Microsoft has launched a pilot program to promote more inclusive workplaces and hire, train and support people with autism. In this article on the pilot program by Microsoft, the perspectives of employees and managers are shared on the opportunities produced by this unique opportunity. Jenny Lay-Flurrie, chief accessibility officer at Microsoft is quoted that “by adjusting our hiring practices, we are able to recruit from a new talent pool - a talent pool that is rich with mad skills.”
Mary Ellen Smith, corporate vice president for worldwide operations at Microsoft states that “we are passionate about hiring individuals of all disabilities and we believe with them, we can create, support and build great products and services. Our customers are diverse and we need to be as well.”
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