Photo of a BrailleSense Polaris: a Braille Notetaker with a 32-cell refreshable braille display

Exploring the BrailleSense Polaris: Terminal Clipboard

Copy and paste using the terminal clipboard on the BrailleSense Polaris.

The BraillseSense Polaris has a terminal clipboard to cut and paste text from a document saved to the internal storage system of the Polaris to another device paired with the notetaker and vise versa via the Terminal for Screen Reader. This can provide increased accuracy and efficiency for students to write and edit work compared to using the Polaris as a braille display connected to an external device such as a laptop or iOS device. 

Using the Terminal Clipboard with an iPad

Copying and Pasting Text from Word Processing Document to Google Doc on an iPad

  Text should appear where you placed the cursor. 


Sometimes the terminal clipboard leaves out initial letters of random words when pasting and sending text to the iPad.

Additional BrailleSense Polaris Posts in this Series

The BrailleSense Polaris: Using the Word Processor

The BrailleSense Polaris: Google Apps – Uploading and Downloading Documents

By R Saladino

Cartoon caterpillar on a half eaten leaf reading a book.

Butterflies part 1: Caterpillars

Monarch multiline braille display

Graphing with the Monarch and Desmos

Cartoon lion sitting beside wrapped gifts, holding balloons and wearing a pointy hat.

Inference activities part 2: Pictures and alt text image descriptions