By default, VoiceOver does not start automatically at the macOS login prompt. In this podcast, Tyler demonstrates how to change this. The steps to do so are as follows:
- Choose Apple > System Settings, and select Lock Screen in the table.
- Click accessibility options and toggle the “VoiceOver” switch on.
- Click done.
If FileVault disk encryption is turned on, which is the default, VoiceOver should start when the Mac boots and prompt for the username, and then prompt for the password if the username is entered correctly. However, if you’d rather not have to manually enter your username or be able to navigate other elements in the window, you must turn FileVault off. To do this, open System Settings, select Privacy & Security in the table, and click “FileVault turn off.”