Quickly turn accessibility features on or off on Mac
Use a keyboard shortcut
You can use a keyboard shortcut to open the Accessibility Shortcuts panel, where you can turn accessibility features on or off.
Or, if your Mac or Magic Keyboard has Touch ID, quickly press Touch ID three times.
In the panel, select the features you want to turn on or off, then click Done. Or, click anywhere outside the panel to close it.
Additional accessibility shortcuts you can use and customise can be found in Keyboard settings. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Keyboard in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.) Click Keyboard Shortcuts on the right, then in the dialogue that appears, click Accessibility in the sidebar. See Use macOS keyboard shortcuts.
Use the menu bar or Control Centre
To turn accessibility features on or off right from the desktop, add the Accessibility Shortcuts or module to the menu bar or Control Centre.
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Control Centre in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)
Go to Accessibility Shortcuts on the right, then turn on Show in Menu Bar or Show in Control Centre.
You can also add the Hearing module to play calming sounds right from the desktop. See Play background sounds.
Add or remove features from Accessibility Shortcuts
You can change which features appear when you use the Accessibility Shortcuts panel or the Accessibility Shortcuts module in the menu bar or Control Centre.
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Accessibility in the sidebar, then click Shortcut on the right. (You may need to scroll down.)
Select or deselect the tickbox next to a feature to show or hide it when you use Accessibility Shortcuts.
If you select only one feature, the Accessibility Shortcuts panel isn’t displayed when you press the keyboard shortcut; instead, the feature is immediately turned on or off.
Siri: Say something like: “Turn on Voice Control” or “Turn off VoiceOver”. Learn how to use Siri.