BrailleNote Apex iOS command List

The below list describes all commands for the Apex to effectively control an iOS device.

Basic navigation commands
Space with Dot 1 or Outer Left Thumb Key (F1) Move to previous item
Space with Dot 4 or Outer Right Thumb Key (F4) Move to next item
Space with Dot 2 or Inner Left Thumb Key (F2) Pan Braille to the left
Space with Dot 5 or Inner Left Thumb Key (F3) Pan Braille to the right
Braille display Routing cursor or Space with Dots 3-6 Double-tap the selected item
Inner Left Thumb Key (F2) + Inner Right Thumb Key (F3) Activates the Home button
Inner Left Thumb Key (F2) + Inner Right Thumb Key (F3) twice Activates task switcher
Space with Dots 1-2-3 Move to the first element
Space with Dots 4-5-6 Move to the last element
Space with Dots 2-4-6 Scroll left one page
Bypass command (Space with Dots 4-5-6-8), Space with O Scroll right one page
Inner Right Thumb Key (F3) + Outer Right Thumb Key (F4) Activates the Return key
Space with B Activates a Back button if present

 

Reading commands
Space with Dots R Read page starting at selected item
Space with W Read page starting at the top
Space with Dots 1-4-5-6 Scroll down one page
Space with Dots 3-4-5-6 Scroll up one page
Space with P Pause or Continue speech
Information commands
Space with S Go to the Status bar
Space with K Start VoiceOver help
Space with B Quit VoiceOver help
Space with Dots 3-4 Speak page number or rows being displayed
Rotor commands
Space with Dot 3 Move to previous item using rotor setting
Space with Dot 6 Move to next item using rotor setting
Space with Dots 2-3 Select previous rotor setting
Space with Dots 5-6 Select next rotor setting
Edit commands
Space with Dots 2-5-6 Select text
Space with Dots 2-3-5 Unselect text
Space with X Cut
Space with C Copy
Space with V Paste
Outer Left Thumb Key (F1) Inner Left Thumb Key (F2) Activates the Delete key
Space with D Activates the Delete key
Space with Dots 2-3-4-6 Redo
Space with Dots 2-3-5-6 Select all
Miscellaneous commands
Space with Dots 3-4-5 Activates the Volume Up button
Space with Dots 1-2-6 Activates the Volume Down button
Space with M Toggle speech on and off
Outer Left Thumb Key (F1) + Outer Right Thumb Key (F4) Toggle Screen Curtain on and off
Space with G Toggle contracted and uncontracted Braille
Status Routing cursors (Applies to displays with status cells) Toggle expanded status description
Space with T Activates the Tab key
Space with Dots 1-2-5-6 Activates the Shift with Tab keys
Space with N Toggle announcement history

Siri Commands

Contacts

  • “What’s Michael’s address?”
  • “What is Susan Park’s phone number?”
  • “When is my wife’s birthday?”
  • “Show Jennifer’s home email address”
  • “Show Jason Russell”
  • “Find people named Park”
  • “Who is Michael Manning?”

Relationships

  • “My mom is Susan Park”
  • “Michael Manning is my brother”
  • “Call my brother at work”

Siri Commands for Calendar

  • “Set up a meeting at 9″
  • “Set up a meeting with Michael at 9″
  • “Meet with Lisa at noon”
  • “Set up a meeting about hiring tomorrow at 9am”
  • “New appointment with Susan Park Friday at 3″
  • “Schedule a planning meeting at 8:30 today in the boardroom”

Ask Siri to change events

  • “Move my 3pm meeting to 4:30″
  • “Reschedule my appointment with Dr. Manning to next Monday at 9am”
  • “Add Lisa to my meeting with Jason”
  • “Cancel the budget review meeting”

Ask Siri about your events

  • “What does the rest of my day look like?”
  • “What’s on my calendar for Friday?”
  • “When is my next appointment?”
  • “When am I meeting with Michael?”
  • “Where is my next meeting?”

Time and Alarm Functions

Ask Siri to set Alarms

  • “Wake me up tomorrow at 7am”
  • “Set an alarm for 6:30am”
  • “Wake me up in 8 hours”
  • “Change my 6:30 alarm to 6:45″
  • “Turn off my 6:30 alarm”
  • “Delete my 7:30 alarm”

Ask Siri to check the time

  • “What time is it?”
  • “What time is it in Berlin?”
  • “What is today’s date?”
  • “What’s the date this Saturday?”

