Key Table: Iris with Braille Keyboard



  • The braille keyboard has two thumb keys rather than 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.
  • RoutingKey refers to any of the keys behind the text cells.

Default Bindings

Special Modes

  • enter/leave help display: L4+L3+L6
  • enter/leave command learn mode: L4+L3+L2
  • enter/leave preferences menu:
    • L4
    • L4+L3+L2+L5
  • enter/leave status display:
    • L5
    • L3+L5
  • set screen image frozen/unfrozen: L4+L3+L5
  • describe character: L6+RoutingKey

Cursor Functions

  • bring screen cursor to character: RoutingKey

Vertical Navigation

  • go up one line: L2
  • go down one line: L7
  • go to top line: L1+L2
  • go to bottom line: 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
  • place left end of braille window at character: L3+RoutingKey

Clipboard Functions

  • start new clipboard at character: L1+RoutingKey
  • append to clipboard from character: L2+RoutingKey
  • linear copy to character: L8+RoutingKey
  • rectangular copy to character: L7+RoutingKey
  • insert clipboard text after screen cursor: L5+L7
  • insert clipboard history entry after screen cursor: L5+L6+L7, RoutingKey

Configuration Functions

  • set text style 6-dot: L3+L2+L6
  • set text style 8-dot: L3+L2+L7
  • set screen cursor visibility on/off: L2+L3
  • set alert tunes on/off: L6+L7

Keyboard Input

  • braille keyboard upper: L3
  • braille keyboard control: L4
  • braille keyboard meta: L5
  • 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+Dots15
  • cursor-left key: Space+Dot2
  • cursor-right key: Space+Dot5
  • cursor-up key: Space+Dot4
  • cursor-down key: Space+Dot6
  • page-up key: Space+Dots45
  • page-down key: Space+Dots56
  • home key: Space+Dot1
  • end key: Space+Dot3
  • insert key: Space+Dots24
  • delete key: Space+Dots145
  • 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+Dots2345
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #1: Backspace+Dot2
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #2: Backspace+Dots23
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #3: Backspace+Dots25
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #4: Backspace+Dots256
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #5: Backspace+Dots26
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #6: Backspace+Dots235
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #7: Backspace+Dots2356
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #8: Backspace+Dots236
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #9: Backspace+Dots35
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #10: Backspace+Dots356
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #11: Backspace+Dots27
  • switch to specific virtual terminal #12: Backspace+Dots237
  • switch to the previous virtual terminal: Backspace+Dot3
  • switch to the next virtual terminal: Backspace+Dot6

Special Functions

  • restart speech driver: L6+L8