Ryan Gaspar, Microsoft, USA
At Microsoft, it is our mission to ‘empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.’ We believe empathy is the foundation of inclusive design, and when we understand human motivations on a universal scale, we design for a broader, more diverse audience. Hear more about how Microsoft approaches inclusive design and accessibility in order to open up our experiences. During this presentation, we will also introduce products – such as Microsoft Translator – that embed automated speech transcription and translation, which provide for multilingual conversations in a variety of scenarios, and enable access to spoken language content automatically for those with deafness or who are hard of hearing. We believe that breaking down the language and hearing barriers brings us one step closer to achieving our mission.