Can no longer access Siri interface with voiceover on mac Sierra

macOS & Mac Apps

Hi. I used Siri on the mac after updating to Sierra when it was released and, other than the accessibility bugs mentioned by others, I didn't have a problem accessing the Siri interface brought up when Siri was activated. However, nothing comes up now, or at least, voiceover will not find it. To compound the problem, siri is responding to my questions with answers like, "Here's what I found," or "check it out," on things like even just when I ask for the temperature. I looked in system preferences to see if anything had gotten changed, but everything looks like it did when things were working before. Anyone else encountering this, or have any ideas?



Submitted by Fatima.Hamoud10 on Saturday, October 1, 2016

Try the following steps:
1. Restart your mac.
2. Restart voiceover.
3. Disable and re-enable Siri.
4. Make sure that the Siri voices are turned on.
Hope this helps.

Submitted by Ekaj on Sunday, October 2, 2016

I'm having no issues with Siri on my Mac, but yesterday when interacting with it I got a password prompt. When I checked to see why it was requesting my login info again, I found something about a Speech Downloader. Then I got busy yesterday and didn't have time to go back there. So this morning I turned Siri back on and got the same speech download message, but when I checked both in System Preferences and the VoiceOver Utility under Speech, nothing had changed. So I don't know what that Speech Downloader thing was about.