Accessibility in new Yammer

Note: This article is about features and functionality in new Yammer. For more information about accessibility in classic Yammer, see Accessibility in classic Yammer.

Yammer, a social networking site to share information and discussions within your organization, includes accessibility features that make it easy for users with limited dexterity, low vision, or other disabilities to use. We want to enable all leaders and their employees to leverage Yammer’s superpowers – on web, mobile, and other integrations – throughout their organizations.

To learn how to set accessibility preferences and navigate Office for the web applications, refer to Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365.

Get to know the Yammer layout If you’re a person with low vision or visual disabilities, or if you have limited mobility, build a mental model of the Yammer UI.

Yammer runs in your web browser. On the toolbar, near the top of the browser window, is the Microsoft 365 app launcher that contains the list of Microsoft and Office services for web applications, including Mail (Outlook.com), Excel for the web, OneNote, and more. The toolbar also includes the link to the Microsoft 365 portal, as well as commands to get notifications, manage your options, get help, and sign out. This is also where you will find the Yammer Search box.

Under the toolbar are three panes of content. The top of the left pane contains controls for getting to your Yammer Home Feed and Inbox. Under those controls is a list of communities you have joined and favorited. At the bottom of the list, you’ll find links to discover or create new communities.

At the top of the middle pane are links for posting an update, poll, praise, question, or announcement, and beneath the active link is the text box and command for creating that post. Beneath the post is a feed of conversations for the communities you’ve joined. For each of your coworkers’ posts, you can follow links, like, react, share, or reply.

The right pane changes depending on where you are in Yammer. On the home feed is where you’ll find company-wide policies as well as suggested communities for you to join. Within a community, the right pane allows you to learn more about the community, invite other coworkers to join, find who else is within the community, and access community resources.

For general information about navigating the menu, toolbar, and panes, see the Office Accessibility Center.

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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