode
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4
Start text selection at specified character
  • Left Advance + Routing Key
End text selection and copy to clipboard
  • Right Selector + Routing Key
Paste from clipboard at cursor point
  • Left Selector + Right Selector
  • 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

 

 

Focus Blue

 

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your Freedom Scientific Focus Blue models.

 

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action
  • Routing Key
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 6
Secondary action
  • Space + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4
  • Left Advance + Left Nav Down
  • Left Selector
Show context menu
  • 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
  • Left Advance + Left Nav Up
  • Right Selector
Pan braille right
  • Right Advance
  • Right Nav Down
Pan braille left
  • Left Advance
  • Right Nav Up
Braille home
  • Left Nav Press
Braille end
  • Right Nav Press
Braille next
  • Left Nav Down
  • Right Rocker Down
Braille previous
  • Left Nav Up
  • Right Rocker Up
Braille first
  • Left Selector + Left Advance
  • Right Selector + Left Advance
Braille last
  • Left Selector + Right Advance
  • Right Selector + Right Advance
Select navigation mode
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4
Start text selection at specified character
  • Left Advance + Routing Key
End text selection and copy to clipboard
  • Right Selector + Routing Key
Paste from clipboard at cursor point
  • Left Selector + Right Selector
  • 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

 

 

PAC Mate

 

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your Freedom Scientific PAC Mate model.

 

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action
  • Routing Key
Secondary action
  • Two adjacent routing keys
  • Hot 8
  • Left Advance + Left Wheel Down
  • Left Selector
Show context menu
  • Two non-adjacent routing keys
  • Hot 2
  • Left Advance + Left Wheel Up
  • Right Selector
Pan braille right
  • Right Advance
  • Right Wheel Down
Pan braille left
  • Left Advance
  • Right Wheel Up
Braille home
  • Left Wheel Press
Braille end
  • Right Wheel Press
Braille next
  • Left Wheel Down
Braille previous
  • Left Wheel Up
Braille first
  • Left Selector + Left Advance
  • Right Selector + Left Advance
Braille last
  • Left Selector + Right Advance
  • Right Selector + Right Advance
Select navigation mode
  • Hot 7
Start text selection at specified character
  • Left Advance + Routing Key
End text selection and copy to clipboard
  • Right Selector + Routing Key
Paste from clipboard at cursor point
  • Left Selector + Right Selector

 

 

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