How can I get help with using my Apple Mac computer?

Apple computers running Mac OS X are a popular choice for blind and partially sighted people due to the accessibility features which come built-in to the operating system, including a magnifier called Zoom and a screenreader called VoiceOver.

To turn on Zoom, press the Command or Control key (depending on your computer) and drag two fingers up or down on the trackpad to change magnification. You can also press the Command, Option and 8 keys at the same time on older versions of Mac OS X.

To turn on VoiceOver, press the Command and F5 keys are the same time. Both these features can be run at the same time.

If you would like more in-depth help with using your Mac, call RNIB's Technology Support Squad, our free national service. We have over 800 volunteers right across the UK who can give you advice over the phone or visit you at home. Contact our Helpline on:


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