Microsoft Introducing a number of products and features to make technology more inclusive and accessible at its 12th anniversary Microsoft Power Summit. The company has launched a range of products to empower users with special needs.
Microsoft Inclusive Tech Lab
Opened by the successor to the original lab Team Xbox In 2017, the new Inclusive Tech Lab learns and develops exclusively for people with disabilities. Combining the lessons of the last five years, the facility works on new products, and claims to be better equipped for partners and affiliates with Microsoft, both physically and practically, in the product creation process. “It is highly modular, adapted to a variety of projects, products and services, and is designed to demonstrate the potential for people with disabilities to be intentionally and actively involved in the product development process. There is no place for them and will include a display of Microsoft’s accessible hardware, software and services, as well as the experience created by their partners, “the company said in a statement.
Initially, it is an inclusive design incubator where Microsoft and people with disabilities can conceptualize, evaluate and design where designers’ assumptions are challenged to recognize the exclusion and limitations of people with disabilities.
Microsoft Adapted Accessories
Adaptive accessories empower people who may have difficulty using a traditional mouse and keyboard to create their ideal setup and increase productivity.
While a traditional mouse and keyboard can be a hindrance, these adaptive accessories have three main components that give you the ability to configure, print 3D, and customize your own mouse, keyboard input, and shortcuts that work best for you.
Microsoft Adaptive mouse: It can be customized with Microsoft Adaptive mouse tail And thumb support, or 3D printed tail, to create a mouse that really works for you. Microsoft Adaptive Mouse Core, tail extension and thumb support combine to create a traditional mouse that is lightweight and portable. In addition, the thumb support accessory easily changes sides for the left or right hand.
Microsoft Adaptive Hub: Enabling users to replace traditional keyboards, the central hub can connect wirelessly with up to four Microsoft Adaptive buttons (wireless), allowing multiple connections with less chord clutter. It works with 3.5mm support technology switches and features 3 distinct profiles for use with multiple devices.
Microsoft Adaptive Buttons: Paired with an adaptive hub, the adaptive button can be customized by choosing between a D-pad, joystick, or dual button with your own input and various button toppers, and you can also print your own button topper 3D to fit. Your specific needs.