Using the BlackBerry Screen Reader with an external keyboard
You can use the BlackBerry Screen Reader with an external keyboard, such as a Bluetooth enabled
keyboard or a USB keyboard. You can control the BlackBerry Screen Reader using the following
gestures on your external keyboard.
Increase a text size chunk or slider value
Press the Up Arrow key.
Decrease a text size chunk or slider value
Press the Down Arrow key.
Move to the previous item
Press the Left Arrow key.
Move to the next item
Press the Right Arrow key.
Read from the top of the page
Read from the current location
Set and speak the current point of regard
Press Ctrl+Enter or Ctrl+Spacebar.
Access Discovery Mode
Note: Discovery mode allows you to find and
interact with points of regard, such as letters,
words, buttons, links, menu items, and pictures.
These points of regard are highlighted.
Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter or Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar.
Stop the BlackBerry Screen Reader from speaking Press Ctrl+S.
Turn on or turn off Dark Mode
Announce where the point of regard is set on your
Press Ctrl+Period (.)
Note: You can use this gesture as a "Where am I"
locator if you get lost on the screen. The
BlackBerry Screen Reader reads the description,
the location of the point of regard, and the