Our commitment to accessibility
Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. With over 1 billion people with disabilities in the world, we’re passionate about ensuring that our products and services are designed for people of all abilities. We are committed to transparency, accountability, and inclusion in our products and our culture, and we are deeply inspired by the opportunity to work with others around the world to explore what’s possible. There are no limits to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of everyone who uses it.
Download Microsoft Word document guides to find information and tips for using accessibility features in Microsoft products to meet your specific needs.
Review product accessibility conformance statements that describe how the accessibility features of Microsoft products help meet US Section 508 standards, EN 301549, and WCAG 2.0.
News and updates
Making Microsoft products more accessible in 2017
Learn about our future plans for building accessibility into products such as Windows 10 and Office 365.
Fast Company: Microsoft’s autism hiring program
Check out this in-depth story about our new hiring program for skilled technology candidates with autism.
Technology bridges gap while search for ALS cure continues
Get the latest on research with Team Gleason that helps people with ALS use just their eyes to communicate and move their wheelchairs.
Office 365: New ways to create inclusive learning environments
Learn how to make classrooms more inclusive and personalized with accessibility resources built into Office 365.
European standards helping organizations be more inclusive
Read about the exciting momentum on emerging accessibility standards, such as ETSI EN 301 549, across Europe and beyond.
Read more from the team about the latest accessibility developments.
Explore more news highlights and stories from Microsoft accessibility.