One thing that Microsoft has really been hammering home recently is that it cares about accessibility. The idea is that products should be designed for all users, and not just the majority. The firm has demonstrated this with hardware like the Xbox Accessibility Controller, and software like new features in Windows 10. It even released a new book called The Ability Hacks.
TD Bank said today that it will be rolling out Office 365 to all of its employees, and Windows 10 to 100,000 PCs. The built-in accessibility tools will be available to all who want to customize their environment, including those who’d like to self-accommodate without disclosing they have a disability.
Senior IT Manager of Assistive Technologies at TD Bank Group Bert Floyd says that most people can benefit from these technologies, even if they don't have a disability. There's one inclusive tool set that's designed with everyone in mind.
The company hired its first blind employee over 10 years ago, and now, about six percent of the TD Bank workforce identifies as having some sort of disability. Users are learning to use tools such as Narrator, Magnifier, built-in color filters, and more.