VoiceOver may have problems pronouncing certain words, such as acronyms and abbreviations, correctly. To make sure VoiceOver pronounces these items correctly you can adjust the pronunciation settings in the VoiceOver Utility.

VoiceOver, the screen reader built into Mac OS X, can be used to listen to web pages accessed with the Safari web browser.

VoiceOver includes a Help Menu for sighted users who are learning how to use the application. The VoiceOver Help Menu lists the keyboard shortcuts associated with each VoiceOver command.

The Sticky Keys feature of Mac OS X makes some keyboard shortcuts easier for people who have limited dexterity. When this feature is on, you can press the keys for a shortcut in sequence instead of needing to hold them down at the same time.

The Mac operating system includes several assistive technologies designed to make it easier for a person with a disability to use the computer. Whether you have difficulty with your vision, hearing or mobility, the features found under Universal Access in the System Preferences can help you set up your computer to meet your needs.

To switch applications while VoiceOver is running, you can use the operating system’s built-in application switcher or VoiceOver’s Application Chooser menu.

The Text to Speech feature is useful for users who have low vision but do not use a screenreader.

The Hearing pane of the Universal Access window has several options for people with hearing impairments.

One issue of great importance is that of accessibility. School web sites should be easily accessible to a wide range of audiences including persons with disabilities. By following certain guidelines, your school site can be made more accessible: Visual considerations Graphics: Users with visual impairments have specific difficulties that need to be addressed. Screen reading […]

One issue of great importance is that of accessibility. School web sites should be easily accessible to a wide range of audiences including persons with disabilities. By following certain guidelines, your school site can be made more accessible: Visual considerations Graphics:Users with visual impairments have specific difficulties that need to be addressed. Screen reading software […]

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