Digital Accessibility

The following resources are highlighted the accessibility features of some of the frequently utilized technology at Western University. 

General Resources


Zoom general "how-to" videos: The strategies in this resource will help host and the participants of Zoom with making video calls and chats more accessible to your needs.


  • Size and Font: Change this feature for the chat and captions
  • Manage captions: As a host, let participants have access to this either in the meeting or breakout rooms for manual captions; learn how to assign a participant to type closed captions
  • Enable captions: As a host, learn how to let groups have access to this function
  • Access captions: As a participant
  • Dark mode: Enable this on the screen


Cognition/Mental Health

Microsoft Windows and Office

There are multiple features in Windows to support productivity, creativity and ease of use. Learn more about the general accessibility resources for Windows here: 


Need a larger screen? A brighter screen? A narrator to read text? Find out about accessibility tools and features for people who are blind, color blind, or have low vision. Learn about vision-related tools.


For those who are hard of hearing, have hearing loss, or have deafness, there are specialized features that can provide solutions including closed captioning, mono sound, and live call transcription. Explore hearing-assistive tools.


Innovative tools such as dictation and Windows Hello sign-in can make the digital world more accessible for those who with dyslexia, seizures, autism, or other cognitive differences. Discover tools for neurodiversity.


There are applications for people living with learning disabilities can help increase focus, concentration, and understanding—and include tools to improve reading and writing skills. Uncover tools for learning.


Our suite of products helps people living with arthritis, quadriplegia, spinal cord injuries, and other mobility issues to navigate the digital world in new ways. Find mobility-assistive tools.

Mental health

Learn more about assistive technologies for people living with issues such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, depression, or ADHD. Our products can help reduce distraction and improve concentration and reading. Try mental health assistive tools.

Google and Google products




Cognition/Mental Health

  • Chrome Browser
  • Google Assistant
    • The Google Assistant helps you get things done throughout your day, saving you time to focus on the things that matter most
    • Google Reminders


  • Chrome Browser
  • Gmail
    • Keyboard Shortcuts: Turn on and use Gmail’s keyboard shortcuts to navigate your inbox and messages, format text, and complete actions like archiving and deleting
  • Google Maps
    • Accessible Places: Find wheelchair accessibility information, including accessible entrance, seating, restrooms, and parking
    • Accessible Transit: Find accessible transit options in Google Maps

Additional Google Resources

Apple products