Microsoft plans to focus even more on accessibility in 2019 a certified Warditorial

by Jason Ward, an astute observer of all things Microsoft not named Mary Jo Foley.

 

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is on a mission to make all the company’s products and services accessible to everyone.

 

If it seems like Microsoft’s accessibility efforts are getting almost as much attention as its cloud, Windows and productivity businesses, you’re not mistaken. Since becoming the company’s CEO, Satya Nadella has made “inclusive design” a core part of the company’s business model. It is almost impossible to see a major Microsoft event or hear a significant Microsoft announcement without hearing how accessibility is woven in.

 

Nadella acknowledged that historically companies, including Microsoft, would build products and address an accessibility “checklist” after the fact. This post-design focus on assistive technologies was limiting because it resulted in narrowly designing products for able-bodied people while excluding millions of others with disabilities.

 

from Windows Central – News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows 10 and all things Microsoft. http://bit.ly/2RRYzqy

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