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Microsoft Office 365 Accessibility Resources

Discover convenient and easy-to-use accessibility tools when using Microsoft Office 365 for Word and PowerPoint. Please note that these features are available in Microsoft Office 365 but may differ or not be available in other versions of Microsoft Office products.

Microsoft Office 365 -Word and PowerPoint Accessibility Features Quick Reference Chart (PDF).

Accessibility Checker

Word for Microsoft Office 365, PowerPoint for Microsoft Office 365 Word for Microsoft Office 365 for Mac, PowerPoint for Microsoft Office 365 for Mac

Review your document for accessibility issues with the click of a button. Tips for fixing any issues are provided on-screen.

Check Accessibility button on Review Ribbon

Learn more at Microsoft.com Acessibility Checker.

Dictate

Word for Microsoft Office 365 PowerPoint for Microsoft Office 365 Word for Microsoft Office 365 for Mac PowerPoint for Microsoft Office 365 for Mac

Transforms your spoken words into text using live dictation.

Dictate Ribbon on the Home ribbon

Learn more at Microsoft.com Dictate.

Translate - Captions & Subtitles

PowerPoint for Microsoft Office 365 PowerPoint for Microsoft Office 365 for Mac

Present with real-time, automatic captions or subtitles in PowerPoint.

Translate checkbox on the PowerPoint Ribbon

Requires: Windows 10.

Learn more at Microsoft.com Translate.

Read Aloud

Word for Microsoft Office 365, Word for Microsoft Office 365 for Mac, Word 2019, Word 2019 for Mac, Word 2016

Reads all or part of your document aloud.

Read Aloud button on the Review Ribbon

Learn more at Microsoft.com Read Aloud.

Immersive Reader

Word for Microsoft Office 365, Word for Microsoft Office 365 for Mac, Word 2019

Changes page formatting and offers language assistance to facilitate reading and comprehension.

Immersive Reader button on the View Ribbon

Learn more at Microsoft.com Immersive Reader.

Automatic alt text

Word for Microsoft Office 365 PowerPoint for Microsoft Office 365 Word for Microsoft Office 365 for Mac PowerPoint for Microsoft Office 365 for Mac, Word 2019

Read Aloud button

Adds image descriptions automatically when you add an image to your document. Manual editing of alt text is still required.

Learn more at Microsoft.com Automatic alt text.

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