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Microsoft held its annual One Week Hackathon, where employees from around the company work to "hack" solutions to various challenges. In 2014, Microsoft had 10 ability hack projects and last year Microsoft had 150 projects and 850 people. This year every hacker will receive a copy of a new book covering the journeys of those hackathon teams. "The Ability Hacks" shares the behind-the-scenes stories of the hackers who pioneered two innovative hacks-turned-solutions used today by people with disabilities around the world – the Ability EyeGaze Hack team and Learning Tools Hack team.
"While we've come a long way in incorporating accessibility and inclusivity in everything we do, the truth is that accessibility is a journey. There is more in front of us than behind us. Please read the book and join the conversation about inclusive technology design on Twitter via #abilityhacks. And if you want to create products for people with disabilities, do check out our AI for Accessibility program, which provides access to advanced Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources to individuals and organizations working on empowering people with disability across the world at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai-for-accessibility."
"The Ability Hacks" is also available in PDF and EPUB.
The Microsoft Blog this info came from.
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