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Artificial Intelligence - AI - for Accessibility

By Microsoft AI for Accessibility

Private Company or Corporation

AI for Accessibility amplifies human capability through grants, investments of technology, and expertise. We are looking for individuals or teams who are not only passionate about making the world more inclusive, but also firmly rooted in the communities they intend to benefit. We want to invest in ideas that are developed by or with people with disabilities. Grants are for Azure Cloud credits.

$20,000

deadline:

12/15/20
Geographic Area

funding

20 shares

Artificial Intelligence - AI - for Accessibility

AI for Accessibility amplifies human capability through grants, investments of technology, and expertise. We are looking for individuals or teams who are not only passionate about making the world more inclusive, but also firmly rooted in the communities they intend to benefit. We want to invest in ideas that are developed by or with people with disabilities. Grants are for Azure Cloud credits.

$20,000

deadline:

12/15/20
Geographic Area

Description

The AI for Accessibility program awards grants in areas that are vital for building a sustainable future: Employment: The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is more than double that of people without. We see opportunities in using AI to help people develop more advanced skills in the workplace and evolve the culture around inclusive hiring. Daily life: We see great opportunities in building modern solutions for people with disabilities by making software and devices smarter and more contextually relevant. Communication and connection: Communication is fundamental to providing equal access to information and opportunities. Lack of options excludes some from employment, transport, housing, and other facets of society. Technology can create new possibilities regardless of how a person listens, speaks, or writes.

Social Impact Focus

  • People with Disabilities
  • Workforce Development
  • Sustainability
  • Accessibility
  • Inclusivity

Eligibility

  • Unrestricted

Thanks to the funder for their generosity.