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Inclusivity by design: 9 ways to improve accessibility in healthcare 

We’re going to be sharing a story every week for the 12 weeks of summer, showing you how healthcare organisations are using technology to transform patient outcomes and increase productivity. For the fifth blog in our series, Hannah Rowlands, Account Executive for Microsoft UK Healthcare and Life Sciences shares 9 ways that accessibility can be...

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Creating social impact at Microsoft 

Find out how Tech Pathways ensures no one is left as the world embarks on a digital journey, and how they encourage young adults to consider a tech career....

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Building the inclusive workplace we imagine, together 

Today marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day. It’s a day when we get to celebrate the progress our customers and partners have made to create more inclusive workplaces. It’s also a good time to look ahead at what more we can do as a community to empower everyone in the workplace. We celebrate because our customers are...

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10 inclusive behaviours 

In the fourth industrial revolution, we need people with a combination of both digital and soft skills in order to help businesses innovate. In fact, the skills shortage is one of the top emerging risks faced by organisations, according to a recent Gartner report. One way to meet these shortages and grow your talent pool...

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Microsoft: working towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce 

Birmingham’s recent HR Directors (HRD) Summit 2019 featured an intriguing diversity & inclusion (D&I) CoLab run by Microsoft’s Julie Lock, Head of Customer Acquisition Marketing, and Kerri Hollis, Modern Communications Product Manager. The CoLab was entitled Engaging and Developing a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce. It aimed to stimulate collaborative thought and debate among the attendees...

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Using AI to shape an inclusive future for all 

Artificial intelligence is changing the way people live, work and learn. The use of AI allows us to be more productive and efficient with our time. But can intelligent technology be used for more? On March 28th, we will be running our next meetup event which focuses on AI for Accessibility. We have an exciting...

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Dear Accessibility Ninjas: you all play a key part in building an inclusive world 

March 8th is International Women’s Day, where we will be promoting the hashtag, #BalanceForBetter. It’s a call for action to achieve gender balance across the world. First and foremost, I am a woman. So, the importance of the #BalanceForBetter agenda resonates with me. But I’m also a woman with disabilities. I’m registered deafblind due to...

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Why women should consider a role in data science 

Knowing the importance of having gender balance across all roles, I want to encourage more women to become data scientists to create balance for better, not just on International Women’s Day, but everyday....

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