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Accessibility in Office 365

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In February, 2016, Microsoft published this blog page with information on Office 365 accessibility achievements in 2015 and plans for 2016:

This page contains links to a variety of information and tools.

Keyboard shortcuts and other resources

Many accessibility features are built into Outlook on the web (webmail)  and Microsoft Outlook. These features are described in the following Microsoft documents:

Accessibility for blind or low vision users

The light version of Outlook on the web is optimized for accessibility, including for users who are blind or who have low vision. The light version provides fewer features than the regular version and is sometimes faster.

To switch to the light version:

  1. Open the Settings menu by clicking the gear icon.
  2. Navigate to Options > General > Light version.
  3. Select Use the light version of Outlook on the web.
  4. Click Save.

Questions or need assistance?

If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about using your assistive technologies with Office 365, please let us know. Submit a Help ticket for accessibility support and provide as much detail as you can so we can address your accessibility issue.

Microsoft also provides help for accessibility needs. Visit the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for assistance.

Last modified February 24, 2017