How to use the Accessibility Options on your Mac

For those who require some assistance for computer use, Apple's MacOS has some fantastic Accessibility Options to things easier. From Zoom to VoiceOver and even Sticky Keys, there are plenty of tools to help you continue computing.

Unfortunately, Apple initially hides these options away in the Accessibility Options panel. While finding these helpful tools is far from accessible, we're here to help.

How to enable Accessibility Options on Mac

MacOS Accessibility Options are unfortunately disabled by default. Thankfully, they're very simple to enable once you know what you're doing. Follow the handy guide below:

  • Click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Select User and Groups. You'll likely need your admin details.
  • Sign in with your password, Touch ID, or your Apple Watch if you own one.
  • Select the Login Options and choose Accessibility Options.
  • Enable the features that you want to include.
  • Click Apply.

Just repeat the process if you need to enable more options.

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What's the Accessibility Settings hotkey on MacOS?

There's an even faster way of opening up these settings on MacOS. Alongside the step-by-step guide, there's a clever keyboard shortcut to access the same menu.

Press the Option (⌥), Command (⌘), and F5 keys together. MacBooks that have a Touch Bar also may require you to press the Function (Fn) key, too.

If you are done with using the Accessibility Options panel, you may close it by choosing Done or just by clicking outside the window itself.

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