Accessible products and technology
We are committed to empower people across the spectrum of disability. Through inclusive design and innovation, we strive to raise the bar on accessible technology.
We strive to accelerate innovation to build a more equitable and accessible future for everyone.
AI for Accessibility
By providing grants, technology, and technical expertise, we empower researchers, startups, nonprofits, and assistive technology companies around the globe to push the limits of what AI can do in accessibility.
This toolkit will introduce you to Inclusive Design, a methodology, that considers the full range of human diversity by including and learning from people with a range of perspectives.
Inclusive Tech Lab
This lab, located on our Redmond, Washington campus, is dedicated to empowering inclusive design. Specifically created for people with disabilities, it provides a space for our product designers to connect with and learn from the disability community.
Accessibility in our products
Windows 11 is the most accessible version of Windows yet, and we continue to innovate. Designed for and with people with disabilities, its built-in accessibility features support productivity, creativity, and ease of use. Do things your way with Live Captions, Voice Access, Focus Mode, and more.
Communicate and create your way, Microsoft 365 provides accessible apps and cloud services to help you and your organization create, communicate, and collaborate from any device.
Plan your hybrid meetings with accessibility in mind. With features like closed captions, audio transcription, and live reactions, Microsoft Teams can help enable inclusive collaboration and allow people to participate in the way that works best for them.
Nothing should come between you and the games you love. Xbox strives to eliminate barriers, and to empower gamers to play the way they play.
Visual Studio’s integrated accessibility tools help developers check their code and identify accessibility issues before they get to users. Developers can also customize their own experiences to be more accessible and productive with features that are compatible with screen readers and other assistive technology.
Microsoft Adaptive Accessories
Customize your set up with adaptive accessories to fit your unique needs. Our accessories, created in partnership with people with disabilities, are highly adaptable, easy-to-use, and designed to let you customize your mouse, keyboard inputs, and shortcuts.
Your opinion is valued and we welcome your feedback. The Insider programs allow you to test early releases and give us pointers on how we could make them even better. The Microsoft Valuable Professional program is a group of subject matter experts who are shaping Microsoft accessibility technology.
Windows Insider program
Join a global community dedicated to improving Windows accessibility by providing feedback about the latest versions of Windows before it’s released to the public.
Microsoft 365 Insider program
Microsoft 365 Insiders get early access to the latest Office innovations and provide feedback directly to our product teams resulting in a better user experience.
Xbox Insider program
Your gaming can lead to better accessibility experiences for others. Passionate Xbox fans are invited to share vital feedback on content still in development, so we all win.
Most Valuable Professional (MVP)
Do you actively communicate with the accessibility community through social media, podcasts, meetups, conference presentations, and other tools? Join a group of subject matter experts who are shaping Microsoft accessibility technology.
Additional resources and support
Disability Answer Desk
Accessibility tips, resources, and Microsoft product support for customers with disabilities.
Training and resources
We’re sharing what we've learned about accessibility and disability inclusion. From creating accessible content, products, and experiences, to disability hiring and more—we have tips and training that will benefit everyone.
Accessibility conformance reports
As part of our commitment to transparency, these reports describe how the accessibility features of our products and services support global accessibility standards.