Microsoft Accessibility Technical Evangelist Megan Lawrence recently participated in several U.S. events focused on the importance of global accessibility and inclusion. “Together with this diverse set of thinkers, I was reminded of how accessibility is everywhere and is embedded into how we all live our lives,” Lawrence writes. “Ultimately, it is collaboration and partnerships across organizations that will drive inclusion.”
Lawrence says she was honored to participate in the Smart Cities for All ICT (information and communications technology) for Inclusive Urban Development panel at the 10th Conference of State Parties to Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations in New York City.
“It was a thrill to address accessibility leaders at the U.N. (a fact my mom is still texting friends and family about!) and to join G3ict and World Enabled in announcing the development of localized versions of the Smart Cities for All Toolkit in Arabic, Hindi and Marathi. Microsoft is excited to support the availability of the toolkit more broadly.”
To learn more, visit the Microsoft Accessibility Blog.
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