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May 10, 2022

New accessibility features coming to Windows 11

By

  • Jeff Petty & Carolina Hernandez, Windows Accessibility Leaders

Last year, Microsoft renewed and strengthened its commitment to closing the disability divide; to work toward improving educational and employment opportunities for people with disabilities around the world. And that commitment has been central to the development of Windows 11: the most inclusively designed version of Windows yet.

At its launch last fall, Windows 11 included a whole host of accessibility improvements designed for and with people with disabilities: calmer, more appealing sound schemes; beautiful new contrast themes and closed caption customizations; a more responsive and flexible experience for working with assistive technologies; and a new Accessibility Settings pane to make all of these features easier to find and use. And we’re continuing to innovate.

Windows 11 is the most accessible version of Windows yet

Today, we’re excited to take a deeper dive into four of the new inclusive experiences coming to Windows 11, some of which we introduced during last month’s Windows Powers the Future of Hybrid Work event: a more immersive Focus experience, system-wide live captions, more powerful voice access tools and more natural voices for Narrator. Let’s dive in.

Focus makes it easier for everyone [...]

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