Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide a framework for making web content more accessible for people with disabilities. WCAG version 2.0 was published in 2008 by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international organization dedicated to creating web standards, and updated to WCAG 2.1 in June 2018. In 2012, WCAG 2.0 was also published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as ISO/IEC 40500:2012.
Content that conforms to WCAG 2.1 also conforms to WCAG 2.0. For policies requiring conformance to WCAG 2.0, WCAG 2.1 can provide an alternate means of conformance.
Microsoft is a major software and cloud-services provider to consumers, businesses, and governments around the world. To assist customers in making purchasing decisions, Microsoft publishes Accessibility Conformance Reports describing the extent to which our products and services support the WCAG criteria. This information can help Microsoft customers determine whether a particular product or service will meet their specific needs.
Microsoft and WCAG
Microsoft’s consideration of the WCAG standard in the development of products and services points to its commitment to making technology and data accessible for all customers.
Microsoft publishes WCAG reports that reflect the complete product or service. It generally does not create reports for individual features or components. Sometimes, Microsoft might release a new component for an existing product, or a new version of an existing component, which users can choose to install separately, and Microsoft might also publish a WCAG report for that component.
Microsoft in-scope cloud services
- Azure and Azure Government
- Azure DevOps Services
- Dynamics 365 and Dynamics 365 U.S. Government
- Office 365 and Office 365 U.S. Government
- Office 365 U.S. Government Defense
- Windows Server 2016
Microsoft accessibility conformance reports
Read WCAG reports for all our products and services.
- Microsoft accessibility site: Get information on using accessibility features and explore the ways Microsoft innovates to help everyone achieve more.
- Office 365 Accessibility Center: Office 365 resources for people with disabilities.
- Enterprise Disability Answer Desk: Dedicated support for enterprise customers with accessibility questions about our products and services or compliance.
- Compliance on the Microsoft Trust Center