This looks like a fantastic lineup of events being presented in the week of May 16th-23rd, generously hosted by our friends at the Microsoft Store in Salem, NH. (I’m not involved, nor is Granite State Users Groups… I’m just posting to help get the word out for a worthy cause.)
Microsoft at The Mall at Rockingham Park | Ability Week 2019
Free accessibility resources
Join Ability Week’s free workshops for insights and tools to support people with hearing, vision, mobility, and learning disabilities.
Make your Business More Accessible
One in five people live with an accessibility issue.
This free workshop shows you how no-cost tools in Windows 10 and Office365 can make your business more accessible for both employees and your customers.
In one hour, you’ll learn:
- how to create an inclusive culture and hiring process
- how to build accessible materials
- what ongoing accessibility resources and tools are available
Thursday, 5/16 12PM-1PM https://aka.ms/AccessibleBusiness1
Monday, 5/20 9AM-10AM https://aka.ms/AccessibleBusiness2
Tuesday, 5/21 6PM-7PM https://aka.ms/AccessibleBusiness3
Thursday. 5/23 12PM-1PM https://aka.ms/AccessibleBusiness4
Be empowered by technology with Microsoft accessibility tools
In this free, one-hour workshop, you’ll learn accessibility features in Windows 10 and Office 365 relevant to your life. You will leave empowered to communicate and experience the world through these tools. During this workshop, you will:
- Learn how Microsoft’s assistive technology can empower how you communicate, learn, and experience the world.
- Explore accessibility tools and features of Windows 10 and Office 365.
- Discover relevant Microsoft resources and ways to continue your learning after the workshop.
Thursday, 5/16 10AM-11AM https://aka.ms/EmpoweringTech1
Friday, 5/17 11AM-12PM https://aka.ms/EmpoweringTech2
Saturday, 5/18 12PM-1PM https://aka.ms/EmpoweringTech3
Sunday, 5/19 11AM-12PM https://aka.ms/EmpoweringTech4
Monday, 5/20 1PM-2PM https://aka.ms/EmpoweringTech5
Tuesday, 5/21 2PM-3PM https://aka.ms/EmpoweringTech6
Wednesday, 5/22 6PM-7PM https://aka.ms/EmpoweringTech7
Thursday, 5/23 7PM-8PM https://aka.ms/EmpoweringTech8
Explore inclusive technologies for people on the autism spectrum with Windows 10 and Office 365
This free workshop shows you how to activate and use accessible and inclusive features built into Windows 10 and Office 365 that may support people on the autism spectrum. In just one hour, participants learn:
- Tech built for different learning styles and abilities
- Microsoft Learning Tools
- Resources to use accessibility features from Microsoft
Friday, 5/17 10AM-11AM https://aka.ms/InclusiveTechnology1
Saturday, 5/18 11AM-12PM https://aka.ms/InclusiveTechnology2
Wednesday, 5/22 12PM-1PM https://aka.ms/InclusiveTechnology3
Empowering students affected by Dyslexia with Windows 10 and Office 365
Are you looking for more tools to support your students or child who may need a boost in reading comprehension and confidence, including those affected by dyslexia? Would you like to learn how to access and use the accessibility features built into Windows10 and Office 365? Please join us at the Microsoft store for a free, informative, and hands-on workshop introducing educators and parents or caregivers to the Microsoft Learning Tools that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability.
- Explore tools to empower different learning styles and abilities, and tools to support students with disabilities.
- Get hands-on experience with Microsoft applications and tools including Learning Tools, the Ease of Access menu, and accessibility and productivity features of Office 365.
- Gain resources to continue to explore Learning Tools and accessibility tools and features.
Tuesday, 5/21 10AM-11AM https://aka.ms/EmpoweringStudents1
Wednesday, 5/22 10AM-11AM https://aka.ms/EmpoweringStudents2
Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit Workshop ages 8+ Autism friendly event
This free autism-friendly workshop introduces students eight and up to foundational coding concepts through the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit wand, drag-and-drop coding, and Harry Potter spell motions, creatures, and artefacts. Alternate activities allow a broad level of participation, and parents are welcome to join with their child.
The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every workshop participant under 17 years of age must sign a Participation Agreement upon arrival and remain in Microsoft Store for the duration of the event.
Monday, 5/20 5PM-6PM https://aka.ms/HarryPotter3
|Students and educators always get 10% off at Microsoft Store. See full terms at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/education|
“Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don’t learn”
– Satya Nadella
For more information about these events:
Email: mdunham < at > microsoft.com
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