macOS High Sierra

Hints pane of the Verbosity category

Use the Hints pane of the Verbosity category in VoiceOver Utility to get more information about the item in the VoiceOver cursor.

To open VoiceOver Utility, press Command-F5 to turn VoiceOver on, then press VO-F8.

Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.

Speak instructions for using the item in the VoiceOver cursor

Have VoiceOver automatically read instructions, if available, for the item.

When an item has a help tag

Click the pop-up menu, then choose how you want to hear the descriptions (called “help tags” or “tooltips”) that are displayed when the pointer rests briefly over an item.

Speak hints after delay

Drag the slider toward Short or Long to set how many seconds VoiceOver waits before it speaks the hint for the item under the pointer.