As somebody born with a fancy mobility incapacity, I’ve personally skilled the profound impression of companies provided by nonprofit organizations all through my life. Help from neighborhood organizations supplied my single mom funding for fuel to journey between my hospital appointments from our rural hometown and a wheelchair when denied by Medicaid. To offer again, I started working as a neighborhood Ambassador for a nonprofit, elevating consciousness and funds to additional analysis, entry to units, and assist individuals like myself residing with neuromuscular disabilities.
My early experiences volunteering alongside organizations empowered me to search out my very own voice in sharing my incapacity journey and laid the muse for what would turn into my profession in accessibility. It’s an honor to guide the Entry Expertise Program at Microsoft in a task that leverages my ardour for know-how to advance packages of incapacity organizations globally.
At present, we’re launching Microsoft’s Accessibility Nonprofit Tech Accelerator (NTA) program. The Accessibility NTA is a program that helps disability-focused nonprofit organizations with entry to enterprise know-how and grants to greatest serve the incapacity neighborhood. Within the 2023 grant spherical, we are going to proceed our pilot program in partnership with a small subset of incapacity nonprofit organizations on strategic tasks that accrue to closing the Incapacity Divide.
The Accessibility NTA is concentrated on efforts that advance how individuals with disabilities can equitably work, study, and reside. Our new Nonprofit Useful resource Hub connects organizations to important technical sources, software program reductions, coaching supplies, instruments, and packages to assist their missions.
In case you are a part of a incapacity nonprofit group, please be a part of us for our Microsoft Accessibility for Nonprofits Webinar on Tuesday, December 6th. On this introductory session, you’ll find out about:
- Accessibility Nonprofit Tech Accelerator 2023 grant program that gives chosen organizations with know-how grants and devoted specialist workers to assist your mission.
- Entry to Microsoft Philanthropies grants and reductions throughout our nonprofit cloud merchandise together with Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365 for all registered 501 c3 organizations.
- Microsoft Accessibility crew will share our dedication to incapacity nonprofit companions, our work on AI for Accessibility & Innovation.
Register in the present day for the Microsoft Accessibility for Nonprofit Webinar!