The following blog post was written by James Thurston –Senior Strategist for Global Accessibility Policy and Standards at Microsoft. James works with Microsoft’s global subsidiaries, NGOs, and governments around the world to develop public policies that support broad digital inclusion.
At Microsoft, our commitment to broad digital inclusion through accessible technology is global. Microsoft subsidiaries around the world are doing amazing and innovative work to leverage technology to benefit the estimated one billion(*) persons living with disabilities worldwide.
Microsoft India was recently recognized by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) for its “work towards the cause of accessibility.” Only four awards by NCPEDP are made in this category every year.
NCPEDP conferred this award on August 14th, at an event in New Delhi , celebrating Microsoft India’s work partnering with Government, Academia, Special Institutions and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), throughout India, to extend the use of technology to persons with disabilities.
Some of the exciting Microsoft Accessibility Initiatives that were recognized at the New Delhi event include:
Please join me in congratulating Microsoft India for its recognition by the NCPEDP, and for their inspiring example of Microsoft’s global commitment to people of all abilities. If you are interested in learning more about the Accessibility initatives at Microsoft India, please visit the Microsoft India website.
(*) - according to the World Health Organization Report on Disabilities.
Congratulations to Microsoft for winning this and taking strides toward the Accessibility cause.
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