You’re never too old to play

Guest post from June Simmons, President and CEO of Partners in Care Foundation The theme of this years’ Older Americans Month, celebrated each May to honor older adults and their contributions to society, is never too old to play. How timely considering that today we are formally announcing the results of our yearlong partnership with…


Making Santa accessible in Seattle this weekend

There is a special holiday event taking place in Seattle this Sunday, December 18th from 11am to 3pm.  The Microsoft Store in the University Village in Seattle is hosting a visit by a special signing Santa. The event starts 11am when Santa will arrive with his American Sign Language (ASL) elves handing out gifts and…


How technology is helping a teacher connect with visually impaired students

Originally posted on Microsoft News Center The scene in Robin Lowell’s high school algebra class mirrors classrooms across the country. The teacher is at the front of the room, patiently explaining tricky math concepts. Students frequently raise their hands and ask questions when they’re stuck. Two differences set this classroom apart: the students are visually…


Back to School: Personalizing the PC so Students Can See, Hear, and Learn More Comfortably

LaDeana Huyler, group communications manager for accessibility, Microsoft Going back to school means preparing for a new school year full of possibilities. While not on every traditional back-to-school checklist, making sure student technology is prepped and personalized for students is worth remembering. Whether you are a parent, educator, or both – you understand the challenge…


Back to School: Making Sure Students with Disabilities Can See, Hear, and Use their PC

For many parents and teachers, this time of year means preparing for back to school and looking forward to a new school year full of possibilities. Parents are busy making sure their children are ready and have the gear they need for school. Meanwhile educators are preparing their lessons and personalizing their classrooms for the…