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VoiceOver for MacOS

VoiceOver is free and built in to MacOS.

TODO

This information is still in development. Feel free to contribute. The following still needs to be done:

Install

VoiceOver is built in to MacOS and can be enabled from the System Preferences app.

Guides, Documentation, and resources

Modes

VoiceOver does not have the same concept of modes that many other screen readers have.

Commands

The following are some common commands.

The default NVDA modifier key is set to: Control + Option

Common

TaskCommand
Read next itemVO + Right arrow
Read previous focusable itemShift + Tab
Read previous itemVO + Left Arrow

General

TaskCommand
Activate ButtonEnter or Space
Activate LinkEnter
Open RotorVO + U
Turn OffCommand + F5
Turn OnCommand + F5

Reading

TaskCommand
Read next focusable itemTab
Read next itemVO + Right arrow
Read previous focusable itemShift + Tab
Read previous itemVO + Left Arrow
start reading from current positionVO + A
start reading from current positionControl

Forms

TaskCommand
Activate ButtonEnter or Space
Activate Form ControlSpace
Read next focusable itemTab
Next Form ControlVO + Command + J
Read previous focusable itemShift + Tab

Tables

TaskCommand
Move to Next ColumnVO + Right Arrow
Move to Next RowVO + Down Arrow
Move to Previous ColumnVO + Left Arrow
Move to Previous RowVO + Up Arrow
Read Column HeaderVO + C
Read row headerVO + R

Elements

TaskCommand
Next Form ControlVO + Command + J
Next GraphicVO + Command + G
Next HeadingVO + Command + H
Next LinkVO + Command + L
Next TableVO + Command + X
Next TableVO + Command + T
Next Visited LinkVO + Command + V