Tech in the 603, The Granite State Hacker

Ability Week 2019 in Salem, NH

This looks like a fantastic lineup of events being presented in the week of May 16th-23rd, generously hosted by our friends at the Microsoft Store in Salem, NH. (I’m not involved, nor is Granite State Users Groups… I’m just posting to help get the word out for a worthy cause.)

Microsoft at The Mall at Rockingham Park | Ability Week 2019

Free accessibility resources

Join Ability Week’s free workshops for insights and tools to support people with hearing, vision, mobility, and learning disabilities.

Make your Business More Accessible

One in five people live with an accessibility issue.

This free workshop shows you how no-cost tools in Windows 10 and Office365 can make your business more accessible for both employees and your customers.

In one hour, you’ll learn:

  • how to create an inclusive culture and hiring process
  • how to build accessible materials
  • what ongoing accessibility resources and tools are available

Register today!

Thursday, 5/16 12PM-1PM

Monday, 5/20 9AM-10AM

Tuesday, 5/21 6PM-7PM

Thursday. 5/23 12PM-1PM

Be empowered by technology with Microsoft accessibility tools

In this free, one-hour workshop, you’ll learn accessibility features in Windows 10 and Office 365 relevant to your life. You will leave empowered to communicate and experience the world through these tools.  During this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how Microsoft’s assistive technology can empower how you communicate, learn, and experience the world.
  • Explore accessibility tools and features of Windows 10 and Office 365.
  • Discover relevant Microsoft resources and ways to continue your learning after the workshop.

Register today!

Thursday, 5/16 10AM-11AM

Friday, 5/17 11AM-12PM

Saturday, 5/18 12PM-1PM

Sunday, 5/19 11AM-12PM

Monday, 5/20 1PM-2PM

Tuesday, 5/21 2PM-3PM

Wednesday, 5/22 6PM-7PM

Thursday, 5/23 7PM-8PM

Explore inclusive technologies for people on the autism spectrum with Windows 10 and Office 365

This free workshop shows you how to activate and use accessible and inclusive features built into Windows 10 and Office 365 that may support people on the autism spectrum. In just one hour, participants learn:

  • Tech built for different learning styles and abilities
  • Microsoft Learning Tools
  • Resources to use accessibility features from Microsoft

Register today!

Friday, 5/17 10AM-11AM

Saturday, 5/18 11AM-12PM

Wednesday, 5/22 12PM-1PM

Empowering students affected by Dyslexia with Windows 10 and Office 365

Are you looking for more tools to support your students or child who may need a boost in reading comprehension and confidence, including those affected by dyslexia? Would you like to learn how to access and use the accessibility features built into Windows10 and Office 365? Please join us at the Microsoft store for a free, informative, and hands-on workshop introducing educators and parents or caregivers to the Microsoft Learning Tools that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability.

Participants will:

  • Explore tools to empower different learning styles and abilities, and tools to support students with disabilities.
  • Get hands-on experience with Microsoft applications and tools including Learning Tools, the Ease of Access menu, and accessibility and productivity features of Office 365.
  • Gain resources to continue to explore Learning Tools and accessibility tools and features.

Register today!

Tuesday, 5/21 10AM-11AM

Wednesday, 5/22 10AM-11AM

Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit Workshop ages 8+ Autism friendly event

This free autism-friendly workshop introduces students eight and up to foundational coding concepts through the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit wand, drag-and-drop coding, and Harry Potter spell motions, creatures, and artefacts. Alternate activities allow a broad level of participation, and parents are welcome to join with their child.

The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every workshop participant under 17 years of age must sign a Participation Agreement upon arrival and remain in Microsoft Store for the duration of the event.

Register today!

Monday, 5/20 5PM-6PM

Students and educators always get 10% off at Microsoft Store. See full terms at

“Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don’t learn”

– Satya Nadella

For more information about these events:

Contact: 603.328.3260
Email: mdunham < at >

images © Microsoft 2019, used with permission