macOS High Sierra

Turn VoiceOver on or off

Turn VoiceOver on or off at any time.

  • Press Command-F5. If VoiceOver is on, pressing the keys turns it off.

  • Use Siri. Say something like: “Turn VoiceOver on” or “Turn VoiceOver off.” .

You can also turn VoiceOver on or off using the Accessibility Options shortcut panel. To show it, press Option-Command-F5 or, if your Mac has a Touch Bar, quickly press Touch ID three times. In the shortcut panel, press the Tab key until you hear the VoiceOver option, then press the Space bar.