CodeTalk: Rethinking accessibility for IDEs

By Suresh Parthasarathy, Senior Research Developer; Gopal Srinivasa, Senior Research Software Development Engineer Software programming productivity tools known as integrated development environments, or IDEs, are supposed to be a game changer for Venkatesh Potluri, a research fellow in Microsoft’s India research lab. Potluri is a computer scientist who regularly needs to write code efficiently and accurately…


Narrator Scan Mode updates for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 has built-in accessibility fundamentals that offer programs and settings to make devices easier and more comfortable to use. Since the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, we’ve made several improvements to Narrator’s scan mode, which lets you navigate apps, email, and webpages using the arrow keys along with common keyboard shortcuts to read text…


Accessible Diagrams with Microsoft Visio

Data visualization is increasingly a part of every job and profession, and Microsoft Visio can help simplify and communicate complex information using diagrams. We’re committed to making sure that the process and content created in Visio – from flowcharts to floor plans to blueprints – is accessible to ensure every person can achieve more. Microsoft…


Empowering the Transformation to a More Inclusive and Accessible World

By Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UN IDPD) serves as an important reminder that globally there are over a billion people with a disability. This year’s theme, “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all” is especially relevant to our accessibility efforts here at Microsoft. This is…