Accessibility in Education

Educators today are faced with the challenge of both integrating technology into the classroom and teaching students of all learning styles and abilities—including students with disabilities. Microsoft is dedicated to building accessibility into our products and to providing accessibility resources for educators.

Accessibility Guide for Educators

This guide provides information on:
  • Accessibility and how it impacts the classroom
  • Types of impairments, disabilities, and specific accessibility solutions
  • Selecting assistive technology for students
  • Additional resources

Guide for Windows 8

Photo of Accessibility: A Guide for EducatorsWord document icon Accessibility: A Guide for Educators – English

Guide for Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Photo of Accessibility: A Guide for EducatorsWord document icon Accessibility: A Guide for Educators – English


Word document icon Guia de Accesibilidad para Educadores – Spanish

Guide for Windows XP

Photo of Accessibility: A Guide for EducatorsWord document icon Accessibility: A Guide for Educators – English


Word document icon Guia de Accesibilidad para Educadores – Spanish



Curriculum resources

Photo of Accessibility: Curriculum Resources for Special Education This curriculum resource shows how the PC can be personalized for students with learning style differences or physical disabilities. It also shows how to use Microsoft Office to create accessible teaching materials. Microsoft Word document icon Curriculum Resources for Special Education for Windows 7 and Office 2010

Teacher training workshop

This workshop shows educators how to use accessibility features on PCs to help students with disabilities use computers.
PowerPoint icon Accessibility in Education Workshop

Success stories

Discover how schools and students are using Microsoft accessibility solutions to enhance learning.

Blogs and articles

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