How Accessible is Microsoft Office 2000?By Leventhal, Jay D.; Access World, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 22.29
Publication Date: July 2000
Article describes accessibility enhancements designed to make Microsoft Office 2000 easier to use for people who are blind or visually impaired. The article highlights features that make Office applications more accessible to screen reader programs such as Window-Eyes, Window Bridge, and WinVision. Improvements and deficiencies of the toolbar, Help System, and Microsoft Access 2000 are described. The toolbar allows the user to copy or cut up to 12 items to the clipboard, and also hides some of the text on the screen, but it can be minimized so the whole screen can be seen. The Help system, like Internet Explorer 5.0, allows the user to tab through items and select the one the user wants by hitting the enter key. In Access 2000, Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) is added to many dialogs and other parts of the program, making those parts usable. The author concludes that all changes have provided the user with a more accessible program.
Assistive Products Discussed: WINVISION 97
WINDOW BRIDGE 2000
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )
Link to text: http://www.afb.org/aw/AW0104toc.asp