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Accessibility for people with disabilities

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Microsoft is committed to making products that are accessible and usable by all people, including those with disabilities.

Accessibility features in SharePoint Team Services

Some accessibility features are built into SharePoint Team Services. These features are available to everyone, without the need for additional accessibility aids.

Using Help

Some screen readers may not work with the expandable links in online Help. If you're having problems, try one of the following:

Note   The hyperlinks in this topic go to the Web. You can switch back to Help at any time.  

Using the keyboard

Many features and commands are available directly from the keyboard. Because SharePoint Team Services is Web-based, you can press the TAB and SHIFT+TAB keys to move back and forth between elements on any page. SharePoint Team Services also provides keyboard shortcuts for its commands.

Features provided by your Web browser

Your Web browser has features that improve the readability of pages. For information about the accessibility features provided by your Web browser, look for information in the browser's Help about how to customize your browser to display the fonts and colors that you prefer. If your browser is Microsoft Internet Explorer, look for "Accessibility" in the Help table of contents.

Additional resources

Information on the Web

If you have access to the World Wide Web, you can learn more about the accessibility features included in Microsoft products from the Microsoft Accessibility Web site. To learn about creating accessible content for your Web pages, refer to the accessibility standards developed by the World Wide Web Consortium.

Note   The hyperlinks in this topic go to the Web. You can switch back to Help at any time.

Printed information about Microsoft services

More information about Microsoft services for people with disabilities is available in printed material that comes with your software, such as an appendix in the book Getting Started, which comes with Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional. For example, you'll find information about how people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can contact the Microsoft Sales and Information Center or the Microsoft Support Network. You'll also find information about obtaining Microsoft documentation from Recording for the Blind, Inc., for those who have difficulty reading or handling printed documentation. The appendix also describes third-party hardware and software products that make personal computers easier to use for people with disabilities, and lists organizations to contact for more information.

System accessibility options

If you own a Microsoft Windows-based computer, you can set or change system accessibility options. Many of these options affect the way you work in Microsoft programs. For example, the Windows StickyKeys feature is designed for people who have difficulty holding down two or more keys at a time. When a shortcut in a Microsoft program requires a key combination, such as CTRL+P, StickyKeys will enable you to press one key at a time instead of pressing them simultaneously.

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