macOS Sonoma has dramatically improved accessibility features, allowing everyone to use Mac comfortably. Equipped with innovative features such as the ability to change the text size for some applications at once, the ability to adjust the zoom level for each screen individually, and the ability to type what you want to say and read in the conversation. it has been. Here we will introduce all the new accessibility features included in macOS Sonama.
Change the pitch of the reading voice
macOS is equipped with a “Speech Content” function that reads selected text and notifications aloud, as well as a “VoiceOver” function that reads on-screen menus and buttons. You can choose from “Kyoko”, “Otoya”, “Hattori”, “O-Ren”, etc. as the voice to use at this time, but in macOS Sonoma it is now possible to change the pitch (high and low) of each voice.
The zoom level can now be set for each display
Accessibility for MacOS[視覚]In the category[ズーム機能]Available. Zoom lets you zoom in or out of your Mac's screen by using keyboard shortcuts, scrolling with the mouse or trackpad, or clicking with the trackpad.
This is useful when items on your Mac's screen are too small to see, or when you're giving a presentation and want to zoom in on a section for your audience to see. In macOS Sonoma, when you connect an external display to your Mac, you can adjust the zoom magnification (zoom rate) for each display individually.
Automatically stop moving pictures
Previously, Safari and Messages on Mac automatically started playing an animated image like a GIF when viewed. However, in macOS Sonoma, you can change the settings so that this animation is displayed when paused.
From a web accessibility perspective, it is desirable to be able to define playbacks based on user operations, so this is a big improvement.
macOS Sonoma also includes updates to accessibility features that support people who have difficulty hearing. Specifically, you can now pair Made for iPhone-compatible hearing aids and cochlear implants with your Mac, letting you adjust the ease of hearing based on ambient sounds.
This feature is available on MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021), MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021), Mac Studio (2022), and Macs with the M2 chip.
Voice control guide added
For those who find it difficult to operate their Mac using the keyboard or trackpad, there is a method available for voice commands. However, since the operation method is special, you may feel confused about the operation and settings when you use it for the first time.
That's why macOS Sonoma provides an interactive guide to help you get used to using this voice control. While watching step-by-step tutorials, you can learn the basics of voice commands, how to select overlaid displays, how to enter voice input, and more.
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