Getting started with MAC Dictation

The MAC's inbuilt MAC Dictation tool can be a useful tool.


Turn on Dictation

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Click on 'Keyboard'.
  • Click on 'Dictation'.
  • Next to the word 'Dictation', select 'On'.
  • Check 'Use Enhanced Dictation'

Use your voice to enter text on a MAC


Turn on Dictation

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Click on 'Accessibility'.
  • Click on 'Dictation'.
  • Click on 'Dictation Commands'
  • Check 'Enable Advanced Commands'

Use dictation commands to tell your MAC what to do

Contact Us

For assistance or to report accessibility problems please contact:

Andrew Normand
Web Accessibility Lead
Email: anormand@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9035 4867