Use an Iris braille display with Narrator

Narrator supports the following Iris 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 Iris braille displays

With Braille Keyboard

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your Iris with Braille Keyboard model.

Notes: 

  • The braille keyboard has two thumb keys instead of a single space bar. The left one is named Backspace, and the right one is named Space.

  • The eight keys behind the braille keyboard are known as linear keys. From left to right, they're named L1 through L8.

  • Routing Key refers to any of the keys behind the text cells.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

  • Status .3

Secondary action

  • L3 + L5

  • L5

  • L6

Show context menu

  • L3

Pan braille right

  • L8

Pan braille left

  • L1

Braille next

  • L7

Braille previous

  • L2

Braille first

  • L1 + L2

Braille last

  • L7+L8

Select navigation mode

  • L4 + L3 + L2 + L5

  • L4

Start text selection at specified character

  • L1 + Routing Key

End text selection and copy to clipboard

  • L8 + Routing Key

Paste from clipboard at cursor point

  • L5 + L7

With PC Keyboard

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your Iris with PC Keyboard model.

Notes: 

  • The eight extra keys at the ends of the keyboard are known as linear keys. The four at the left, from top to bottom, are named L1 through L4. The four at the right, from bottom to top, are named L5 through L8.

  • Routing Key refers to any of the keys behind the text cells.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

Secondary action

  • L2 + L8

Show context menu

  • L7 + L6

Pan braille right

  • L5 + XtE0.78

Pan braille left

  • L5 + XtE0.76

Braille next

  • L5 + XtE0.81

Braille previous

  • L5 + XtE0.73

Braille first

  • L7

Braille last

  • L6

Select navigation mode

  • L1 + L2 + L3 + L8

Start text selection at specified character

  • L1 + Routing Key

End text selection and copy to clipboard

  • L8 + Routing Key

Paste from clipboard at cursor point

  • L2 + L3


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