Accessibility for Microsoft Teams


Articles on Microsoft Teams Accessibility.


The below articles and information have been pulled from the Microsoft Office Accessibility Center. Some of the articles will focus on Microsoft Teams specifically, and others will apply to Teams and other Office products.

Microsoft Articles on Teams Accessibility

These articles will focus on accessibility within Microsoft Teams.

Accessibility overview of Microsoft Teams

Overview of how to meet, chat, and collaborate with Microsoft Teams.

Color Filters

Boost contrast or get rid of color entirely—whether you have colorblindness, light sensitivity, or a visual preference, with color filters you can customize your screen's color palette.

Enterprise Disability Answer Desk

Disability Answer Desk is where customers with disabilities get support with Microsoft Office and Windows Accessibility. This includes product issues, accessibility questions, and use of assistive technology.

Immersive Reader

Hear posts, chat messages, and assignments read aloud using Immersive Reader in Microsoft Teams for Education. Immersive Reader also includes grammar tools such as Parts of Speech and Picture Dictionary.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and are an essential alternative to using a mouse. This article itemizes the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows or the web app using a PC keyboard.

Live Captions

Teams can detect what’s said in a meeting and present real-time captions.

Screen Reader

On this page, you'll find links to topics that can help you make Microsoft Teams more accessible and easier to use, as well as guides for how to use a screen reader with Teams. This article is for people with visual impairments who use a screen reader program with the Office products and is part of the Office Accessibility content set.

Zoom in and Out

Use your keyboard or mouse to make the Teams interface bigger or smaller, using the same familiar controls you might already be using with your browser.


Microsoft Accessibility Features

If the articles above are not addressing your questions, read the below articles to find out how people at home, school, and work can achieve more with the built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft technologies.



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