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Dec 3rd, 2018, by in Latest news

To celebrate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Microsoft has announced upcoming support for live captions and subtitles in Powerpoint and Skype.

Nov 16th, 2018, by in Latest news

Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller is amongst the magazines fifty Best Inventions of 2018.

Nov 1st, 2018, by in Latest news

Microsoft has released another round of updates for their new Skype v8 app for desktop devices with new changes to improve the app’s accessibility features

Sep 4th, 2018, by in Latest news

It has been announced by Microsoft today that the Xbox Adaptive Controller is officially available for purchase.

Jul 23rd, 2018, by in Latest news

For the fifth edition of the Microsoft One Week Hackathon, participants will be given a new book, “The Ability Hacks,” which looks back at how two hackathon teams created new technology to empower people with disabilities

Jun 11th, 2018, by in Latest news

Pre-orders for the Xbox Adaptive Controller are now open, for $99 and with a ship date of the Fall.

May 31st, 2018, by in Latest news

The new standard will make Braille displays more accessible for the visually impaired, and guarantee that they’re fully compatible with different devices and operating systems.

May 17th, 2018, by in Latest news

Microsoft has long been on a mission to empower every person and organization to achieve more, and today the company is highlighting how it’s done just that.

May 17th, 2018, by in Latest news

The Redmond giant chose to announce its new Xbox Adaptive Controller on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and the new device will be priced at $99.99 USD and be available exclusively on the Microsoft Store.

Apr 18th, 2018, by in Latest news

SpecialEffect, which is known for customized gaming setups for those with physical disabilities, recently released EyeMine, which lets anyone with a Windows computer play Minecraft with eye-tracking hardware.

Mar 19th, 2018, by in Latest news

The features have long been available for testing with Windows Insiders, and range from new Ease of Access settings page, an improved Windows Narrator, enhanced eye control navigation, and much more.

Mar 19th, 2018, by in Latest news

The Skype team today posted an interesting note on their blog, noting that several accessibility improvements are on the way soon to the application on Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android.

Mar 1st, 2018, by in Latest news

The iPhone app can work in the background and automatically warns users about points of interests, roads and intersections.

Dec 22nd, 2017, by in Latest news

The company received the recognition thanks to Eye Control on Windows 10, as well as their release of the Seeing AI app.

Oct 30th, 2017, by in Latest news

The free accessibility upgrade for customers who use assistive technologies will expire on December 31, 2017.

Sep 7th, 2017, by in Latest news

The award came from the Annual U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) National Conference, and celebrates another milestone in the company’s advancement in technology for the blind, deaf, and other differently abled individuals.

Aug 2nd, 2017, by in Latest news

The focus of the changes are to help out people with learning disabilities who can really benefit from the extra read-over to catch mistakes and generally proofread documents.

Aug 1st, 2017, by in Latest news

Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will soon support eye tracking and a new experience called Eye control.

Jun 8th, 2017, by in Latest news

The Windows 10 preview build 16215 is bringing several new accessibility features including Narrator and Braille improvements plus new color filters.

May 30th, 2017, by in Latest news

The Microsoft Accessibility summit provided insights into regulations, specifications, and standards so that accessible and adaptive technologies can act as a support system for empowerment of persons with disabilities.

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