How to Enable App Accessibility Features on Your Mac

Posted in How To, Mac, macOS on 18/05/2017 by Chris Hauk


Your Mac running macOS Sierra offers some of the most powerful Accessibility option available for any computer today. This how to will show you how to enable Accessibility features for the apps that are installed on your machine.

How to Enable App Accessibility Features on Your Mac

1.) Click the Apple logo found in the upper right hand-corner of your Mac’s Desktop.

2.) Click “System Preferences” in the pull-down menu that appears.

3.) In the System Preferences menu, click the “Security & Privacy” icon.

How to Enable App Accessibility Features on Your Mac

4.) Click the lock in the lower right-hand corner of the Security & Privacy window. You may have to enter an Administrator password. This allows you to make changes to the settings.

5.) Click the Privacy tab at the top of the window.

6.) Click “Accessibility” in the left-hand pane.

How to Enable App Accessibility Features on Your Mac

7.) Check the box next to any apps shown in the right-hand pane to enable Accessibility features in the app.

8.) Click the lock again to prevent any further changes.

Apple offers a great website that features the Accessibility features of the Mac’s built-in apps. It’s quite informative, and makes for recommended reading. They also offer an Accessibility Support site, which offers information about Accessibility on all their devices.

For more tips and tricks that can help you make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.