Accessibility and Microsoft Products

logoI was listening to a presentation about Universal Design in Learning, and this website was mentioned:
Microsoft Accessibility Technology for Everyone

There’s information there for modifying a wide variety of Microsoft products, including Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000; Office 2010, 2007, 2003; Word 2002; Outlook 2002; and Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9.

As an example from the link above, here are some topics for Office 2010:

  • Work with the keyboard in Office
  • Create an accessible Office document
  • Customize keyboard shortcuts in Word
  • Use the keyboard to work in Outlook
  • Decorate documents with backgrounds, borders, and text effects
  • Accessibility features in Office 2010
  • Accessibility Checker
  • About checking web pages for accessibility
  • Using screen readers with Office Help
  • Customize the ribbon
  • Use the keyboard to work with ribbon programs
  • Use access keys from Office 2003 in Ribbon programs
  • Use Windows to make your Office experience accessible
  • What happened to speech recognition?

For just Word 2010 itself, there are articles about:

Accessibility features:

  • Use keyboard shortcuts
  • Set size and zoom options
  • Set color and sound options
  • Add or remove items in the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Collect and paste items among Office programs

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Finding and using keyboard shortcuts
  • Microsoft Office basics
  • Navigating the Ribbon
  • Quick reference for Microsoft Word
  • Function key reference
  • Custom keyboard shortcuts

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