Kenneth is working as an intern here at Microsoft for the summer on the Office team as a tester. He uses Visual Studio to find bugs (and to code on his own time). He writes emails in Outlook. Does all the usual stuff that most developers or testers at
Microsoft do. With one difference.
He can't see the screen because he's been blind since he was three years old.
He invited us over to see how he does his work -- you'll see how he uses a screen reader and a braille keyboard to use Visual Studio.
For more information on making technology more accessible to everyone, visit the
Microsoft Accessibility page
He's a student at Arizona State University.
Wired Magazine has an article
on the accessibility programs there.
Another good resource for developers is Joe Clark's "Building Accessible Websites
Do you have any other examples of how computers are improving people's lives and giving them new opportunities?