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Hector Minto has worked in the field of Assistive Technology (AT), Alternative Communication (AAC) and Special Educational Needs (SEN) for 20 years, focusing on emerging technology and how to maximize its effectiveness across the wide range of people with physical, learning and sensory disabilities.
Additionally, Hector has worked on UK government focus groups and inquiries for AAC and Assistive Technology and led projects on gesture technology, eye-tracking, home automation and telecare.
Hector works across Europe engaging stakeholders to showcase inclusive design, product accessibility, Microsoft’s inclusion principles and accessibility innovation from Microsoft Research. A critical part of Hector’s role is to learn from Microsoft customers how we can continue to adapt to the changing needs of the diverse population we support, and to provide this feedback directly to the Microsoft product teams for ongoing improvement of the accessibility of our products, websites, and services.