Creating an Accessible and Inclusive Workplace

The Microsoft Experience

By Brian Collins and Martha Clarkson
Spring 2019
Tags: workforce • workplace design • employee engagement• special needs

Microsoft’s focus on workplace accessibility provides people with diverse special needs the opportunity to obtain and maintain employment through a structure of ongoing assistance, support, and sensitivity to their circumstances.

Martha Clarkson on why this topic is so important for Microsoft, and what prompted Brian and Martha to share their experiences with the world:

 
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  • jpware

    Special thanks to Brian and Martha for sharing these important insights and lessons with the rest of the world. Microsoft clearly takes both accessibility and inclusiveness seriously, and we commend the entire organization for being so open about these topics and for sharing their Handbook with the rest of the world.

    Jim Ware