Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Accessibility and AI

For over 30 years I’ve believed and said people living with disability stand to benefit the most from technology as a tool. So good to see Accessibility being thought, talked about and more inportantly actioned at high levels in companies. Clip from a video by Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) on Youtube. Dave – Lifekludger

Microsoft Hololens AR used to help blind people navigate

Headset maps the environment and directs wearers with spatially-accurate audio commands  Researchers have discovered how the Microsoft HoloLens can be used to help blind people navigate their way through complex buildings. The augmented reality headset’s primary use is to supplement what a sighted wearer can already see with a virtual interface, adding digital objects to real walls in aContinue reading “Microsoft Hololens AR used to help blind people navigate”

New to Office 365 in December—accessibility updates and more – Microsoft 365 Blog

New to Office 365 in December New to Office 365 in DecemberAccessibility Checker front and center—The Accessibility Checker is now easily discoverable in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and Visio, helping you ensure your content can be consumed without barriers by people with varying levels of vision, hearing, cognition and mobility. The Accessibility Checker analyzesContinue reading “New to Office 365 in December—accessibility updates and more – Microsoft 365 Blog”

Microsoft commits $25M to its AI for Accessibility program

… Over the course of the last few years, large parts of the company have dedicated themselves to building tools that enable people with disabilities and mental health conditions to do more. Today, the company announced that it is putting more money behind these efforts through its $25 million, five-year AI for Accessibility project. “Around theContinue reading “Microsoft commits $25M to its AI for Accessibility program”

Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day 

At Microsoft, we want to empower every person and every organization to achieve more. We deeply believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential and we can help by empowering all people, regardless of their abilities. Global Accessibility Awareness Day gives us the chance to celebrate our differences and reflect on the waysContinue reading “Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day “

Reimagine accessibility 

“Empower Every Person: Reimagining Accessibility,” a 30-minute film in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. … … Discover practical ways to build a more inclusive environment and how accessible technologies such as Microsoft 365 enable everyone to create, communicate and collaborate. Hear from Microsoft accessibility leaders and our partners: US Business Leadership Network, Be. Accessible,Continue reading “Reimagine accessibility “

Microsoft, others spearheading a ‘smart cities’ initiative for everyone

Microsoft has teamed up with two organizations to make smart cities more accessible for everyone, including the disabled and elderly. The collaboration, announced in May, includes Microsoft, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and World Enabled, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the disabled. Its mission is simple: define the stateContinue reading “Microsoft, others spearheading a ‘smart cities’ initiative for everyone”

Simple tips for easy Word doc accessibility – Media Access Australia

Creating Word documents that can be read and understood by a diverse range of people, is just as vital as creating accessible, inclusive websites and online content. Imagine going to a recruitment website and downloading the Position Description as a Word document, or being sent it as an email attachment, only to find that youContinue reading “Simple tips for easy Word doc accessibility – Media Access Australia”

Inclusive – Microsoft Design

Inclusive Design at Microsoft It’s in our mission statement: empower every person on the planet to achieve more. Designing for inclusivity opens up our experiences and reflects how people adapt to the world around them. … Our inclusive design principles Recognize exclusion Exclusion happens when we solve problems using our own biases. As Microsoft designers, we seekContinue reading “Inclusive – Microsoft Design”