Accessible Diagrams with Microsoft Visio

Data visualization is increasingly a part of every job and profession, and Microsoft Visio can help simplify and communicate complex information using diagrams. We’re committed to making sure that the process and content created in Visio – from flowcharts to floor plans to blueprints – is accessible to ensure every person can achieve more. Microsoft…


Empowering the Transformation to a More Inclusive and Accessible World

By Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UN IDPD) serves as an important reminder that globally there are over a billion people with a disability. This year’s theme, “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all” is especially relevant to our accessibility efforts here at Microsoft. This is…


Inclusion in action: Steve uses technology to access printed materials in a crisis

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Steve. He is a father who is blind and managed a medical crisis involving his young daughter, with OneNote and Office Lens by his side to make printed materials accessible. His is the final story in our Inclusion in action series announced last month, highlighting how accessible technologies…


Inclusion in action: Jack shows students what’s possible with Office 365, a screen reader and a keyboard

Today, we meet Jack Mendez, an instructor, at the Louisiana Center for the Blind. Jack shows his students the full power of technology, and teaches them about the accessibility features and capabilities in Office 365 and Windows 10. Jack’s story is part of our Inclusion in action series announced last month, highlighting how accessible technologies…


Microsoft’s Seeing AI app now available in Australia, Ireland and UK

Microsoft’s Seeing AI app, which helps people who are blind and partially sighted by narrating the world around them, is now available for free download to people in Australia, Ireland and the UK via the Apple iOS store. Seeing AI is designed to help people who are blind or have visual impairments use artificial intelligence…


Inclusion in action: Cameron shares why he believes it is an exciting time to be blind

Today, we head to Australia to meet Cameron. He is a university lecturer who believes that with Office 365 and Windows 10 facilitating interaction and collaboration, there’s never been a better time in history to be a blind person. Cameron’s story is part of our Inclusion in action series announced last month, highlighting how accessible…


Inclusion in action: Veronica scores 100% with Sway magnified to 225%

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Veronica, a college student with low vision who uses accessibility capabilities in Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 to excel academically. Veronica is the third of six individuals featured in our Inclusion in Action series announced last month, highlighting how accessible technologies enable transformative change. Here’s her story. When…


Inclusion in action: Justin promotes inclusivity with technology as his voice

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Justin, a college student with Athetoid cerebral palsy. He’s the second of six individuals featured in our Inclusion in Action series announced last week, highlighting how accessible technologies enable transformative change. Justin uses accessibility capabilities in Microsoft Office 365 and his communication device to excel in his studies…


Challenge the status quo and reinvent the future of disability employment

By Jessica Rafuse, NGO Program Manager, Microsoft  In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Microsoft recently invited Seattle-area businesses, agencies, and NGO representatives for transparent conversations on the benefits, challenges and potential solutions regarding disability employment. The goal of the gathering was to bring together the community of people with disabilities and employers to challenge…