Productivity and inclusion—Office 365 accessibility update

This morning, the Office team outlined the latest accessibility enhancements in Office 365 to help ensure both that people with disabilities can communicate, consume and create content on any device, and that everyone can easily create accessible content. To learn more, read the blog post from John Jendrezak, accessibility lead and partner director of program management for…

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New Accessibility Documentation for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

The following blog post was written by Seth Oglesby, a Content Developer on the Windows Content Publishing team. ————————– We’ve been hard at work updating our documentation for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and we’re excited to share new resources to help you learn about new and updated accessibility features. Narrator content improvements For the…


ICYMI: Accessibility – in oneweek

The following is a post from Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer   There has been so much fantasticness (if that’s a word) in the last couple of weeks on the accessibility front, I wanted to just take a moment to look back on some of the highlights. Between the availability of Windows 10 Anniversary…


Windows 10 free upgrade page for people who use assistive technologies

With the end of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer today for the general public, we want to remind customers who use assistive technologies that the deadline will not apply to you. As promised, we are rolling out a new webpage, starting today, to help customers who use assistive technologies to navigate the process and…


Team Gleason: Technology can help bridge the gap as cures are sought for ALS

Tomorrow, the powerful documentary GLEASON about the story of former NFL player Steve Gleason will open in select theaters across the U.S. The film is a raw and moving look at the Gleason family’s life since Steve’s diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, back in 2011. Microsoft has had the humbling opportunity to work with Steve,…


Which Imagine Cup World Finalist team will win the Ability Award?

One week from today, one of the 35 Imagine Cup World Finals teams will win the Ability Award. Microsoft Imagine Cup is arguably the world’s premier student technology competition, and the Ability Award will recognize the 2016 Imagine Cup World Finals student team whose project best demonstrates innovation with the potential to drive a more accessible…


Making progress on accessibility with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

With more than one billion people with disabilities in the world, Microsoft is passionate about accessibility and ensuring our products work for all our customers. Today we are excited to share additional details about the Windows 10 Anniversary Update which represents a significant step forward in our effort to make Microsoft products accessible. We encourage…


New Edge Blog: Ensuring high-quality browser accessibility with automation

Yesterday, the Edge team posted a new blog about ensuring high-quality browser accessibility with automated testing. This addition will help ensure accessibility is not accidentally regressed as we make other improvements to the browser. Ongoing work has helped improve accessibility in Edge, but we want all Windows users to have a remarkable accessibility experience, no…


Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016: The Power of Awareness

The following blog post was written by Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer. Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), an international day of action to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility. For me, it’s a moment to pause and reflect on what I’ve learned since moving into the role of Chief Accessibility…

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New Edge Blog: Building a more accessible user experience with HTML5 and UIA

Yesterday the Edge team posted a new blog that walks through ongoing work to advance Edge’s accessibility. The goal is to ensure developers and users can easily get accurate information on platform accessibility across browsers, making it easier to build more accessible sites and make informed decisions when using accessibility features. The blog includes some…