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Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community building. You will meet inspiring people in the community of tech and get inspired to be a part of a vast and expanding community in your area and beyond.

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May 20, 2020

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 | Twitter

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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