GRANTS!!!!MICROSOFT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) FOR ACCESSIBILITY GRANTS, 2021.
AI for Accessibility grants
Empower your run through grants, investments of technology, and expertise. We work with partners in four important areas of focus:
Restricted educational opportunities and unmet classroom accommodations can exclude students with disabilities from many paths to advanced degrees and careers. AI is advancing tools for transcription, translation, and language understanding capabilities.
More barriers during pandemic Supporting access to STEM careers
The percentage for people with disabilities is 2-3 times above average and therefore the recent shift to remote work has worsened this disability divide. Investing in inclusive datasets and tools can improve how AI technology is employed in recruiting and spark inclusive economic recovery.
Connections are key to maintaining psychological state and relationships with family and friends. psychological state is that the largest disability segment and a growing concern during the pandemic. AI is modernizing ways to raised maintain wellbeing and communicate across differences.
From transportation, to voice-powered interfaces, to tools that don’t consider the incapacity experience – many aspects of lifestyle exclude people with disabilities. By investing in better use of inclusive data and affordable technology powered by AI, we will reimagine societal inclusion.
AI for Accessibility grants support projects that use AI to empower people living with disabilities. We are trying to find individuals or teams who aren’t only hooked in to making the planet more inclusive, but also firmly rooted within the communities they shall benefit. we would like to take a position in ideas that are developed by or with people with disabilities.
Azure compute credits plus grants
In addition to Azure compute credits worth $10,000, $15,000, or $20,000 (depending on your project scope and needs), these grants cover costs associated with collecting or labeling data, developing models, or other engineering-related work. Applications are evaluated on their scientific merit, innovative use of AI technology, and potential for scalability.
Our community of AI for Accessibility grantees also receive Azure developer support, resources, and opportunities to collaborate and showcase their work.
How do I apply for a grant?
Submit your project proposal via the web form .
We accept proposals on a rolling basis and review them a couple of times a year. Our next deadlines are:
Employment: July 30, 2021, 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Low-Cost Assistive Technology (AT): December 17, 2021, 11:59 PM Pacific Time
We invite applications from developers, NGO’s, academics, researchers, and inventors to accelerate their work for people with disabilities. this is often a worldwide program: Grant applications from all countries are eligible.
If you’re worried about not meeting all requirements, please hook up with someone in your community who can support you and partner on an application.
Review the proposal requirements document. Your project proposal should describe the accessibility challenge addressed, the technical solution proposed, and its potential impact on people with disabilities. Please follow the appliance form and be as specific as possible.
Start your grant application
Review these proposal requirements and explore our existing grantee projects for examples that we’ve previously supported.
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