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How to use VoiceOver on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion is the latest Operating System (OS) from Apple for all of their Mac products. If you are purchasing or your school is purchasing a new Mac, chances are it will come with Mountain Lion as the OS. When a new Mac OS is created there are changes made to all aspects of the software including VoiceOver. This does not mean that any skills you might have learned are obsolete but that new features have be added. The new features are meant to make the computer more accessible using VoiceOver.

The place to find how to use the new improved VoiceOver is on Apple's VoiceOver help website. This is from the Website.

VoiceOver Getting Started

This guide explains how to use VoiceOver, the advanced screen reader built into OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8). This guide includes lists of VoiceOver commands.

To navigate the guide, select a link from the Table of Contents below to display the chapter. When you’re done reading a chapter, use your browser’s Back button to return to the Table of Contents.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introducing VoiceOver

Chapter 2. Learning VoiceOver Basics

Chapter 3. Learning OS X Basics

Chapter 4. Working with Text

Chapter 5. Navigating Content

Chapter 6. Browsing the Internet

Chapter 7. Using OS X Apps

Chapter 8. Collaborating with Other Users

Chapter 9. Customizing VoiceOver

Chapter 10. Using Braille Displays

Chapter 11. Using VoiceOver Gestures

Appendix A. Commands and Gestures

Appendix B. VoiceOver Utility Options

For those who have not used VoiceOver this website will help you begin and for those who have used VoiceOver the website will help to improve your skills.

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