Ask Siri to use a Timer

  • “Set the timer for ten minutes”
  • “Show the timer”
  • “Pause the timer”
  • “Resume”
  • “Reset the timer”
  • “Stop it”

Siri Email Commands

Ask Siri to Send Email Messages

  • “Email Lisa about the trip”
  • “Email Jennifer about the change in plans”
  • “New email to Susan Park”
  • “Mail Dad about the rent check”
  • “Email Dr. Manning and say I got the forms, thanks”
  • “Mail Lisa and Jason about the party and say I had a great time”

Ask Siri to Check Email Messages

  • “Check email”
  • “Any new email from Michael today?”
  • “Show new mail about the lease”
  • “Show the email from Lisa yesterday”
  • “Do I have any new messages?”

Ask Siri to Respond to Email Messages

  • “Reply Dear Susan sorry about the late payment”
  • “Call him at work”

Ask Siri About Messages

  • “Read my notifications”

Ask Siri to Locate Friends and Family

  • “Where’s Jason?”
  • “Where is my sister?”
  • “Is my wife at home?”
  • “Where are all my friends?”
  • “Who is here?”
  • “Who is near me?”

Ask Siri for Maps and Directions

  • “How do I get home?”
  • “Show 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino California”
  • “Directions to my dad’s work”
  • “Show my current location”
  • “Show me the Statue of Liberty”
  • “Show me directions from Washington DC to Philadelphia Pennsylvania”

Ask Siri about Local Businesses

  • “Find coffee near me”
  • “Where is Starbucks?”
  • “Find some burger joints in Baltimore”
  • “Find a gas station within walking distance”
  • “Good Mexican restaurants around here”

Ask Siri about Restaurants

  • “Show me reviews for Cheesecake Factory in Arlington”
  • “Show me good seafood restaurants near me”
  • “Table for four in Washington DC Friday Night”

Reservations

  • ” Table for four in Palo Alto tonight”
  • ” Make a reservation at a romantic Italian restaurant tonight at 7pm”
  • “RESTAURANT REVIEWS”
  • ” Show me the reviews for Seven Hills in San Francisco”

Ask Siri to Send Text Messages (SMS)

  • “Tell Susan I’ll be right there”
  • “Send a message to Jason Russell”
  • “Send a message to Lisa saying how about tomorrow”
  • “Tell Jennifer the show was great”
  • “Send a message to Susan on her mobile saying I’ll be late”
  • “Send a message to 408 555 1212″
  • “Text Jason and Lisa where are you?”

Ask Siri to Read Text Messages (SMS)

  • “Read my new messages”
  • “Read it again”

Ask Siri to Reply to Text Messages

  • “Reply that’s great news”
  • “Tell him I’ll be there in 10 minutes”
  • “Call her”

Lockscreen Reading

  • ” Read my notifications”
  • ” Do I have any new messages?”

Siri Commands: Music and Videos

  • “Play The Light of the Sun”
  • “Play Trouble”
  • “Play Taking Back Sunday shuffled”
  • “Play Alicia Keys”
  • “Play some blues”
  • “Play my party mix”
  • “Shuffle my roadtrip playlist”
  • “Play”
  • “Pause”
  • “Skip”

Ask Siri to Create and Find Notes

  • “Note that I spent $12 on lunch”
  • “Note: check out that new Alicia Keys album”
  • “Find my restaurant note”
  • “Create a reading list note”
  • “Add Tom Sawyer to my reading list note”

Ask Siri to make a Phone Call

  • “Call Jason”
  • “Call Jennifer Wright mobile”
  • “Call Susan on her work phone”
  • “Call 408 555 1212″
  • “Call home”
  • “FaceTime Lisa”

Ask Siri to make a FaceTime Call

  • “Make a FaceTime call to Michael”
  • “FaceTime Mom”

Ask Siri to set a Reminder

  • “Remind me to call mom”
  • “Remind me to call my mom when I get home”
  • “Remember to take an umbrella”
  • “Remind me take my medicine at 6am tomorrow”
  • “Remind me to pick up flowers when I leave here”
  • “Remind me when I leave to call Jason”
  • “Remind me to finish the report by 6″

Ask Siri to check Stocks

  • “What’s Apple’s stock price?”
  • “What is Apple’s PE ratio?”
  • “What did Yahoo close at today?”
  • “How is the Nikkei doing?”
  • “How are the markets doing?”
  • “What is the Dow at?”

Ask Siri about the Weather

  • “What’s the weather for today?”
  • “What’s the weather for tomorrow?”
  • “Will it rain in Cupertino this week?”
  • “Check next week’s forecast for Burlington”
  • “What’s the forecast for this evening?”
  • “How’s the weather in Tampa right now?”
  • “How hot will it be in Palm Springs this weekend?”
  • “What’s the high for Anchorage on Thursday?”
  • “What’s the temperature outside?”
  • “How windy is it out there?”
  • “When is sunrise in Paris?”

Ask Siri to search the Web

  • “Search the web for Bora Bora”
  • “Search for vegetarian pasta recipes”
  • “Search the web for best cable plans”
  • “Google the war of 1812″
  • “Search Wikipedia for Abraham Lincoln”
  • “Search for news about the World Cup”
  • “Bing Alicia Keys”

Ask Siri to Launch an App

  • “Play Angry Birds”
  • “Open Music”

Ask Siri to Post to Facebook

  • “Post on Facebook ‘On my way to the beach’”
  • “Write on my wall ‘Having a great time in Florida’

Ask Siri to Post to Twitter

  • “Post to Twitter ‘Windows Tablet PC Blog is great!’”
  • “Tweet ‘Who are you voting for this election’ hashtag politics”
  • “Tweet my location ‘Having fun at the beach!’”

Ask Siri about Movie Theaters

  • “What movies are coming out this weekend?”
  • “What movies are playing near me?”
  • “Find movie theaters near my office”
  • “What are the best movies playing right now?”
  • “What R-Rated movies are playing?”
  • “What action movies are playing”

Ask Siri about Movies

  • “Show me reviews of the movie ‘Finding Nemo’”
  • “When was the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’ released?”
  • “Who starred in the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’?”
  • “What movie won best picture in 1998?”

Ask Siri about Sports

  • “Show me football scores from Sunday”
  • “When do the Philadelphia Eagles play next?”
  • “Which NFL team has the most yards?”
  • “Show me the roster of the Denver Nuggets”
  • “Show me career statistics for Peyton Manning”

Ask a question using Wolfram Alpha

  • “How many calories in a bagel?”
  • “What is an 18% tip on $86.74 for four people?”
  • “Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?”
  • “How long do dogs live?”
  • “What is the Gossamer Condor?”
  • “What’s the square root of 128?”
  • “How many dollars is €45?”
  • “What was the Best Picture of 1983?”
  • “How many days until Christmas?”
  • “How far away is the Sun?”
  • “When is the next solar eclipse?”
  • “Show me the Orion constellation”
  • “What’s the population of Jamaica?”
  • “How high is Mt. Everest?”
  • “How deep is the Atlantic ocean?”
  • “What’s the price of gasoline in Chicago?”

 

Cut, Copy, and Paste Using VoiceOver

Cut, copy and paste is an important feature in iOS. Here is the step by step process for VoiceOver users.

  1. Select the words you want to cut or copy with the VoiceOver cursor by touching the line or flicking left or right.
  2. Rotate the VoiceOver rotor to either “words” or “lines.” To rotate the VoiceOver rotor place two fingers on the screen and turn them left or right. If you select “lines” you will select one lines at a time and if you select “words” you will select one word at a time.
  3. Pinch out with two fingers to begin to select the words you want to cut or copy. VoiceOver will speak which words have been selected.  Pinch in with two fingers to unselect by the rotor item.
  4. Rotate the rotor to “edit” mode and then swipe up or down to hear all of the options. It will give you options such as cut, copy, paste, define and more depending on which app you are using.
  5. When you hear the option you want, double tap anywhere on the screen. Now you have copied the text.
  6. To paste the text navigate to a text box and then double tap and hold. Then swipe to navigate to the paste button and then double tap anywhere on the screen to paste the text.

Kindle for iOS Accessibility Gestures – Quick Reference Guide

So the new update to the Amazon Kindle app is now accessible with VoiceOver.  I have not used the app due to its inaccessibility and thus now have to learn a new app.  Gee I really am upset over that one :).  I have found a few Kindle books that I want and so now I can download them.  You can not buy books in the app its self.  You will need to go to the Amazon website and login with the same account you used when setting up the Kindle app.  Now you can find Kindle edition books and send them to your device.

