New Microsoft Paint Accessibility Features

Note from Brandon: I am publishing this on behalf of the team responsible for MSPaint. 

We know that Microsoft Paint (MSPaint) is well-loved by customers and we’re pleased to announce new accessibility features coming to Microsoft Paint with the release of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

We’ve introduced the keyboard as a primary input mechanism. Microsoft Paint is already fully functional with mouse and multi-touch tablet input, but customers will now be able to use the app and draw with only their keyboard.

Along with full keyboard input support, we’ve made improvements to the way Paint interacts with Screen Readers, like Windows Narrator, which some users might find improves their overall experience with the app.

We look forward to hearing your feedback on these features and the app overall. Let us know what’s working and what else we can do to improve. Thank you!


This image was produced during validation testing, created using only Keyboard input in MSPaint.