Mac Accessibility options for Low Vision
Apple Macintosh Computers feature a superior bundle of inbuilt accessibility options which mean that unlike Windows systems, Blind and Low Vision Mac users can use their computer out of the box and comfortably achieve most tasks.
In the 'seeing' menu you can turn onVoiceOver which will start the VoiceOvertutorial, this Is great for students who are unable to use their sight to access the screen. run through the tutorial once if you are unfamiliar with it, it will take 15 minutes and will serve to give you the bare basics of use.
if you have a low vision student who benefits from magnification turn 'zoom' on, the default shortcuts for turning 'zoom' on is alt command 8, when 'zoom' is on the two most important commands are alt command equals for increasing magnification and alt command minus for decreasing magnification.
The 'display' menu primarily includes options that will assist with color blindness and glare issues such as those associated with ocular albinism, if your student is affected by these conditions try the white on black setting or grayscale(monochrome) to see if they are of any benefit- most students with these conditions will still prefer the default look without these adjustments.
All vision impaired students who use a mouse are likely to benefit from cursor size adjustment.