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Follow along with our #MicrosoftEvent in Shanghai starting at 11AM GMT Tuesday, May 23 by clicking the link in our bio.
May 22, 2017
Emma Lawton hasn't been able to write her own name for years. The graphic designer was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013, destroying her ability to draw letters and lines. Those devastating losses inspired Microsoft researcher Haiyan Zhang to start a new project. Haiyan spent months studying Parkinson’s disease while building and testing prototypes that would temporarily "short-circuit" Emma's hand tremors, allowing her to write again. Today the "Emma Watch" has given the designer back what she has always considered a basic human right: the ability to write her own name. "It’s not going to be perfect. But, my God, it’s better.” Learn more about Emma, Haiyan and the future of the project by clicking the link in our bio.
May 12, 2017
Our bags are packed and we're ready for today's #MicrosoftEDU event. Watch live at 9:30AM ET by clicking the link in our bio, and stay tuned for updates all day on our Instagram Story.
May 2, 2017
Both of Heather Dowdy's parents lost their hearing as toddlers. She learned sign language starting at just six months old. Today, she's dedicated her career to building products for people of all abilities as a program manager on our Web Accessibility team. Together, Heather and her teammates develop strategies to make the internet accessible for everyone. See what else Heather is up to by clicking the link in our bio.
Apr 20, 2017
Join us May 2 for a livestream to learn what’s next from Microsoft. Add it to your calendar via link in bio. #MicrosoftEDU
Apr 12, 2017
Fifty-five million people in India live with visual impairments. Eighty percent of them could benefit from simple, everyday procedures. Our team in India partnered with L V Prasad Eye Institute to create Connected Eyes, a cloud-based, machine-learning research project that harnesses artificial intelligence to correct vision. The project was honored as one of @fastcompany's 2017 World Changing Ideas.
Apr 4, 2017
Every student should have access to tech education. James Burke and Jason Ewert are two teachers dedicated to making that vision a reality. Watch how they're introducing their students to #STEM lessons with plastic cups, paper plates, a little technology, and a lot of creativity.
Mar 24, 2017
Dedication to sport is only part of the story. As the Official Technology Partner of the #SpecialOlympics we're joining six people on their journey of discovery as they connect through sport and shared passions, illustrating #WeAreMore through inclusion, collaboration and creativity. Meet the athletes and their mentors by clicking the link in our bio and keep an eye on our Instagram Stories for updates from Austria.
Mar 17, 2017