Set Accessibility preferences on Mac
If you have vision, hearing or mobility difficulties, try out the wide range of Accessibility preferences on your Mac.
To change these preferences, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Accessibility .
Turn on or off VoiceOver, the built-in screen reader that describes aloud what appears on your screen, open VoiceOver Utility, or start the VoiceOver tutorial. See VoiceOver preferences.
Make content on the screen larger and easier to see by zooming the entire screen or an area of it, or by using Hover Text. If you’re using a second display, set the zoom for it separately. See Zoom preferences.
Modify the screen display by inverting colours, reducing the motion of items, changing the contrast, reducing the transparent effect on some backgrounds, using shapes instead of colours to differentiate items, showing icons in window title bars and outlining toolbar buttons. See Display preferences.
Make the pointer temporarily bigger or change its size or colour. See Pointer preferences.
Apply colour filters (such as a red/green filter for protanopia) or a colour tint to the screen. See Colour Filters preferences.
Customise the system voice, hear when alerts or apps need your attention, have selected text spoken when you press a designated key or have items under the pointer or text that you type spoken. See Spoken Content preferences.
Hear a description of the visual content in movies, TV shows and other media, if descriptions are available. See Descriptions preferences.
Have the screen flash when alerts occur, play stereo audio as mono and have spatial audio (if available) follow the movement of your head. See Audio preferences.
Control how subtitles are styled, and whether to use closed captions and SDH instead, when they’re available. See Captions preferences.
Note: These preferences are shown only when you have set up your iPhone and Mac for Wi-Fi calling and NRS relay calls are enabled on your iPhone. NRS is not available in all countries or regions, or supported by all service providers.
Control your Mac and apps with your voice by speaking standard commands or commands you create. See Voice Control preferences.
Use Full Keyboard Access to navigate UI elements on your Mac using the Tab key and other keys. See Navigation preferences.
Enter modifiers more easily using Sticky Keys or prevent accidental keystrokes using Slow Keys. See Hardware preferences.
Turn on the Accessibility Keyboard as an alternative to a physical keyboard, and use Dwell options to control the pointer with a tracking device. See Viewer preferences.
Make your mouse or trackpad easier to use. See Mouse & Trackpad preferences.
Control the pointer with the numeric keypad using Mouse Keys; use keyboard shortcuts, assistive switches or facial expressions to perform certain mouse actions; or move the pointer using head pointer. See Alternate Control Methods preferences.
Turn on Switch Control and use one or more adaptive accessories to enter text and control your Mac. See Switch Control preferences.
Type your requests to Siri instead of speaking them. See Siri preferences.
Select the items to include in the Accessibility Shortcuts panel. See Shortcut preferences.
Other System Preferences, such as Displays, Sound, Keyboard, Trackpad and Mouse, offer additional options that may help you.