”How will people with disabilities in the state, who are working for the state, how will they deal with this thing?" said Curtis Chong, president of the National Federation of the Blind in Computer Science. Chong said Microsoft has added a number of features to Office that allow the software to interact with Braille printers, screen magnifiers, and screen-reader programs that speak the text appearing on the computer screen.”
Recently there have been talks of Microsoft implementing, or allow a third party to implement, reading functions into Office for OpenOffice documents. If that occurred, it would be only a good thing for both sides. Change can be good, but change must be done right.