With Build 2021 upon us, I’ve been reflecting on the devastation and ingenuity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a year of unprecedented challenge, we’ve seen extraordinary resilience, imagination and innovation. Developers all over the world have been working together to use technology as a force for good as they built new platforms to
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Today we celebrate the 10th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). As we at Microsoft reflect on GAAD, it can’t be ignored that this past year has made advancing accessibility initiatives more important than ever. COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on people with disabilities, widening what the World Bank termed the “Disability Divide,” the
It has been one year since I shared my personal experience growing up as a Chinese immigrant in a white world and what it meant to me to be an Asian in that world. Early on, I felt a need to try and fit in and gain a sense of belonging, but now I realize
At left, Zohreh Khademi at 8 years old; at right, graduating from USC. One of the most difficult and exciting challenges in my life was leaving my family in Iran and moving to the U.S. at 18 years old to pursue my dreams of higher education. As a foreign student, I initially struggled to fit
Doubling down on accessibility: Microsoft’s next steps to expand accessibility in technology, the workforce and workplace
Photo by Jordan Nicholson is courtesy of Disability:IN and licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0. More than 1 billion people around the world live with a disability, and at some point, most of us likely will face some type of temporary, situational or permanent disability. The practical impacts are huge. Employment and education rates are lower
How Microsoft cloud technology and co-innovation approach are driving business value for customers across industry
Regardless of industry, digital transformation and adoption of digital tools at scale are among the most strategic decisions any organization can make and can have lasting impact on business outcomes. At the same time, digital technology must be the servant of business outcomes, allowing organizations to realize efficiencies across their business, harness data to deliver
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