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[CEUD-ICT] Meeting with Microsoft

Tina Lowe tina.lowe at ucd.ie
Thu May 16 11:01:22 IST 2013


Hi Josh

Can I say that I thoroughly concur with this statement, Microsoft have been
left behind and they need to improve their accessibility features as we
progress in this area.

Enjoy the bash Gerry.

Kind regards
 
Tina Lowe
Campus Accessibility Officer
Access & Lifelong Learning
Level 1 
James Joyce Library Building
Ph: 01 7167564
Fax: 01 7167503
http://www.ucd.ie/openingworlds/


-----Original Message-----
From: ceud-ict-bounces at list.universaldesign.ie
[mailto:ceud-ict-bounces at list.universaldesign.ie] On Behalf Of Joshue O
Connor
Sent: 16 May 2013 10:24
To: Centre for Excellence in Universal Design ICT mailing list
Cc: gerry.ellis at feelthebenefit.com
Subject: Re: [CEUD-ICT] Meeting with Microsoft

Hi Gerry,

I just had a look at the m-enabling.com Summit and it looks like a 
really good shindig - so I hope you have a great time. You did ask a 
specific question about Microsoft and their platform. Really because of 
the nature of this conference, with a focus on mobile accessibility, I 
would say Microsoft are really just not players in this space and have 
been completely left behind by iOS/Android. Actually iOS/Android 
together make up ~ 91% of global market share as of Feb 2013 with the 
lions share of that being Android. [1] [2]

iOS accessibility is pretty excellent IMO (or at least leads the field), 
so most platform related work needs to come from the Android side, so I 
would focus on that if possible.

Josh

[1] http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23946013
[2] 
http://venturebeat.com/2013/01/28/android-captured-almost-70-global-smartpho
ne-market-share-in-2012-apple-just-under-20/


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