Aging Gracefully with a Little Help from Technology, Senior Centers and Exergamers NYC

This blog post was written by Bonnie Kearney, director of Trustworthy Computing Communications for Accessibility and Aging at Microsoft.  Bonnie has been with Microsoft for more than 18 years and is especially passionate about building awareness for technology that improves the lives of people of all ages and abilities —– When was the last time…


Celebrate the International Day of Older Persons

The following blog post was written by James Thurston – Director of International Accessibility Policy at Microsoft. James works with Microsoft’s global subsidiaries, NGOs, and governments around the world to develop public policies that support broad digital inclusion. —- Today is the International Day of Older Persons, a date the United Nations designated nearly a…


Speech Recognition: Yesterday’s science fiction is today’s reality

This blog post was written by Daniel Hubbell, Senior Marketing Communications manager at Microsoft. Daniel’s career spans more than 12 years at Microsoft and his current role is focused on increasing the awareness of accessibility with consumers and regularly speaks at events and conferences on the topics of Accessible Technology. Speech recognition is one of…


Microsoft partners with governments and organizations to help bridge the digital divide

This blog post was written by Bonnie Kearney, Director of Accessibility & Aging Marketing at Microsoft. Bonnie has been with Microsoft for over 17 years and is especially passionate about building awareness for technology that improves the lives of people of all ages and abilities.   —- Thanks to a recent public-private partnership that included Microsoft, the City of…


Using Kinect and HealthVault to Enhance Seniors’ Well-being

Since May 2011, seniors in Los Angeles have been getting fit, increasing social interaction, and enhancing their quality of life, thanks to a public-private partnership developed by Microsoft, the Los Angeles Department of Aging, Partners in Care Foundation, and St. Barnabas Senior Services. Details of the program—the “Exergamers” Wellness Club, which combines evidence-based health education,…


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…