Microsoft Accessibility – software and accommodations for computer users with disabilities

Dec 09, 2010
Tagged with:

In the computer assisted classroom, educators have shifted their focus from standardized educational presentations to personalized instruction that meets the needs of individual learners. Microsoft has created a 2010 Guide for Educators to help classroom teachers support learning across styles and abilities in today’s inclusive world.

Microsoft Guides are available for:

In addition to the disability specific online guides, Microsoft has written a guide for educators that provides information about accessibility and technology to assure equal access to computer based and electronic learning.

The guide is organized by type of accommodation (visual, dexterity, hearing, communication or intellectual.  The accessible features of MS office and operating programs are described, and whenever appropriate additional product names are provided.

The Guide is downloadable at www.microsoft.com/enable/education/

Reference:

Accessibility Guide for Educators www.microsoft.com/education/enable

Author: Tanya