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Microsoft Accessibility

There are no limits to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of everyone who uses it.

Our commitment to accessibility

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. With roughly 1.2 billion people with disabilities in the world, we’re passionate about ensuring that our products and services are designed for people of all abilities. We are committed to transparency, accountability and inclusion in our products and our culture, and are deeply inspired by the opportunity to work with others around the world to explore what’s possible. There are no limits to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of everyone who uses it.



Find information for accessibility features of Microsoft products.

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Discover features and settings for making Windows work great for you.

Windows Accessibility
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Find out how to use Office 365 to be more productive across devices, create accessible content, and meet accessibility requirements.

Office Accessibility


Find information and tips for using accessibility features in Microsoft products to meet your specific needs.


Additional resources

VPATs and Section 508

Review Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) documents that describe how the accessibility features of Microsoft products help federal agencies address Section 508 Standards.

Section 508 vpats

Developer resources

Explore tools and information that can help you as you create the next generation of accessible technology.

Developer resources

Inclusive design

Learn about how we design for human motivations and needs, and how we embrace diversity.

Inclusive design

Perspectives for policymakers

Get information and background on important accessibility policy issues and considerations.


News and updates

Making Microsoft products more accessible: Our path forward

Learn about our product roadmap for increasing accessibility in Windows 10, Office 365, and other products.

Explore our accessibility newsroom

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016: The power of awareness

Read about GAAD 2016 and get an update on Microsoft’s recent work on accessibility.

Explore our accessibility blog

Team Gleason: Technology can help bridge the gap as cures are sought for ALS

Get the latest on technology research with Team Gleason to help people with ALS communicate and move their wheelchair just using the power of their eyes.

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