This section gives you step by step instructions on how to use VoiceOver, the screen-reader in macOS 12 Monterey, with pictures of the screens to help.
1. Press Cmd + F5 to turn VoiceOver on and off. If you are using the F keys as “media” keys (volume, brightness, play, pause, etc.), you will also need to press the Fn (Function) key.
The first time you start VoiceOver, press the Space bar to start practicing with VoiceOver or press V to start using VoiceOver.
2. When you start VoiceOver, the VoiceOver cursor appears onscreen as a dark rectangular outline. To navigate using the cursor, you will need to hold down the VoiceOver modifier keys - known as VO. The default VO keys are Ctrl and Option (Alt).
To access all VoiceOver commands, press VO + H H to open the Commands Help menu. Press the Esc key to close the menu.
4. The quick start tutorial will guide you through using VoiceOver. Press VO + H to open the help menu and select Quick Start Tutorial.
5. To change VoiceOver settings, press VO + F8 to open the VoiceOver Utility.
11. VoiceOver gives you a lot of information as you navigate a screen. If you find you’re getting bombarded with too much detail, changing Verbosity settings can help.
Select Verbosity and navigate through the tabs to set your preferences:
12. You can change VoiceOver’s voice and how fast it speaks in System Preferences > Spoken Content. Fpr more information, see our guide How to change the text-to-speech (TTS) settings for screen readers in macOS 12 Monterey