Recovery mode on new Macbook Pro

macOS & Mac Apps

Hi everyone,

Just wondering whether it is possible to activate voiceover when entering the recovery partition on newer macs with touch-bar. I'm about to order the new 16" MacBook Pro, and am curious whether accessibility has regressed in this regard since the days of function keys. I'm currently using a late 2013 MacBook pro on which it is perfectly feasible to activate VO in the recovery partition.

Thanks for any info.



Submitted by Daniel Angus M… on Monday, December 23, 2019

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From other posts on this site, an external keyboard to turn on VoiceOver in macOS recovery.

Submitted by Donal on Thursday, December 26, 2019

Ah, so accessibility has regressed then? As I suspected. Thanks for confirming, I appreciate you taking the time to respond with the information.

Submitted by Daniel Angus M… on Thursday, December 26, 2019

Club AppleVis Member

not sure why Apple didn't make the usual toggle on Touch Bar Macs for VoiceOver not work in recovery