Microsoft Edge and Windows 10 deliver fruits of accessibility investment toward a more inclusive Web

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Demonstrating Microsoft’s commitment to accessibility as a core part of software design, Microsoft Edge is improving its support for assistive technology beyond what was possible in Internet Explorer, making it the best place for accessible browsing on Windows.

Architectural changes in Microsoft Edge mark a major step forward with a transition from the Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) API to the more modern UI Automation (UIA) API, rewriting the browser interface from scratch. The change to UIA is Microsoft’s largest investment in browser accessibility ever, and it lays the foundation for a more inclusive Web experience for users who depend on assistive technology in Windows 10.

You can see many of the improvements in action today using Narrator, which is built into Windows 10.

Read more about the journey toward inclusive development on the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog.

Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff