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Part 1. Getting Started > Using Universal Access

Using Universal Access

Choose Apple menu, System Preferences.

Click Universal Access.

Click the Seeing tab and click the buttons to turn on the Zoom feature or switch to white text on a black background.

Click the Hearing tab and click the check box to flash the screen when an alert sound is played.

INTRODUCTION

Universal Access provides alternative ways of viewing the Mac's screen, hearing the sounds it makes, using the keyboard, and using the mouse. For example, if you can't hear alert sounds, you can set the screen to flash instead, calling your attention to what's happening just as clearly as an alert sound would.


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Shortcuts to Access

No matter which Universal Access settings you want to use, you should click Allow Universal Access Shortcuts. This option activates the keyboard shortcuts shown on each tab of the Universal Access preferences pane.


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Yakkety Yak

VoiceOver is the first setting in the Seeing section of the Universal Access preferences. This new Tiger feature enables you to control your Mac with voice commands. Turn to the next task to learn more.


Click the Keyboard tab and choose from the various keyboard options.

Click the Mouse tab and choose from the various mouse options.

Choose System Preferences, Quit System Preferences to apply your changes.


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