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  • Blog Post: 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 Accessbility tutorial programme for Windows, Office and Office 365, which includes Office 365 for education. They also publish a comprehensive range of general guides...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Vista Explained - A guide for blind and partially sighted users from the RNIB

    The RNIB have announced that their Windows 7 and Vista Explained books for blind and partially sighted users are now available to pre-order, and will be shipped by the end of May. It's a step-by-step guide to Windows 7 and Vista from a non-visual perspective,and is specifically written to empower blind...
  • Blog Post: Accessibility guide for education

    We’ve just issued the third edition of our accessibility guide for education, and it’s available as a download from our accessibility site . The site also includes a number of accessibility video case studies . The Accessibility: A Guide for Educators has been updated to include information on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Make reading easier for learners with visual impairments

    A while ago I wrote about the announcement of the work that Microsoft were doing to develop a DAISY XML translator. The DAISY Consortium was set up to help those with visual impairment (or ‘print disabilities’) to access digital content easily, and enhance their use of the materials. We’ve been working...
  • Blog Post: Accessible Technology - A guide for education

    We have recently published a worldwide guide which provides information about accessibility and accessible technology resources, to help teachers ensure that all students have equal access to learning with technology. For teachers new to accessibility and working with students with disabilities, accessibility...
  • Blog Post: Accessibility kit for MOSS

    Recently, I've had a few conversations with Universities looking to use MOSS as their main Internet site Content Management System and in particular around the area of accessibility. In general, sites needing to meet AA standards require some development effort to help them on their way. In my role as...
  • Blog Post: Learning Gateway and Accessibility

    There's already quite a lot that you can do with Learning Gateway, and explicitly the SharePoint components, to increase accessibility to users, across devices. And this news item I read promises more : Shared-source software kit will advance the accessibility of SharePoint-based solutions for...
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