Make your classroom accessible and inclusive with Microsoft 365

Scheduled at 4:20pm in Lakehouse on Thursday, January 1 (2019).



  • Alison Oberg, Microsoft

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference


Meet Microsoft Accessibility experts to learn how Microsoft products can help create an inclusive learning environment, meeting the needs of all learners. We'll discuss recently released features, such as live captions and translation built in to PowerPoint and Teams, and creative ways to leverage Seeing AI and the Xbox Adaptive Controller.


Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We're committed to creating and delivering technologies that empower students to do their best work, enable teachers and professors to engage every learner and help ensure accessibility and inclusion in education.

In this session, we will explain how Microsoft's products can help create an inclusive environment in the classroom and in the school environment. We'll discuss new capabilities built in to Office 365 and Windows 10, designed to enable productivity for all learners. We'll focus on tools that help faculty deliver accessible lectures and materials, and help students personalize how they engage with classroom content. We'll also discuss the creative ways educators, administrators and students are using Seeing AI and the Xbox Adaptive Controller in their classrooms and on their campuses.


  1. Faculty and teachers can create accessible PowerPoint presentations with live captions and translation.
  2. Faculty and teachers can create accessible content using AI-powered features built into Office 365.
  3. Administrators and educators are creatively using Seeing AI and the Xbox Adaptive controller.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Alison Oberg

I am an expert on the Accessibility features within Microsoft's products. I focus on Accessibility and Inclusion, lead all of Microsoft's marketing efforts around Accessibility, work closely with product managers and support engineers to ensure our products empower all learners, including those with disabilities.