ONCE and Microsoft renew accessibility agreement to make technology available for persons with disabilities

ONCE, ONCE Foundation and Microsoft Spain renewed their collaboration agreement to design accessibility features for enabling persons with disabilities in schools and offices to use digital technologies. During this new phase, the main priorities will be to improve employment conditions and opportunities for persons with disabilities and to attract youth to study STEM related careers.

One of the main strategies that the organizations have announced is to provide training for professors to better understand new technologies, generate digital contents and deal with assistive technologies that suit the needs of their students. Additionally, the members of the group will collectively advertise assistive devices and perform testing to improve the current accessibility features of different products.

Microsoft and ONCE Foundation have been collaborating since 1997, when personnel from both organizations worked to develop accessibility features to enable persons with visual and hearing disabilities to use Microsoft Windows operating system.

Source: Ecodiario