Let’s ensure career opportunities for the best and brightest

Posted by Mary SnappDeputy General Counsel & Corporate Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft On Wednesday, Microsoft was honored to be recognized with the American Bar Association’s (ABA) inaugural Champion for Disability Inclusion in the Legal Profession Award for in-house counsel. Mary Snapp receives the American Bar Association’s (ABA) inaugural Champion for Disability Inclusion in…

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Supporting US ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Posted by Shinder DhillonSenior Global Diversity & Inclusion Director, Microsoft On Thursday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is considering ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an international treaty that affirms the equality of all people, without exceptions, due to their abilities, and seeks to promote, protect and ensure…

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Microsoft Makes Technology Safer & Easier to Use for Aging Baby Boomers

Posted by Bonnie KearneyDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications – Accessibility & Aging Worldwide, a “Silver Tsunami” — an increase in the average age of the population — is occurring. In the U.S. alone, one in five U.S. workers will be 55 or older by 2025. As part of the natural aging process, many older adults experience…


How Trustworthy Computing Enhanced Accessibility at Microsoft

Posted by Rob SinclairChief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft In January 2002, Bill Gates sent a memo launching Trustworthy Computing (TwC) and calling upon Microsoft and the industry to prioritize security and privacy as part of software design. As a program manager on the Accessibility team at the time, I observed that a similar approach for accessibility,…

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Delivering Broadband Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Posted by Laura Ruby Director, Accessibility Policy & Standards for Trustworthy Computing How can the United States ensure that people with disabilities share fully in the benefits of broadband technologies and services? This was the focus of a conference today in Washington, DC, involving government officials, consumer advocates, industry leaders and academics. Speakers included Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman…


Promoting An Accessibility Ecosystem of Choice and Opportunity

Posted by Laura Ruby Director, Accessibility Policy & Standards The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a field hearing last Friday in Washington, D.C, on broadband access for people with disabilities. The event, part of the agency’s efforts to develop a National Broadband Plan, included a technology exhibit of some of the options and programs available to improve accessibility. Microsoft…