Thank you for attending 2023 Ability Summit
Become an innovator in accessibility
Ability Summit may be over for this year but your accessibility journey doesn’t need to stop—in case you missed a session, or any sessions we have them available on demand, along with resources for you to imagine the possibilities of building a more inclusive world for all.
Explore this year’s keynote sessions
Keynote 1 - Imagine accessible technology
Learn what it takes to develop innovative, inclusively designed accessible technology. Discover how you can become an innovator in accessibility and help create a more inclusive culture.
Satya Nadella | Microsoft
Jenny Lay-Flurrie | Microsoft
Ales Holecek | Microsoft
Alisa Choong | Shell
Claudia Gordon | T-mobile
Hafsa Azaz | Microsoft
Irene Mbari-Kirika | inAble
Judson Althoff | Microsoft
KR Liu | Google, Brand Studio
Kyle Shachmut | Harvard University
Tamara Rogers | Haleon
Saqib Shaikh | Microsoft
Keynote 2 - Build more inclusive technology
Lessons-learned from the deaf and hard of hearing community about building technology for productivity. Discover new tools that disabled developers can use to accelerate their work, and how all makers can create more inclusive technology.
Amanda Silver | Microsoft
Christina Mallon | Microsoft
Howard Rosenblum | National Association of the Deaf
Jennison Asuncion | LinkedIn
Jhillika Kumar | Mentra
Lauren Gardner | Microsoft
Margaret Price | Microsoft
Mary Stevens | Microsoft
Melissa Elmira Yingst
Shilpa Ranganathan | Microsoft
Keynote 3 - Include people with disabilities
Learn how organizations can advance disability policy and what intersectionality means to people with disabilities. Don’t miss gaming for everyone and join us behind the scenes to learn best practices for accessible events.
Jessica Rafuse | Microsoft
Alexia Clayborne | Microsoft
Bob Bejan | Microsoft
Pete Buttigieg | U.S. Department of Transportation
Brad Smith | Microsoft
Clarion Mendes | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dave McCarthy | Microsoft
Deborah Watts | Emmett Till Legacy Foundation
Mark Hasegawa-Johnson | University of Illinois
Michelle Taylor | MD, DrPH, MPA, Shelby County Government
Natasha Bell | 1687 Club
Polly Dawkins, MBA | Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's
Reena Evers-Everette | Medgar & Myrlie Evers Institute
Rosalind Withers | Withers Collection Museum & Gallery
Learn how you can imagine new technologies, leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Assistive technology, and Inclusive Design to invent the future of inclusion.
Building for the Brain: designing for cognitive inclusion
Cathy Bodin | Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
Christina Mallon | Microsoft
Doug Kim | Microsoft
Accessible technology within reach: how to break down the barriers to accessing Assistive Technology
Ioana Tanase | Microsoft
Steve Hodges | Microsoft
Vidhya Y | Vision Empower and Vembi Technologies
Artificial Intelligence: Your Organization is the Future of Accessible Technology
Marco Casalaina | Microsoft
Shakul Raj Sonker | I-Stem
Ailsa Leen | Microsoft
Create an inclusive culture by making accessibility easier to achieve through tools, best practices, and knowledge sharing.
Generative AI for A11y: Empowering everyone with Generative AI
Anne Taylor | Microsoft
April Dunnam | Microsoft
Rizel Scarlett | GitHub
Ailsa Leen | Microsoft
Accessibility meets Productivity and Agility in the Workplace
Gary Sherman | Liberty Mutual
Hector Minto | Microsoft
Inclusive Development: Empower Every Developer and Their Teams to Achieve More
Anna White | Microsoft
Dante Gagne | Microsoft
B. Ramkumar | State Bank of India
Steph Battershell | Microsoft
Roberto Perez | Microsoft
Meet leaders with disabilities and allies who specialize in disability culture, workplace accommodations, organizational responsibility, and disability policy. Learn how you can amplify the perspectives of people with disabilities for a more inclusive world.
2023 Disability Policy: spilling the tea on issues that impact everyone
Success Enablers in the Hybrid World: embracing change in workplace accommodations and adjustments
Hannah Rose Olson | Disclo
Maria Grazia Zedda | High Speed Two Ltd (HS2)
Nandita Gupta | Microsoft
Nora Elena Genster | Employment Transformation Collective at Northwest Center
Disability Inclusion: are you measuring what matters?
Angelika Inglsperger | Allianz
Kathy Martinez | Expedia Group
Steve Lippman | Microsoft
Rhiannon Parker | The Valuable 500
Continue your accessibility journey
Level up with resources to get you there.
Microsoft accessibility resources
Explore stories, resources and training on accessibility. Together we can create a more accessible world for all.
Disability Answer Desk
Get support today with the Disability Answer Desk. Support for Microsoft Office, Windows, and Xbox is waiting for you. Find other helpful resources for all Microsoft products—all in one place.
The @MSFTEnable Youtube channel has a library of videos and content from past Ability Summits along with interviews with leaders with disabilities in some of world’s top industries.
There’s no limits to what people can achieve
when technology reflects the diversity of everyone!