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    Microsoft Challenges Industry to Advance the Spirit of the ADA Through Technology Image

    Microsoft Challenges Industry to Advance the Spirit of the ADA Through Technology

    Today during a 10th anniversary celebration of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Microsoft Corp.'s director of federal government affairs, Jack Krumholtz, challenged the high-tech industry to make technology easier for people with disabilities to use....

    Microsoft Extends International Giving With Initiatives To Bridge Global Digital Divide Image

    Microsoft Extends International Giving With Initiatives To Bridge Global Digital Divide

    Today, as part of the Group of Eight summit meeting, Microsoft Corp. pledged nearly $1 million for four new initiatives to help communities around the world bridge the digital divide. Additionally, Microsoft endorsed the White House global digital divide Call to Action and s...

    Microsoft Recruits, Hires and Accommodates People with Disabilities Image

    Microsoft Recruits, Hires and Accommodates People with Disabilities

    When Bill Graham interviewed for a position at Microsoft in November 1995, two things impressed him: he felt his deafness was treated as irrelevant to the selection process, while his special needs were fully accommodated.

    "Instead of us...

    Chief Minister Inaugurates Sophia Computer Centre for Mentally Challenged Children Image

    Chief Minister Inaugurates Sophia Computer Centre for Mentally Challenged Children

    Sophia Opportunity School announced the opening of their Computer Centre, today. Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. S M Krishna, inaugurated the Centre, at a function organized by the School. Microsoft has provided aid towards the construction and setting up of the Cen...

    U.N. Official Praises Microsoft Employees for Helping Refugees Image

    U.N. Official Praises Microsoft Employees for Helping Refugees

    Although Microsoft employees spend their days creating and refining technologies that improve people’s lives, it took their efforts in the Kosovo refugee crisis last year to remind them of just how profound technology’s impact can be.

    Tha...

    Microsoft's Connected Learning Community Grants Enhance Programs at 35 Local Public and Nonprofit Organizations Image

    Microsoft's Connected Learning Community Grants Enhance Programs at 35 Local Public and Nonprofit Organizations

    Emmanuel Hutchinson, a student at Tucson High School, gave up football to attend classes at the Tucson-Pima Arts Council's Multimedia Arts Education Center, a component of the Council's Arts Education Program. He found the environment safe -- other kids didn't try to intimid...

    Microsoft Recognizes 48 High School Teachers Through Curriculum Grant Program 2000 Image

    Microsoft Recognizes 48 High School Teachers Through Curriculum Grant Program 2000

    Microsoft Corp. today announced that 48 middle- and high school teachers nationwide will receive more than $1.3 million in software licenses as part of the Microsoft® Curriculum Grant Program, an initiative designed to help educators create leading-edge information technolog...

    Microsoft Receives "Outstanding Philanthropic Business" Award from Northwest AIDS Foundation Image

    Microsoft Receives "Outstanding Philanthropic Business" Award from Northwest AIDS Foundation

    When Linda Kohn set out last year to become the top fundraiser among Microsoft employees, her main cause was raising money for the Northwest AIDS Foundation. "This cause is very important to me, because I would venture to say we all have lost at least one dear family member ...

    Microsoft Donates State-of-the-Art Software to Advanced Technology Center Image

    Microsoft Donates State-of-the-Art Software to Advanced Technology Center

    "It is a perfect model of Microsoft's vision of a connected learning community -- a community working together to build its own work force," said Diana Carew, Microsoft's manager of community and technical college programs. Last month, Carew traveled to the town of Mexico, M...

    A Class Act: Microsoft, the American Red Cross and Houston-Area Schools Provide Disaster Relief to Schoolchildren Image

    A Class Act: Microsoft, the American Red Cross and Houston-Area Schools Provide Disaster Relief to Schoolchildren

    Microsoft Corp., working closely with the Greater Houston Area Red Cross and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) in a joint project known as "A Class Act," recently helped provide school supplies for children in foreign countries ravaged by war or natural disaster...

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