Supporting enterprise and government customers with accessibility standards conformance testing for Microsoft products

By Clint Covington, Principal Program Manager, Accessibility, Office Product Group. At Microsoft, we are passionate about empowering our customers with technology designed for people of all abilities. For our enterprise and government customers, this means providing technology they can trust to work for all of their employees and customers, as well as providing information for…


Working with the General Services Administration to demonstrate Microsoft’s approach to make technology more accessible

At Microsoft, we are on a mission to to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. With 1+ billion people with disabilities in the world, we’re passionate about ensuring that our products and services are designed for people of all abilities. We are passionate about our work and are collaborating…


Meet Four of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2017

As part of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business list, four employees at Microsoft were recognized for their innovations and achievements last year. The Most Creative People in Business list recognizes 170 men and women around the world who have worked on fascinating projects in their field. As scientists, managers, programmers, comedians, designers, musicians, writers, and activists,…


Enabling Xbox One to be accessible for everyone

Today, Microsoft is releasing the first wave of Xbox One features as part of the Creators Update to Xbox Insider Program members. Check out the blog on Xbox Wire today to learn more about the new features and options in Xbox One’s Creators Update that make this gaming device more accessible for everyone. The Creators Update is packed full…


16 Microsoft Accessibility sessions slated for CSUN 2017

By Megan Lawrence, PhD, Accessibility Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. The 32nd annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference is coming up in San Diego, CA, Feb. 27 – March 4. Here at Microsoft, we’re busy preparing for a record 16 sessions. 2016 was a transformational year for Microsoft Accessibility.  We have deep investments in accessibility company-wide, and…


Making Microsoft products more accessible: What to expect in 2017

The following is a post from Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer   Tomorrow is International Day of Persons with Disabilities and this year’s theme is focused on achieving goals of the future that we want. In the spirit of the day, I thought I’d take the opportunity to give an update on the important…


Exploring ideas for making visual art more inclusive

All good innovation comes from experimentation. Check out the Microsoft Research blog today to learn more about a fascinating experimental project where research is meeting art to create interactive audio experiences that could make visual art more accessible for everyone.


Office 365 Education: New Resources to Create More Inclusive and Personalized Learning Environments

The following is a post from Malavika Rewari, product marketing manager, Microsoft Office 365 In October, the Microsoft Office and Microsoft Education teams partnered with a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert to raise awareness of free tools built into Office 365 and Windows 10 that can help special and general education teachers give students with disabilities a…


Microsoft Event Kicks Off with Video about Building Windows for Each of Us

The following is a post from Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer   At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. Today at a Microsoft event in New York, we opened the show with a video about how our team has been inspired to build Windows…


Empowering IT professionals to advance accessibility initiatives

The tools and technologies available to IT pros to advance accessibility in their organizations are growing. Recently, the Office 365 team hosted discussions with IT pros at the Microsoft Ignite conference to explore ways that organizations are working to enhance accessibility in their working environments. The event also included some deep dives into tools available today in Office 365…