Use an MDV braille display with Narrator

Applies to: Windows 10

Narrator supports the following MDV 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 MDV braille displays

Unrecognized Model (all keys defined)

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your MDV unrecognized (all keys defined) model.

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
  • Shift + F2
Show context menu
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5
  • Shift + F6
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 8
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 4 + Dot 5 + Dot 7
  • F4
Pan braille right
  • Right
Pan braille left
  • Left
Braille next
  • Down
Braille previous
  • Up
Braille first
  • F1
Braille last
  • F2
Select navigation mode
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4
  • F10
Start text selection at specified character
  • Routing Key + Left
End text selection and copy to clipboard
  • Routing Key + Right
Paste from clipboard at cursor point
  • Routing Key .2 + Routing Key .3
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 4 + Dot 6
  • Shift + F10
Toggle braille keyboard
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 8
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 3 + Dot 7

 

Models with Function Keys

 

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your MDV model with function keys.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action
  • Routing Key
Secondary action
  • Two adjacent routing keys
  • Shift + F2
Show context menu
  • Two non-adjacent routing keys
  • Shift + F6
  • F4
Pan braille right
  • Right
Pan braille left
  • Left
Braille next
  • Down
Braille previous
  • Up
Braille first
  • F1
Braille last
  • F2
Select navigation mode
  • F10
Start text selection at specified character
  • Routing Key + Left
End text selection and copy to clipboard
  • Routing Key + Right
Paste from clipboard at cursor point
  • Routing Key .2 + Routing Key .3
  • Shift + F10

 

Models with Function Keys and Status Cells

 

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your MDV model with function keys and status cells.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action
  • Routing Key
Secondary action
  • Two adjacent routing keys
  • Shift + F2
Show context menu
  • Two non-adjacent routing keys
  • Shift + F6
  • F4
Pan braille right
  • Right
Pan braille left
  • Left
Braille next
  • Down
Braille previous
  • Up
Braille first
  • F1
Braille last
  • F2
Select navigation mode
  • F10
Start text selection at specified character
  • Routing Key + Left
End text selection and copy to clipboard
  • Routing Key + Right
Paste from clipboard at cursor point
  • Routing Key .2 + Routing Key .3
  • Shift + F10

 

Models with a Keyboard

 

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your MDV model with a keyboard.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action
  • Routing Key
Secondary action
  • Two adjacent routing keys
  • Space + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4
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
Pan braille right
  • Right
Pan braille left
  • Left
Braille next
  • Down
Braille previous
  • Up
Select navigation mode
  • Space + Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4
Start text selection at specified character
  • Routing Key + Left
End text selection and copy to clipboard
  • Routing Key + Right
Paste from clipboard at cursor point
  • Routing Key .2 + Routing Key .3
  • 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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