Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut to toggle “Speak items under the pointer” in System Preferences/Accessibility/Zoom? As a partially sighted user I very often use a screen reader to read aloud text elements throughout MacOS.
Until now I’ve been using a wonderful little app called GhostReader 1.6.9 which has that feature. With GR I can have anything read out loud with any installed voice with a simple key press of Control+Option when hovering over text. This has made a HUGE difference for me in terms of productivity. But Mojave states this is the last version GR will operate on. This worries me terribly!
I don’t use VoiceOver because it is just not ideal for partially sighted users like myself. I only need text read out when I need it, which is 80%+. Text to speech plus Full Screen Zoom is all I’ve needed until now.
So since the “Speak items under the pointer” is in fact an option within System Preferences/Accessibility/Zoom, I am hoping there is a way to make a simple keyboard shortcut to toggle it on/off.
For instance, with Dark Mode I have found a very simple Automator AppleScript that allows me to add a keyboard shortcut within System Preferences/Keyboard/Shortcuts/Services. If it is possible to do so with the Dark Mode feature, it must be possible with Speak items under the pointer as well.
Any help with this issue would be extremely appreciated!