Starting in September 2023, Microsoft 365 will be the official university email for all OSU students. Learn more. 

Microsoft 365 FOR OREGON STATE

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-powered productivity platform that includes apps like Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and so much more.

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Microsoft 365 offers a range of productivity tools that enable efficient document creation, communication, and collaboration. These include:

  • Word: Create, edit, and format documents for research papers, essays, and presentations.
  • Excel: Analyze and visualize data, create spreadsheets for data management, and perform complex calculations.
  • PowerPoint: Design visually appealing presentations with multimedia elements to engage and communicate ideas effectively.
  • OneNote: Capture and organize notes, create to-do lists, and collaborate on projects in a digital notebook.
  • Outlook: Manage emails, calendars, and contacts efficiently, supporting effective communication among students, faculty, and staff.

Accessibility for Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 offers online versions including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote that are available in a web browser. This makes its accessibility features work a little differently than Office desktop programs. For example, keyboard shortcuts might not be the same and the page layouts are different. However, all the keyboard shortcuts and other accessibility features that you know from the browser work in Office Online. You can also use the browser controls to zoom, to change text size, and to control screen colors.

The online applications provides WAI-ARIA support for assistive technologies (WAI-ARIA stands for Web Accessibility Initiative-Accessible Rich Internet Applications). If you use an assistive technology such as a screen reader or speech recognition software, you will have the best experience in Office Online if the assistive technology that you use supports WAI-ARIA.

Note: VoiceOver users on the Mac OS X platform may experience mixed results in accessibility depending on the web browser being used. The Safari web browser is recommended for Office 365 Online.

Microsoft Accessibility Documentation

Microsoft provides additional help for accessibility needs. Please go here for additional assistance:

Additional Help or Questions about Accessibility

If you have questions about using your assistive technologies, contact Disability Access Services. For general questions about accessibility at OSU, contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion.