Alva BC640/BC680 Braille DisplayThe default button assignments for the Alva BC640 & BC680 Braille displays are listed below.

You can also discover what your Braille display buttons do by using SuperNova's and ScreenReader's Key Describe Modes.

To use Key Describe Mode, simply press CAPS LOCK + FORWARD SLASH and then press the buttons or button combinations on the display to find out what they do.

To leave Key Describe Mode, press CAPS LOCK + FORWARD SLASH again.

Open Control Panel:

Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad key 3
Smartpad key 2 + Smartpad key 3 + Smartpad key 4 + Second Smartpad key 1 + Second Smartpad key 2 + Second Smartpad key 3

Item Finder:

Links: Thumb Key left + Smartpad key 1
Headings: Thumb Key left + Smartpad key 2
Frames or objects: Thumb Key left + Smartpad key 3
Controls: Thumb Key left + Smartpad key 4
System Tray: Smartpad key 3 + Smartpad key 4

Read from Here:

Thumb Key home + Smartpad key 1
Second Smartpad key 4
Stop Reading: Thumb Key home + Smartpad key 1
Stop Reading: Smartpad key 3
Stop Reading: Second Smartpad key 4
Stop Reading and Switch Focus: Second Smartpad key 4

Text Input:

Left one character: Smartpad left
Right one character: Smartpad right
Move to start of line: Thumb Key home + Smartpad left
Move to start of line: Smartpad left + Smartpad up
Move to end of line: Thumb Key home + Smartpad right
Move to end of line: Smartpad down + Smartpad right
Enter: Smartpad Enter
Enter: Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad key 4
Enter: Smartpad key 4 + Second Smartpad key 2
Cancel: Smartpad key 3
Cancel: Smartpad up + Smartpad down

Dolphin Cursor:

Turn on: Thumb Key home + eTouch 2
Left Click and switch off (Mouse Control): Thumb Key home + Smartpad Enter
Turn off: Thumb Key home + eTouch 2

Speak Keys:

Line (MultiKey): Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad right
Status (Multikey): eTouch 4
Status (Multikey): Second Smartpad down
Status (Multikey): Smartpad key 2 + Second Smartpad key 1
Selection (Multikey): Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad left
Window (MultiKey): Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad Enter
Where am I?: eTouch 2
Where am I?: Second Smartpad up
Where am I?: Thumb Key down + Second Thumbkey home
Where am I?: Smartpad key 3 + Second Smartpad key 1

Speech:

Next Synthesiser: Thumb Key home + Smartpad key 4
Language Up: Thumb Key home + Smartpad key 3

Braille:

On Off: Smartpad key 4 + Second Thumbkey up + Second Smartpad key 2 + Second Smartpad left + Second Smartpad Enter + Second Smartpad up + Second Smartpad down + Second Smartpad right + Second Smartpad key 3 + Second Smartpad key 4

Back: Thumb Key left
Back: Second Thumbkey left
Forward: Thumb Key right
Forward: Second Thumbkey right
Go To Focus: Thumb Key home
Go To Focus: Second Thumbkey home
Go To Focus: Thumb Key up + Thumb Key down

Braille Line:

Start: eTouch 1 + eTouch 2
Start: Thumb Key up + Thumb Key home
End: eTouch 3 + eTouch 4
End: Thumb Key home + Thumb Key down
Down: Thumb Key down
Down: Second Thumbkey down
Up: Thumb Key up
Up: Second Thumbkey up
Bottom: Thumb Key down + Thumb Key right
Bottom: Second Thumbkey down + Second Thumbkey right
Bottom: Second Smartpad key 1 + Second Smartpad key 2 + Second Smartpad key 3
Top: Thumb Key left + Thumb Key up
Top: Second Thumbkey left + Second Thumbkey up
Top: Smartpad key 2 + Smartpad key 3 + Smartpad key 4

Braille Hooks:

On off: Thumb Key left + eTouch 2
On off: Smartpad key 3 + Smartpad key 4 + Second Smartpad key 2

Braille Cursor:

