Understanding accessibility through ABCs
The goal of technology is often to enable us to do things more quickly, more efficiently, or to do them at all. "Us" includes all of us. Approximately 1 billion people live with a disability, according to the World Health Organization. Access to technology shouldn't be restricted by our vision, hearing, mobility, mental health, learning disabilities or cognitive differences. Creating and developing technologies for everybody to use involves embracing diversity and an inclusive culture in Microsoft's own workforce. Often, the main obstacle to inclusion and diversity is the lack of awareness. As a starting point to educate and share, read our starting guide to understanding accessibility, from A to Z at Microsoft on the Issues.