Making Windows 10 and Office 365 more accessible: Our path forward


Accessibility is top of mind at Microsoft and two recent blog posts reflect this mindset. The first shares our corporate roadmap to improve accessibility and the second details progress and plans for accessibility in Office 365. As Chief Accessibility Officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie outlined, Microsoft has established three guiding principles on accessibility – transparency, accountability and inclusion.

The recent blogs, both the overarching corporate blog and the Office 365 blog , are aligned to our commitment to transparency. Our plans are aimed at delivering an experience that enables not just access, but also productivity. Within Windows 10, we will be working to improve commonly used features with showcase Windows experiences, improving browsing and reading experiences on Edge, providing a better screen-reader experience for Windows 10 mail and working on Narrator. For Office 365, we are focusing on making it easier to author accessible content, easier to use Office 365 with screen readers, enhancing the experience with apps in High Contrast Mode, introducing new tools that are beneficial to people with dyslexia and enabling everyone to use our applications in more intuitive ways.

There’s more in the blog posts, and I encourage you to check out the full details. We are committed to keeping our customers updated on our progress with future updates on this blog, and we look forward to getting your feedback and what matters most to you as we move forward.

Corporate Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2016/02/18/making-microsoft-products-accessible-path-forward/
Office 365 Blog: https://blogs.office.com/2016/02/22/accessibility-in-office-365-progress-in-2015-and-plans-for-2016/


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  1. harold silverman says:

    in some unique way msft manages to maintain contact with its purchasers regardless of the companies claim not to support msft’s older operating systems. somehow this smacks of economic sidewinding when a very large and successful company stops even minimal support while at the same time provides anyone interested advertising pitches to purchase its products. not fair, not correct and not necessary. anyone who spends thousands of dollars for a product suddenly “obsolete” thru no fault of his own has been shall we say cheated since no warning was provided when the product was purchased. it is a sad situation, but what is the use of complaining in this day and age since it seems rather stupid to do so, but it is wrong.

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