Sliding Doors: Transformative moment inspires Accessibility Journey

The following post is authored by Wendy Chisholm – Senior Accessibility Strategist at Microsoft. She is co-author of “Universal Design for Web Applications” (O’Reilly) and a former editor of W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 and 2.0. With 17 years of experience making web applications accessible, she helps teams across Microsoft understand and implement accessible…


Accessible Technology Awareness: Remembering SpecialNet

The following blog post was written by Gary Moulton, Senior Marcom Manager at Microsoft. Gary works on technology issues related to aging and people with disabilities, and has worked at Microsoft for 17 years. —- During the very early days of the internet there was a bulletin board system (BBS), named SpecialNet, that existed to…


Developing Accessible apps for Windows 8

Greetings! As many of you know Microsoft has kicked off the developer preview of Windows 8 at the BUILD conference in Anaheim just a few short weeks ago. Although you may not have been able to make it to the conference, there is still an opportunity to experience the keynote, sessions, and Windows 8 itself….