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New assistive learning technologies removing communication barriers on Windows 7
Technology is having a transformative impact around the world. I wanted to share another great story, this time from the Abu Dhabi Center for Autism in the United Arab Emirates , where children with autism are benefitting from new technology form factors and user interfaces in assistive learning scenarios...
11 Aug 2011
Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 helping schools save money and make 1:1 computing real
In my 19 years at Microsoft, I've never seen a product evolve as much as Microsoft MultiPoint Server has in such a short period of time. Buying more computers to provide more students with access to technology is not the only expense schools are worried about…there are also budget considerations...
12 Jul 2011
Accessibility in Education: Real Examples…Real Impact
I know I’ve written on the importance of accessibility in education before , but I wanted to share this video below which does an excellent job of featuring some real examples on how technology can make a difference. It features some ways in which Microsoft is incorporating an accessibility focus...
17 Jan 2011
Enabling Students of All Abilities to Realize Their Potential
Sharing my blog post on accessibility published today on the Microsoft On The Issues blog here ... Thirty-five years ago this week, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law, and the U.S. government committed to “ensuring that children with disabilities have...
18 Nov 2010
New Microsoft Accessibility Guide for Educators
When we think about access to technology, you have to think about it holistically. It's not just access to a device, it's really access for all types of students…particularly students with learning difficulties or physical disabilities…to make sure they have equal access to learning with technology....
2 Apr 2010
What the IT Department will love about Windows 7
No doubt you have seen the hype today surrounding the worldwide Windows 7 launch and availability to consumers. I’ve enjoyed reading the reviews from the tech pundits and our customers . Beyond the whiz-bang features that will get your students and faculty excited about using their computers for day...
22 Oct 2009
Schools reinventing education with Windows 7 and more...
It’s going to be an exciting year here at Microsoft as we are introducing a wave of new innovative software. This fall, we are helping institutions and IT professionals optimize PC environments, increase productivity and expand innovation in the classroom with Windows 7 , consolidate servers with Windows...
29 Sep 2009
Windows 7: A game changer in education
I will try not to date myself too much, but I started my career at Microsoft when Windows 3.1 was released. With every operating system since, we’ve been not only driving innovation on the software side, but also hardware. We’ve been pushing the envelope as Moore’s Law has occurred, as processing power...
22 Jul 2009
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