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    Accessibility features in Skype

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    Assistive features help people with disabilities navigate and control their device.

    Customize your theme

    Skype offers many ways to customize your experience to meet your needs.

    1. Select your profile picture
    2. Select Settings settings button.
    3. Select Appearance Appearance button to customize: 
      • Color.
      • Light or Dark mode. 
      • High contrast light or High contrast dark mode. 

    Desktop Keyboard shortcuts for themes

    To quickly enter Theme selector:
    • On Mac - Cmd + T
    • On Windows - Ctrl + T
    To toggle between the Light and Dark mode of your current theme:
    • On Mac - Cmd + Shift + T
    • On Windows - Ctrl + Shift + T
     

    Keyboard Shortcuts

    You can quickly navigate through Skype using keyboard shortcuts. Learn more.
     

    Font Size

    You can set the default font size of Skype on desktop.

    • On Mac, use the View menu in the top bar to zoom in, out, or return to actual size
      • Cmd + + for zoom in
      • Cmd + - for zoom out
      • Cmd + 0 for actual size
    • On Windows, select Alt + V to bring up the View menu to zoom in, out, or actual size
      • Ctrl + Shift + = for zoom in
      • Ctrl + - for zoom out
      • Ctrl + 0 for actual size
     

    Automatically Answer Calls

    You can set up Skype to automatically answer calls if you prefer.
    • Select your profile picture.
    • Select Settings Settings button.
    • Select Calling Calling icon.
    • Select Answer incoming calls automatically.
    • Optionally you can set Start my video automatically as a secondary option.


    Using Skype with Assistive Technologies

    Skype is designed to work with Assistive Technologies, including screen readers provided with Windows and MacOS.

    Learn more about Windows Narrator setup.

    Learn more about Mac VoiceOver setup.
     

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling