Chapter 4: Talking with and Writing to Your Macintosh
In This Chapter
Using handwriting recognition to control OS X
Speaking to your Mac
Having your Mac speak back
Exploring assistive capabilities and devices
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:
Handwriting: 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: ...