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Microsoft 365 To Soon Have An Accessibility Assistant

Microsoft has revealed its latest advancements for accessibility and disability inclusion. It has brought an accessibility assistant to Microsoft 365 (formerly Microsoft Office) to help people produce content that's more accessible.

The assistant will provide on how to prevent and correct accessibility issues, along with what Microsoft calls "better defaults" and "real-time remediation."

Microsoft detailed more accessibility-minded updates that are built on the Azure platform. The Seeing AI app recently added a feature to help blind users and those with low vision. Azure Cognitive Services for vision will be employed to automatically add alt-text descriptions and captioning on LinkedIn as well. Microsoft Translator today gained support for an additional 13 African languages, including Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo.

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