Imagine using your computer without a monitor, mouse, or keyboard. People with disabilities use computers every day without these devices. They do this by using what is called adaptive or assistive technology. Adaptive technology includes screen readers for people who are blind, screen magnification for people who have visual impairment, Text to Speech (TTS) for people with learning disabilities, voice recognition for people with physical disabilities, and alternate input devices for people who can’t use a standard keyboard.
In this appendix, you find out how to make the documents you create in Word more accessible and thus enable people who use adaptive technology to read them more easily.