Redmond, Around the World, and Back: Our Summer Trip Report

By Jessica Rafuse, NGO Program Manager, Accessibility, Corporate & External Legal Affairs  Over the last month, members of the Microsoft Accessibility Team traveled to places like Washington D.C., London, Nevada and Florida to spend time with the folks that help make our products more accessible: people with disabilities. We learned so much from you along…


Next Stop on our Accessibility Journey: One Week

By Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer Today we kick off the 4th annual One Week hackathon event at Microsoft! In addition to showcasing new technologies, this employee event brings together people from around the world for a massive 3-day hackathon. The purpose is to tap into everyone’s creative spirit and find tech solutions for all kinds of…


Seeing AI App is Now Available in the iOS app store

Seeing AI, a free app that narrates the world around you, is available now to iOS customers in the United States, Canada, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to open up the visual world and describe…


Founder of Unlimited Tomorrow Looks to Change the World of Prosthetics

Easton LaChappelle is the creator of a robotic hand he spent six years researching as an alternative to advanced prostheses that can cost upwards of $100,000. He is the founder of Unlimited Tomorrow, whose mission is, “to make technology accessible to those who need it most.” LaChappelle stumbled upon the discovery of the financial burden…