FRONT PAGE.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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BULLETINS & INDEXES MENU.

SEND A MESSAGE.

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UPDATE: THIS FILE LAST EDITED 7-2016

MacACCESS

VoiceOver UTILITY

(MACOSX)

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A PUBLICATION FROM THE...

SIGHT LOSS

INFORMATION

DETECTIVE

.....ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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VoiceOver UTILITY - MACOS-10.6 & 10.7 OR LATER

APPLE ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
1-877-204-3930

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THE VoiceOver (VO) UTILITY APP ENABLES VARIOUS PREFERENCES USING CHECKBOXES, DISCLOSURE TRIANGLES, CONTROL BUTTONS, HELP BUTTONS, SLIDERS AND POPUP MENUS TO SET MANY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

1. PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-F-8 = OPEN VO UTILITY
2. PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-LEFT ARROW TO SCROLL ACROSS HORIZONTAL TOOLBAR TO VO UTILITY TABLE
3. PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-SHIFT-DOWN ARROW = INTERACT WITH TABLE
4. PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-UP ARROW = STOP INTERACTING WITH TABLE
5. PRESS ONLY UP OR DOWN ARROWS TO SCROLL THIS TABLE VERTICAL MENU OF 10 CATEGORIES...
- GENERAL
- VERBOSITY
- SPEECH (AVOID MUTE SPEECH CHECKBOX)
- NAVIGATION
- WEB
- SOUND
- VISUALS (SOME LOW-VISION ASSISTANCE)
- COMMANDERS
- BRAILLE
- ACTIVITIES (SET PREFERENCES PER APPLICATION)
- PRESS OPTION-UP ARROW = JUMP TO TOP OF THIS MENU
6. PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-RIGHT ARROW TO SCROLL ACROSS ANY HORIZONTAL CATEGORY MENU OF TABS AND ELEMENTS
7. PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-SPACEBAR TO SELECT FROM CATEGORY OPTIONS
8. WHEN DONE PRESS ESCAPE KEY TO EXIT FROM ANY CATEGORY
9.REMEMBER TO SCROLL EACH CATEGORY TO RIGHT END FOR HELP BUTTON

IN ADDITION, FOR BEST INTERNET PERFFORMANCE...

1. VERBOSITY CATEGORY, SELECT TEXT TAB, SELECT ENCOUNTER LINK POPUP BUTTON AND ADD CHECK-MARK TO SPEAK LINK
2. WEB CATEGORY, SELECT MOVE THE VoiceOver CURSOR TO IT WHEN LOADING A NEW WEBPAGE CHECKBOX (THIS SHOULD FORCE VoiceOver TO AUTOMATICALLY INTERACT WITH ANY NEW WEBSITES

FPLUS, FOR BEST E-MAIL PERFORMANCE IN NAVIGATION CATEGORY SELECT ALL FOUR CHECKBOXES FOR KEYBOARD FOCUS AND INSERTION POINT WITH VoiceOver CURSOR (THIS INSURES CRITICAL INTERACTIONS FOR FIELDS, TABLES AND FOLDERS).

LIKEWISE, FOR REDUCING TOO MUCH VoiceOver FEEDBACK...

1. CAREFULLY REVIEW ALL THE TAB SETTINGS IN THE VERBOSITY CATEGORY ABOUT REPORTING STATUS OF WHAT IS IN THE VoiceOver CURSOR
2. DEFAULTS MAY NEED TO BE UNSELECTED, HIGH MEDIUM OR LOW SETTINGS MAY NEED TO BE ADJUSTED
3. REVIEW HELP BUTTON FOR ADVICE

FINALLY, FOR MAKING GOOD USE OF THE ROTOR...

1. PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-U = OPEN WEBPAGE ROTOR AND TO EXIT PRESS ESCAPE
2. THE ROTOR CAN IDENTIFY MANY WEBPAGE ELEMENTS IN A HANDY LIST, PARTICUALRY HEADINGS AND LINKS
3. IN WEB CATEGORY SETUP ROTOR MENU

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SPECIAL SITUATIONS:

• SEND MESSAGE

1. FREQUENTLY WEBSITES WILL OFFER A LLINK TO SEND E-MAIL INQUIRIES
2. SOMETIMES THIS ACTION DOES NOT OPEN APPLE MAIL TO PROPER FIELD
3. WORKAROUNDS...

A. USE VoiceOver COMMAND TO LEARN THIS URL FOR TYPE-IN = CONTROL-OPTION-SHIFT-U
B. BEFORE TRIGGERING THE ONSITE LINK OPEN THE APPLE MAIL APP FOR PROPER FIELDS

• HOME PAGE = GOOGLE
A. STOP INTERACTING WITH COMBO BOX AND LEFT ARROW TO TOOLBAR
B. START INTERACTING WITH TOOLBAR AND RIGHT ARROW TO URL TYPE-IN

C. TO STOP AUTO-FILL PRESS SPACEBAR, TYPE URL AND PRESS ENTER

• LOST FILE(S)

1. ACCIDENTLY DELETING ANY FILE CAN HAPPEN AT ANY TIME
2. IF TIME MACHINE IS BEING USED FOR CONTINUOUS BACKUP, LOST FILE RESTORATION IS POSSIBLE IF THE FILE’S DATE OF CREATION OR EXACT NAME IS KNOWN
3. UNFORTUNATELY TIME MACHINE IS NOT VERY COMPATIBLE WITH VoiceOver SO SIGHTED ASSISTANCE MAY BE NEEDED TO PREFORM THIS OPERATION

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