Re: Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

David Goldfield

Hi. Both OpenOffice and LibreOffice include a word processor, spreadsheet application, slideshow program and a few others. They are similar but OpenOffice releases updates on a more regular cadence. Writer and Calc, the word processor and spreadsheet application, provide reasonable access with NVDA. I have not worked with the other applications.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of aad leeflang
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:43 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

i am using open office, but that is only a text editor, so no outlook or callendar.
libre officde is more or less the same and works fine.
and it is free
On Wed, 24 Mar 2021 23:25:06 -0500
"Lanie Molinar" <laniemolinar91@...> wrote:

Hi all. I hope this is the right place to post this. I'm looking for free alternatives to Microsoft Office that work with NVDA and Windows 10. I had access to Microsoft Office for years through my university, but I had to quit school recently because my health wouldn't allow me to continue. I doubt I could afford a subscription to Microsoft 365. My school account hasn't been canceled, so I could still technically use Microsoft Office free through them, but I'm not sure I should do that, and I don't want to continue using, and getting more familiar with, software that I'll eventually have to give up. I know there's LibreOffice. Is that the best free alternative, or are there others I should try? Thanks.

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