Session 1 – Basics
- Discuss Mac Computer Keyboard Layout
- Tips for working with a TouchBar Mac
- VoiceOver KeyCommands of Note to get started
- Opening VoiceOver Utility and Setting Preferences.
- Verbosity Category
- Speech category
- Sounds Category
- Commanders Category
- Setting VOiceOver To Come On On Log On
- Vo Tips – VO+F1 VO+F2
Session 2 – Finder
- Finder Preferences (Determining what shows up on the Desktop, Setting the preference for what new Finder Windows show, and showing file extensions)
- Getting around and Navigating the Finder
- Mac OS Key Commands to open specific folders like Downloads, Documents, iCloud Drive etc.
- Copying Pasting and Cut/Moving (selecting single file, Selecting Files Adjacent to each other, and selecting Non adjacent files) to copy, move (cut), or delete
- Different ways to Launch apps
- Installing Apps (.PKG file vs .app file)
- Quick look to quickly Preview Files.
Session 3 – The Dock, Menu Bar, And System Preferences
- Explaining the Dock And MenuBar (aka the menu extras area)
- A look at customizing the dock
- An Overview of System Preferences
- Customizing your Keyboard settings, and Adding key commands to the system.
- Look at other accessibility settings like System Voice (what’s used to speak Komplete Kontrol for example), Mouse Keys and Zoom.
Session 4 – Setting Up Mail, Messages And Safari
- How to set up Mail with a new account
- How to navigate your inboxes, Universal vs Individual Conversation view, etc.
- How to read, Reply, Reply All, Forward Mail.
- Sharing and saving Attachments
- Setting up iMessages
- How to browse conversations read and reply
- Send or save an attachment
- Using the share sheet to share through message or Mail.
- Safari, Visiting sites, Navigating the web and downloading files
Session 5 – Other Apps
- Using Text Edit
- Using Notes
- Setting up DropBox, Google Drive iCloudDrive etc (whichever they already have an account with)
- Setting up Zoom
Session 6 – Advanced VoiceOver Settings
- TrackPad Commander – Use the same Gestures you do on iOS to Navigate your Mac
- NumPad Commander – Even more customizable than Keyboard Commander and TrackPad Commander.
- Activities – Application Specific Settings
- HotSpots and Item Chooser