[In December, 2015], Microsoft announced our support for the newly announced Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) charter, Promoting Global Digital Inclusion through ICT Procurement Policies & Accessibility Standards.
The charter calls on governments worldwide to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities by demanding only accessible technology from their suppliers. We are proud to join the other signatories, which include some of the most forward-thinking governments and advocacy groups around the world like the European Disability Forum, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network and Disabled People’s International, and we encourage other companies to consider joining the charter.
Our mission at Microsoft is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. This means developing innovative technology that is accessible to everyone – regardless of age or ability. It is clear to us that information technology needs to be a tool that empowers and enables people with disabilities to do more.
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