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How to access accessibility shortcuts in macOS 11 Big Sur

How to access accessibility shortcuts in macOS 11 Big Sur

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How to enable the Menu Bar Accessibility shortcut
How to use the Menu Bar and Control Centre Accessibility shortcuts

How to enable the Menu Bar Accessibility shortcut

  1. Select the Apple icon  in the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Select System Preferences from the menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, select the Dock and Menu Bar icon.
  4. In the left column of the Dock and Menu Bar preferences window, scroll down and select Accessibility Shortcuts.
  5. In the right column, tick the checkbox for where you want the shortcut to appear – the Menu Bar or the Control Centre. You can choose both options if you prefer.
  6. When you have finished, click the Close (red) button in the top left corner of the System Preferences window.

How to use the Menu Bar and Control Centre Accessibility shortcuts

Menu Bar shortcut

  1. If you have enabled the Menu Bar shortcut, select the Accessibility Shortcuts button in the menu bar.
  2. Select the feature you would like to activate from the Accessibility Shortcuts menu.
  3. The Accessibility Shortcuts menu also includes links to Keyboard Shortcuts preferences and Accessibility preferences.

Control Centre shortcut

  1. If you have enabled the Control Centre shortcut, select the Control Centre button in the menu bar.
  2. Select the Accessibility Shortcuts button from the Control Centre.
  3. Select the feature you would like to activate from the Accessibility Shortcuts menu.
  4. The Accessibility Shortcuts menu also includes links to Keyboard Shortcuts preferences and Accessibility preferences.

Note: If this does not work, it could be because someone else manages your computer settings (an IT department or administrator). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

Created on: February-17-2021

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