Office 365 makes digital environments more accessible for persons with disabilities

Americas, August 27 2016

Office 365 is even more accessible now for persons with disabilities, with several key improvements released.

Office Accessibility

Narrator, the built-in screen reader, has new voices that can speak as many as 800 words a minute with six levels of verbosity, so you can get varying indications of text properties and control over how much punctuation you hear, and verbal hints when automatic suggestions are available; and Document Libraries and SharePoint Online include headings for easy navigation.

There are also high-contrast themes available on PCs to assist visibility, an advanced proofing and editing service to help people with dyslexic, as well as expanded tools to help authors check how accessible their content is, among other enhancements.

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