Microsoft Awarded AI for Accessibility Grants

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The Microsoft AI for Accessibility grant program's mission is to ". . . harness the power of AI to amplify human capability for the more than one billion people around the world with a disability." On Oct. 17th, Microsoft announced this year's winners, including two projects that focus on users who are visually impaired. The grant project began in 2018 and has been awarded to 32 grantees.

Braille AI Tutor

ObjectiveEd's Braille AI Tutor app uses AI-based speech recognition to help students read braille.

MapinHood App

iMerciv, Inc.; MapinHood App is a navigation app that focuses on alerting the traveler to hazards and additional information along the route.

Read more about these apps and the other October 2019 AI for Accessibility grantees here.