Microsoft Office 365 and Assistive Technology
The following information provides resources for interacting with the Microsoft Office 365 platform for individuals using assistive technology. This information includes options for Princeton’s Office 365 E-mail, Calendar, and Docs.
As described below, third-party applications, such as Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail, may offer greater interoperability with assistive technology. Microsoft currently maintains a full resource on Microsoft Office 2010 and accessibility, including information on keyboard shortcuts.
Exchange E-mail and Calendar
Princeton Exchange e-mail may be used through both the web interface or by configuring an e-mail client application (Microsoft Outlook is recommended) to send and receive mail. If using the web interface, you may wish to review the keyboard shortcuts that are available.
For blind or visually impaired individuals, Microsoft provides a Guide for Individuals with Vision Impairments.
Configuring e-mail clients for use with Microsoft Exchange e-mail
Office Web Applications
Office Web Applications provides a rich web-interface with customized keyboard commands for composing and editing documents in a collaborative fashion.
Another option for individuals using Microsoft Office on Windows is use the Narrator feature built-in to Windows 7 or to install a standalone screen reader program. Some individuals have had success using the JAWS screen reading program.
Questions or need assistance?
If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about using your assistive technologies with the Microsoft Office 365 platform, including e-mail, calendar, and Office Web applications please let us know by contacting the OIT Help Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-258-4357.