Office 365 - How did you determine the accessibility of Office 365 for people with disabilities?

When asked this question, Bruce Maas, Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at UW-Madison, affirmed that "UW-Madison intends to continue our visible national role in promoting greater levels of accessibility through improved design processes, and partnering with other universities and advocacy groups to achieve that goal".

Before the project started, Office 365 accessibility compliance statements provided by Microsoft were reviewed by UW Madison staff, and by staff at numerous other universities. Based on those reviews with the higher education community and the UW-Madison, Microsoft has satisfied our core requirements.

With a stable test environment now established, UW-Madison staff with IT accessibility expertise will do a thorough hands-on accessibility test of Outlook and Outlook on the web. The goal is to optimize the use of the accessibility features in our implementation of Microsoft 365.

In addition to the testing we intend to perform, we have created specific client accessibility documentation.

For more information about IT accessibility, there are a number of IT accessibility resources available on campus including some found at this web page.

For specific information about the accessibility of Microsoft Office 365, review Outlook and Outlook on the web resources.

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Keywords:microsoft office365 o365 accessibility microsoft disability disabilities disabled accessible jaws screen readers   Doc ID:28286
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2013-01-25 13:19 CDTUpdated:2015-11-17 13:33 CDT
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