Microsoft colloborates EnAble India to empower persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Microsoft and the nonprofit EnAble India worked together on Tuesday to empower people with disabilities (PwDs) by involving more than 100 organisations.

With the help of more than 100 organisations from the financial services, manufacturing, retail, and tech sectors, the "Inclusion to Action" programme hopes to "unlock 100,000 opportunities" for people with disabilities.

Anant Maheshwari, President of Microsoft India, said that this partnership "marks the beginning of a continuous endeavour to engage with multiple stakeholders across industry, advocates, experts, policymakers, and the disability community to empower and transform employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities."

The technical skill-building programmes are made to improve knowledge of digital accessibility, which might lead to a cultural shift as businesses develop their hybrid work strategies.

According to the company, more PwD presence will result in the development of inclusive products that will benefit people with disabilities who utilise technology.

In addition, training materials on contemporary workplace applications for increased productivity and successful collaboration are available to people with impairments.

With activities ranging from tech skilling and mentorship to internships and jobs, the MoU between EnAble India and Microsoft intends to establish an ecosystem for both opportunity seekers and suppliers. The technical skill-building programmes are made to improve knowledge of digital accessibility, which might lead to a cultural shift as businesses develop their hybrid work strategies. The development of accessible products will be facilitated by the growing representation of PwDs, which will benefit people with disabilities who utilise technology. In addition, training materials on contemporary workplace applications for increased productivity and successful collaboration are available to people with impairments.

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