Empower your organization to achieve more with the Accessibility Baseline
Published May 08 2023 09:59 AM 9,578 Views
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At Microsoft, we’re always striving to empower every person on the planet to achieve more. Our latest addition to the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center and Cloud Policy is the Accessibility Baseline. It is a set of accessibility policies and recommend settings for policies to enable accessible document creation across your organization. You have the option to target all users on the tenant or select groups

 

Don’t worry about being a specific build. If you’re using Microsoft 365 Apps, you’re good to go! This feature is embedded in the Cloud Policy toolset in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center and will enable IT admins to configure policies that are centered around accessible document creation.

 

How do I use the Accessibility Baseline?

  1. Starting on May 8th, we'll begin rolling this out to tenants.
  2. Navigate to config.office.com and sign in.
  3. On the left navigation pane, choose Customization.
  4. Choose Policy Management.
  5. Click create to get started and continue through the steps configure your policies.

 

Example: Screen shot of the Accessibility Bassline with the current policies filtered and configuring a policy for Microsoft Excel.

 

Screenshot of the Accessibility Baseline in config.office.com  with an Excel policy configuredScreenshot of the Accessibility Baseline in config.office.com with an Excel policy configured

 

As you can see in the screenshot below, once the policy is configured the end user cannot uncheck the, "Keep accessibility checker running while I work" check box.

 

Screenshot of the Accessibility options in the backstage of Excel showing a policy configured.Screenshot of the Accessibility options in the backstage of Excel showing a policy configured.

 

Please let us know through the Feedback portal if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback on this feature and how we can improve it to empower your organization. I would like to thank @Chris Hopkins for the partnership and collaboration on this feature! Together we are stronger!

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