Technology for good
At Microsoft, we believe technology can do amazing things. That's why we donate, on average, $1 million dollars a day in software to nonprofits around the world. In the hands of nonprofit organizations, technology can boost productivity, increase effectiveness through better collaboration, and extend services to new communities and individuals in need. Moreover, technology can be a powerful force that opens exciting opportunities for nonprofits to better achieve their missions and increasing their impact.
We share a fundamental belief with the CNIB. Their mission is to ensure that visually impaired Canadians have the confidence, skills, and opportunities to fully participate in life. The organization works with people in their own homes and communities, providing a range of programs and services that help them overcome the challenges of sight loss, increase their independence, and achieve their goals.
We believe that technology has the potential to help provide this freedom and help the CNIB achieve its goals.
That’s why Microsoft contributed to the digital conversion of the CNIB Library for the Blind. CNIB Library services are provided at no cost to more than three million Canadians who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled.
Microsoft Local Language Program
At Microsoft Canada, we’re committed to preserving local language and culture wherever possible through the Microsoft Local Language Program and our Language Interface Pack.
Now, community leaders like Leena Evik and her team of supporters have the tools they need to preserve the Inuit language and culture.
Using Microsoft software, they were able to localize a language interface, free of charge, which enables communities to use technology in a language that is familiar and honors linguistic and cultural distinctions.
To date, they have translated over 700,000 English words and phrases. Because of their efforts, applications like e-mail, databases and menus in Microsoft Office are now available with Inuktitut commands.
Microsoft Canada is committed to the advancement of environmentally friendly practices and is proud to support the efforts of Evergreen through a Microsoft Citizenship Software Grant. This donation will allow Evergreen staffers, regional associates and community partners working across the country to collaborate and communicate more effectively—making it even easier to inspire action to green cities coast to coast