Microsoft Accessibility Perspective on Federal Communications Commission Issues

Recently, Microsoft participated in a field hearing held by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. There are critical issues for people with disabilities relating to broadband access. For a description of Microsoft’s technology solutions and collaborative approach, please read the blog article, Promoting An Accessibility Ecosystem of Choice and Opportunity.  


Get quick updates about Microsoft Accessibility on Twitter

We’ve started twittering to share announcements, links to research and technology articles, plus to chit-chat with the Twitter community. The blog will be more expansive & detailed naturally, given that Twitter micro-blogs are limited to 140 characters. <grin>  Follow us https://twitter.com/MSFTEnable


Winners chosen for Imagine Cup Accessibility!

The Awards ceremony was yesterday, and all the student winners were announced! The onsite 24-hour Interface Design Accessibility winners were Team JivAd, from France. Throughout their analysis of the design problem and their proposed design solution, they thoughtfully incorporated accessibility requirements. They highlighted aspects of their design that would make it easier for people to…


Accessibility design competition is underway

The Imagine Cup kicked off this week! There are a ton of events happening, with students and judges engaged on in their compeitions. For Accessibility, there was a 24-hour competition, as part of the Interface Design competition. There are 6 teams competiting, from France, Canada, U.S., and China. Surya Vanka is the Interface Design captain,…


Inspiration from CSUN’s 23rd Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities

We recently participated (and helped sponsor) the fabulous, annual Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, which is commonly referred to by its hosting university, CSUN. It was a whirl-wind of keynote speeches, presentations on best practices in academia and industry, and networking events. Microsoft’s presentations ranged from announcing test tools for assessing the programmatic…


University Students: enter the Imagine Cup Accessible Technology contest (open until 5/2/08)

Do you have aspirations to showcase your design skills and creativity? The Microsoft Imagine Cup is a great opportunity to do so! The Cup is for university students around the world. There are various contest categories, such as software, gaming, embedded, and my favorite, Interface Design. Why is it my favorite, you ask? Well, because the…