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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 functional with real or sample data? 
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video include a demo of your working application and explain how the experience of people with disabilities was engaged? Did you include closed captioning in your video?
  • Did you provide an Architecture Diagram outlining the tools used within the application, including Azure services like AI 
  • Have you provided access to your working project and source code for testing and judging?  Remember, your code needs to be open source. 
  • Did you describe how you incorporated feedback and the experience of people with disabilities in your text description and video? 

Be sure to read through the official rules more than once to make sure you didn’t miss anything. 

Good luck! 

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What is Azure Cognitive Services?
Azure Cognitive Services is a comprehensive family of AI services and cognitive APIs to help you build intelligent apps. Cognitive Services brings AI within reach of every developer – without requiring machine-learning expertise. Azure cognitive services can: 

  • Explore services that helps make smarter decisions faster (Decision)  
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 Learn more at: https://aka.ms/azureaics