Working together to develop an HID standard for braille displays

We believe accessibility and inclusion are essential in empowering every person to achieve more. Advancements in technology and inclusive design can help reach this goal. However, we need to work together, across the tech industry, to ensure no one gets left behind. That is why Microsoft, Apple and other industry organizations collaborated to develop a…


Microsoft and local employers host inclusive hiring job fair for people with disabilities

By Neil Barnett, Director of Inclusive Hiring and Accessibility, Microsoft According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is more than double that of people without disabilities. As employers, we have the responsibility to help open the door to employment and create an inclusive workplace culture. That is why…


At Microsoft, every day is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

  As we celebrate the seventh annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, across Microsoft we are thinking daily about how technology can empower the 1 billion people worldwide who have disabilities. Not only is it important that we do this for our customers and our employees, it’s also an exciting area for technology and innovation to…


AI for Accessibility, a $25 million program to empower people with disabilities

The link to the audio description version is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVytpQy3eaE   Companies around the world have a great opportunity to transform the world with new technologies that rapidly change the way we live, learn, and work, including artificial intelligence. This rapid transformation is creating extraordinary opportunities for people with disabilities. We also recognize with great opportunities…