A good move from Microsoft, but as Sarah Lambert of the National Autistic Society says, there is still a long way to go to make workplaces more accessible to a wide range of disabilities (including those that aren't so visible).
Here's hoping the publicity generated by this pilot scheme encourages other workplaces to not only follow suit, but also make adjustments to make the workplace process easier for those with autism.
"Many may have strengths such as accuracy, a good eye for detail and reliability, which can benefit all sorts of businesses, not just the technology industry. "However, at the moment, just 15% of adults with autism in the UK are in full-time employment. "Simple adjustments, like making job interviews more accessible and providing support to help those in work understand the 'unwritten rules' of the workplace can unlock the potential of a whole section of society."