just got off a call with Anne Taylor who used to be the Director of
Access Technology at the National Federation of the Blind. She now
works for Microsoft and her boss is Microsoft's new Chief Accessibility
asked me to compile a list of access barriers in Microsoft products
that impede the work I am trying to accomplish at Pearson, but I would
like to take this opportunity to get additional feedback from others in
the field. I would love to add your insights and opinions on how
Microsoft could help improve education, productivity, etc. of people
with disabilities by making improvements in the accessibility of their
will be working on a list of ideas for Anne, but if you have any
thoughts or feedback on the following questions, I will be sure to share
your name(s) as contributors to the list:
Are there any access barriers to using Microsoft products that make it
difficult for you to serve students or adults with disabilities. For
- Windows Operating Systems
- Windows Browsers
2. Is there anything you wish Microsoft products would/could/should do that they are not doing?
3. In your opinion, what should Microsoft's accessibility priorities be?
help or input you could provide would be appreciated. This is a unique
opportunity to get ideas and requests up the chain at Microsoft, so
please don't underestimate the importance of your feedback.
share with others in your network as you see fit. I will be reviewing
the list with Anne Taylor the week of March 22nd, so there is time to
reach out to others.