ABLEcation is a business unit of Roger Layton Associates, a specialist IT training company based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Within the ABLEcation business unit, we have a passion to help persons with disabilities improve their lives through accessibility features which are available within various Microsoft technologies, including Windows 10, Office 365, and Office Desktop.
Access to technology is a key theme in this current time, promoting inclusion in all aspects of our world and our work. The computer technologies are universally available in today’s world, and significant progress has been made in ensuring that all people on this planet can gain access, even though they may have limitations which must be accommodated.
We all have contact with persons with various disabilities, including visual, hearing, communications, physical, and intellectual. Whereas these persons were previously sidelined by technology, Microsoft has created products which mainstream accessibility, and make computers available for all.
However, these technologies are themselves more than trivial to use and to develop proficiency, and thus it is necessary to match the accessibility features to the needs of the individual, and this is where we have excelled – finding the right mix of what can make a difference in the lives of persons who can benefit from easier ways to do things.