Microsoft AI for Accessibility low-cost Assistive Technology grant, Request for Proposals

Microsoft AI for Accessibility low-cost Assistive Technology grant, Request for Proposals

The Microsoft AI for Accessibility program is calling for project proposals that advance access to assistive technology for people with disabilities, especially in low- and middle-income communities.

Microsoft says the use of artificial intelligence (AI) is optional for project submissions in this round. The company also urges Universities, non-profits, for-profit companies, startups, and other organizations to apply.

In this Request for Proposals (RFP) Microsoft is prioritizing scalable solutions in three categories. These are Access to affordable devices, Relevant and localized software and Awareness, upskilling and community.

The RFP is open to applicants from any country or region. This round will focus on innovations that empower people with disabilities outside of the US.

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

Click to visit the online application page for more details including the grant selection process and criteria.

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