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Offline george

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Macular degeneration
« on: December 14, 2020, 09:06:03 AM »
I am now restored blind and have difficulty in seeing/reading screen therefore I would be grateful if someone would let Gordon how to control my screen
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Re: Macular degeneration
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2020, 09:11:42 AM »
Should read registered blind.  and let Gordon know.

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Re: Macular degeneration
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2020, 10:56:54 AM »
Take a look at System Preferences, Accessibility, in particular. Not sure what version of the OS you will be using, hopefully all the following will be addressed in any recent version.

First look at "Pointer Control", I use this one to increase the size of the pointer/cursor a bit.

Then go to "Display" and check the "Shake mouse pointer to locate". This will increase the size of the pointer/cursor dramatically when you are having a problem seeing it, even if you have increased its size. I use this when I have lost track of where the cursor is on a huge, highly detailed, "puzzling" desktop! :blush-anim-cl: :dntknw: This pref can also increase the display contrast, which sometimes helps make things easier to see. You can"play" with the other settings there to see if any of them help, of course.

There are many other options that might help and they are easy to try out.
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Speech
  • Descriptions
  • Audio
  • Captions
  • Voice Control
  • Keyboard
  • Switch Control
  • Shortcut
    Try to enabling/disabling some of the 11 pre-configured keyboard shortcuts (option+command+F5)

Hope this helps! :thumbup:

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Re: Macular degeneration
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2020, 03:54:59 AM »
Jim's suggestions are good and I may be misreading the question, but on the chance that possibility you also meant 'how could Gordon log onto George's computer to help him', here are some links to explain that process:


https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/allow-a-remote-computer-to-access-your-mac-mchlp1066/mac


https://thenextweb.com/basics/2019/02/13/how-to-remotely-take-over-another-mac-or-share-your-screen-using-built-in-apple-software/


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Re: Macular degeneration
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2020, 03:59:43 AM »
OK, I suppose it would help if I checked the other threads before posting in this one.   :wallbash: :whistling:


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