macOS accessibility features for vision
macOS includes accessibility features that make it easier to see what’s on the screen. You can also have your Mac speak what’s on the screen.
Use VoiceOver, the built-in screen reader on your Mac, to speak what’s on the screen, and the text in documents, webpages, and windows. With VoiceOver, you can control your Mac with the keyboard, trackpad gestures, or a refreshable braille display. To customize VoiceOver, use VoiceOver Utility. See the VoiceOver User Guide.
Make content on the screen larger and easier to see by zooming the entire screen or an area of it. If you’re using a second display, you can set the zoom for it separately. See Zoom in and out on what’s onscreen.
Use Hover Text to see a larger version of whatever is under the pointer—for example, text you’re reading or typing, or text and icons in the user interface. See Use Hover Text.
Use a single slider to adjust the reading size for text across multiple apps and system features. See Make text and icons bigger across apps and system features.
Make it easier to find the pointer on the screen by changing its size or color, or making it bigger when you quickly move it. See Make the pointer easier to see.
Make it easier to view and differentiate what’s on the screen by inverting colors, reducing transparency, or applying a color filter or tint. See Change display colors to make it easier to see what’s onscreen.
Stop or reduce motion on the screen—for example, when you open apps or switch between desktops, view media depicting flashing or strobing lights, or view rapid animated images (such as GIFs). See Stop or reduce onscreen motion.
Note: “Dim flashing lights” is available only for supported media and on Mac computers with Apple silicon. It should not be relied upon for the treatment of any medical condition. Content is processed on device in real time.
Spoken Content features
Customize the voice your Mac uses to speak text, and have your Mac speak announcements, items under the pointer, and whatever you type or select. See Change Spoken Content settings for accessibility.
Listen to a description of the visual content in movies, TV shows, and other media, if available. See Change Descriptions settings for accessibility.