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.
Developing digital accessibility
We’re working to build a more accessible and inclusive world to contribute to the great things happening in schools, workplaces, and the world of technology.
Making accessible products
Our Chief Accessibility Officer provides an update on the progress made on Microsoft’s product accessibility goals in 2016, and steps that are already underway this year.
We are working together to advance disability inclusion in the business community.
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.
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
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
Microsoft provides conformance statements for global standards including section 508 requirements, EN 301 549 standard, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We have also embraced the Trusted Tester program, developed by DHS’s Office of Accessible Systems & Technology. Read more at https://www.dhs.gov/trusted-tester
Get the bigger picture
Visit these key resources to learn more about our commitment to design products and services for people of all abilities.