Accessibility Technology & Tools – Microsoft

We’re not all the same. Why should our tech be? AI is changing accessibility—making it faster and easier for people to find and use the tech that works best for them.
Together, we can build a more accessible future. Learn how the disability community drives innovation that benefits us all.

In today’s connected world, access to technology is central to the way we operate, and it is fundamental to a more equitable future. Accessibility is the vehicle for inclusion of people with disabilities.
We are committed to create and grow usage of accessible technology, expand skilling and hiring opportunities for people with disabilities, and advocate for policies that advance accessibility as a fundamental right.
There are many ways to support your colleagues, classmates, friends, and family members with disabilities.
Disability Answer Desk provides product support for our customers with disabilities, including Microsoft Office, Windows, and Xbox

We are committed to designing accessible products with and for people with disabilities.

Find products and tools based on your needs.

Need a larger screen? A brighter screen? A narrator to read text? Find out about accessibility tools and features for people who are blind, color blind, or have low vision.

For those who are hard of hearing, have hearing loss, or have deafness, our specialized features can provide solutions including closed captioning, mono sound, and live call transcription.

Innovative tools such as dictation and Windows Hello sign-in can make the digital world more accessible for those who with dyslexia, seizures, autism, or other cognitive differences.

Our applications for people living with learning disabilities can help increase focus, concentration, and understanding—and include tools to improve reading and writing skills.

Our suite of products helps people living with arthritis, quadriplegia, spinal cord injuries, and other mobility issues to navigate the digital world in new ways.

Learn more about assistive technologies for people living with issues such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, depression, or ADHD. Our products can help reduce distraction and improve concentration and reading.
Our grant program supports researchers, startups, nonprofits, and assistive technology companies around the world to develop innovative technologies that empower people living with disabilities. We invest in ideas that are developed by or with people with disabilities.
We’re not all the same. Why should our tech be? AI is changing accessibility—making it faster and easier for people to find and use the tech that works best for them.
Ability Summit is a free, digital event where you can explore new accessible technology and learn from leaders with a deep understanding of disabilities in the workplace. Envision how new technologies, leveraging AI, assistive technology, and inclusive design, can invent the future of inclusion.
Microsoft announced that the newest version of Seeing AI, a free app that narrates the world for blind and low vision people, is now available on Android devices.
On World Mental Health Day, we reiterate the importance of designing solutions with mental health in mind and that building inclusive technology should include co-creation with disability communities.
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer, Jenny Lay-Flurrie, shares how we can increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

We believe companies that can do more, should. Learn about our commitments to ensure the technology we create benefits everyone on the planet, including the planet itself.


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