Docs.com includes accessibility features that make it easier for people with disabilities to use. For example, people who are blind or who have low vision can use screen readers to have information about the user interface (UI) read aloud to them. People who have limited mobility can use keyboard shortcuts or speech recognition tools instead of a mouse. This topic covers the Docs.com accessibility features for many types of disabilities.
When you use Docs.com, we recommend that you use Internet Explorer as your browser. Learn more about Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts
Windows computers have built-in assistive tools that you can use with Microsoft products. To learn more about assistive technologies included with Windows 10, go to Make your PC easier to use.
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Work with keyboard shortcuts and screen readers in Docs.com
Keyboard shortcuts enable people with disabilities to operate apps by using the keyboard rather than the mouse. Because you access Docs.com in your web browser, the keyboard shortcuts that work in your browser also work for Docs.com. For example, to move forward through the links and other elements on any webpage, press the Tab key, or to move back, press Shift+Tab.
Other keyboard shortcuts include:
Esc: Close dialog boxes.
Enter or Spacebar: Select and activate items.
Arrow keys: Move through and select items in lists.
Operate Docs.com with speech recognition
Screen readers are apps that enable people who are blind or have low vision to hear audible feedback for the elements of a UI. As with the UI of other Microsoft products and services, the UI elements of Docs.com include names that screen readers can understand (accessible names).
When you use a screen reader with Docs.com, the screen reader reads the accessible names aloud to you (along with any other relevant information), while the focus of the screen reader moves to each element of the UI that you’re using in Docs.com.
Note For more information about screen readers, go to American Foundation for the Blind: Screen readers, which lists many of them, including the popular JAWS (Job Access with Speech). Or, for information about Narrator, the screen reader that’s included with the Windows operating system, go to Hear text aloud with Narrator.
Do more tasks with Docs.com and a screen reader
To learn how to perform tasks with screen readers on Docs.com, go to:
Make documents that you upload to Docs.com accessible
To learn how to make some of the most common documents that you upload to Docs.com accessible, refer to:
Technical support for customers with disabilities
Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or have questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.
If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.