Microsoft celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Microsoft Australia is proud to join others around the world in commemorating the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities today. This year’s theme is Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People with Disabilities – which resonates strongly with our ambition at Microsoft. Our mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet…


National Panel for Economic Reform Communiqué - Putting People First

The Communiqué released by the Prime Minister following the inaugural meeting of the National Panel for Economic Reform is welcomed by Microsoft Australia. It reiterates the importance to Australia of instituting policy and management reforms across the economy that focus on the goal of achieving long-term productivity gains. While some may see the goal of…


Microsoft Embraces Telework

 This week is National Telework Week (NTW) – a designated week to draw awareness to the benefits to both organisations and employees, in embracing flexible working and, more specifically, working from home. Microsoft is proud to be a partner in the inaugural NTW because flexible working is part of our DNA. At Microsoft, we uphold the belief…


YouthSpark launches

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has launched Microsoft YouthSpark – an initiative to create opportunities for 300 million young people around the world over the next three years. With many countries, including many major economies, struggling to generate economic growth under the burden of substantial private and public sector debt, there is a growing pool of underutilised…


Microsoft Office Accessibility Training Sessions for the Australian Government

Microsoft will be running two training sessions in Canberra on optimising the accessibility of Microsoft Office documents. These sessions will primarily focus on Word, however PowerPoint and Excel will also be covered. The sessions have been designed specifically for Australian Public Service (APS) personnel in partnership with AGIMO. As government agencies are obliged to make…


It's the Potential Stupid: Asia Pacific Sees Future in ICT

Amazing! In a world beset with the insecurity that comes when bankers fear lending to bankers (let alone businesses or individuals) it is possible to be lulled into a sense of personal, if not collective dread, for the future of the world. This sense is made more intense by a natural focus on our understanding…


New Accessibility tools for developers to help people with disabilities

Today Microsoft announced new online training and resources to help corporations, governments and NGOs worldwide make their technology products and services more accessible to people with disabilities. The free online accessibility training courses, tools and other resources will help developers worldwide create technology products, services and web sites that are accessible to people with disabilities….

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Online digital library helping vision impaired

Last week Microsoft Australia was recognised for its contribution and support for Vision Australia’s i-access program.The i-access online program is an innovative suite of services from the Vision Australia Information Library Service that delivers audio DAISY books and magazines, Braille books, newspapers and other publications to portable handheld devices using the internet and your personal…

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Promoting Australian Disability Enterprises

The Purchasing with Purpose Expo was launched today (1 June) by the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities Bill Shorten MP. The Expo came about as part of the National Procurement Management project, funded by FaHCSIA (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs), implemented by NDS (National Disability Services), and supported by Microsoft Australia.  The…

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