Office XP Clipboard supports Microsoft Active Accessibility

Applies to
Microsoft Office XP

A Microsoft Active Accessibility®-enabled screen reader reports items that you click on the Office XP Clipboard. The Office Clipboard allows you to collect text and graphic items from Office files (or from other programs) and then paste them into any Office document. When you click an item on the Office Clipboard, your screen reader reports a description of the item.

Active Accessibility is a developer technology that makes computer programs more accessible to people who use accessibility aids.

What your screen reader reports

When you click a text item on the Office Clipboard, your screen reader reports the copied text.

When you click a graphic item on the Office Clipboard, if the item includes alternate text, your screen reader reports the alternate text. If the item does not include alternate text, your screen reader reports "Picture," followed by the number of the item on the Office Clipboard, for example "Picture 3."

When you click an item that contains both text and graphics, your screen reader reports a combination of the items above, separated by a space, the system separator character (usually a colon), and another space. For example, if the you click an item that contains text, and a graphic that includes alternate text, your screen reader reports "the copied text : the alternate text."

More information

For more information about using a screen reader with Microsoft Office, see Microsoft Office Help.