Use VoiceOver to navigate Notification Centre on Mac
Use Notification Centre to catch up on notifications you missed and use widgets to view appointments, birthdays, the weather, top headlines and more — all on your desktop.
Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier. See Use the VoiceOver modifier.
Open and close Notification Centre
In Keyboard settings, you can create your own keyboard shortcut to open Notification Centre. See Use macOS keyboard shortcuts.
Navigate notifications in Notification Centre
Pending notifications are located at the top of Notification Centre. When a notification is in the VoiceOver cursor, VoiceOver announces the available actions you can take, such as Snooze, Reply, Remind Me Tomorrow 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.
Navigate widgets in Notification Centre
To move between widgets in the widget grid, press VO-Shift-Down Arrow to interact with the widget grid, then press VO and an arrow key.
To read a widget, press VO-Shift-Down Arrow to start interacting with the widget, then press VO and an arrow key to navigate the widget. When you’ve finished, press VO-Shift-Up Arrow to stop interacting with the widget.