Soundscape app empowers people who are Blind or have Low Vision to explore the world

By Rico Malvar, Chief Scientist and Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft  Advancements in technology can play a deep and meaningful role in the independent mobility of people who are blind or have low vision. That is why we created Microsoft Soundscape, a research project available today for free on iOS and iPhone in the US and UK. …


Microsoft Office 365 gets global recognition for its work in accessibility

On Friday February 23, 2018, Microsoft were awarded as an Innovative Practice of the Zero Project 2018 for the accessibility features in Office 365. The Zero Project, part of the Essl Foundation based in Austria, works for a world without barriers by researching and publishing innovations from around the world that help persons with disabilities….


Microsoft joins Be My Eyes app to provide tech support to Blind and Low Vision customers

For 900,000 people across 150 countries, the Be My Eyes app and its hundreds of thousands of sighted volunteers help people who are Blind or Low Vision do tasks, like cooking, or helping them find something they lost, reading a letter or even directing them to catch the right bus. The free smartphone app, available on iOS…


Microsoft Accessibility sessions slated for CSUN 2018

Update: New Resources for CSUN Attendees For those of you attending the CSUN conference, you can Download Presentation Slides in advance. Our staff will be on hand to welcome you to our booth 213 in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by for one of our short lightening talk demos happening every 30 minutes. Download the Microsoft Exhibit Booth…