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UPDATE: THIS FILE LAST EDITED 6-2013

MacACCESS

VoiceOver ZOOM-REVERSE-PLUS

(MACOSX-LION)

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A PUBLICATION FROM THE...

SIGHT LOSS

INFORMATION

DETECTIVE

.....ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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VoiceOver UTILITY - MACOS-10.7 OR LATER

APPLE ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
1-877-204-3930

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THE BUILT-IN ACCESSIBILITY OF THE LION OPERATING SYSTEM (MACOS-10.7) IS EXTENSIVE AND DETAILED. THE FOLLOWING FEATURES ARE ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY BY GROUPING SIMILAR KEYBOARD COMMANDS AND TABLE SELECTIONS.

THE LATTER ARE FOUND IN EITHER SYSTEM PREFERENCES UNDER UNIVERSAL ACCESS OR BY OPENING THE VoiceOver (VO) UTILITY TOOL.

FOR REFERENCE OF LOW-VISION USERS, THE SHAPE-SHIFTER MOUSE POINTER CHANGES TO:

- WHILE TYPING = VERTICAL FLASHING INSERTION BAR
- WHILE AT RIGHT AND BOTTOM EDGES = INWARD ARROW
- WHILE AT TOP AND LEFT EDGES = ANGLED ARROWHEAD
- WHILE OVER GRAPHIC ELEMENTS = VERTICAL INVERTED ARROWHEADS
- WHILE OVER LINK = HUMAN HAND

ALSO, THE STANDARD PERCEPTION ASPECTS OF A COMPUTER MONITOR ARE...

- PIXEL DENSITY = PIXELS PER INCH (PPI) WITH 300 SUPERIOR
- IMAGE BRIGHTNESS - NITS RATING WITH 250 AVERAGE
- SCREEN CONTRAST = HIGH-LOW RATIOS FROM WHITEST WHITE TO BLACKEST BLACK

PLUS, IN SOME CASES VoiceOver PROVIDES SETTING ANNOUNCMENTS.
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A. BRIGHTNESS (BLACK-WHITE)

1. NON-APPLE MONITORS
- MANUAL CONTROL FOR MINUS VERSUS PLUS

2. OSX MONITORS
- F-15 = INCREASE DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
- F-14 = DECREASE DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS

3. IOS MONITORS
- SYSTEM PREFERENCES, DISPLAYS, DISPLAY TAB, SMALL SUN TO LARGE SUN SLIDER
- KEYBOARD, F-1 = DIM SCREEN AND F-2 = BRIGHTEN SCREEN

B. COLOR (POSITIVE-NEGATIVE)

1. DISPLAY EITHER BLACK-ON-WHITE OR WHITE-ON-BLACK
- PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-COMMAND-8

2. DISPLAY INVERT COLOR
- SELECT FROM UNIVERSAL ACCESS, SEEING TAB

3. BACKGROUND OF BRAILE PANEL, CAPTION PANEL AND VO-CURSOR BECOMES DARKEN VIA TILE VISUALS
- PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-F-10
- TURN OFF WITH PRESS ABOVE TWICE

C. CONTRAST (COLORTONE)

1. INCREASE TO DARKEN
- PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-COMMAND-PERIOD
- REPRESS PERIOD-KEY FOR MORE

2. DECREASE TO LIGHTEN
- PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-COMMAND-COMMA
- REPRESS COMMA-KEY FOR LESS

3. ADJUST CONTRAST SLIDER IN UNIVERSAL ACCESS, SEEING TAB FOR NORMAL TO MAXIMUM (DEFAULT = NO CONTRAST ENHANCEMENT)

D. CURSOR (KEYBOARD-MOUSE)

1. SIZE OF MOUSE POINTER
- ADJUST SLIDER IN UNIVERSAL ACCESS, MOUSE TAB FROM NORMAL TO LARGE
2. MAGNIFY VO-CURSOR
- ADJUST SLIDER IN VO UTILITY, VISUALS CATEGORY FROM SMALL TO LARGE

