The Uptake Podcast, Episode 7, Hidden accessibility needs and unexpected benefits for all
Published May 20 2020 06:00 AM 6,986 Views

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we discuss hidden accessibility needs and unexpected benefits for all when accessibility is made a priority in software development. Guests include two of our champion MVPs, Bill Ayers, Microsoft 365 solution architect and developer, and Andy Talbot, Microsoft 365 consultant.


"If your applications and web sites aren’t accessible, then you’re creating software that doesn’t work well for anybody. And since it benefits everyone, it really makes no commercial sense not to do it."

- Bill Ayers




Resources and Info Links:

Anna Chu | LinkedInTwitter

Andy Talbot | LinkedIn | Twitter

Bill Ayers | Site | Twitter

"Accessibility for Everyone," blog post by Bill Ayers

GAAD (Global Accessibility Awareness Day) Site | Twitter 

Microsoft Accessibility Standards (MAS)

Microsoft Accessibility | Site | Twitter | YouTube |  Blog

A Guide to Remote Interpreting for Sign Language Interpreters

Bringing virtual reality to people who are blind with an immersive sensory-based system

I-Remember: an app that helps people with Alzheimer’s recognize faces using AI

Accessibility Learning Webinar Series: Microsoft Teams for Inclusive Communication (video)

The power of technology for people with disabilities

Designing for accessibility guideline posters 

Accessibility checker in Office

Accessibility Insights by Microsoft

PEAT (Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology) | Twitter

EARN (Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion) | Twitter

The A11Y Project  | Twitter

Microsoft Tech Community | @MSTCommunity

Humans of IT Community

Regarding 365 | @regarding365

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)


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