Inclusion by Design
It’s been 25 years since accessibility in technology started to be legislated for and although the legislation may have changed, the objective has not.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner it is essential for CPS to not only share with our customers the importance of inclusivity and accessibility, but to demonstrate this within our own workforce with the tools and systems we use.
Microsoft’s mission statement is “Empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more”. In truly considering the word ‘every’ and ensuring this really does apply to every person, Microsoft implemented “Inclusion by Design” as a design principle to ensure accessibility of all its solutions.
Key accessibility features
Office 365 and Office Suite
Inform co-workers of the need for individuals to receive accessible content
Real-time sub-titles in presentations
Immersive reader to make it easier to read content
Auto-generate transcript of videos
Spell and grammar checking
Dictation rather than typing
PowerApps and Services
PowerApp creations with a bespoke inclusivity solution can be easily achieved with inclusivity embedded as a design principle through the use of the “Accessibility Checker”
Using cognitive services and AI Builder to translate content, analyse content, convert content from images to text to voice
Narrator in Windows 10 is a screen reader available in 27 languages
Magnifier enlarges areas of the screen to make the easier to read