Video showing examples of how the Dictation Commands collection can be used.
Using the “make” command to create a new Keynote document
(⬇ see below ) A simple example of creating new Keynote presentations.
Working with an existing presentation file
(⬇ see below ) Finding, opening, and playing an existing Keynote presentation.
Constructing a presentation using Keynote, Photos, Maps, and Numbers
(⬇ see below ) Building a Keynote presentation using Photos, Maps, and Numbers.
Navigating iTunes Store
(⬇ see below ) Displaying locations within the iTunes store.
Constructing a Pages Document
(⬇ see below ) Assisted construction of a Pages document from a template.
Combining PDF Files
(⬇ see below ) Combining PDF files selected in the Finder into a single PDF file.
Workspace: Move, Search, and Play
(⬇ see below ) Working with the Finder: the examples in this video move an audio file on the desktop to the Music folder, then find items related to the audio file’s GarageBand project, and then opens and plays a found Keynote presentation that contains the audio file.
Workspace: Switch, Hide, Open, and Close
(⬇ see below ) More workspace examples. Switch from Keynote to the Finder, hide the other application windows, open the Music folder, and close every Finder window except the one just opened.
Keynote: Choosing Files for Images
(⬇ see below ) Using Dictation Commands to assist in the selection of files for the images on a slide in Keynote.
Photos: Add Titles and Descriptons
(⬇ see below ) Using Dictation Commands and Dictation Transcription to add titles and descriptions to the selected photos. Note the use of a custom interface to guide the user through the process.
Photos: Export with Watermarked Copyright
(⬇ see below ) Export photos with a copyright string overlaid onto each image.
Photos: Rating with Keywords
(⬇ see below ) Installing and using ratings keywords.
Accessibility: Dictation Commands and Visual Impairment
(⬇ see below ) This video demonstrates how the custom Dictation Commands set can be used by persons that are visually impaired to gain knowledge of the open document, which in this example, is a Keynote presentation.
Note the use of sound cues to indicate the type of object being described.
TIP: Try playing the video twice, keeping your eyes closed during the second playback.
Keynote: Assisting with Presenter Notes
(⬇ see below ) This Dictation Command summons a floating palette for entering the current slide’s presenter notes either via dictation or typing. The panel also has keyboard-accessible controls for navigating slides and for speaking the content of the presenter notes entry field.
Keynote: Importing from other Applications
(⬇ see below ) Finally, the end of Import Dialogs! This video demonstrates the use of the “Import from” command in Keynote to import items, selected in Photos or the Finder, into the current Keynote image or slide.
Photos: Instant Slideshows
(⬇ see below ) This video demonstrates the use of the built-in Dictation Commands Help Book to learn how to create and control an instant slideshow in Photos.
Accessibility: Building a presentation
(⬇ see below ) This video demonstrates the use of Dictation Commands designed to assist the visually-impaired in making a presentation using Keynote and Photos. Includes a special command for assisting the user to find and choose images in Photos.
Keynote: Adding Image Placeholders
(⬇ see below ) This video demonstrates the use of Dictation Commands to add image placeholders of a chosen proportion and size to a presentation. Supported aspect ratios are: 1x1, 2x3, 3x2, 3x4, 4x3, 16x9, 3x1, 4x1
Keynote: File-Sharing Presentation
(⬇ see below ) This video demonstrates the use of informational overlays to instruct attendees as to where to access the presentation, a copy of which has been saved to the Public folder on the host computer.
Pages: Building a Grid of Page Items
(⬇ see below ) This video demonstrates the use of an interactive assistant to create a grid of images and text boxes on the current page.
Pages: Building a Grid of Lines
(⬇ see below ) This video demonstrates the use of an interactive assistant to create a grid of lines on the current page.
Keynote: Using the “Rule of Thirds” Grid
(⬇ see below ) This video demonstrates the use of The Rule of Thirds to overlay a grid of lines on the selected image.
Siri, Dictation Commands, and Accessibility
(⬇ see below ) This video demonstrates differences in the accessibility experience between Siri in macOS and Dictation Commands.