Bridging the disability divide: Microsoft’s ongoing accessibility and inclusion journey – Microsoft Australia News Centre

A strong and passionate community at Microsoft inspired the first Ability Summit, held in 2010. This is an international annual event that continues to bring together leaders with disability and allies who specialise in inclusive culture, workplace accommodations, organisational responsibility and related policy.  Microsoft’s strategy for accessibility is simple: hiring disabled talent accelerates innovation. Our inclusive hiring practices include hosting dedicated recruitment events for people with disability, conducting inclusive interviews, training hirers on interview etiquette, and putting in place special accommodations for job applicants.  Accessibility 101 training is also mandatory for all Microsoft employees, and we provide a range of LinkedIn Learning resources for further study.   For those working at Microsoft, there is a global, centralised budget for workplace accommodations so that employees never have to feel their manager or local team is under financial pressure to…
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