Road to CSUN – Day 2 Recap – A World of Assitive Technology

After a successful first day, Gary and I started the second day energized. Much of this could be attributed to the absolutely comfortable pillows at the hotel. It seems like such a small thing, but for people like us who travel frequently, a comfortable pillow can make or break a hotel stay. Our first stop…


Road to CSUN – Day 1 Recap – A Focus on Seniors

Gary and I had a great first day on the Road to CSUN with two stops focusing on seniors. Our first was just down the street from the Microsoft headquarters in Bellevue, WA where we demoed the accessibility features in Windows for a group from SeniorNet. SeniorNet is a national organization dedicated to enhancing the…


Episode 1 – The Road to CSUN Has Begun

The car is packed and we are on our way. Enjoy the first teaser episode of “The Road to CSUN”. Every evening Gary and I will be posting a recap of our day along with a new episode of “The Road to CSUN”. If you would like to stay current on our daily progress, follow…


The Road to CSUN Starts Monday

On Monday, my colleague Gary Moulton and I will begin our adventure on the “Road to CSUN”. The 9 day tour down the west coast will be a chance for us to tell stories about technology that don’t normally get shared. We are fortunate, in that our jobs provide us the opportunity to travel the…


Top 7 Accessibility Tips

Are you looking for a quick primer on accessibility in Windows 7, Office 2010, and Internet Explorer? Is so, this recent video covers the top 7 accessibility tips to help you make your computer easier to see, hear and use. VIDEO: The video features brief demos of our top 7 tips, including: The Ease of…


CSUN Session Preview #3: Accessible ICTs and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities

 James Thurston, Senior Policy Manager with the accessibility team at Microsoft will be hosting the following panel at 8:00am on Thursday March 1st at the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. Accessible ICTs and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities Session Description: In November 2011, UNESCO, in partnership with Microsoft Corporation, organized a meeting…


CSUN Session Preview #2: Assistive Technologies: Progress on Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

James Thurston, Senior Policy Manager with the accessibility team at Microsoft will be hosting the following panel at 9:20am on Thursday March 1st at the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. Assistive Technologies: Progress on Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities A session organized by G3ict, hosted by Microsoft Session…


The Road to CSUN!

Where is accessibility at Microsoft headed? We are headed south, that’s where! On February 20th Gary Moulton and I will begin an 9 day journey from Seattle to San Diego. Our road trip will take us down the length of the west coast where we will be visiting partners, schools, senior centers, independent living centers, IT…