A Microsoft grant program that harnesses the power of AI to amplify human capability for the more than one billion people around the world with a disability.
AI can empower people with disabilities with tools that support independence and productivity, as technology rapidly changes the way we live, learn, and work.
Get access to our cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) platform to create and test new AI applications for people with disabilities.
Consult with our engineers to accelerate the development of your ideas and extend the impact of your solution.
We will ensure organizations maximize the accessibility of their offerings and create empowering experiences for people with disabilities.
There are many ways to cultivate intelligent experiences for people with disabilities. AI for Accessibility will focus on three areas:
According to the US Office of Disability Employment Policy, the unemployment rate is twice as high for people with disabilities. AI can help people develop professional skills and influence workplace culture and inclusive hiring.
AI is capable of hearing, seeing, and reasoning with increasing accuracy. By making software and devices smarter, and keeping them affordable, people gain independence to perform daily tasks and personalize tools for their unique needs.
Equal access to information and opportunity requires communication. Technology can create possibilities for all people, regardless of how they listen, speak, or write.
Check out some of the ways AI is being used to empower people with disabilities.
A free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the low vision community, this research project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text, and objects.
Equadex partnered with Microsoft to develop a pictogram app for children who are nonverbal. Helpicto uses speech-to-text to generate sentences and leverages language understanding to categorize keywords.
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is using custom speech models and Microsoft Translator to improve accuracy of real-time captions for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.