Microsoft has announced that it will be hosting ‘Ability Week,’ a week full of workshops focused on accessibility in technology, from May 29th to June 2nd.
Workshops range from ‘Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day: Minecraft Coding workshop’ to ‘Mobility Day, Build the Robotic Finger workshop.’
The programs will be held at Microsoft stores across the country. Users can check out if there are any events happening near them here.
At my local Microsoft store there will be six events during Ability Week, but at other locations there may be more or less depending on the size of the store.
Microsoft Store locations across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada are hosting a series of Ability Week workshops and activities focused on #accessibility in technology. Find a location near you for May 29-June 2 events: https://t.co/m5cN0m1hs3 #AccessAbility pic.twitter.com/gOxiFX1HwQ
— MSFT Accessibility (@MSFTEnable) May 25, 2018
The events range from an hour to three hours depending on the task, and are open to anyone to join all the way from kindergarten kids to teachers and parents. Users can RSVP for these events on the Microsoft Store page.
Microsoft has been on a streak of making more accessibility-minded devices in the past few years. Earlier this month it released a new accessible Xbox controller and last year it released an app aimed at helping people with vision impairments scan their surroundings