Change Accessibility settings on Mac
If you have vision, hearing or mobility difficulties, try out the wide range of Accessibility settings on your Mac.
To change these settings, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Accessibility in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)
Turn on or off VoiceOver, the built-in screen reader that describes aloud what appears on your screen, open VoiceOver Utility or start the VoiceOver tutorial. See VoiceOver settings.
Make content on the screen larger and easier to see by zooming the entire screen or an area of it, or by using Hover Text. If you’re using a second display, set the zoom for it separately. See Zoom settings for accessibility.
Make items on the screen, including the pointer, easier to see, make text easier to read, reduce motion and apply colour filters or tints to the screen and more. See Display settings for accessibility.
Customise the system voice, hear when alerts or apps need your attention, have selected text spoken when you press a designated key, or have items under the pointer or text that you type spoken. See Spoken Content settings.
Hear a description of the visual content in films, TV programmes and other media, if descriptions are available. See Descriptions settings.
Have the screen flash when alerts occur, play stereo audio as mono, have Spatial Audio (if available) follow the movement of your head, set accessibility options for Apple earbuds and earphones paired to your Mac and play background sounds. See Audio settings.
Note: These settings are shown only when you have set up your iPhone and Mac for Wi-Fi calling and RTT phone calls are enabled on your iPhone. Wi-Fi calling and RTT are not available in all countries or regions or supported by all network providers.
Control how subtitles are styled, and whether to use closed captions and SDH instead, when they’re available. See Captions settings.
Live Captions (Beta)
Turn Live Captions on or off, control how captions are styled and turn them on or off in FaceTime. See Live Captions settings.
Note: Live Captions is only available on Mac computers with Apple silicon and is not available in all countries or regions. The accuracy of Live Captions may vary and should not be relied upon in high-risk or emergency situations.
Control your Mac and apps with your voice by speaking standard commands or commands you create. See Voice Control settings.
Use Full Keyboard Access to navigate UI elements on your Mac using the Tab key and other keys. Enter modifiers more easily using Sticky Keys or prevent accidental keystrokes using Slow Keys, or turn on the Accessibility Keyboard as an alternative to a physical keyboard and use Dwell options to control the pointer with a tracking device. See Keyboard settings for accessibility.
Make your mouse or trackpad easier to use. Control the pointer with the numeric keypad using Mouse Keys, use keyboard shortcuts, assistive switches or facial expressions to perform certain mouse actions, or move the pointer using head pointer. See Pointer Control settings.
Turn on Switch Control and use one or more adaptive accessories to enter text and control your Mac and set options for your switches, and for typing and navigating when you use Switch Control. See Switch Control settings.
Type your requests to Siri instead of speaking them. See Siri settings for accessibility.
Select the items to include in the Accessibility Shortcuts panel. See Shortcut settings for accessibility.
Other System Settings, such as Displays, Sound, Keyboard, Trackpad and Mouse, offer additional options that may help you.