Microsoft is making it easier for consumers to access its Office suite of products. The company has partnered with GW Micro to assist those who are blind or have low vision receive GW Micro’s screen reading software.This offer is for those customers who have purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, including both “perpetual and subscription clients.”

Consumers don’t need to have a receipt of their purchase, but do need to have a licensed version of Office 2010 or later. There is no cost to download GW Micro’s Windows-Eyes screen reader, but it can only be installed on PCs with Windows XP or later or servers that support Windows 2003 or later.

Announcing improved access to Office (Microsoft)

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