The UK Education team’s best export, Ray Fleming, writes an excellent blog all about education in Australia (you should check it out!), and he recently wrote an excellent piece all about accessibility in Office 365 for education…
The Microsoft Accessibility team run a wide range of initiatives, including a global network of accessibility centres, an online accessibility tutorial programme for Windows, Office and Office 365, which includes Office 365 for education. They also publish a comprehensive range of general guides for specific types of impairments:
The precise details of the accessibility features available to you will depend on which components of Office 365 for education that you use, and which web browsers your users select, but I've summarised the accessibility for the key components and features below:
There's plenty of detailed information on the Microsoft Accessibility website but perhaps better still, a handy downloadable hand-out, "Accessibility in Microsoft Office 365" for education, to share with colleagues who are starting to use Office 365 for education.