It’s device announcement season, and this time Microsoft took a turn on the stage. As expected, we saw a host of new Surface devices, but that’s not all Microsoft had up its sleeves. Let’s set aside the Surface Duo 2 and the Surface Laptop Stuiod for just a moment. You see, Microsoft did something far more impressive than announce innovative devices. It dedicated a large chunk of its time to accessibility.
Along the way, Microsoft showed off the new Surface Adaptive Kit aims to make all laptops easier for everyone to use. It includes keycap stickers to make essential laptop keys easy to find (like the texture marks on the J and F keys), texture stickers to identify ports and cables, and even ring loops to make opening a lid or kickstand easy. No other large company even approaches Microsoft when it comes to accessibility, and you see it in words spoken from the stage: “When we don’t intentionally include, we unintentionally exclude.”
It was, of course, a Surface event, so check out all the new devices. The Surface Pro 8 is the necessary upgrade we’ve been waiting for, while the Surface Duo 2 promises to fix what went wrong with the original. But the trippiest device Microsoft announced has to be the Surface Laptop Studio. Go check it out!
Someone made a robot suitcase that follows you around. No really.
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