Discover practical ways to build more inclusive workplaces and empower every person to create, communicate, and collaborate with Microsoft 365 accessibility.
This month, there are several updates to the Office apps to help you more easily create accessible content and more.
In honor of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, all Office 365 users are invited to lay the foundation for a more inclusive digital environment by discovering and using accessibility capabilities built into Office 365. —Read on to learn about new capabilities such as accessible templates, image description controls, link display name controls and accessibility checkers.
Today, we are pleased to announce two new features for Office Lens—the Immersive Reader and the Frame Guide for iOS. Combined, these new updates expand our toolbox of Learning Tools, which we first brought to OneNote and are now bringing to OneNote Online, Word for the desktop and Word Online. —Read on to learn more.
This guest blog post written by Robin Lowell, a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, who has years of experience working as a special education teacher and an itinerant teacher of blind and visually impaired students. At the Closing the Gap conference this week, she is partnering with Microsoft Office product managers to showcase the technologies she finds most impactful for creating inclusive learning environments.
Last week, at the Ignite conference, we partnered with IT professionals to identify ways organizations can advance accessibility initiatives and create more digitally inclusive working environments as part of their digital transformations. —Read on to access the recordings and highlights from sessions at Ignite focused on accessibility.
Accessibility enhancements releasing this quarter to Office 365 customers bring us closer to our goals of ensuring that people with disabilities can communicate, consume and create content on any device and that everyone can easily create content that is accessible for all people. —Read on for more details.
The Microsoft mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and we on the Sway team take this mission to heart. As a result, we’ve been working on several features to help users with vision, mobility and cognitive impairments to use Sway in their personal and work lives. All of the following enhancements are now available on the Sway web and Windows apps.
In honor of the fifth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), I invite you to learn about some of the enhancements that recently rolled out or are coming soon in Office 365 to ensure that people with vision impairments can work seamlessly with built-in accessibility settings on every device.
To mark the fifth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day dedicated to raising awareness about making the digital world more accessible, all Office 365 users are invited to try three simple things.
Delivering productivity experiences that are inclusive, accessible and truly empower people of all abilities to achieve more is a priority for Microsoft. We invite all organizations and individuals who strive to create an inclusive work or classroom environment to follow our progress on Office Blogs and watch our video series showcasing the accessibility enhancements in Office 365.
When we first built Office Online, we worked hard to make the suite accessible to blind and low vision users by using a new web accessibility standard called WAI-ARIA. While this web standard has allowed Office Online to be usable with a screen reader, we’ve made some further improvements over the past year to provide an even better experience. We are excited to talk about these improvements and have you try them out.