about 2 months ago

And the winner is...

First of all, let us congratulate all of the Microsoft Azure U.S. Hack for Accessibility participants for building amazing projects. The Microsoft Azure team would love to hear about your hackathon experience.

Please fill out this form and help us get better.

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the Microsoft Azure U.S. Hack for Accessibility project gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

VERIFICATION OF LEARNING PATH COMPLETION FOR SWAG PRIZE
For those participants that completed the Learning Path, it is required to complete this verification…

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2 months ago

Finalist Pitch Session & Feedback

Thank you for participating in the Microsoft Azure U.S. Hack for Accessibility! The submission period is now over and the judges will start reviewing projects over the next few days. While we wait, we would love to hear from you about your experience participating in this hackathon. 

Please fill out this form and help us get better.

Six finalists will be invited to the Finalist Pitch session being held at 1 PM ET on March 30th. These finalists will be able to personally pitch their projects to the Judges which will determine the final prizes. Winners will be announced…

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2 months ago

Final call for submissions

Just a final shout-out. This is the last weekend to work on your project and submit it to Microsoft Azure U.S. Hack for Accessibility. Submissions are due by 5 PM ET on March 15, 2021. 

Final checklist: 

  • Are you submitting a working application prototype built with Azure for and with people with disabilities in the context of education?  
  • Is your project functional with real or sample data?  
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo and explain how the experience of

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2 months ago

Under Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are less than two weeks left to enter your submission to the Microsoft Azure U.S. Hack for Accessibility.  Submissions are due by 5 PM ET on March 15, 2021. 

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. If you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Microsoft Tech Community Private Forum and your “to-do” list for more info to help you get started. 

Submission checklist 

  • Are you submitting a working application prototype built with Azure for and with people with disabilities in the context of education? 
  • Is your project

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3 months ago

Start thinking about your submission video

There are a few weeks left to enter your submission to the Microsoft Azure U.S. Hack for Accessibility. Submissions are due by 5 PM ET on March 15, 2021. 

Your video is a major component of your submission. Here are some helpful tips for you to plan, create, and publish a winning video.  

Get organized. Write out a script of what you need to say and demonstrate in your video and rehearse it before recording to be sure it is under 3 minutes. A good script should include: 

  • Your elevator pitch of why you built

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3 months ago

AI for Accessibility Grant

Now that you’re working on a project that uses Azure services like AI to empower people living with disabilities, why not consider applying for the Microsoft AI for Accessibility Grant?  

The AI for Accessibility Grant is a separate resource apart from this hackathon. The grant looks for individuals or teams who are not only passionate about making the world more inclusive, but also firmly rooted in the communities they intend to benefit. The grant invests in ideas that are developed by or with people with disabilities. In addition to Azure computer credits, these grants cover costs related to collecting or labeling data, developing models, or…

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3 months ago

Submission period is now open

The challenge is now live and ready to take submissions it's time to get to work to build solutions using Azure to solve a challenge related to accessibility in education for students or faculties.

Main requirement:
Build an application prototype with Azure for and with people with disabilities in the context of education. The application should be functional with real or sample data.    

Submission requirements 

  • Provide access to your working project and source code. Code must be open source. 
  • Include a text description about your project's features and how the project helps solve…

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3 months ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your Microsoft Azure U.S. Hack for Accessibility project, the Microsoft Tech Community Private Forum is the perfect place to connect with other developers! 

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use the group to ask the Microsoft and Devpost teams questions!  

Teaming up
Looking for a challenge team? You can use the challenge Participants tab to search for other developers looking to team up, check out their skills, and message them to see if they want to collaborate.

Resources
Figuring

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