What are Safari Accessibility Features?


This is a screen reader that reads out the contents of a webpage aloud. VoiceOver also provides information about images, links, and other interactive elements on the page.

To turn on VoiceOver in Safari, follow these steps:



Safari allows users to zoom in and out of web pages using keyboard shortcuts or by using pinch gestures on a trackpad. This is helpful for users with low vision.

To use the zoom feature, follow these steps:

Use Zoom in either a full-screen magnifier, which enlarges the entire screen, or Window in Window mode, which magnifies just a small portion.


Safari has a built-in feature that reads selected text out loud.

To use this feature, follow these steps:

High Contrast Mode

This feature is turned on to make it easier to distinguish between different elements on a web page.

To turn on high contrast mode in Safari, follow these steps:

Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts

Safari allows users to customize keyboard shortcuts for different actions, such as opening new tabs or navigating between links. This is helpful for users who have difficulty using a mouse or trackpad by increasing keyboard accessibility with the use of arrow keys and the spacebar.

To customize keyboard shortcuts in Safari, follow these steps:


Siri is used with Safari on Apple devices to perform various actions, such as opening a webpage, searching the web, or controlling browser settings. Here are some steps to use Siri with Safari:

Screenshot Accessibility

Sequential Heading Structure

Heading organization goes deeper than larger, bolder fonts. Ensuring that headings are tagged and labeled appropriately as headings will assist in browsing materials’ navigation and web content organization. The process of organizing the heading labels assists in presenting the content in the way it is meant to be conveyed. 

With the “Universal Access” tab, find the “Never use font sizes smaller than” dropdown box and select the preferred font size from the dropdown menu.

How to Get the Accessibility Options on a Mac?

How to Change Cursor Size in Mac OS X?

  1. Open the Accessibility preferences: Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen and select “System Preferences”. Then click on “Accessibility”.
  2. Navigate to the Display settings: In the Accessibility preferences, select the “Display” option in the left-hand column.
  3. Adjust the cursor size: In the Display settings, you will see a slider labeled “Cursor size”. Move the slider to the right to increase the size of the cursor, or to the left to decrease it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Safari?

Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. It is the default browser on Apple devices, including MacOS, iPod Touch, iPhones, and iPads. Safari is known for its fast performance, built-in security features, and integration with other Apple services such as iCloud and Apple Pay.

Do Other Web Browsers Have Accessibility Features?

Yes, for example, Opera, Firefox, and Google Chrome have their own built-in accessibility features. To learn more about them, check tutorials and podcasts online.

Does Safari work with Microsoft Windows?

Safari is able to be downloaded and used with Microsoft, however, Apple has stopped developing the Safari for Windows operating system.