Microsoft Product Information Downloads

Download guides, fact sheets, tutorials, research projects and more information about accessibility in Microsoft products.


Hot Topics

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PDF document icon Windows XP End of Support (2.62 MB)
PDF document icon Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 8 (1.96 MB)
PDF document icon Creating Accessible Documents with Microsoft Office (2.37 MB)
PDF document icon Accessibility in K-12 Education (1.13 MB)
PDF document icon Using Microsoft SharePoint and Visual Studio to Create Accessible Websites (1.88 MB)

Business and Government Organization Guides

Version 2 – Windows 8, Office 2013, and Internet Explorer 11

Businesses and Organizations guide icon
Word document icon Accessibility: A Guide for Businesses and Organizations – Version 2 (1.8 MB)
Word document icon Accessibility: A Guide for Government Organizations – Version 2 (1.9 MB)

Version 1 – Windows 7, Office 2010, and Internet Explorer 8

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Word document icon Accessibility: A Guide for Businesses and Organizations – Version 1 (5.2 MB)
Word document icon Accessibility: A Guide for Government Organizations – Version 1 (5.4 MB)

Education Guides

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This guide provides information on accessibility and how it impacts the classroom; types of impairments and disabilities; specific accessibility solutions; and, selecting assistive technology for students.

Windows 8

Word document icon Accessibility: A Guide for Educators (2.1 MB)

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Word document icon Accessibility: A Guide for Educators (6.8 MB)
Word document icon Accesibilidad: Guía para educadores - Spanish (5.6 MB)

Windows XP

Word document icon Accessible Technology: A Guide for Educators (3.3 MB)
Word document icon Guia de Accesibilidad para Educadores - Spanish (1.3 MB)

Curriculum and Training

Curriculum Resources for Special Education guide icon
Microsoft Word document icon Accessibility: Curriculum Resources for Special Education in Windows 7 and Office 2010 (19.3 MB)

PowerPoint icon Accessibility in Education Workshop (8.3 MB)

Fact Sheets

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Get a quick overview of the accessibility features of Microsoft products:


PDF document icon Microsoft Accessibility (907 KB)
PDF document icon Windows 8 (570 KB)
PDF document icon Office 2013 (591 KB)
PDF document icon Office 365 (454 KB)
PDF document icon Windows 7 (751 KB)
PDF document icon Office 2010 (2.6 MB)
PDF document icon Internet Explorer 8 (519 KB)
Word document icon Windows Vista (667 KB)
Word document icon Office 2007 (578 KB)
Word document icon Windows XP (134 KB)
Word document icon Office 2003 (149 KB)
Word document icon Internet Explorer 7 (812 KB)
Word document icon Internet Explorer 6 (128 KB)

Tutorials

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The following documents contain the complete set of step-by-step accessibility tutorials for each product:


Word document iconWindows 8 (4.8 MB)
Word document iconWindows 7 (1.6 MB)
Word document icon Windows Vista (6.7 MB)
Word document icon Windows XP (2.6 MB)
Word document icon Windows 2000 (551 KB)
Word document icon Internet Explorer 8 (833 KB)
Word document icon Internet Explorer 7 (953 KB)
Word document icon Internet Explorer 6 (2.2 MB)
Word document icon Word 2002 (610 KB)
Word document icon Outlook 2002 (413 KB)

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Identifying the Right Assistive Technology

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PDF document icon Assistive Technology Decision Tree (738 KB)



Research Reports

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Download full reports on important accessibility related research commissioned by Microsoft. And, find summaries of report contents at: Research About Accessibility

Word document icon The Wide Range of Abilities and Its Impact on Computer Technology
(618 KB)

Word document icon Accessible Technology in Computing—Examining Awareness, Use, and Future Potential
(620 KB)




Transition Guide

Word document icon A Guide to Transitioning to Windows 7 for People with Disabilities (208 KB)

Permission to Reprint for Educational or Training Purposes:
These materials were designed to help train individuals on how to use accessibility settings in Microsoft products. The Microsoft accessibility fact sheets, tutorials, demos, videos, and other training materials may be used for non-profit educational and training purposes only. These materials may be printed and duplicated when used for educational or training purposes and not for resale. If you or your organization wants to use these materials for any other purpose, you may submit a request to and obtain written permissions from Microsoft. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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