This blog post was written by Rob Sinclair, Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer. Rob is responsible for the company's worldwide strategy to develop software and services that make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to see, hear, and use their computers.
Today, we are celebrating the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities that focuses on the progress, challenges and goals of persons with disabilities. This year’s theme of breaking barriers and opening doors is particularly relevant at Microsoft because we strive to do both every day.
At Microsoft, breaking barriers means creating people-centric digital experiences that are responsive and fun for everyone. We are opening doors by revolutionizing how people experience the world with beautiful and modern digital experiences that reflect and respect individual needs and preferences. Our goal is to design technologies that adapt to a user’s surroundings and present information in ways that are relevant and consumable anywhere and on any device, regardless of ability.
As part of our people-centric approach we demonstrate our commitment to accessibility around the world by:
In this work we are moving towards celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and its call for a more inclusive society every day of the year.
All the things as a IT professional with a disability been striving for in the IT arena at my fortune 50 company.