1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 29, 2011 10:28 AM by infobleep
infobleep Level 1 (10 points)

Hi there


How does one slow down the voice in the voiceover tutorial? It is currently too fast. I am trying to teach my father how to use the computer and he is visually impaired. I have adjusted the voice by slowing it down in the settings but it doesn't appear to affect the tutorial at all which seems rather odd. I am using Snow Leopard with all the latest updates. Is this behavior the same in Lion?


Also I just spent 15 minutes trying to figure out how to get the voiceover start up tutorial to run a second time in Snow Leopard. According to Apple's Web Site: http://www.apple.com/accessibility/voiceover/ they tell you to press [Control-Option-Command-F8]. However whenever I press those keys nothing happens. I tried this on more than one laptop and could not get this to work.


After 15 minutes I worked out that it needs to be [fn-Control-Option-Command-F8]. At first I thought perhaps the keys had changed for Lion but I went to the way back machine archive and it is just the same for Snow Leopard [http://web.archive.org/web/20110207212757/http://www.apple.com/accessibility/voi ceover/]. I would be grateful if someone from Apple could adjust their documentation.


Kind regards

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Running Windows 7 via VMWare Fusion
  • infobleep Level 1 (10 points)

    As an update, I even tried option-command key-s to see if I could get selected text to speak but that failed. I could bring up a menu using a mouse click and ctrl key and select the speech menu and from that start the speech but that is far to complicated for my father. I would expect the Mac to be easier to use than this.


    Kind regards