Mac helps you find your focus so you can think big. Because it’s built with neurodiversity in mind. Text to Speech adds auditory reinforcement to books, websites, or homework assignments. Word Completion helps boost vocabulary and word-building skills. And Dark Mode makes it easier to focus on the task or project at hand.

Text to Speech Go from written word to spoken word.

Text to Speech on Mac

If you learn better when you can hear what you’re reading or writing, Text to Speech can help by adding an auditory component to books, websites, or homework assignments. Highlight any text and hear it read aloud in more than 70 voices across 42 languages. You can even adjust the speaking rate.

Dark Mode Let your content take center screen.

Dark Mode transforms the desktop and built-in apps with a new dark color scheme that helps you focus on your work.1 The fine points of your content take center screen as toolbars and menus recede into the background. Light text against darker backdrops in Mail, Safari Reader, Calendar, and more makes everything easier to read in low lighting conditions.

Text to Speech on Mac

Word Completion Let Mac finish what you started.

To help with vocabulary and word-building skills, macOS provides word completion in apps like TextEdit and Pages. After typing just a few letters, press the F5 key and macOS suggests words. Select the word you want, and macOS completes it for you.

Simple Finder Less Dock. Fewer distractions.

With parental controls, Mac can be set up to be easier to use for people with cognitive and learning disabilities. Simple Finder reduces the Dock to just three folders. Teachers can limit the list of apps a student can open to only the ones they choose. And files, folders, and apps are displayed in a single window of neatly arranged icons.

Dictionary Find even more meaning in your Mac.

If you have a question about a word or phrase, just look it up in the built-in Dictionary app — from anywhere in macOS. Get quick access to definitions and synonyms that help with grammar, spelling, and pronunciation.

Speech Communicate the way that’s right for you.

FaceTime lets you communicate visually, whether through the use of sign language, gestures, or facial expressions.2 iMessage lets you chat with others via text. And Text to Speech lets you hear words read aloud to help with expressive speech development — or even communicates for you by speaking the words you type.

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Support

Apple Accessibility Support

Find detailed guides and support articles on the accessibility features of Apple products.

Learn more at Apple Accessibility Support

Enable accessibility features on Mac.

  1. In the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
  2. Select Accessibility. Then select and turn on the features you want to use.

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