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Accessibility in Viva Engage

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

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

Get to know the Viva Engage layout

If you’re a person with low vision or visual disabilities, or if you have limited mobility, build a mental model of the Viva Engage UI.

Viva Engage runs in Microsoft Teams or your web browser at On the toolbar, near the top of the browser window, is the Microsoft 365 app launcher that contains the list of Microsoft and Microsoft 365 services for web applications, including Mail (, Excel for the web, OneNote for the web, 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 Viva Engage Search box.

Under the toolbar are three panes of content:

  • The top of the left pane contains controls for getting to your Viva Engage 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 is a text box for creating a new post. Below the text box are controls for posting an update, poll, praise, question, or announcement. Beneath the controls 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 Viva Engage. On Home Feed, 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, refer to Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Viva Engage.

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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