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Accessibility––for everyone

Windows 11 built-in accessibility features empower every person to discover and do the things they love.

Vision features

View things your way––or skip the screen entirely––with Windows 11 display and screen-reading features.

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Hear what is on your screen with Narrator, Windows built-in screen reader. Narrator simplifies navigation, describes images with a natural, human-sounding voice,3 and works with your supported Braille device.

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Colour control

Adjust for light and colour sensitivity with Windows 11 Dark and Contrast themes. Whether you are sensitive to light or work long hours in front of a screen, you can reduce screen brightness, increase contrast, and never sacrifice aesthetics or quality.

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Display and vision

Tailor your screen experience with Windows 11 display and vision settings. Personalise cursor, text size, colour, and more. Then zoom in on words and images with Magnifier.

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Colour filters

Distinguish between subtle colour changes and see the whole picture with Windows 11 colour filters, made to accommodate colour blindness.

Hearing features

Take in every word with Windows 11 captioning, audio options, and more.

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Live captions

Catch every word from any audio with Windows 11 live captions. Perfect for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, live captions automatically transcribe spoken content from any audio, even the microphone, so you can caption apps and even an in-person conversation.4

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Customisable captions

Read the words spoken in videos, TV programmes or films with Windows 11 captions. Customise your experience via text size, font, colour and background.

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Single-channel audio

Hear more from your computer with Windows 11 Mono Audio. Combine the left and right stereo audio channels into a single channel to hear everything in a way that works for you.

Mobility features

Windows 11 Mobility features empower you to interact with your PC in the ways that fit your needs best.

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Voice access

Command and control your PC with your voice using Windows 11 voice access, now in preview.4 Open and switch between apps, browse the web, read and author emails, and more—all without your mouse and keyboard.

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Eye control

Navigate your PC and apps with your eyes, using Windows 11 eye control. Feel empowered with eye-tracking-enabled cameras and a simple launch pad.1

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Voice typing

Use your voice to write a document or email. With Windows 11 voice typing, AI converts your speech to text––even taking care of punctuation.

Neurodiversity and learning features

Unlock your potential with tools to enhance focus, attention, reading comprehension, and more.

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Immersive Reader

Improve online reading fluency, comprehension and focus with Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge. Make web pages easier to read by removing visual clutter and customising spacing, colour, zoom, and more.

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Focus sessions

Build healthy digital habits and boost productivity with Windows 11 focus sessions. Focus sessions turns on Do Not Disturb, turns off task bar badges, and integrates with your clock to launch a timer that helps you focus and reminds you to take breaks.

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Microsoft Accessibility

It takes all of us to bridge the disability divide and create a more accessible and equitable world. Learn more about our commitment to accessibility in our technology, workforce and workplace.

Accessibility support for Windows

Visit our support site to explore all the ways you can make Windows work better for your needs.

Disability Answer Desk

Contact our Disability Answer Desk by phone, chat or ASL videophone2 to troubleshoot and find the right feature settings for you.

Windows Insider programme

Sign up for Windows Insider to get all the latest features and help shape the future of Windows.

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  • Screens simulated. Features and app availability may vary by region.
  • 1 Eye-tracking hardware sold separately.
  • 2 ASL Videophone support is currently offered in the United States only.
  • 3 A list of supported languages and available TTS voices in Narrator is available at Appendix A: Supported languages and voices.
  • 4 US English only for live captions, and voice access.