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ADCET Webinar: Microsoft Teams Assistive Technology Interoperability & Accessibility Features

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This webinar was presented by Mark Wilcock and Neil Milliken from Atos, UK. 

Microsoft Teams provides a suite of tools used for collaboration. This presentation provided an overview of the interoperability of a number of market leading assistive technologies and the accessibility features integrated within Microsoft Teams.

The presentation discussed a number of topics regarding meeting, chatting, and collaborating inclusively within Microsoft Teams including:

  • General Introduction to Microsoft Teams
  • Assistive Technology Interoperability
    • Dragon NaturallySpeaking; Job Access with Speech; and ZoomText
  • Inclusivity Features Integrated within Microsoft Teams (inc. how to use these features):
    • Live Closed Captioning; Meeting Options; Chat Options; Immersive Reader; Zoom In/Out; Colour Contrast/Modes; Keyboard Navigation (inc. hotkeys); and Enhanced Search

Presenters

Neil Milliken

Neil Milliken is Global Head of Accessibility at Atos , an invited expert for the W3C Cognitive Accessibility Taskforce, member of the Atos Scientific Community & Atos Distinguished Expert. He is co-founder of AXSChat Europe’s largest Twitter chat with a focus on Accessibility & Inclusion.

Neil is a member of the Board of Directors for World Institute on Disability, a Non Exec at Genius Within & Chair of the Diversity Board for Institute of Coding. He was also named in the top ten of the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list in 2018 and was named D&I practitioner of the year in the 2019 Disability Smart Awards.

Mark Wilcock

Mark Wilcock is an Accessibility Specialist at Atos, CPWA Certified, an ex-contributing member of the W3C WCAG Working Group for WCAG 2.1 and W3C Cognitive Accessibility Taskforce and an Atos Expert for Immersive Experiences.

He is the co-chair for the development of the Digital Accessibility Specialist Apprenticeship standard, the first global apprenticeship standard for Accessibility.

February 2021

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