Make your work and PC accessible

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Whether you’re building content for others or adjusting your computer, use Office 365 and Windows 10 to confidently create content and customize your PC to fit you.

Use Dictate in Office

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Use Dictate to talk instead of typing into a file.

  1. Select Home > Dictate.

  2. Start talking. As you talk, text appears in your file.

  3. Select Dictate to stop typing.

Note: In Outlook, you'll need to select Message > Dictate to start dictation.

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Use Dictation in Windows

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Use Dictation to convert spoken words into text anywhere on your PC with Windows 10.

  1. Select a text field.

  2. Press Windows + H to open the dictation bar.

  3. Start talking. As you talk, text appears.

  4. Select Microphone to end dictation, or say "stop dictation".

Note: Dictation is only available for the English-speaking market in the U.S. Your PC must be connected online.

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Windows 10 accessibility

Check document accessibility in Word

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Run the Accessibility Checker to identify and fix common accessibility issues in your file.

  1. Select Review > Check Accessibility.

  2. Select what you want to fix from the pane.

  3. Review Errors, Warnings, and Tips in the Accessibility Checker pane.

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Accessibility in Office 365

How to build more inclusive presentations

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Explore tips to improve accessibility in your PowerPoint slides.

  • Use Designer to design slides and generate alt text for your photos. Right-click an image and select Edit Alt Text to modify it.

  • Select Check Accessibility to identify accessibility issues in your file.

  • Select Start Subtitles to turn on live subtitles as you present.

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A sample of the most popular accessible PowerPoint templates fully optimized for people with visual disabilities.

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A bar chart in Excel showing monthly expenses

Make your own accessible monthly budget in Excel, or create new ones for people who are blind or have low vision.

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Customize this accessible PowerPoint template, or follow tips to create your own accessible presentation.

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