Four New Eyes First Games Now Available, Play with Your Eyes!

By Bernice You We are excited to announce the release of four new Eyes First games on Microsoft Store for Windows, including Tile Slide, Match Two, Double Up, and Maze. With this release, people can now play the Eyes First games on Windows 10 PC using their eyes. These games are powered by Windows 10…


Sharing our learnings on World Autism Awareness Day

By Neil Barnett, Director of Inclusive Hiring and Accessibility at Microsoft Being inclusive is not something we simply do, but rather it stands for who we are. The value proposition for diversity and inclusion within Microsoft is increasingly clear — a diverse and inclusive workforce will yield better products and solutions for our customers, and…


Better Together

By Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer Hi folks, writing to you from Seattle and not from the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in sunny Anaheim as planned. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to be there in person this year as a health condition is last minute preventing me from flying down. Gutted! I’ve been looking forward…


What’s new with Seeing AI

By Saqib Shaikh, Software Engineering Manager and Project Lead for Seeing AI Seeing AI provides people who are blind or with low vision an easier way to understand the world around them through the cameras on their smartphones. Whether in a room, on a street, in a mall or an office – people are using…


Microsoft Accessibility sessions slated for CSUN 2019

Microsoft Accessibility Team at CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. Update: 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, #609 in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by for one of our short lightening talk demos…


Code Jumper: empowering students with inclusive coding tools

By Microsoft Accessibility We believe that learning to code is something that can empower every student with computational thinking and problem-solving skills. These skills are applicable to every career and industry. That is why today we are launching Code Jumper, a physical programming tool to help students who are blind or with low vision learn…


Working together to improve image captioning for people who are blind

Microsoft continues to push the boundaries of technology to improve and positively influence all parts of society. In order to explore new approaches at the intersection of computer vision and accessibility, we’re announcing an 18-month partnership with The University of Texas at Austin for our new Microsoft Ability Initiative. This initiative is one of many…