3. CONTROL CURSOR MOVEMENT
- ADJUST CURSOR BOUNDARY FOR RESTRICTED AREA

4. ADJUST SIZE OF ITEM WITHIN VO -CURSOR
- PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-SHIFT-RIGHT-BRACKET = ENLARGE
- PRESS CONTROL-OPTION-SHIFT-LEFT-BRACKET = SHRINK
CAUTION:

CURSOR MAGNIFICATION LEVEL IN VO UTILITY NEEDS TO BE GREATER THEN SMALL FOR THE ABOVE KEY COMMANDS TO TAKE AFFECT

E. THE DOCK (PER APP)

- ADJUST SLIDER IN DSYSTEM PREFERENCES, DOC TAB FOR MAGNIFICATION FROM MIN TO MAX
F. FOLDERS (SYSTEMWIDE)

1. ADJUST BACKGROUND COLOR CONTROL
- FINDER MENUBAR VIEW HEADING AND VIEW OPTIONS AND SELECT BACKGROUND COLOR
- COLOR SELECTION CAN ONLY BE DONE IN ICON VIEW SETTINGS

2. INCREASE OR DECREASE TEXT SIZE FOR LABELING
- FINDER MENUBAR VIEW HEADING FOR ICON, LIST OR COLUMN
- ADJUST POINT SIZE FOR FOLDER TEXT

G. ICONS (FINDER-VIEW)

1. INCREASE OR DECREASE SIZE OF ICONS
-FINDER MENUBAR VIEW HEADING FOR STATUS BAR
- ICON SIZE SMALL TO LARGE SIZE

2. ADJUST SPACING

3. ADJUST LABEL SIZE

H. MAGNIFICATION (0-40X)

1. VO UTILITY MENUBAR
- SELECT FONT SIZE IN VO UTILITY, VISUALS CATEGORY

2. MAGNIFY FULL-SCREEN
- PRESS CONTROL-COMMAND-F
- ENLARGES DISPLAY ABOUT 25%
- SAME AS SELECTING FULL-SCREEN BUTTON IN SAFARI TOOLBAR

3. MAGNIFY FULL-WINDOW
- PRESS OPTION-COMMAND-8
- ON-OFF TOGGLE FOR ZOOMING
- PRESS OPTION-COMMAND-EQUALS ZOOM-IN FOR BIGGER
- PRESS OPTION-COMMAND-HYPHEN ZOOM-OUT FOR SMALLER

4. MAGNIFY PARTIAL-WINDOW
- SELECT CHECKBOX IN UNIVERSAL ACCESS FOR ZOOM-IN-WINDOW
- ON-OFF TOGGLE FOR MAGNIFYING LENS ONLY
- PRESS OPTION-COMMAND-EQUALS ZOOM-IN FOR BIGGER
- PRESS OPTION-COMMAND-HYPHEN ZOOM-OUT FOR SMALLER

I. SAFARI (WEB-ACCESS)

1. READER
- PRESS COMMAND-SHIFT-R
- COMBINES A SELECTED MULTI-PAGE ARTICLE AND BLOCKS ANY ADJACENT WEBPAGE ELEMENTS FOR BETTER READABILITY

2. CASCADING STYLE SHEETS
- USE CSS TO CONTROL WEBPAGE LOOK
LINK: 3. LION VISION
SITE: WWW DOT SIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS DOT ORG
SCROLL TO: HEADING - VISION
SCROLL TO: SUB-HEADING - SAFARI CASCADING STYLE SHEETS

J. REFERRALS (ONSITE)

1. LINK: LOW-VISION DISPLAYS
SITE: WWW DOT SIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS DOT ORG

2. LINK: UNIVERSAL ACCESS LION
SITE: WWW DOT SIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS DOT ORG

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