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Re: accessibility of Office 2019 better than Office 365?


From: Sean Murphy
Date: Jul 15, 2022 2:39AM

The desktop version as people already have mention is fully accessible for office 365. The web version does have some challenges and depending on the screen reader being used will not give the same capabilities. For example if you're using excel the web version will not read out the headers of your spreadsheet while the desktop can't if you're using jaws for windows. This is not a accurate fact from the vision impaired employee saying office 365 is not accessible. The web version as people have indicated is not the preferred user interface. As being a screen reader user I find sometimes quite challenging and I avoid as much as I ca

Please excuse any errors as I am dictating via Siri

My experience is the part

> On 11 Jul 2022, at 11:32 pm, Andrews, David B (DEED) via WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I have never heard of this. Could her Office 365 be the web app version? If so, that might explain her problems.
> Dave
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> We have an employee with visual disabilities who says she can't use Office 365 and she has to use Office 2019. Our IT department won't allow Office 2019 on our network.
> She's not technically oriented. I can't get details on what doesn't work in Office 365 and does work in Office 2019.
> Has anyone ever heard of this?
> Thanks,
> Katy
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