VoiceOver has long been a significant Accessibility feature on Mac. It not only tells what’s on the screen but also guides you through actions such as, activating a button using keyboard or trackpad. It’s ideal for the people with low-vision. On new MacBook Pro, using VoiceOver with Touch Bar is a great experience.
Thanks to a number of gestures like split-tap, using VoiceOver on MacBook Pro has become a lot more straightforward now. Let me show you how it works!
How to Enable and Use VoiceOver with Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
How to Enable/Disable VoiceOver on MacBook Pro
To turn on/off VoiceOver, all you need to do is hold the Command key and triple-press the Touch ID button.
How to Use VoiceOver with Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
Once you have enabled VoiceOver, following are the gestures you can use with the Touch Bar.
1. Double-tap and hold to activate direct touch mode for the element under the Touch Bar. It lets you adjust sliders easily.
2. In order to move the Touch Bar focus to the next or the previous Touch Bar element, you need to swipe left or right with one finger to move.
3. To activate the element under the Touch Bar focus, simply double-tap anywhere on the Touch Bar.
4. In order to change the Touch Bar focus and make it announce the element under your finger, move one finger over the Touch Bar.
5. To trigger the element under the first finger you use, touch any item with your one finger and then tap the Touch Bar with another. This gesture is known as split-tap.
Indeed, it’s nice to use VoiceOver with Touch Bar. There is a new feature called “Touch Bar Zoom” which has debuted as part of Accessibility on new MacBook Pro. Head over to this guide to give it a try. You may also want to read how to set up and use VoiceOver on Apple Watch.
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