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Microsoft Accessibility Features

a Venn diagram of Accessibility and Usability

Computer access is essential to the educational environment. From online homework assignments to drafting documents, computers play a key role in the lives of students. Without proper computer access, students may fail to attain common educational goals.

For students with disabilities, using a computer may present unique challenges. Some students may not be able to read the screen due to low vision or blindness, while others may not be able to operate a keyboard due to fine motor or physical impairments. For these students, accessible alternatives are a necessity.

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