Microsoft is committed to making its products and services easier for everyone to use. This article provides information about the features, products, and services that make Skype for Business accessible for people with disabilities.
Note: The information in this document applies only to users who license Microsoft products in the United States. If you obtained this product outside of the United States, you can use the subsidiary information card that came with your software package or visit the Microsoft Accessibility web site for a list of telephone numbers and addresses for Microsoft support services. You can contact your subsidiary to find out whether the type of products and services described in this section are available in your area. Information about accessibility is available in other languages, including Japanese and French.
For the complete list of keyboard shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts for Skype for Business.
Alternate text for pictures in Help
Every picture in Skype for Business Help, including screen shots and icons, has associated alternate text. Users who have difficulty viewing pictures can pause the cursor on the picture to read the alternate text. The alternate text describes what is shown in the picture, or describes the program command that the icon represents.
Accessibility features of Windows
The Windows operating system has many built-in accessibility features that are useful for individuals who have difficulty typing or using a mouse, are blind or have low vision, or who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. The features are installed during Setup. For more information about these features, see Help in Windows and the Microsoft Accessibility website.
Free step-by-step tutorials
Microsoft offers a series of step-by-step tutorials that provide detailed procedures for adjusting the accessibility options and settings on your computer. This information is presented in a side-by-side format so that you can learn how to use the mouse, the keyboard, or a combination of both.
To find step-by-step tutorials for Microsoft products, see the Microsoft Accessibility website.
Assistive technology products for Windows
A wide variety of assistive technology products are available to make computers easier to use for people with disabilities. You can search a catalog of assistive technology products that run on Windows at the Microsoft Accessibility website.
If you use assistive technology, be sure to contact your assistive technology vendor before you upgrade your software or hardware to check for possible compatibility issues.
Documentation in alternative formats
If you have difficulty reading or handling printed materials, you can obtain the documentation for many Microsoft products in more accessible formats. You can view an index of accessible product documentation on the Microsoft Accessibility website.
In addition, you can obtain additional Microsoft publications from Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Inc.). Learning Ally distributes these documents to registered, eligible members of their distribution service. For information about the availability of Microsoft product documentation and books from Microsoft Press, go to http://learningally.org/ or contact:
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone number from within the United States: (800) 221-4792
Telephone number from outside the United States and Canada: (609) 452-0606
Fax: (609) 987-8116
Web addresses can change, so you might be unable to connect to the website or sites mentioned here.
Customer service for people with hearing impairments
If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing, complete access to Microsoft product and customer services is available through a text telephone (TTY/TDD) service:
For customer service, contact Microsoft Sales Information Center at (800) 892-5234 between 6:30 AM and 5:30 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
For technical assistance in the United States, contact Microsoft Product Support Services at (800) 892-5234 between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. In Canada, dial (905) 568-9641 between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Microsoft Support Services are subject to the prices, terms, and conditions in place at the time the service is used.