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Azure Business AI Taps Hidden Disability Talent to Drive Diversity and Profit Growth

A Microsoft Partner and CCH member explores AI-driven capabilities in Azure that deliver more accessible technology in a new article on the eMazzanti Technologies website. The informative article first asserts that companies may be missing growth opportunities and profits if they fail to hire and train people with disabilities.
The author then explains how business AI is a win-win for companies and employees. He briefly explores Azure AI disability solutions including speech transcription and captioning, content readers, translation services, voice assistants, facial recognition, and computer vision. He also presents several use cases for AI-powered accessibility features, including meetings, live broadcasting, content reading, translation, and device control.
“As new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology expands, companies may be missing significant growth opportunities if they don’t consider hiring and training people with disabilities,” stated Jennifer Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies.  “Thus, Microsoft recently launched a five-year Business AI program to address these challenges with a focus on developing more accessible technology.”
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Below are a few excerpts from the eMazzanti article, “Azure Business AI Taps Hidden Disability Talent.”
“With over one-billion people in the world living with disabilities, most face challenges for employment, education, and day-to-day life circumstances. Microsoft’s accessibility technology, built into Microsoft 365, Azure, and other products, creates more opportunities for people with disabilities entering the workforce and builds a more inclusive workplace.”
Business AI: A Win-Win for Companies and Employees
“A recent study by Accenture in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities, found that inclusive companies had, over a four-year period, 28 percent higher revenue, double the net income, and 30 percent higher economic profit margins than their peers.”
Azure Business AI Disability Solutions
Microsoft and Azure AI offer a wide variety of accessibility solutions to aid companies in creating more inclusive experiences for their employees. These services include speech transcription and captioning, content readers, translation services, voice assistants, facial recognition, and computer vision.”
Accessibility Use Cases
“Other top-tier companies use Azure AI to benefit customers more directly as well. For instance, Swedish TV uses Azure AI to transcribe video content and while generating closed captioning. Peloton employs speech-to-text and translation to drive live subtitles for its online, live classes. Members who are deaf or hard of hearing benefit via greater accessibility. And Gameloft uses Azure Translator to enable multilanguage communication.”
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Most business customers find it easiest to purchase Microsoft products through a Microsoft partner such as eMazzanti Technologies. They provide both competitive pricing and personalized support. And being the first to receive innovations like AI, they help business leaders incorporate the latest revenue and productivity-enhancing technologies to boost their success as well as tap the hidden potential of inclusive disability hiring practices.
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