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OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 4

Talking with and Writing to Your Macintosh

In This Chapter

arrow Using handwriting recognition to control OS X

arrow Speaking to your Mac

arrow Having your Mac speak back

arrow Exploring assistive capabilities and devices

arrow Using VoiceOver to provide feedback in Yosemite

If you’re a hunt-and-peck typist — leaving you certain that there must be a better way to get information into your computer — Apple has you in mind. Ever since the first Mac rolled off the assembly line, Apple has had a keen interest in alternative modes of interaction between human and machine. OS X continues this tradition by offering three options for controlling your Mac without the keyboard:

  • Handwriting: By using a stylus and computer tablet, you can enter text in your Mac by simply writing as you would on a sheet of paper.
  • Speech: You can talk to your Mac to make it obey your commands. It even talks back!
  • Assistive devices: You can use a number of third-party devices that can help Mac owners who have disabilities operate ...

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