If you are looking for a guide to using the Kindle app on your iDevice using VoiceOver I would check out this free Kindle book.  You can get it at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=B00CL5NIGU.

Happy Reading!

iOS VoiceOver Braille Commands

Download iOS VoiceOver Braille Commands.pdf

iOS VoiceOver Braille Commands:

These commands apply to all Braille displays that have a Braille keyboard.

Navigation commands

Dot 2 chord – Pan Braille left
Dot 5 chord – Pan Braille right
Dot 1 chord – Move to previous item
Dot 4 chord – Move to next item
Dot 3 6 chord – Activate selected item
Dot 1 2 5 chord – Activates the Home button (twice quickly to launch the task switcher)
Dot 1 2 3 chord – Move to the first element
Dot 4 5 6 chord – Move to the last element
Dot 1 3 5 chord – Scroll right one page
Dot 2 4 6 chord – Scroll left one page
Dot 3 4 5 6 chord – Scroll down one page
Dot 1 4 5 6 chord – Scroll up one page
Dot 2 3 4 chord – Moves to the status bar
Dot 2 3 chord – Select previous rotor setting
Dot 5 6 chord – Select next rotor setting
Dot 3 chord – Move to previous item using rotor setting
Dot 6 chord – Move to next item using rotor setting
Dot 1 7 chord – Moves to previous container (iPad only)
Dot 4 7 chord – Moves to next container (iPad only)
Dot 1 2 chord – Activates the Back button, or dismiss popup
Dot 2 4 chord – Launch the Item Chooser

General commands

Dot 1 2 4 5 chord – Switch between contracted and uncontracted Braille
Dot 2 3 6 chord – Switch between 6 dot and 8 dot Braille
Dot 3 4 5 chord – Volume up
Dot 1 2 6 chord – Volume down
Dot 1 3 4 chord – Toggles speech on and off
Dot 1 2 3 4 5 6 chord – Toggles screen curtain on and off
Dot 1 3 4 5 chord – Toggles announcement history
Dot 1 2 3 4 6 chord – Add label to selected item
Dot 1 3 chord – Starts VoiceOver Training
Dot 1 2 chord – Stops VoiceOver Training
Dot 1 4 6 chord – Show/hide onscreen keyboard

Reading commands

Dot 1 2 3 5 chord – Read all starting at selected item
Dot 2 4 5 6 chord – Read all, starting from the top
Dot 1 2 3 4 chord – Pause or continue speech

Edit commands

Dot 1 4 5 chord – or dot 7 chord – Activates the Delete key
Dot 1 5 chord – or dot 8 chord – Activates the return key
Dot 2 3 4 5 chord – Activates the Tab key
Dot 3 4 chord – Speak page number or rows being displayed
Dot 2 5 6 chord – Select text
Dot 2 3 5 chord – Unselect text
Dot 2 3 5 6 chord – Select all
Dot 1 3 4 6 chord – Cut
Dot 1 4 chord – Copy
Dot 1 2 3 6 chord – Paste
Dot 1 3 5 6 chord – Undo
Dot 2 3 4 6 chord – Redo

Download iOS VoiceOver Braille Commands.pdf

Using Braille Sense as a Braille display with iPhone, iPad, or iPod

by HIMS

Use the following instructions to connect the Braille Sense as a Bluetooth Braille display with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Note: You must be running IOS 4.2 or higher on your i-device in order to use the Braille Sense as a Bluetooth Braille display with VoiceOver. These instructions refer to the iPhone, however, they apply to all compatible i-devices: iPhone 3Gs and higher, iPad, and iPod Touch 3G and later.

On the Braille Sense:

  1. Turn Bluetooth on using “Backspace-dots-3-4-5-6″.
  2. From the Program menu, press u to access the “Utilities” menu, then press s to execute Terminal for Screen reader.
  3. Choose “Bluetooth Serial” as your connection type and pres “Enter”.
  4. Braille Sense OnHand displays “connecting” soon followed by “Terminal Mode”

On the I-Phone:

  1. Navigate to Settings/General/Accessibility/VoiceOver/Braille.
  2. If Bluetooth is not activated on the I-Phone, it will prompt you to do this. WHEN Bluetooth is activated, the I-Phone searches for devices.
  3. The Braille Sense OnHand should appear in the list of available Braille devices.
  4. Double tap the “Braille Sense OnHand” in the Braille devices list.
  5. You are asked for a pin code. Enter any 4 digit code of your choosing.
  6. Double tap the “Pair” button.

