Reaffirming our commitment to accessibility

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. This mission connects in fundamental ways with how we as a company operate, how we design and develop technology and how we work with others to serve people with disabilities. We are committed to delivering great experiences to…


Want to see your Imagine Cup idea funded? Follow in Team Prognosis’ footsteps!

Way back in August, well before Team Prognosis spent a week on Microsoft campus getting a crash course in business, they had applied for the prestigious Horizon 2020 grant with the European Commission. In November, they received the good news that their proposal had been accepted and they would be getting €4M! Konstantinos Mavrodis, Vicky…


Fastest way to turn your idea into a biz? Enter Imagine Cup!

This is part 4 of a 4 part series. Team Prognosis- Ability Bootcamp Day 4 and Week Recap Dimitris Iakovakis, Vicky Bikia, Despina Efthymiadou and Konstantinos Mavrodis have returned to Greece after a whirlwind week at Ability Bootcamp, their prize for winning the Imagine Cup Ability Award. Though they may no longer be absorbing all…


What would Microsoft marketing say about your logo?

This is Part 2 of a 4 part series. Team Prognosis – Ability Bootcamp Day 2 The second day of the Ability Bootcamp was a busy one for Team Prognosis of Greece. Dimitris, Vicky, Despina and Konstantinos spent the day with Microsoft experts in legal, marketing, public relations and business development. Caption: After a full day…


Microsoft and IBM collaborate on accessible Office assessments

Accessibility is essential to reducing the barriers to the technology that provides a connection to the information everyone needs in their daily lives. It also creates a smarter, more inclusive workplace by ensuring that organizations can better engage and support the broadest range of job applicants and employees which leads to increased job satisfaction and…


Working Towards a More Accessible World: ASL Answer Desk

Blog post written by Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Senior Director CSS – Trusted Experience Team At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more. One of the ways we do deliver on that commitment to people of all abilities is through our Disability Answer Desk. Today, I had the honor…


The Disability Answer Desk in French & Spanish

The Disability Answer Desk (DAD), in collaboration with our French and Spanish support colleagues, are excited to share that DAD support is available in French and Spanish speaking countries; specifically France, Belgium, Canada, Mexico and Spain.  French phone support is currently available from Monday – Friday between the hours of  1pm – 7pm CET (07.00…


Microsoft supports Teaching Accessibility

Today, the knowledge of accessibility and accessible development has been limited to a handful of domain experts. We believe that one of the greatest challenges to making accessible technology more ubiquitous is a lack of awareness and understanding of basic accessibility issues, concepts and best practices. This was one of the driving reasons we supported…