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

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Chapter 4: Talking with and Writing to Your Macintosh

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arrow.png Using handwriting recognition to control OS X

arrow.png Speaking to your Mac

arrow.png Having your Mac speak back

arrow.png Exploring assistive capabilities and devices

arrow.png Using VoiceOver to provide feedback in Mountain Lion

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 very 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 OS X without the keyboard:

check.pngHandwriting: By using a stylus and computer tablet, you can enter text into your Mac by simply writing as you would on a sheet of paper.

Speech: Talk to your Mac to make it obey your commands. It even talks back!

Assistive devices: ...

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