NWEA is making math assessment more accessible for students with vision disabilities, addressing unmet accommodation needs that can exclude students from higher-level math and STEM careers.
Mentra’s goal is to revolutionize the recruiting industry by giving companies access to diverse thinkers from the neurodiverse community.
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.
AI4Bharat aims to improve accessibility for the Deaf population in India by creating datasets to advance Indian Sign Language understanding, with a focus on workplace communication.
Low-cost assistive technology
Students with visual disabilities in India can have inadequate access to books, leading to low literacy. Hexis-Antara works to improve access to books by converting content into Braille on demand through a device specially designed for children.
Three years of progress at AI for Accessibility
After three years of Microsoft AI for Accessibility grants, we are excited to share the progress our grantees have made toward creating a more accessible world. Learn about their accomplishments and consider the challenges ahead as we continue to ensure independence and inclusion for all people.Learn about our commitment
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.
The FATE landscape of sign language AI datasets
Sign language datasets are essential to training AI and machine learning to empower assistive language tools. As the technology that powers training AI becomes more widely available and easy to use, we have an important opportunity to be thoughtful about Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics (FATE) considerations.Read about FATE and sign language datasets
How can AI drive accessibility of personal assistive devices
As voice-based personal assistant technologies proliferate, e.g., smart speakers in homes, and more generally as voice-control of technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous, new accessibility barriers are emerging for many Deaf and Hard of Hearing users – a new body of research from Rochester Institute of Technology is aimed to improve accessibility.Read about RIT’s research and dataset
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.
Learn about how the intersection of disability and other identities can create social and technological barriers for people in these communities.