Returning to the Braille Sense OnHand:

The Braille Sense OnHand asks for a pin code. Enter the same pin code you entered into the iPhone and press Enter.

You should hear a chime on the iPhone, and the text displayed on the iPhone should appear on the Braille display of your Braille Sense OnHand.

For information on operating the iPhone using the Braille Sense as a Braille Terminal, please refer to Apple’s accessibility website at www.apple.com/accessibility

To exit “Terminal for Screen reader” press “Backspace-Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)”.

Pairing the Braille EDGE with IOS devices

by HIMS inc.

Use the following instructions to connect the Braille EDGE as a Bluetooth Braille display with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Note: You must be running IOS 4.2 or higher on your i-device in order to use the Braille EDGE as a Bluetooth Braille display with VoiceOver. These instructions refer to the iPhone, however, they apply to all compatible i-devices: iPhone 3Gs and higher, iPad, and iPod Touch 3G and later.

On the Braille EDGE:

  1. Turn Bluetooth on by moving Bluetooth switch to the rear position.
  2. Press B(dots 1-2) or move to the “Terminal for Screen Reader” item in the menu and press “Enter”.
  3. Braille EDGE displays “Terminal mode”.

On the I-Phone:

  1. Navigate to Settings/General/Accessibility/VoiceOver/Braille.
  2. If Bluetooth is not activated on the I-Phone, it will prompt you to do this. WHEN Bluetooth is activated, the I-Phone searches for devices.
  3. The Braille EDGE should appear in the list of available Braille devices.
  4. Double tap the “Braille EDGE” in the Braille devices list.
  5. You are asked for a pin code. Enter 0000, as this is the default code for the Braille EDGE 40.
  6. Double tap the “Pair” button.

You should hear a chime on the iPhone, and the text displayed on the iPhone should appear on the Terminal for Screen Reader of your Braille EDGE.
For information on operating the iPhone using the Braille EDGE 40 as a Braille Terminal, please refer to Apple’s accessibility website at www.apple.com/accessibility
To exit “Terminal for Screen reader” press “Space-z (dots 1-3-5-6)”.

Using your iDevice with the Focus Braille Displays

by Freedom Scientific

Objectives

By the end of this workshop you will understand, be able to discuss, and/or perform the following tasks as they relate to using the Focus 40 Blue and new Focus 14 Blue Braille displays with an Apple iDevice:

  • The brand new Focus 14 Blue
  • The newly redesigned Focus 40 Blue
  • Pairing the display with your iDevice
  • Using help mode
  • Shortcut key references

Using your iDevice with the Focus Braille Displays Archive

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iTunes with JAWS

by Freedom Scientific

iTunes with JAWS, Part One Archive

Objectives

By the end of this workshop you will understand, be able to discuss, and/or perform the following tasks as they relate to using JAWS® with iTunes®:

  • Navigating the iTunes screen
  • The source list
  • The F6 and TAB keys
  • Changing the view
  • Searching for and playing music
  • Controlling iTunes from the System Tray
  • The column browser
  • Basics of the iTunes store
  • More information and third party scripts

Archive of iTunes with JAWS, part One
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iTunes with JAWS, Part Two Archive

Objectives

By the end of this workshop you will understand, be able to discuss, and/or perform the following tasks as they relate to using JAWS® with iTunes®:

  • Introduction and quick key reference
  • Creating a music playlist
  • Playing a playlist
  • Renaming or deleting a playlist
  • Connecting your iDevice to iTunes
  • Tips for using the iTunes store

Archive of iTunes with JAWS, part Two
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iTunes with JAWS, Part Three Archive

Objectives

By the end of this workshop you will understand, be able to discuss, and/or perform the following tasks as they relate to using iTunes® with JAWS for Windows®:

  • New changes in iTunes version 11
  • Quick keyboard reference
  • Podcasts
  • iTunes U
  • FSCasts and third party scripts

Archive of iTunes with JAWS, Part Three
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