Research About Accessibility

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Microsoft conducts and commissions research with a goal to enhance the user experience on computing devices, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and to invent novel computing technologies.



Research and Development Projects Related to Accessibility

Microsoft is dedicated to conducting computer science and software engineering research with goals to enhance the computing experience and invent novel computing technologies.

Microsoft Commissioned Research About Accessible Technology

Microsoft commissioned Forrester Research to measure the market for accessible technology in the United States and to better understand how accessible technology is being used.

Findings are represented in the following two reports:

Among adult computer users in the United States:

  • 1 in 4 has a vision difficulty
  • 1 in 4 has a dexterity difficulty
  • 1 in 5 has a hearing difficulty