Microsoft believes there are no limits to what people can achieve. Especially when technology reflects the diversity of its users and is accessible to all.

Our commitment and approach

Microsoft is committed to designing products and services that can be used by people of all abilities.

With over one billion people with disabilities in the world, we’re passionate about ensuring that our products and services are designed for people of all abilities. Microsoft’s Accessibility Standards are a company-wide policy that drives consideration for accessibility into every stage of production, including design, development, evaluation, and release.

We’ve found that many of our accessibility-focused innovations and features allow us to deliver richer, more flexible experiences for a wider range of users—not just those with disabilities. We’re committed to transparency, accountability, and inclusion in our products and our culture, and we’re deeply inspired by the opportunity to work with people across the globe to explore what’s possible.

FY17 Highlights

We're creating applications to be used by people of all abilities, and inclusive hiring programs to have a diverse workforce, building products that work for everyone.

  • Expanding accessibility features

    We are committed to delivering technologies that empower people of all abilities to do more and have released significant accessibility enhancements in our latest products.

    Read about accessibility features
  • Driving innovation

    We continue to push the limits of what’s possible to empower people with disabilities through new innovations such as Seeing AI, Windows Eye Control, and Project Emma.

  • Expanding inclusive hiring programs

    To build the best products for everyone, we need to have a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our inclusive hiring programs work to make that happen.

    Read about hiring programs

FY17 Reporting resources

Get the bigger picture

Visit these key resources to learn more about our commitment to design products and services for people of all abilities.

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