Videos by Category: Accessibility

Using the Slow Keys Accessibility Feature
6/8/17
The Slow Keys option will cause your Mac to wait for purposeful key presses before accepting input. This can help some users who have difficulty using keyboard. The option applies to modifier keys too, so each key needs to be pressed one at a time and held. You can also use this feature to give you audible feedback when you press a key.
Safari Text Zoom
5/12/17
Using the Zoom function in Safari can make text easier to read, but it also enlarges image and the entire page layout, often breaking the design of the page and making it impossible to see everything. By holding down the Option key, you can change zoom to text-only zoom and only enlarge the text size, while keeping images and other elements the same.
Use Your iPhone As a Magnifying Glass
9/26/16
A new Accessibility function in iOS 10 allows you to use your iPhone as a high-tech magnifying glass. You can focus, zoom, turn on the LED light, use special light filters and even freeze the image.
MacMost Now 252: Using the Mac Zoom Feature
6/12/09
The Zoom feature allows you to zoom in and look closer at a portion of your screen. It is a handy tool for anyone that works on a Mac.
MacMost Now 169: Controlling the Finder with the Keyboard
12/8/08

Learn how to control the Mac OS X Finder using only the keyboard. You can navigate through the menu bar, menu bar status items, Finder windows and even the Dock.

MacMost Now 51: Making Text Easier to Read
3/3/08
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at three ways to make text on your screen easier to read. This could be used by people with visual impairments, but also could be used by anyone wishing to reduce eye-strain or be slightly more productive. Techniques include enlarging font size in Safari, using screen zoom, and using text-to-speech.
MacMost Now 39: Talking to Your Mac
2/6/08
Gary Rosenzweig looks at basic speech recognition built into Leopard. You can speak simple commands to your Mac ad have it perform functions.