U.S. Section 508

Microsoft offers detailed accessibility conformance reports for many of its cloud services describing the accessibility features of those services.

Microsoft and U.S. Section 508

Microsoft’s adherence to U.S. Section 508 regulation points to its commitment to making technology and data accessible for all customers. U.S. Section 508 is the U.S.-specific accessibility requirement that complements EN 301 549 (Europe) and WCAG (international).

Microsoft in-scope cloud services

Azure and Azure Government


Azure DevOps Services

Dynamics 365 and Dynamics 365 U.S. Government


Office 365 and Office 365 U.S. Government


Office 365 U.S. Government Defense


Windows Server 2016

Microsoft accessibility conformance reports

Find conformance reports for all our products and services.

About U.S. Section 508

The United States Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act in 1998 and 2000 to require federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) products, such as software, hardware, electronic content, and support documentation, accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 of the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 US Code §794d), as amended, mandates that federal agencies procure, maintain, and use EIT in a manner that ensures federal employees with disabilities have comparable access to, and use of, data and EIT relative to other federal employees.

Because it is a major software and cloud-services provider to U.S. federal and state governments, Microsoft is committed to complying with all relevant government standards and compliance controls. By adhering to these wide-ranging accessibility standards, Microsoft ensures that all customers—both inside and outside of government—can use Microsoft services and products.


Additional resources

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Microsoft accessibility page

Explore the ways in which Microsoft innovates so everyone has the ability to achieve more.

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Office 365 Accessibility Center

Office 365 resources for people with disabilities.

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Enterprise Disability Answer Desk

Dedicated support for enterprise customers with accessibility questions about our products and services or compliance.

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DHS Trusted Tester Program

Get information about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trusted Tester Program, in which Microsoft participates.