Get started with accessibility features on Mac
macOS accessibility features can help you with vision, hearing, physical motor activities, speech, and more. If you didn’t turn on accessibility features when you set up your Mac, you can do so at any time in Accessibility settings.
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Accessibility in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)
In Accessibility settings, features are grouped in five broad categories on the right:
Vision: Use these features to zoom in on the screen, make text or the pointer bigger, reduce onscreen motion, and more. Or have your Mac speak what’s on the screen. See macOS accessibility features for vision.
Hearing: Use these features to pair Made for iPhone hearing devices with your Mac, show and customize captions on the screen, make and receive Real-Time Text (RTT) calls, get Live Captions of audio, and more. See macOS accessibility features for hearing.
Note: Made for iPhone hearing devices can be paired only with select Mac computers with the M1 chip, and all Mac computers with the M2 chip. See the Apple Support article Mac computers with Apple silicon. Live Captions (beta) is available only on Mac computers with Apple silicon, and is not available in all languages, countries, or regions. The accuracy of Live Captions may vary and should not be relied upon in high-risk or emergency situations.
Motor: Use these features to control your Mac and apps using spoken commands, keys on your keyboard, an onscreen keyboard, assistive devices, and other alternative methods for controlling the pointer. You can also set options that make it easier to use a mouse and trackpad. See macOS accessibility features for mobility.
Speech: Use these features to have what you type spoken out loud, create a synthesized voice that sounds like you, and more. See macOS accessibility features for speech.
Note: Personal Voice is available only on Mac computers with Apple silicon, and is not available in all languages. Personal Voice can be used only with Live Speech and with third-party apps that you allow, such as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) apps. You can use Personal Voice only to create a voice that sounds like you on device, using your own voice, and for your own personal, noncommercial use.