‘We are at a crossroads’ – How Microsoft’s Accessibility team is making an impact that will be felt for generations
When it comes to accessibility, Anne Taylor is not afraid to share her point of view. Serving as Director of Supportability in Microsoft’s Accessibility program, she ensures the teams designing Microsoft products and services always consider people with disabilities.
Services like HealthLine only offer advice, and often require patients to seek in-person care. Telemedicine is different, directly connecting patients and licensed health care providers online. Telemedicine — also known as eHealth, telehealth, or virtual medicine — aims to cut down on in-person visits, making medical care more efficient for both patients and healthcare providers.
When you first meet Adam Spencer, what strikes you most is his assertive authenticity and raw honesty. Here is the CEO of AbleDocs, who is as vocal about his weaknesses as he is about his strengths, and probably that is the reason for his sparkling success and accelerated growth.
Stop using disability as a negative metaphor at work (and everywhere else).
Storytelling is a powerful business tool and a skill that every business building a powerful and lasting brand should master.
As an organization representing the blind, new technology almost always presents us with promise and peril. Few companies come to the blind to understand our needs before developing their products and advertising them as being responsive to us. Nothing about us without us seems never to have occurred to them.
In spite of all the advancements we’ve seen in tech, the industry as a whole has consistently neglected people with disabilities.
Rather than typing directly into our web tools, many of us create web content using Microsoft Word or Google Docs. This workflow simplifies editing the content, but some formatting can be lost when migrating the content to the web.
Today is International Persons with Disabilities Day, which provides an opportunity to further reflect on IBM’s contributions to accessibility and inclusivity when it comes to the ever-evolving world of technology and design.
Why you need to conduct user testing with deaf and hard of hearing people, and also describes why their needs are often overlooked. Further, Meryl speaks to how to test captions and transcripts for maximum accessibility.