This Global Accessibility Awareness Day, let's talk tech and employment for people with disabilities

This Global Accessibility Awareness Day, let’s talk tech and employment for people with disabilities

May 19, 2022

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Jenny Lay-Flurrie – Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer

The Microsoft Accessibility Team in the new Inclusive Tech Lab at Microsoft HQ

Editor’s Note: This blog was updated after publication. 

Today we honor the 11th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD is a day of awareness focused on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities around the world. The pandemic has grown the disability demographic and widened the disability divide. Yet there are the seeds of positive change. As Caroline Casey, Founder & Creator of The Valuable 500 said at the Microsoft Ability Summit last week, “We’re seeing a move since the pandemic… recognition from businesses that accessibility is not a ‘niche’ issue for people with disabilities, it’s an issue that needs to be completely invested in for communication for consumers and employees.” We couldn’t agree more. We’re proud that accessibility is part of our culture here at Microsoft.

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