Ah, technology. Where would we be without it? Meant to improve people’s lives, it fills our days with cute pet videos, enables us to apply for new jobs, helps us discover amazing dinner recipes, and lets us stay connected with others.
At Microsoft, one of our core design principles is “extend to many,” as we strive to design products to empower everyone on the planet. We are designing for a range of needs that allows people to interact and use technology in the way that works best for them. Technology and accessibility are inseparable and the features we build are meant to improve your experience. They help your computer adapt to you, not the other way around.
Read on for features designed to improve not only your experience, but everyone else’s too.
Microsoft offers many helpful features to help improve your experience with technology. Give some of our favorites a try today.
You can also help improve other’s experience with the content you create.
Use Accessibility Checker to make sure your Microsoft Office content is easy for people of all abilities to read and edit. See how to use Accessibility Checker to check documents, emails, web text, and more on Windows and macOS.
From helping with proofreading to converting speech into text, the best technology is built to work with you. Features like the ones mentioned above make it easier to use your applications and devices by giving you control over how you engage with them.
Accessible design aims to create tech that works for the widest range of circumstances. Whether it’s door levers or voice-recognition software in apps, the best design is the one that’s the most user-friendly. Building accessibility into technology will make life easier to navigate and will quite literally open the world to us in new ways. It’s why technology that works for all people is good for all people.
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