Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality

Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality

Accessibility and inclusivity continue to be key priorities at Microsoft. In our diverse and inclusive culture, we strive to gather, listen to, and include as many perspectives as possible in the various processes we undertake with the ultimate objective of discovering how to bring out the best in each other and in the vast array of people and organizations who use what we create.

Building on the success of the PowerPoint Presentation Translator add-in, today Microsoft announced plans to release live captions and subtitles for PowerPoint natively for Windows, Mac, and Online in early 2019 to make presentations more inclusive and engaging for all audiences. Read more on the Microsoft 365 Blog. In addition, Skype is launching live captions and subtitles to provide a more inclusive experience for everyone in the Skype community, especially for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

As a company we pride ourselves in staying at the forefront of innovation and when it comes to disability inclusion, our knowledge, tools and practises are aligned to help everyone be the best they can be.

Watch these two powerful videos below and see how we are driven by a mission that is inherently inclusive: empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Inclusive & Accessible:

This incredible video features our inclusivity experts. Also hear Samantha Goldman, one of our employee tell her courageous story about developing a disability she learned to overcome.


Once a Customer, Now a Friend:

Microsoft’s Damian Milczarski and his favourite customer Branden Williams talk about the revolutionary Xbox Adaptive Controller and how it gave Branden the ability to play his favourite game.



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