Ricardo Wagner – Microsoft’s Vision for an Accessible World Through Inclusive Design
Ricardo Wagner, Accessibility Lead for Microsoft Canada, shares inspirational stories of how inclusive design has influenced a global community of people with accessibility needs, including those with low vision. From the surgeon who could access a computer hands free to an artist with ALS who was able to continue creating using only her eyes, the broad-reaching, life changing impacts of Microsoft’s accessibility endeavours comes to light in this thought provoking interview.
About the Guest:
I work with people and companies trying to make the world a better place. I believe technology elevates the education, employment and living standards for billions of people around the world, especially people with disabilities. It’s my personal mission to play a role in that transformation.
I offer international expertise in marketing, design and business management. I am a subject matter expert in business solutions, accessibility and productivity tools. I am also actively engaged in corporate volunteering initiatives in Africa and Latin America.
I am a citizen of the world always striving to better understand its people, cultures and ways of doing business. I aspire to use that knowledge with integrity, applying creativity & enthusiasm, to impact people, businesses and communities in a positive manner