With the latest release of Yosemite update out at the end of January 2015, VoiceOver users can now playback voice messages in Messages in Yosemite.  Before this, you could only send voice messages, not play them back on the Mac: of course, you could always play them back on iOS.

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In this demo I show you how to access the Extras menu once Voiceover brings the Main Menu in to focus with the two finger double tap at the top of the Trackpad, which then allows you to drag your finger across to the Extras menu items and then take your finger up to access a specific Extras menu item.

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For Mac and Windows screen reader users: how to play or search.play podcasts on http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com

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In this demo, I describe the Logitech Solar K760 Bluetooth keyboard, explain how to pair up to 3 devices, and give a demo of switching from iPhone, Mac, and my Windows laptop: all done by the same keyboard.

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This document describes what will be covered in each of the chapters for using VoiceOver in Mountain Lion.

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This chapter introduces VoiceOver, the advanced screen-reading technology integrated into OS X. VoiceOver enables users with visual disabilities to control their Mac using a rich set of keyboard commands and gestures. This chapter provides an overview of VoiceOver and key topics such as the VoiceOver cursor and current focus, keyboard shortcuts, and using function keys on some keyboards.

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This chapter provides information about the basics of using VoiceOver, including how to get help while you’re learning. You’ll learn how to turn VoiceOver on and off and pause it, how to hear information about items on the screen and interact with them, and how to use cursor tracking.

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This chapter introduces OS X and key features such as the desktop, Finder, Dock, and Spotlight. You’ll learn how to use menus, buttons, and accessibility features that make it easier to use your Mac, as well as how to work with apps and windows.

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Text is found in many places, such as in windows and dialogs, in content areas like webpages and help files, and in documents. This chapter explains how to use VoiceOver to read, select, and edit text.

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VoiceOver provides numerous ways to navigate content and text. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to navigate content such as tables and text, and how to use navigation features such as Quick Nav, the Item Chooser, and hot spots, among others.

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This chapter provides information about using VoiceOver to browse and navigate webpages effectively using two different navigation modes, tables, images, frames, and web spots, as well as the VoiceOver Web Item rotor.

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OS X comes with many accessible apps that you can use with VoiceOver, such as Mail, Messages, and iTunes. This chapter provides information about using some of the OS X apps.

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This chapter explains how to use features that enhance collaboration between users. You’ll learn about the caption panel, the braille panel, the screen curtain, and tiling visuals. You’ll also learn how to mute speech and sound effects.

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This chapter explains how to customize your VoiceOver environment to best suit your needs. You’ll learn how to customize settings for voices, spoken details, braille displays, pronunciations, and more. You’ll also learn how to reset, export, and import your preferences, as well as use portable preferences and VoiceOver activities.

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This chapter provides information about using refreshable braille displays, both plug in and Bluetooth, with VoiceOver. This chapter also includes a list of the many types of braille displays VoiceOver supports.

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This chapter explains how you can control your Mac using VoiceOver gestures on a Multi-Touch trackpad.

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Appendix A. This chapter lists VoiceOver commands and gestures, organized into categories.

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Appendix B. This chapter lists the options on each VoiceOver Utility pane and explains how to use the options.

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A great self-voicing coin stack puzzle style game for the Mac. Also show you how to adjust the rate of the system voice that the game uses.

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This game is self-voicing and contains 3 games: Start a Brawl, Practise your GunSlinger skills, and play the One-armed Bandit. As it utilises the Mac system voice, I also show you how to change the system voice rate.

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In this spoken document, I go through the points that I go through to assist someone in transferring from Windows/Screen reader to the Mac/VoiceOver (re-posted).

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This demo gives you an overview of the iTunes 11 new interface using VoiceOver.

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Just a brief story from me how I and my family uses Apple products from an Accessibility perspective.

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How to share your iPhone as a wi-fi Hotspot for your Mac.

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Navigation options overviewed VO Lock, QuickNav, Trackpad, Numpad, and Keyboard Commanders.

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