Mac Operating System Accessibility Features

 

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The Mac Operating System (OS) is the operating system that powers the Mac computers within in LPS. Most computers in LPS have operating 10.8 or higher.  The current Mac operating system is OS X.  The Mac operating system includes many great accessibility features, such as text to speech, zoom, etc...  These features can help students with special needs better access the computer.  Information on these tools can be found below.  If you have questions about accessibility and the Mac OS, just ask Rachel Kuberry
 
 

Videos:

Setting up the built-in text to speech:  This video shows you how to set up the built-in text to speech feature found within system preferences.  It demonstrates how to customize the voice settings, as well as how to set a keyboard shortcut to access the tool within other applications. 
  If you have trouble viewing this video, watch it here instead.
 
Converting text to an audiofile within iTunes:  This video shows you how to access the conversion tool that will take text and convert it to an audiofile within iTunes.  It also shows you how to edit the information of the files within iTunes so that it appears as an audiobook. 
 If you have trouble viewing this video, watch it here instead.
 
Enlarging the size of your cursor:  This video shows you how to enlarge the size of your cursor. 
  If you have trouble viewing this video, watch it here instead.
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