Webinar: Enhancing digital inclusion in remote working with Michael Vermeersch, Digital Inclusion Lead, Microsoft

Places are limited, please apply now to secure your spot on this live webinar. Sign up as usual using your WIG account, an invitation to register on the webinar platform confirming your place will be sent out a week ahead of the session.

In light of the developments around COVID-19, we are seeing entire workforces transitioning into working from home. Join us for this webinar to hear from Michael Vermeersch, Digital Inclusion Lead at Microsoft, about the relationship between digital inclusion and remote working. Michael will discuss how working from home can be made more inclusive and accessible, the impacts of isolated working for people with disabilities and how both HR practitioners and managers can best support their employees with these new ways of working.

  • Michael Vermeersch

    Digital Inclusion Lead, Microsoft

    As Digital Inclusion Lead at Microsoft UK Enterprise Services, Michael Vermeersch observed that Digital Transformation faced barriers that customers needed to overcome to reach that promised business value. Accessibility is one of these barriers. Using his creative neuro-diverse thinking and passion for inclusion, Michael created the Accessibility Navigator Program, allowing organisations to gain greater business advantage by embedding digital inclusion in their transformational journeys. This focus enables cross-industry sectors to benefit from wider and better customer/supplier/employee engagement, increased productivity and appealing innovations. The program evolved and now also highlights how inclusive design and artificial intelligence produces results that makes the workplace - and our lives - better. Michael also chairs Microsoft’s UK Disability Employee Resource Group and was recently invited to 10 Downing Street to present his views on bringing disabled talent into the workplace. Michael’s humble beginnings, at Atari Computers, brought him to Microsoft in 2001. There, working in Consultancy Services, he gained a technology innovation award less than a year later.  Having consistently demonstrated the business benefit of Accessibility, his role at Microsoft also evolved.  He has continued to gain awards and recognition across all industry sectors. Michael is often invited to speak at Diversity & Inclusion events.

 

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