The Microsoft AI for Accessibility program is asking for undertaking proposals that advance entry to assistive expertise for individuals with disabilities, particularly in low- and middle-income communities.

Microsoft says using synthetic intelligence (AI) is non-compulsory for undertaking submissions on this spherical. The corporate additionally urges Universities, non-profits, for-profit corporations, startups, and different organizations to use.

On this Request for Proposals (RFP) Microsoft is prioritizing scalable options in three classes. These are Entry to reasonably priced gadgets, Related and localized software program and Consciousness, upskilling and neighborhood.

The RFP is open to candidates from any nation or area. This spherical will give attention to improvements that empower individuals with disabilities outdoors of the US.

The deadline to submit the Microsoft AI for Accessibility Grant software is 11:59 PM PST on January 12, 2022 (7:59 AM GMT on January 13 2022). Chosen finalists will likely be invited to pitch to a evaluation panel in February and award choices will likely be finalized in March.

Click on to go to the web software web page for extra particulars together with the grant choice course of and standards.

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