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Microsoft is creating a Surface Adaptive Kit for people with disabilities. The kit makes Microsoft’s range of laptops and tablets more accessible with keycap labels, bump labels, port indicators, and device openers.

The keycap and bump labels make it easier to identify important keys, or find ports and cables. The opener support includes a pull tab and ring to provide more flexibility for opening a laptop lid or maneuvering a Surface kickstand. Microsoft has created the kit in collaboration with people with disabilities to make sure it covers a wide spectrum of needs.

The Surface Adaptive Kit includes pull tabs, bump labels, and keycaps.
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The full Surface Adaptive Kit will suit a variety of needs.
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The Surface Adaptive Kit will include a set of keycap labels and a keycap applicator, with translucent labels and tactile indicators. The kit also includes three-dimensional bump labels, port indicators that include raised textures to identify ports, and ring and pull tab openers.

Microsoft isn’t announcing pricing or availability just yet, but the Surface Adaptive Kit will be available later this year. It’s designed to work with Surface Pro 7 and up, Surface Laptop 3 and up, Surface Book 3, and the new Surface Laptop Studio. It’s also compatible with the Surface Dock 2 and Microsoft’s designer compact and Bluetooth keyboards.

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