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Accessibility


Change the settings for a person with disabilities?

System Preferences → Speech

System Preferences → Universal Access

System Preferences → Keyboard → Full Keyboard Access


Enable full keyboard access so I can navigate through and select menu items without using a mouse?

System Preferences → Keyboard → Full Keyboard Access → select the checkbox next to "Turn on full keyboard access"


Enable Universal Access keyboard shortcuts?

System Preferences → Universal Access → select the checkbox next to "Allow Universal Access Shortcuts"


Set the voice for my system?

System Preferences → Speech → Default Voice → Voice


Change the rate at which the default voice speaks?

System Preferences → Speech → Default Voice → Rate (move the slide control left or right to make the voice speak slower or faster, respectively; click on the Play button to test the speed)


Turn on speech recognition?

System Preferences → Speech → Speech Recognition → On/Off → Apple Speakable Items is → On


View the speakable items?

System Preferences → Speech → Speech Recognition → Open Speakable Items Folder


Where does an application store its speakable items?

In ~/Library/Speech/Speakable Items/Application Speakable Items/application


Enable accessibility devices to be used with the system?

System Preferences → Universal Access → select the checkbox next to "Enable access for assistive devices"


Change the display settings for person with a visual impairment?

System Preferences → Universal Access → Seeing


Provide a visual alert cue for a user with a hearing impairment?

System Preferences → Universal Access → Hearing → select the checkbox next to "Flash the screen whenever an alert sound occurs"


Place the scrollbar controls together so they're easier to access?

System Preferences → General → Place scroll arrows → Together


Change the display from color to grayscale?

System Preferences → Universal Access → Seeing → Set Display to Grayscale


Change the display so everything is white on black?

System Preferences → Universal Access → Seeing → Switch to White on Black


Use the numeric keypad instead of the mouse?

System Preferences → Universal Access → Mouse → Mouse Keys → On


Have the system "read" an email message to me?

Select the text in the email message, or select all with Edit → Select All. Then go to Mail → Services → Speech → Start Speaking Text


Allow menu bar commands to be spoken and recognized?

System Preferences → Speech → Commands → select the checkbox next to Menu Bar commands

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