AI for Accessibility

  • Are you a start-up, university initiative or NGO focused on developing solutions for people with disabilities?

  • Do you have an idea you would like to implement which is related to an Artificial Inteligence solution that can help solve the difficulties people with disabilities are experiencing in the retail industry on a daily basis?

  • Do you use Microsoft’s AI tools on Azure and/or are you interested in exploring powerful cloud AI resources for your idea?

  • Does your project have a formalized idea and a working prototype?

  • Do you want to take part in a contest and win 10,000 EUR that will help you realize your idea?

If your answer to those questions was yes, join us at the first Central and Eastern Europe AI for Accessibility HACKATHON on March 10 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Sign up for the first Central and Eastern Europe AI for Accessibility HACKATHON, take part in an exciting and creative competition on February 4th in the beautiful city of Prague and develop your ideas with the help of Microsoft AI professionals!

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An estimated 100 million people in Central and Eastern Europe are living with some form of disability. Together with Microsoft we believe that Artificial Intelligence can significantly help tackle some of the problems that people with disabilities are facing on a daily basis.


The AI for Accessibility HACKATHON is aiming to bring to life creative solutions in order to leverage the power of AI to amplify human capability. This year’s focus is to create inclusiveness through the use of AI in the retail industry, which is one of the largest in the world and everyone has a connection to it on a daily basis. Thus, giving the opportunity to everyone to be able to have access to its services equally and effectively is crucial.

How it works

The teams participating in the contest will be working together with Microsoft consultants to develop their solution which will be aiming to create a more inclusive environment for people with disabilities, in the retail industry. The solution will need to be based on Microsoft AI resources and technologies.

Who can sign up

NGOs, start-ups or university teams from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia.

With support from Microsoft

AI for Good is a Microsoft program which is providing technology, resources and expertise to empower those working to solve humanitarian issues and create a more sustainable and accessible world.



The Vodafone Foundation Czech Republic focuses on supporting ICT innovations aiming to make a difference in the world.