Use VoiceOver to navigate notifications on Mac
Notifications appear in the upper-right corner of the screen. Depending on how options are set in Notifications preferences, you receive notification banners and alerts.
Banners are visible on the screen only briefly. When you receive one, VoiceOver says the name of the app (such as Mail) and a brief description (such as your name and the subject line of the email), but the VoiceOver cursor doesn’t move to the notification.
Alerts remain on the screen until you take an action. When you receive one, VoiceOver says Notification Alert while the VoiceOver cursor automatically moves to the notification; the cursor remains there until you take an action or navigate elsewhere.
Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier. See Use the VoiceOver modifier.
Open notifications from the VoiceOver Notifications menu
The VoiceOver Notifications menu lists notifications that are currently displayed on the screen.
To open the VoiceOver Notifications menu, press VO-N.
To navigate the list of notifications, press VO-Down Arrow or Up Arrow.
When you hear the notification you want to open, press VO-Space bar.
Navigate in a notification
When a notification is in the VoiceOver cursor, VoiceOver announces the available actions you can take, such as Snooze, Reply, or Close.
To open the Actions menu for a notification, press VO-Command-Space bar.
Navigate the list of actions by pressing VO-Down Arrow or VO-Up Arrow until you hear the action you want to take.
To select an action, press VO-Space bar.
You can view notifications you may have missed in Notification Center. To open Notification Center, press VO-O.