Accessibility settings

Use the Accessibility payload to define specific settings for users who have difficulty with vision, hearing, or physical mobility.

Note: Use the Accessibility payload for OS X device, user, and user group configuration profiles. For more information, see About profiles and payloads and Payload best practices.


You can manage the following:

  • Set magnification levels and options for zooming in on a particular part of the screen.

  • Change the way a user’s screen is displayed.

  • Enable VoiceOver, which provides spoken and brailled descriptions of items on the computer screen and lets users control the Mac using keyboard commands and gestures.


You can enable the ability to flash the screen when an alert occurs and play stereo audio as mono.


You can enable three methods of keyboard modification.



Sticky Keys

When this option is chosen, users can press a modifier key a single time and it will stay activated, waiting for another key to be pressed.

Slow Keys

When this option is chosen, users press a key and wait a period of time before the key is activated.

Mouse Keys

When this option is chosen, users can navigate the screen using the numeric keypad. You can also ignore the built-in trackpad.