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Microsoft Windows 10 & Office 365 - Here is a list of all the accessible features


There are over a billion people in the world estimated to have disabilities, and Microsoft has made it a key part of its mission to enable them to be as productive as possible with the help of technology.

There are many accessibility features in Microsoft Windows 10, and Office 365 that make it easier for people with vision loss, cognitive loss, hearing loss, and with mobility impairments to use them.

Given below is a list of all those features that people can use at home, school, and at work.

Vision

  • Accessibility Checker - This activity takes place late in the writing and publishing schedule.
  • Alternative Text Tool - Describes the appearance and function of an image on a page.
  • Automatic Alternative Text - Uses object recognition technology to create a description of a photo for the blind and vision-impaired.
  • Colour Filters - Change the colour palette on the screen and can helps distinguish between things that differ only by colour.
  • Consistent Keyboard Shortcuts - Helps use the PC with a keyboard or assistive device.
  • Edge Reading Mode - Gives a clean, book-like interface, and puts the reading matter front and centre. Has options to increase text spacing and read text aloud to help.
  • Guided Setup
  • High Contrast - Makes colour and text easier to identify.
  • Keyboard Only - Useful for people with a wide range of disabilities.
  • Live Tile Sizes - You can adjust the size of text, icons, and other screen items to make them easier to see.
  • Mono Audio - Blind users can use earbuds to hear the the entire contents of the screen that are read out by screen reader application.
  • Narrator - Describes Windows and apps and enables interaction without viewing a screen. Comes with support for 27 languages.
  • Office Lens - Empowers the blind with cues that help them capture images.
  • Office Templates
  • Read Aloud
  • Seeing AI - Narrates the world around you.
  • Tell Me - Enter words and phrases about what you want to do next and quickly get to features you want to use or actions you want to perform.
  • Text Scaling - Use scaling to increase the size of text and other items on the screen.
  • Themes in Office 365= Increase the colour contrast of text and images on the screen to identify them easily.
  • Touch Feedback - Locate a tile on a touchscreen through its unique tactile texture.
  • Windows Hello - Set up Windows Hello to unlock the PC with your fingerprint, face, or iris without a password.

Cognitive

  • Accessibility Checker - This activity takes place late in the writing and publishing schedule.
  • Captioning - Lets you read the words that are spoken in movies or TV shows.
  • Consistent Keyboard Shortcuts - Helps use the PC with a keyboard or assistive device.
  • Dictation - Dictate documents and email or surf the web just by saying what you see.
  • Edge Reading Mode - Gives a clean, book-like interface, and puts the reading matter front and centre.
  • Editor - The On-Screen Keyboard helps you write text with word prediction and completion
  • Game Chat Transcription in Xbox - Converts in-game player speech to text that you can read on the screen. It can also read chat text that you type to other players aloud.
  • Haptic Feedback in Xbox
  • Inking- Makes it easier to use a digital pen.
  • Learning Tools in OneNote - Helps everyone improve reading and writing skills.
  • Nightlight
  • Office Templates
  • Office Lens - Empowers with cues that help capture images.
  • PowerPoint Designer
  • Quiet Hours - Turn on Quiet Hours to be undisturbed between 12 AM-6AM
  • Read Aloud
  • Remappable Buttons
  • Researcher
  • Smart Look-up
  • Sway (AI)
  • Tell Me
  • Themes in Office 365
  • Touch Feedback
  • Translator
  • Turn Off Animation
  • Windows Hello

Hearing

  • Accessibility Checker
  • Captioning
  • Game Chat Transcription
  • Mono Audio
  • Office Templates
  • PowerPoint Designer
  • Translator
  • Tell Me
  • Visual Notifications
Mobility
  • Accessibility Checker
  • Consistent Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Copilot
  • Cortana
  • Dictation Add-In
  • Eye Control
  • Haptic Feedback
  • Keyboard Only
  • Live Tile Sizes
  • Mouse Control on 10-Key
  • Office Templates
  • On-Screen Keyboard
  • PowerPoint Designer
  • Remappable Buttons
  • Smart Look-up
  • Tell Me
  • Themes in Office 365
  • Touch Feedback
  • Windows Hello
  • Windows Speech Recognition

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