Microsoft’s Sydney CBD store is staging free accessibility workshops this week

Monday, 28 November 2016 11:31am

The Microsoft store at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall is putting on a series of very useful Accessibility Week workshops from 28 November to 2 December, that are free to attend with registration a must.

A finger presses an Accessibility key on a laptop

A finger presses an Accessibility key on a laptop

The Accessibility Week workshops are being staged in the lead up to the International Day for People with Disability. The week kicks off with Discover OneNote’s accessibility features which is being presented on Monday 28 November and Tuesday 29 November, from 3:30 to 4:30pm on each day.

You can join a free 60-minute workshop to learn about everything that OneNote 2016 has to offer in terms of accessibility.The workshop will cover a selection of the accessibility features found in OneNote 2016, including learning how to activate Cortana for dictation, using light and dark themes for increased readability and Focus Mode. Register to attend this workshop on Monday or you can register to attend the same workshop on Tuesday.

This is followed on Thursday 1 December and Friday 2 December with workshops centred around how to Optimise your Windows 10 experience for vision impairment. You can attend a 60-minute workshop to learn the key features that Windows 10 has in regards to accessibility for those with a vision impairment. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use magnifier to increase visibility, light and dark themes to improve contrast and readability and much more. Register to attend the Thursday session or you can register to attend the same workshop on Friday.

If you’d like to go to one of these sessions as part of a group, please reach out to the Accessibility Week team directly, by emailing as soon as possible.

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