Recently, Microsoft was named one of the recipients of the 2015 Access Award by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). AFB’s Access Award is given to individuals, companies, and other organizations that work to eliminate or reduce accessibility barriers for the blind or visually impaired. Microsoft created Window-Eyes for Microsoft Office screen reader that significantly improved computer accessibility for the blind and visually impaired.
According to Carl R. Augusto, president and CEO of AFB in AFB’s Access Award press release:
“Microsoft has made huge efforts to advance accessibility in computing by increasing access to the popular Window-Eyes screen reader and by supporting the needs of customers with disabilities through a dedicated technical support service. We are thrilled to recognize the important work these organizations and individuals are doing to expand possibilities for the more than 20 million Americans with vision loss. They are breaking down accessibility hurdles and developing solutions that truly work. I commend them for their commitment to equality and accessibility.”
To learn more about Microsoft’s 2015 Access Award from the AFB and or to download Window-Eyes screen reader for Microsoft Office, follow the links below.Microsoft, Office