On off: Thumb Key up + Thumb Key right
On off: Second Smartpad right
On off: Second Smartpad key 2
Tracking on off: Thumb Key up + Smartpad key 4 + Second Thumbkey up + Second Smartpad key 2 + Second Smartpad left + Second Smartpad Enter + Second Smartpad up + Second Smartpad down + Second Smartpad right + Second Smartpad key 3 + Second Smartpad key 4
Braille Physical/Logical Mode: Thumb Key home + eTouch 1
Braille Physical/Logical Mode: Second Smartpad left
Braille Physical/Logical Mode: Second Smartpad key 1
Braille Layout on off: Thumb Key left + Smartpad key 4 + Second Thumbkey up + Second Smartpad key 2 + Second Smartpad left + Second Smartpad Enter + Second Smartpad up + Second Smartpad down + Second Smartpad right + Second Smartpad key 3 + Second Smartpad key 4Braille Literary Braille on off: Thumb Key left + Thumb Key home
Braille Literary Braille on off: Smartpad key 3 + Smartpad key 4 + Second Smartpad key 1 + Second Smartpad key 2

Braille Input:

On off: Thumb Key left + Thumb Key right

Braille Routing Button:

Action: eTouch 1 + eTouch 3
Action: Smartpad key 2 + Smartpad key 3 + Smartpad key 4 + Second Smartpad key 2
Action in Dolphin Cursor: eTouch 1 + eTouch 3
Action in Dolphin Cursor: Smartpad key 2 + Smartpad key 3 + Smartpad key 4 + Second Smartpad key 2

Braille Second Routing Button:

Action: eTouch 1 + eTouch 4
Action: Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad key 2 + Smartpad key 3 + Smartpad key 4 + Second Smartpad key 2
Action in Dolphin Cursor: eTouch 1 + eTouch 4
Action in Dolphin Cursor: Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad key 2 + Smartpad key 3 + Smartpad key 4 + Second Smartpad key 2

Braille:

Eight Dot Six Dot: eTouch 2 + eTouch 4
Eight Dot Six Dot: Smartpad key 2 + Smartpad key 3 + Second Smartpad key 3
Cursor Style: Thumb Key left + Thumb Key down
Cursor Style: Smartpad key 2 + Smartpad key 4 + Second Smartpad key 1 + Second Smartpad key 2 + Second Smartpad key 3
Enhance on off: Thumb Key home + Thumb Key right
Enhance on off: Second Smartpad key 1 + Second Smartpad key 2
Expand Gaps on off: Thumb Key home + eTouch 4
Expand Gaps on off: Second Smartpad key 3
Document Read Forward: eTouch 3
Document Read Back: eTouch 1
Document Read Forward (Dolphin Cursor): eTouch 3
Document Read Back (Dolphin Cursor): eTouch 1
Verbosity Scheme Cycle: Thumb Key home + eTouch 3
Custom Global 8: Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad key 2

Dolphin Cursor:

Next Line: Smartpad down
Previous Line: Smartpad up
Right: Smartpad right
Left: Smartpad left
Interact with control: Smartpad Enter
Interact with control: Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad key 4

Simulate Key Press:

Up: Smartpad up
Down: Smartpad down
Left: Smartpad left
Right: Smartpad right
Home: Thumb Key home + Smartpad left
Home: Smartpad left + Smartpad up
End: Thumb Key home + Smartpad right
End: Smartpad down + Smartpad right
Enter: Smartpad Enter
Enter: Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad key 4
Enter: Smartpad key 4 + Second Smartpad key 2
Tab: Smartpad key 4
Shift Tab: Smartpad key 1
Ctrl Tab: Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad key 2 + Smartpad key 4
Escape: Smartpad key 3
Escape: Smartpad up + Smartpad down
Backspace: Smartpad left + Smartpad right
Delete: Smartpad key 1 + Smartpad left + Smartpad right
Windows: Smartpad key 2 + Smartpad key 3
Windows: Smartpad left + Smartpad down
Alt: Smartpad key 2
Alt: Smartpad up + Smartpad right
Ctrl Home: Thumb Key home + Smartpad up
Ctrl End: Thumb Key home + Smartpad down