macOS High Sierra

Customize VoiceOver with VoiceOver Utility

VoiceOver Utility is the app you use to customize VoiceOver settings. To learn about the options, click the Help button in the lower-right corner of each pane in VoiceOver Utility.

The VoiceOver Utility window showing the Navigation category selected in the sidebar on the left and its options on the right. At the bottom right corner of the window is a Help button to display VoiceOver online help about the options.

Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.

  • To open VoiceOver Utility, do one of the following:

    • When VoiceOver is on, press VO-F8.

    • Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Accessibility, click VoiceOver, then click Open VoiceOver Utility.

  • To search VoiceOver Utility for a specific option, interact with the toolbar in the VoiceOver Utility window, then type what you’re looking for in the search field.

    Navigate the list of search results by pressing VO-Down Arrow or VO-Up Arrow. For each result, VoiceOver Utility shows the pane where the option is located and highlights the option.