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Accessibility Options for Macintosh PDF Email
Macintosh operating system tools

System 7.x, 8.x and 9.x

If you did not install these features as part of the Macintosh’s system software, you may download the Easy Access and CloseView utilities. Go to: access.html
In Macintosh OS 10.3 these features are built in. CloseView can magnify all screen images up to 16 times.
  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Open CloseView.
  3. Click the On button.
  4. Click the arrows in the Magnification box to select the degree of magnification you want.
  5. When you have the degree of magnification you want, click the On button. You can use the arrows to change the degree of magnification again.

Easy Access assists those users who have difficulties using the keyboard or the mouse. Included as part of Easy Access are:
  • Mouse Keys lets you control all mouse movements by typing on the numeric keypad.
  • Sticky Keys helps you hold down keys when you must press two or three keys simultaneously such as when you need to type a capital letter or a question mark.
  • Slow Keys enables the user to change the length of time it takes for a keystroke to be registered on the screen.
  • Text-to-Speech allows your computer to speak the alert messages that appear on the screen.
  • Link to Apple's Accessibility web site at
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