macOS High Sierra

Customize the verbosity level for speech or braille

By default, VoiceOver provides a high level of detail to help new Mac and VoiceOver users.

Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.

  1. Open VoiceOver Utility (press VO-F8 when VoiceOver is on), click the Verbosity category, then click Speech or Braille (if you use a refreshable braille display).

  2. Choose a different default setting, and a verbosity level for specific controls, such as checkboxes or scroll areas.