Using Track Changes and Comments in Microsoft Word with Screen Readers

Microsoft Word has several features that are useful for commenting on documents. These features include Track Changes, which allow groups to collaborate on editing documents, as well as comments, which allow individuals to make suggestions or provide feedback. These features are often used within post-secondary and workplace environments.

The PRCVI outreach team has provided several outreach sessions on using the Track Changes and Comments features within Word for high school students who use screen reading software. These features are useful features for teachers or peers to provide feedback that is accessible to students who use screen reading software, as well as for group projects where group members need to collaborate and comment on a document.

We have created detailed guides to using the Track Changes and Comments features with screen readers, including a guide for NVDA and a guide for JAWS.

Using Track Changes in Microsoft Word with NVDA

Using Track Changes in Microsoft Word with JAWS

About the author

Jen Jesso

I have worked in various roles in the field of visual impairment since 2007. In addition to working as a teacher of students with visual impairments, I recently completed coursework to become an orientation and mobility specialist. I have been fortunate to work with the fantastic team at PRCVI since 2014.

I enjoy many aspects of my role at PRCVI, but highlights include working with teachers of students with visual impairments and their students on outreach visits and working on PRCVI initiatives and projects.

Outside of work, my interests include reading, computer programming, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.

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