AI for Accessibility
AI for Accessibility is a Microsoft program committed to empowering people living with disabilities.
Shrinking the ‘data desert’
Making AI systems more inclusive of people with disabilities.
AI expands access to learning materials, language development, and assistive technology, making education more engaging for everyone. ObjectiveEd Braille AI tutor helps students practice and improve their braille literary skills.
By supporting the development of professional skills and evolving inclusive hiring and economic recovery, technology can help solve unemployment challenges. AI powers Our Ability’s hiring tools for people with disabilities.
Disability can affect any of us, or those we love, at any time. Technology can be a powerful tool to connect people. Northwestern University is collaborating with Mental Health America to bring research and AI together.
AI makes devices smarter, allowing people with disabilities to use appliances, healthcare, and transportation more easily and safely. Researchers at UT Austin are making datasets more inclusive of people with disabilities.
Improving inclusive mental healthcare for Black communities
How can we create more equitable outcomes in mental health and AI? Experts across disciplines are collaborating to better understand the challenges of AI-powered mental health technologies. Learn how we can address societal bias in mental health applications, data sets, and AI systems.
Workshop on mental health, societal bias, and Black communities
Microsoft AI for Accessibility invited experts in mental health, data science, AI, and Black communities to a workshop addressing how societal bias impacts equitable access to mental health care and technology. Watch workshop sessions to learn from the latest research and ideas for improving inclusive mental health solutions.Watch the workshop sessions
AI for Accessibility grants
We amplify 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 benefit. Find out how your organization can participate.
Seeing AI narrates the world around you. Designed for the low vision community, this free app uses the power of AI to describe people, text, and objects.
Keeping equity at the heart of AI: New research insights
Microsoft and University of Texas are working together to research how to best use AI to solve health, humanitarian, and accessibility issues while keeping transparency and equity at the forefront.
AI Now: Disability, Bias, and AI
Researchers across disciplines examine the intersection of disability, bias, and AI to identify areas where intervention is needed.