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CREATE-Microsoft partnership announced at Ability Summit

The 10th annual Ability Summit brought together employees from across Microsoft, customers with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, and engineers and accessibility-focused specialists. In addition to participating in conversations about accessibility and inclusivity, UW President Ana Mari Cauce announced the new CREATE center and Microsoft President Brad Smith announced Microsoft’s transformative partnership and financial support. CREATE founding Co-Director Jennifer Mankoff described the need for collaborative research and the Center’s goals and visions.

The panel was introduced by Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer, Jenny Lay-Flurrie and was facilitated by disability rights advocate Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics. Watch for yourself to learn more about the vision for CREATE and its potential impact around the world!