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Company size: 94,400 employees

Key product/service items: Software, services and computer devices, peripherals and accessories
Accessibility website overview: Microsoft's accessibility website highlights the company's provided accessible software solutions and assistive technology products. The Web site also offers accessibility tutorials and training for Microsoft's products, information about accessibility resource centers, case studies, recent articles and accessibility information for developers.

Key statements on ICT product and services accessibility: Microsoft's commitment to accessibility is "To enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential - means we strive to create technology that is accessible for everyone, including people who experience the world in different ways because of impairments or disabilities." Microsoft understands the importance of technology in creating opportunities for disabled people to excel. Microsoft has an Accessibility Business Unit (ABU) which works to incorporate accessible solutions in all of the company's products and initiatives.

Key areas of accessibility work: Creating accessibility features in all Microsoft software, sharing accessibility research findings with other industry leaders, and providing innovation solutions that make it easier for assistive technology manufacturers to innovate.

Company accessibility website: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/ 
Additional resources: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/bb735024.aspx
Contact information:
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399
Tel: +1-800-MICROSOFT (+1-800-642-7676) (general enquiry)
TTY: +1-800-892-5234
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