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/