Microsoft Forms is committed to inclusive design and accessible content

Published 09-20-2018 02:44 AM 8,141 Views

Microsoft Forms allows users to quickly and easily create custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registration forms, and more. In our commitment to provide inclusive design and accessible content, we continue to improve the Forms experience for all customers by following Microsoft Accessibility Standards (MAS). 


Screen Reader  

People who are blind or with low vision rely on a screen reader to help them detect and read elements on the screen. We want to ensure every element is clearly understood by providing better context without abundant messaging. For example, “Private” in a group form is no longer read a single word but expressed more clearly as “This is a private group” when you move focus to group forms name.




Color Contrast and High Contrast

For people with low vision, Forms colors meet the 4.5:1 contrast requirement for both text and background. Under high contrast mode, we provide adapted user interface for Microsoft Forms.



Keyboard Navigation

Keyboard accessibility is one of the most important aspects of web accessibility. Customers with limited mobility rely on a keyboard to access all functionality. People who are blind also typically use a keyboard for navigation. We provide full navigation capabilities for all elements so that customers can successfully accomplish any task with a keyboard. Additionally, we provide keyboard shortcuts for key actions, such as deleting a photo by pressing the “Delete” key on the keyboard.



Think Accessibility at Every Stage

If you do not intentionally, deliberately and proactively include people, you will unintentionally exclude them. We hold ourselves accountable to design a product that can be enjoyed by every customer and encourage the Forms community to help us with accessibility scenarios. If you are interested in joining the community, please share your ideas on UserVoice. We’d love to hear from you.


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Hi @Yong Qiu ,


We are using the Microsoft Forms for capturing the survey from our users.  During the MAS testing, we have observed two issues -


  1. Controls are not properly appearing in high contrast mode in Chrome browser 
  2. Accessibility Check browser extensions based testing in Chrome and Edge browsers is failing in automated check with color- contrast issue & Aria-valid-attr-value . Added the screenshot for reference


Can you please let us know if these are known issues and if Product team is working on - This will help us plan the things accordingly.

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Thanks & Regards,


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