New accessibility improvements now available for Skype

A few months ago, we shared an update on our continued commitment to making Skype accessible. We are very grateful for the feedback you’ve given us and it continues to be an essential and impactful part of our work. We listened to your feedback and have added accessibility improvements in Skype version 8. For a…


Accessible Packaging for the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Earlier this year, we announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller – a first-of-its-kind controller for gamers with limited mobility. As we continue our journey to make gaming for everyone, we are incorporating inclusive design into the complete consumer experience, including product packaging. We relied on tester feedback to help rethink how we package our products and…


The Ability Hacks: Microsoft employees hack to make tech more accessible

  This week at the Microsoft One Week Hackathon, we will witness employees from around the company work together to “hack” solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. It has never been more important for us to help empower people through technology, including people with disabilities. It’s been incredible seeing the passion our employees…


ADA Anniversary: The Continued Importance of Inclusion

By Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer On July 26 we will celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA stands as one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation and prohibits discrimination while ensuring that people with disabilities have the same opportunities and rights as people without disabilities….