Microsoft gives the classic Paint application in Windows new accessibility functions. When the Windows 10 May 2019 Update is released, the drawing program receives more extensive support for keyboard input and screen readers.
With the public release of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update later this month, Paint will be able to process input via the keyboard . For example, users can move the cursor with the arrow keys and, with the space bar pressed, make a selection frame with the arrow keys. The input via keyboard is in addition to the existing input methods via mouse and drawing tablet.
Microsoft also adds improved support for screen readers such as the Windows Narrator. Screen readers speak texts on the screen so that people with a visual handicap can still use certain applications.
Microsoft announced two years ago that MS Paint would no longer be part of Windows but would appear as Classic Paint in the Microsoft Store. It seemed that the company would no longer add functionality because the successor, Paint3D, came in Windows 10. At the end of April it turned out that Paint would remain in Windows 10 and now it is clear that the drawing application will also get new functions.