Change Display settings for accessibility on Mac
On your Mac, use Display settings for accessibility to make items on the screen (including the pointer) easier to see, make text bigger, reduce onscreen motion, apply color filters or tints to the screen, and more.
To change these settings, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Accessibility in the sidebar, then click Display on the right. (You may need to scroll down.)
Invert colors on your display—for example, show white text on a black background. See Invert colors.
Invert colors mode
Choose to invert colors everywhere (Classic), or everywhere except images and video (Smart).
Stop or reduce the movement of elements on the screen—for example, when you open apps, switch between desktops, or open and close Notification Center. See Stop or reduce onscreen motion.
Dim flashing lights
For supported media, automatically dim the display of content that depicts flashing or strobing lights.
Note: This option is available only on Mac computers with Apple silicon. Content is processed on device in real time. “Dim flashing lights” should not be relied upon for the treatment of any medical condition.
Increase the contrast of items on the screen (such as borders around buttons or boxes) without changing the contrast of the screen itself.
Replace the transparent effect used on some backgrounds in macOS with a solid background, to improve contrast and readability. See Make transparent items solid.
Differentiate without color
Use shapes, in addition to or instead of color, to convey status or information.
Auto-play animated images
Turn off to automatically pause the display of rapid animated images (such as GIFs in Messages and Safari).
Show window title icons
Show a window’s icon (if available) in the window’s title bar. The icon can make it easier to distinguish among windows or tabs when you have several open—for example, Finder windows showing Recents, Downloads, and iCloud Drive.
Show toolbar button shapes
Show a subtle border around toolbar buttons to indicate the area to click when selecting a toolbar button.
Drag the slider to increase or decrease the screen contrast.
Set your preferred reading size for supported apps and system features. See Make text and icons bigger across apps and system features.
Menu bar size
Set the font size in the menu bar to Large, or back to Default. You must log out and log in again to see the change in menu bar font size.
Prefer horizontal text
Prefer horizontal text in languages that prefer vertical text.
Shake mouse pointer to locate
Quickly move the mouse, or your finger on the trackpad, to temporarily enlarge the pointer so you can find it. See Make the pointer easier to see.
Increase or decrease the size of the pointer.
Pointer outline color
Select a color for the outline of the pointer.
Pointer fill color
Select a color to fill the inside of the pointer outline.
Reset the pointer outline and fill colors to the default settings (white outline and black fill).
Adjust display colors using the selected filter type. See Differentiate or tone down colors.
Choose a filter type: Grayscale, Red/Green (for protanopia), Green/Red (for deuteranopia), Blue/Yellow (for tritanopia), or Color Tint.
Drag the slider to adjust the intensity of the filter.
If you choose the Color Tint filter, click the Tint color well to customize the color.
Tip: You can use Accessibility Shortcuts to quickly turn on or off features like Invert Colors, Increase Contrast, Reduce Transparency, and Color Filters.