Key Table: EuroBraille Iris



  • The eight dot keys of the braille keyboard are behind the cursor routing keys.
  • From left to right, they are: Dot7, Dot3, Dot2, Dot1, Dot4, Dot5, Dot6, Dot8.
  • The two keys of the braille keyboard in front of the braille cells, from left to right, are: Backspace, Space.
  • The cursor routing keys are the small, round buttons just behind the braille cells.
  • RoutingKey1 means pressing a cursor routing key once (a single click).
  • RoutingKey2 means pressing a cursor routing key twice quickly (a double click).
  • The Menu key is the small, round button to the left of the cursor routing keys.
  • The Z key is the small, round button to the right of the cursor routing keys.

Default Bindings

Special Modes

  • enter/leave help display: Down+Left, L4
  • enter/leave command learn mode: Down+Left, L5
  • enter/leave preferences menu:
    • Down+Right, Up
    • L4
  • enter/leave status display: L5
  • set screen image frozen/unfrozen: L3+L4
  • describe character: RoutingKey2

Cursor Functions

  • go to screen cursor:
    • Down+Left, Up
    • L6+L7
  • go back after cursor tracking: Down+Left, Down
  • bring screen cursor to character: RoutingKey1

Vertical Navigation

  • go up one line: L2
  • go down one line: L7
  • go to beginning of top line:
    • Down+Left, L1
    • L1+L2
  • go to beginning of bottom line:
    • Down+Left, L8
    • L7+L8
  • go up to previous command prompt: L3
  • go down to next command prompt: L6

Horizontal Navigation

  • go backward one braille window: L1
  • go forward one braille window: L8
  • go to beginning of line: Down+Left, Left
  • go to end of line: Down+Left, Right

Clipboard Functions

  • start new clipboard at character: Down+Right, L1, RoutingKey1
  • append to clipboard from character: Down+Right, L2, RoutingKey1
  • linear copy to character: Down+Right, L8, RoutingKey1
  • rectangular copy to character: Down+Right, L6, RoutingKey1
  • insert clipboard text after screen cursor: Down+Right, L7
  • search backward for clipboard text: Down+Left, L3
  • search forward for clipboard text: Down+Left, L6

Configuration Functions

  • set track screen cursor on/off: Down+Right, Down
  • set screen cursor visibility on/off: Down+Right, L3
  • set alert tunes on/off: Down+Right, Right

Keyboard Input

  • braille keyboard dot1: Dot1
  • braille keyboard dot2: Dot2
  • braille keyboard dot3: Dot3
  • braille keyboard dot4: Dot4
  • braille keyboard dot5: Dot5
  • braille keyboard dot6: Dot6
  • braille keyboard dot7: Dot7
  • braille keyboard dot8: Dot8
  • braille keyboard space: Space
  • backspace key: Backspace
  • escape key: Space+Dots1245
  • cursor-left key:
    • Left
    • Space+Dot2
  • cursor-right key:
    • Right
    • Space+Dot5
  • cursor-up key:
    • Up
    • Space+Dot4
  • cursor-down key:
    • Down
    • Space+Dot6
  • page-up key: Space+Dots13
  • page-down key: Space+Dots46
  • home key: Space+Dots123
  • end key: Space+Dots456
  • insert key: Space+Dots135
  • delete key: Space+Dots36
  • function key #1: Backspace+Dot1
  • function key #2: Backspace+Dots12
  • function key #3: Backspace+Dots14
  • function key #4: Backspace+Dots145
  • function key #5: Backspace+Dots15
  • function key #6: Backspace+Dots124
  • function key #7: Backspace+Dots1245
  • function key #8: Backspace+Dots125
  • function key #9: Backspace+Dots24
  • function key #10: Backspace+Dots245
  • function key #11: Backspace+Dots13
  • function key #12: Backspace+Dots123
  • enter key: Backspace+Space
  • tab key: Space+Dots256
  • tab key + shift: Space+Dots236
  • cycle the Shift sticky input modifier (next, on, off): Space+Dot7
  • cycle the Control sticky input modifier (next, on, off): Space+Dots78
  • cycle the Meta (Left Alt) sticky input modifier (next, on, off): Space+Dot8

Special Functions

  • restart braille driver: L1+L2+L3+L4
  • restart speech driver: L5+L6+L7+L8