Speaker 1: All right. So we’re here to talk about the surface adaptive kit.
Speaker 2: It’s been quite a journey for the team
Speaker 1: And not just the internal teams, but our partners and occupational therapists who we’ve worked with to really try to empower their patients and them to find more effective technology solutions. Right?
Speaker 2: Cuz one of the goals of occupational therapists is really to help their patients rediscover their independence in using technology or assistive technology.
Speaker 1: And we have seen some creative solutions, [00:00:30] um, everything from applying glue dots to the key sets. So someone who’s blind can easily locate keys, um, to a kickstand having to whole drilled in it. So someone could apply a lanyard, open it up
Speaker 2: And believe it or not. I actually used to use a fork to leverage, to open up my laptop screen.
Speaker 1: And this is where we saw a real opportunity to help.
Speaker 2: Well, let’s quit talking about it. Let’s show it. Let’s do it. What I love about this is even the packaging is inclusive. [00:01:00] What I mean is I, I get to experience unboxing a new product. So I’m able to open it up. I can use the lid that instantly pulls all the cards out right away. Here you go, Chris.
Speaker 1: Thank you, Dave. Okay. You can apply these stickers to your keyboard. It’s raised so you can feel it, but also it’s high contrast
Speaker 2: And the different [00:01:30] shapes makes ’em very distinguishable from one another. Yeah.
Speaker 1: Taking you down to the key cap labels. So the key cap labels are really designed for someone who is blind. They fit perfect on the surface keyboards. The port labels are used for taking, um, a label and applying it to a cable. Yeah. And then applying the corresponding port tab onto the device and it just fits [00:02:00] seamlessly into the device. And then this tab is a lanyard tab. We’ve attached it to the kickstand so that this can be easily pulled out with the lanyard and you’re ready to
Speaker 2: Go. So that’s much more elegant than using it for exactly. It really allows people to easily quickly modify their device. So they’re spending more time I’m using the device and less, I’m trying to set it up. What I like about this is it [00:02:30] allows me to have a product I can use and be proud of. And that
Speaker 1: Was the intention. When we saw this as a real opportunity to provide solutions that didn’t feel like people we’re being othered.
Speaker 2: Exactly. Because we’re all gonna be disabled someday. Just some of us beat you to it. So when you’re designing for products, for someone like me today, we’re actually building for our future selves. We’re all gonna lose our ability. At some point, [00:03:00] none of us can predict when that will happen. But when it does, I’m really glad that we’re gonna have products and accessories that people can use whenever and whatever they might need.