Office apps for iPhone and iPad now support VoiceOver for reading and editing

Microsoft has updated the Office apps for the iPhone and iPad, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint, to version 1.5. This update will allow users to read and edit documents in all three apps using the VoiceOver feature in iOS.

This should allow users that are visually impaired to have better access to Office apps, as VoiceOver should give them audio information on what's happening on their screen. In addition, users who sign up for a paid Office 365 subscription from inside any of the Office apps will now get one month free. Microsoft previously allowed iPhone and iPad Office users to edit and create new documents for free but a paid Office 365 subscription offers access to a number of extra features.

John Callaham

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