January 24, 2007

Vista-compatible Products for the Disabled

Microsoft and assistive technology (AT) vendors have unveiled an array of innovative products and services for people with disabilities at the Assistive Technology Industry Association's eighth annual conference. The products will be available when Microsoft launches the Windows Vista operating system and the 2007 Microsoft Office release next Tuesday.

"Today marks the culmination of a process that began almost two years ago, when we brought over 30 AT companies into our labs to give them a first look at Windows Vista," said Rob Sinclair, director of Microsoft's Accessible Technology Group. "We've made these companies an integral part of our development process, and as a result an unprecedented number will have updated versions of their products available simultaneously with the launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Office release.


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