Here we can see, “Mac Accessibility Shortcuts: Navigate Your Mac Without a Mouse”
Here are all the shortcuts you’ll need if you’ve activated your Mac’s accessibility capabilities.
You can use a keyboard or an assistive device to control and navigate your Mac if you enable the accessibility features of your Mac.
You can accomplish a lot on your Mac without using a mouse, whether it’s going between menus, adjusting the zoom, or enabling VoiceOver.
We’ve put together a helpful cheat sheet with all of the shortcuts you’ll need to use the accessibility features on your Mac.
Mac Accessibility Shortcuts
|Control accessibility options|
|Option + Command + F5||Show accessibility options|
|Command + F5||Enable/disable VoiceOver|
|Control + Option + F8||Show VoiceOver utility|
|Option + Command + 8||Enable/disable zoom|
|Option + Command + Plus||Zoom in|
|Option + Command + Minus||Zoom out|
|Control + Option + Command + 8||Invert colors|
|Control + Option + Command + Period||Increase contrast|
|Control + Option + Command + Comma||Reduce contrast|
|Use your keyboard as a mouse (must be enabled via System Preferences)|
|Control + F7||Switch between navigation controls|
|Shift + Tab||Previous control|
|Control + Tab||Next control when a text field is selected|
|Control + Shift + Tab||Move focus to the previous grouping|
|Arrow keys||Move to the adjacent item|
|Control + Arrow keys||Move to a control adjacent to the text field|
|Space||Choose menu item|
|Control + Shift + F6||Focus on previous panel|
|Control + F8||Status menu|
|Command + `||Next open window|
|Shift + Command + `||Previous open window|
|Option + Command + `||Window drawer|
|Control menus (press Control + F2 first)|
|Left/right arrow||Move between menus|
|Type menu item’s name||Move to a menu item|
|Up/down arrow||Move between menu items in the selected menu|
|Return||Open/choose selected menu|
|Mouse Keys (must be enabled via Accessibility Shortcuts)|
|1||Diagonally down and left|
|3||Diagonally down and right|
|7||Diagonally up and left|
|9||Diagonally up and right|
|5||Press mouse button|
|0||Hold mouse button|
|Period||Release mouse button|
Mac Features for Hearing-Impaired Users
If you use your Mac in accessibility mode, you should be aware of all the hard-of-hearing users’ capabilities. Closed captioning, Siri integration, and the option to flash the screen when an alarm is received are available features.
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