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									Accessibility Features in Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 continues the dedication to both making Microsoft Office products more available to

people with disabilities, in addition to helping all users create more accessible content. In addition to many

features that you might be familiar with, Office 2010 includes several new and updated accessibility features.


Microsoft Office Backstage View

One of the more obvious changes in Office 2010 is that actions previously found on the File menu or Microsoft

Office Button can now be found in the Microsoft Office Backstage view. This is where you will find the tools

that you use to do things to a whole file, instead of to the content that it contains, such as Print and Save. By

displaying more space and providing more detail about available commands, accessibility-conscious users will

have more context and information about how to use commands. In addition, by taking advantage of more

screen space, commands are more logically presented in the user interface.


To learn more about the Backstage view, see What and where is the Backstage view? and Accessibility tips for

navigating the Backstage.


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Microsoft Fluent user interface (ribbon)

Office 2010 has applied the Fluent user interface, or the ribbon, to all Office applications, providing a consistent

look across applications. Additionally, to aid users who move through the ribbon by using their keyboard, the it

is now possible to jump from Group to Group by pressing Ctrl + Right/Left Arrow on a ribbon tab to move to

the next/previous Group.


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Accessibility Checker

Word 2010, Excel 2010, and PowerPoint 2010 include an Accessibility Checker to help you create more

accessible content. Accessibility Checker runs automatically while you author your file, identifying areas that

might make it challenging for users who have disabilities to view or use it. Through the Accessibility Checker

task pane, opened from the Backstage view, you can review and fix potential problems with your content.
To learn more about how this new feature works, see Accessibility Checker.


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Other improvements

    It is now possible to add a description to tables, PivotTables, images, shapes, etc. This description is

    similar to a second level of Alt text, and helps authors describe complex content to readers with

    disabilities or other needs who may read the document.

    Press in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint to open the selection pane that makes it easier to select floating

    objects in your file.

    Keyboard shortcuts have been added so you can rotate and re-size shapes in your file.

								
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