About accessibility for people with disabilities

Microsoft is committed to making products that are accessible (accessibility: The quality of a given system of hardware or software that makes it usable by people with one or more physical disabilities, such as restricted mobility, blindness, or deafness.) to all people, including those with disabilities.

Accessibility features in OneNote

Many accessibility features are built right into Microsoft Office OneNote 2003. These features are available to everyone, without the need for additional accessibility aids (accessibility aids: Utilities that make computers easier to use for people with disabilities. Examples of accessibility aids include screen readers, speech recognition programs, and on-screen keyboards.). These resources include the following:

ShowKeyboard shortcuts

Many OneNote features and commands are available directly from the keyboard. For a list of the keyboard shortcuts available in OneNote, see Keyboard shortcuts.

ShowCustomization options

You can customize toolbar, menu (menu: A list of commands that is displayed when you click a menu name on a menu bar or other toolbar.), and color options in OneNote to better suit your needs:

  • Toolbar and menu options    You can create a toolbar that contains only the buttons and menus you use most often, or group toolbar buttons and menu commands together in a way that meets your personal preference. You can even create a custom toolbar button or menu command.
  • Color options    You can customize the way color is used in OneNote — for example, you can change the color of text and numbers to make your notes more readable.

ShowTips for working more efficiently

OneNote includes features that can help you automate repetitive tasks. For example, you can use the AutoComplete feature to enter long strings of text by typing just a few characters. You can also specify AutoComplete and Paste options by using the AutoCorrect Options button Button image and the Paste Options button Button image when they appear on your page.

Additional resources

ShowInformation on the Web

ShowSystem accessibility options

On a computer that is running Microsoft Windows, you can set or change system accessibility options. Many of these options affect the way you can work in Microsoft Office System programs. For example, the Windows StickyKeys feature is designed for people who have difficulty holding down two or more keys at a time. If this feature is enabled in Windows, when a shortcut in a Microsoft Office System program requires a key combination, such as CTRL+P, you can use the StickyKeys feature to press one key at a time, instead of pressing both keys simultaneously.

Applies to:
OneNote 2003