What’s new in VoiceOver on Mac
VoiceOver in macOS Ventura offers new features to give you greater control while using a Mac.
Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier. See Use the VoiceOver modifier.
Text Checker for VoiceOver helps you discover common formatting issues such as duplicate spaces or mistakenly capitalized letters, which makes it easier to proofread what you write.
VoiceOver can indicate repeated spaces, as well as speak the amount of leading indentation, which can be especially useful when writing programming code.
VoiceOver now supports over 20 additional languages and locales, including Arabic (World), Bangla (India), Basque, Bhojpuri (India), Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, French (Belgium), Galician, Kannada, Malay, Mandarin (Liaoning, Shaanxi, Sichuan), Marathi, Persian, Shanghainese (China mainland), Spanish (Chile), Slovenian, Tamil, Telugu, Ukrainian, Valencian, and Vietnamese.
VoiceOver now offers dozens of new voices optimized for assistive features across supported languages.
You can use VoiceOver commands to quickly check the date and time, and the battery and network status of your Mac:
VO-F7: Read the current date and time.
VO-F7-F7: Read the battery status of your Mac.
VO-F7-F7-F7: Read the network status of your Mac.
When you use VoiceOver in the Books app:
The VoiceOver cursor automatically moves to the next page when it reaches the end of the current page.
VoiceOver remembers your place if you navigate out of Books and come back.
You can use the VoiceOver rotor to navigate book-specific content, such as highlights and pages.
If you use a braille display with VoiceOver, you can use it with Live Captions (beta) to get real-time captioning of audio—allowing you to easily follow the audio in any app, such as FaceTime or Podcasts, and in live conversations around you.
Note: Live Captions is currently in beta. Live Captions is only available 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.
If you use a braille display with VoiceOver, you can now do the following in VoiceOver Utility:
Wrap the insertion point to a new braille line when you type past the end of your braille display, or have the insertion point stay at the end of the line so you can easily check what you just typed without needing to pan back.
Automatically turn the page when you pan to the top or bottom of a page in the Books app.