VoiceOver, the screenreader included with Mac OS X, ships with several voices. In addition to changing the voice used by VoiceOver, you can use the VoiceOver Utility to adjust other settings such as the speaking rate, pitch and intonation.

VoiceOver is the screen reader included with Mac OS X. To learn how to use VoiceOver to control your computer, you can view a VoiceOver Quick Start tutorial.

A good way to learn how to navigate with VoiceOver is to use the Tile Visuals feature to dim the contents of the screen while you practice using the various VoiceOver commands. While Tile Visuals is enabled you will only be able to see the contents of the VoiceOver cursor (the rectangle that defines the area VoiceOver will read back to you).

The VoiceOver verbosity settings determine how much detail VoiceOver will read back. These settings are accessed through the VoiceOver Utility found in the Seeing pane of the Universal Access preferences.

The Caption Panel of VoiceOver lets a sighted person follow what a person who has a visual impairment is doing while he or she works with VoiceOver.

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