Accessibility in Windows 11 and Windows 10
Build accessibility into your applications to empower people of all abilities
Products and services—including electronic media—are accessible when they are designed to provide full and successful experiences for as many people as possible.
Build accessible and inclusive Windows applications, with improved functionality and usability, for people with disabilities (both temporary and permanent), personal preferences, specific work styles, or situational constraints (such as shared work spaces, driving, cooking, glare, and so on). Some common solutions include providing information in alternative formats (such as captions on a video) or enabling the use of assistive technologies (such as screen readers).
Everyone should have access to the same rooms in a building, whether they need to use the stairs or the elevator.
This page provides information on how the various Windows development frameworks provide accessibility support for developers building Windows applications, assistive technology developers building tools such as screen readers and magnifiers, and software test engineers creating automated scripts for testing applications.
Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
Develop accessible apps and tools on the modern platform for Windows applications and games on any Windows device (including PCs, phones, Xbox One, HoloLens, and more), and publish them to the Microsoft Store.
Develop accessible apps and tools on the original platform for C/C++ Windows applications.
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Develop accessible apps and tools on the established platform for managed Windows applications with a XAML UI model and the .NET Framework.
Windows Forms (WinForms)
Develop accessible apps and tools for managed Windows applications with a XAML UI model and the .NET Framework.
Design, build, and test accessible web sites in Microsoft Edge.
Download and run full Windows samples that demonstrate various accessibility features and functionality.
The new samples browser replacing the MSDN Code Gallery.
Download samples for Windows, Windows Phone, Microsoft Azure, Office, SharePoint, Silverlight and other products.
These samples demonstrate the functionality and programming model for Windows and Windows Server.
These samples demonstrate the API usage patterns for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) in the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 10 and later.
This app demonstrates the various Xaml controls supported in the Fluent Design System.
Various videos covering how to build accessible Windows applications to general accessibility concerns and how Microsoft addresses them.
Microsoft's Accessibility API
Introduction to disability and accessibility
One Dev Minute: Developing apps for accessibility
Windows 11 accessibility features empower everyone
Making the mouse pointers easier to see
Blogs and news
The latest from the world of Microsoft accessibility.
Community and support
A place where Windows developers and users meet and learn together.