Special guest speakers from Microsoft to attend January OHIO Digital Accessibility Network meeting

Published: January 21, 2023 Author: Staff reports

The OHIO Digital Accessibility Network (OHIO-DAN) is a University-wide, interdisciplinary group of volunteers who are committed to helping Ohio University improve digital accessibility for everyone. The OHIO-DAN meets the last Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. for short educational presentations and conversation to advance digital accessibility on campus.

The Thursday, Jan. 26 meeting will feature special guest speakers from Microsoft:

  • Senior Product Marketing Manager Elisabeth Jones
  • Senior Specialist Josh Sawyer
  • Senior Account Executive Carrie Phillips
  • Customer Success Account Manager Janice Adams

The Microsoft team will be speaking on a variety of topics related to digital accessibility including:

  • How Microsoft prioritizes accessibility in an ever-evolving technical landscape
  • Advances their organization has made in the space of accessibility throughout the past several years
  • How their tools support accessibility for everyone

Additionally, the guest speakers will be available for questions before the end of the meeting.

As a University that supports many Microsoft tools and products, hearing firsthand from their team can help ensure you’re using these technology tools to their fullest potential. And, as it turns out, when we make improvements to the usage of our tools for people with disabilities who may use assistive technologies, our technology becomes better for everyone. 

The meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, from 4-5 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. You can add the meeting to your calendar by accessing the OHIO-DAN Teams channel.  

The OHIO-DAN is a great way to pool ideas, talents, skills, and knowledge to improve technology for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. If you would like an opportunity to add valuable, in-demand skills to your CV or resume, or if you are interested in becoming a better champion for digital accessibility, consider joining the OHIO-DAN.