July 27, 11:00 a.m. (PT), 12:00 p.m. (MT)
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"Our vision is to create innovative technology that is accessible to everyone and that adapts to each person's needs. Accessible technology eliminates barriers for people with disabilities and it enables individuals to take full advantage of their capabilities."
—Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation
In this EDUCAUSE Live! free hour-long session, “Microsoft Accessibility: Technology for Everyone, Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Cameron Evans and Rob Sinclair, Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer, will lead a conversation on accessibility and what it means to education decision-makers at all levels.
Technology has the potential to change individual lives and entire communities when people have effective access to use it. As our global society becomes increasingly more diverse and dependent on technological innovations to access, connect, and participate in the digital economy, accessibility cannot be an afterthought or bolt-on solution to products or services. It has to be incarnate in the DNA and philosophy of design, engineering, user testing, and support of new, existing, and legacy products.
You can expect a lively conversation and an opportunity to share in the conversation with speakers: Cameron Evans, US Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation; Rob Sinclair, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft Corporation;; and host: Marc Hoit, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, CIO, and Professor of Civil, Construction and Engineering, North Carolina State University.