Module 4 - Run a screen-reading test for Mac using VoiceOver

If you use a PC, click this link to run a screen-reading test for Windows using NVDA

What is VoiceOver?

VoiceOver is a screen-reading program that is built into the Mac Accessibility suite of tools. There are many keyboard shortcuts users can employ to navigate around the page. It uses synthesized speech to voice content, including headings, alternate text, and other formatting features.

How do I use VoiceOver to test my document?

When you start VoiceOver, a quick and simple tutorial automatically launches. It will walk you through the basic how-to's. For further information about commands and navigation tips, check out

  1. To turn on VoiceOver, press Command + F5 on your Mac keyboard.

  2. A welcome screen should appear. Follow the prompts to begin the tutorial. You may start and stop the tutorial at any time. If you need to turn VoiceOver off, you may pick up where you left off the next time you turn it on.

  3. To turn off VoiceOver, press Command + F5 on your keyboard.

Complete tutorial coming soon...


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