BrailleSense Polaris Screen Reader Commands


Moving Focus

  • Move to next object: Space-4-5 or F3
  • Move to previous object: Space-1-2 or Space-F3
  • Move to top of screen: Space-1-2-3
  • Move to bottom of screen: Space-4-5-6
  • Scroll down one screen: Space-3-4-5
  • Scroll up one screen: Space-1-2-6
  • Execute current item: Enter or Cursor routing key
  • Back button: Space-e, F4 or Space-Z
  • Move to specific object: press first letter of object name
  • Go to Home screen: F1
  • Activate App Actions Menu: Enter-I on focused app
  • Open Notification Shade: Space-1-2-3-4-5-6
  • Activate Notification: Enter
  • Delete notification: Space-D (dots-1-4-5)
  • Clear all notifications: Space-Enter-D (dots-1-4-5)
  • Activate Edit Box: Enter
  • Increase Slider Value: Backspace-Space-4
  • Decrease Slider Value: Backspace-Space-1
  • Double Tap: Space-Enter
  • Double Tap and Hold: Backspace-Space-Enter
  • Start/Stop Hold: Backspace-Space-Dot-2
  • Reset Polaris Launcher: F2-F3-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8
  • Change object navigation method: Backspace-Enter-H (dots-1-2-5)


When Editing Text

  • Go to next character: Space-6
  • Go to previous character: Space-3
  • Go to next word: Space-5
  • Go to previous word: Space-2
  • Go to next line: Space-4
  • Go to previous line: Space-1
  • Go to next paragraph: Space-5-6
  • Go to previous paragraph: Space-2-3
  • Go to beginning of paragraph: Space-1-3
  • Go to end of paragraph: Space-4-6
  • Go to top of document: Space-1-2-3
  • Go to bottom of document: Space-4-5-6
  • Delete current character: Space-1-4-5
  • Delete previous character: Backspace
  • Delete current word: Backspace-2-5
  • Delete current line: Backspace-1-4
  • Delete current paragraph: Backspace-2-3-5-6
  • Move to next display length: Down Scroll
  • Move to previous display length: Up Scroll


Media Key Functions when in “App Mode”

  • Open Main menu: Stop button
  • Recent Apps: Play button
  • Back: Record button
  • Move to previous object: Previous button
  • Move to next object: Next button
  • Android Media play/Pause: Hold Play button
  • Android previous track: Hold Previous button
  • Android Next track: hold Next button
  • Mobile Screen Reader on-off: Stop and Next buttons
  • Call Google Voice Assistant: Record and Play buttons
Last updated on February 3, 2021