Opening Windows 10 to Everyone

Microsoft’s mission is to “empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.” This kind of inclusivity is especially apparent in the Windows 10 update that launched earlier this summer. The update will vastly improve the system experience for all users, especially those with disabilities. Internally, the Windows accessibility team members refer to […]

Making Old Electronics New Again

Environmental sustainability is of utmost importance to Easterseals Crossroads, as the assistive technology devices we collect and distribute can be hazardous if they’re discarded. Electronics contain heavy metals and toxic chemicals that can be harmful if released into the environment. “We go to great lengths to ensure we are being as environmentally-friendly as possible,” said […]

Monday Tech Tip: Office Lens App

Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals Crossroads shows us Office Lens app which is a scanning app that allows you to take a picture of something like a whiteboard or a document and it will send it directly to one of you Microsoft accounts. Check it out here:

Microsoft makes improvements to Office Online Accessibility

There are no built-in screen readers for Windows operating systems and the screen reader software compatible had cost hundreds of dollars until a year ago when Ai Squared and GW Micro merged and partnered with Microsoft last year and started providing “people who are blind, visually impaired, or print disabled with a completely functional and free […]