M365 Accessibility features

Microsoft includes a number of built-in accessibility tools in Microsoft 365 applications and the Windows operating system. For a full overview of their tools and learning opportunities, check out the Accessibility help & learning hub on Microsoft Support.

They also have extensive resources you can use to make sure any content you create—like documents, emails, or SharePoint sites— is accessible for your audience.

Resources for users

If you're looking for accessibility tools for yourself or others, Microsoft Support has several easy to read lists of their tools.

Resources for making accessible content

It's important to think about accessibility when making content for others at UVic. Every document, email, and webpage we write should be created with as few barriers as possible. Some simple changes in your process can make a world of difference to a student, colleague, or community member with different physical and cognitive abilities. 

This section includes UVic resources as well as information from vendors like Microsoft and Adobe.

How to make accessible UVic webpages and SharePoint sites

How to make accessible documents and emails

How to make your presentations more accessible

How to make Microsoft Teams more accessible


If you need any help with setting up an accessibility feature in Microsoft 365 or have questions about creating accessible content, please contact the Computer Help Desk.