Accessibility

At Microsoft, we believe there is no limit 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 everyone.

Over one billion people in the world have a disability. We’re passionate about ensuring that our products and services are designed for all people. The Microsoft 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.

FY18 highlights

We’re building a diverse workforce through inclusive hiring programs and creating products that work for everyone.


FY18 reporting resources

Providing conformance statements

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. Learn more about Trusted Tester.

Reports hub

Microsoft provides disclosures to help stakeholders evaluate how we’re meeting our commitments. We collect and share these reports in one place for easy reference and download.

2018 Global Reporting Initiative Index

The 2018 report content throughout this site contains disclosures from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards.



Get the bigger picture

Learn more about our commitment to designing products and services that work for everyone.