Inclusion in action: Jack shows students what’s possible with Office 365, a screen reader and a keyboard

Today, we meet Jack Mendez, an instructor, at the Louisiana Center for the Blind. Jack shows his students the full power of technology, and teaches them about the accessibility features and capabilities in Office 365 and Windows 10. Jack’s story is part of our Inclusion in action series announced last month, highlighting how accessible technologies…


Microsoft’s Seeing AI app now available in Australia, Ireland and UK

Microsoft’s Seeing AI app, which helps people who are blind and partially sighted by narrating the world around them, is now available for free download to people in Australia, Ireland and the UK via the Apple iOS store. Seeing AI is designed to help people who are blind or have visual impairments use artificial intelligence…


Inclusion in action: Cameron shares why he believes it is an exciting time to be blind

Today, we head to Australia to meet Cameron. He is a university lecturer who believes that with Office 365 and Windows 10 facilitating interaction and collaboration, there’s never been a better time in history to be a blind person. Cameron’s story is part of our Inclusion in action series announced last month, highlighting how accessible…


Inclusion in action: Veronica scores 100% with Sway magnified to 225%

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Veronica, a college student with low vision who uses accessibility capabilities in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 to excel academically. Veronica is the third of six individuals featured in our Inclusion in Action series announced last month, highlighting how accessible technologies enable transformative change. Here’s her story. When…


Inclusion in action: Justin promotes inclusivity with technology as his voice

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Justin, a college student with Athetoid cerebral palsy. He’s the second of six individuals featured in our Inclusion in Action series announced last week, highlighting how accessible technologies enable transformative change. Justin uses accessibility capabilities in Microsoft Office 365 and his communication device to excel in his studies…


Challenge the status quo and reinvent the future of disability employment

By Jessica Rafuse, NGO Program Manager, Microsoft  In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Microsoft recently invited Seattle-area businesses, agencies, and NGO representatives for transparent conversations on the benefits, challenges and potential solutions regarding disability employment. The goal of the gathering was to bring together the community of people with disabilities and employers to challenge…


Inclusion in Action: Andrew reads for the first time with Learning Tools

The inclusion of people with disabilities is integral to Microsoft’s mission to empower every person to achieve more. We celebrate and live this mission each day, from our work on inclusive hiring to inclusive design. And we’re energized to learn the ways that our inclusively designed technologies enable our customers. Today, we’re launching a new video…


The Fall Creators Update Brings Us Closer to a Windows for Everyone

By Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer Today, with the launch of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is taking a big step forward on our journey to make our products more accessible and empower people with disabilities. Our teams have been working tirelessly to build inclusive content and expand the usability of core accessible…


Inclusion Drives Innovation in the Workplace

By Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer October marks the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with the theme, “Inclusion Drives Innovation”. This year it’s not just a theme – it’s a truth we see every day at our company and in organizations around the world. A diverse and talented workforce brings new…