Subject: How AI is making the digital world a more accessible place

>>WEF report states that more than 1 billion people worldwide experience some form of disability stopping them from completing their education or, getting them employed

WEF report states that more than 1 billion people worldwide experience some form of disability stopping them from completing their education or, getting them employed. We at Microsoft, strongly believe that technology has the potential to empower people to achieve more, help strengthen education opportunities, and make the workplace more inviting and inclusive for people with disabilities. Accessible technologies, enabled by AI, help people with disabilities unlock their full potential at school, work, and home.

On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Ms. Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft further highlighted on how technologies such as AI and Machine Learning have become a game-changer for creating new opportunities to empower people with special needs. Read the post here.

At Microsoft, accessibility and inclusion are essential to deliver our mission of empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. We put accessibility at the heart of design to make products and services that adapts to each user’s unique situation, device capabilities and human abilities to learn, use, build and master. Microsoft 365 is an example that helps make people accessible with disabilities to make them more productive. Similarly, using AI enabled technologies, we are creating robust solutions such as real-time speech-to-text transcription, visual recognition services and predictive text functionality.

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