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DEC 2018

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10 December 2018 the lea D er F E A T U R E A R T I C L E J ust inside Building 92, the most public-facing building on Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, Washington, visitors are greeted at a large reception desk. The desk has two surface levels: one at the appropriate height for people arriving on foot, another at the appropriate height for people arriving via wheelchair. It's a striking piece of furniture that floats mid-room like an island, but this reception desk is meaningful for a different reason. A person in a wheelchair can access it from the front, slide their knees beneath it, and comfortably interact with the guest-registration device. Microsoft takes 'accessible' to the common-sense level by Martha Clarkson and Brian Collins

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