Get information and tips for using accessibility tools and features in Microsoft products to meet specific needs.
Learn more about Narrator, Magnifier, Color Filters and other assistive technology tools that can assist people with vision disabilities in Windows 10. In addition, you can better understand how to provide alternative text and use keyboard shortcuts in Office 365 programs.
Developing apps for accessibility
Designing your app to work for more people just makes sense. Check out these Microsoft developer resources to help you create apps for everyone.
People around the world live with a broad range of disabilities or impairments including limitations in mobility, vision, hearing, learning, cognition, and social and emotional issues. However, you can address most accessibility requirements by following a few Microsoft-approved guidelines.Read the overview
Designing inclusive software provides better usability and customer satisfaction, as well as a larger market for your apps. Learn what's possible and what others are developing today through these stories about accessible technology products and the people who use them.Explore the blog
Microsoft Soundscape is a research project that uses innovative audio-based technology to enable people with blindness or low vision to build a richer awareness of their surroundings. Unlike step-by-step navigation apps, Soundscape uses 3D audio cues to provide a new way to relate to the environment.Learn how Soundscape works
Meet Joey Chemis, a Data Scientist in Worldwide Operations. He joined Microsoft through our Autism Hiring Program, which helps us fill vital roles such as Software Engineer, Service Engineer, Build Engineer, Lab Engineer, Data Analyst, and Data Scientist.Learn more about Joey Chemis
How many different ways can you play solitaire? The Sa11ytaire experiment was designed to figure out how a solitaire app could be played with a wide range of input and output methods. You can find the app built to explore this subject at the Microsoft Store.Read about Sa11ytaire
Partners supporting compatibility
Learn more about providers who develop assistive technology that works with Microsoft products.
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EN 301 549
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WCAG 2.0 AA
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