The Teaching Accessibility effort is supported by a number of industry and academic organizations (including Microsoft) and looks to begin contributing to the foundation of knowledge of accessibility in in fields of academics such as design, computer science and human computer interaction. It is our belief that students must be better prepared to enter the workforce and be given better tools that allow them to create technologies that are truly inclusive.
The Subtitling Add-In for Microsoft PowerPoint (STAMP) has just been updated and now supports Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, 2013 and later. Visit the Microsoft Accessibility Blog for more info.
If you currently use Assistive Technologies (AT), like screen readers or magnifiers, your experience on Windows 10 will be similar in many ways to what you are accustomed to on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. In addition, Windows 10 introduces new features and applications that will continue to improve as we deliver Windows as a service to our customers over time. Learn a few tips for a more accessible Windows 10 experience at the accessibility blog.
The Disability Answer Desk is a team of Windows and Office Support Agents who specialize in assisting customers with disabilities as well as accessibility settings in Microsoft products. We are pleased to announce that we have expanded the DAD service to 11 countries via phone support with six of those countries also offering chat support. Visit the Accessibility blog for the whole article.
By almost any measure, Tara Blair was an exceptional high school student. She was in the top five percent of her class, co-founder of her school’s Science Olympiad Team, member of multiple Honor Societies, goalie on the varsity lacrosse team and co-captain of a nationally competitive ice hockey team.
This would have been an impressive high school career for any student. Blair achieved all of this with ocular albinism, a visual impairment that affects her depth perception, peripheral vision, and overall vision.
Today, Blair added another achievement, receiving the first Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship for college-bound students with a passion for technology who have a disability.
A new story over on the Office Blogs shows how Office can make documents, spreadsheets and other materials more accessible for people with disabilities.
One of India’s most respected eye-health organizations, the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), opened a new center today with help from Microsoft that provides much needed computer training to visually-impaired individuals.