To make the Microsoft account website more accessible for people with disabilities, we’ve created keyboard shortcuts, views in high-contrast, and invoices available as PDF files.
This info only applies to Microsoft account holders in the United States. If you’re outside of the United States, visit the Microsoft Accessibility website for a list of telephone numbers and addresses for Microsoft support services. Information about accessibility is available in other languages, including Japanese and French.
By default, the Mozilla Firefox browser does not support the use of the TAB key for keyboard shortcuts. For information about turning on support for the TAB key, please refer to Firefox Help.
|To do this||Use this keyboard shortcut|
|Refresh the current view.||F5|
|Select or clear a check box.||SPACE|
|Select the next item.||TAB|
|Select the previous item.||SHIFT + TAB|
|Perform the action for the selected item.||ENTER|
|Within views, navigate through an item list.||Arrow Keys|
|Within views, navigate through multiple pages.||PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN|
|Within views, navigate to the first or last item on the current page.||HOME or END|
|Within views, navigate to the first or last item in a list.||CTRL + HOME or CTRL + END|
|Open the Internet Options dialog box in Internet Explorer, where you can change accessibility settings.||ALT + T, and then press O|
View pages in high-contrast
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
- In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
- On the General tab, click Accessibility.
- Select the Ignore colors specified on webpages check box, the Ignore font styles specified on webpages check box, and the Ignore font sizes specified on webpages check box, and then click OK.
For high-contrast views in another web browser, consult that browser’s help. Most operating systems, including those made by Microsoft, include settings for high-contrast mode as well; for more information, please consult the help documentation for the operating system that you use.
Invoices available as PDF files
This procedure applies to Windows 8 or later, Adobe Acrobat Reader XI, and NVDA 2013.1 or later. It may work with older versions but it has not been tested.
- Make sure NVDA is running.
- Start Adobe Acrobat and open the desired PDF file.
- A "Reading Untagged Document" dialog will appear if NVDA is running.
- The dialog contains the following items:
- A message describing the tagging process.
- A combo box labeled “Reading Order:” containing three choices:
- Infer reading order from document (recommended)
- Left-to-right, top-to-bottom reading order
- Use reading order in raw print stream
- Two radio buttons:
- Read the entire document
- Read the currently visible pages only
- A check box labeled "Always use the settings from the Reading Preferences (Do not show this dialog again)". Use Alt + a to check the “Always use” check box.
- A Start button. Use Alt + s or the Enter key to press the Start button.
- A Cancel button. Use Alt + c to press the Cancel button.
Acrobat will add tags to the document and describe its progress. When it finishes, NVDA's reading commands (including browse mode commands) will allow you to read the text, tables, and hyperlinks in the document. Use Tab and Shift + Tab to move between hyperlinks.
Where can I learn more?
To learn more about Acrobat and accessibility, see http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/reader.html.
To learn more about NVDA, see http://www.nvaccess.org/.
Article ID: 11685 - Last Review: 22/06/2016 - Revision: 21