As part of the “Inclusion To Action” initiative, Microsoft and EnAble have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which they would work together to create about one lakh job opportunities for persons with disabilities (PwDs).
This collaboration will assist in bringing together different stakeholders from different sectors to transform career prospects for PwDs and make this enormous untapped talent pool significantly productive. The partnership between Microsoft and EnAble India is the result of the former’s five-year global commitment to close the global gap in PwDs’ access to technology, employment, and education.
EnAble India, a non-profit organisation, has been working to help PwDs become economically independent as well as to help them maintain their dignity and command respect for more than 20 years. With Microsoft joining its mission, more than 100 Indian organisations from a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, retail, and technology, will now work together to provide PwDs with tech skilling, mentorship, internship, and job initiatives.
PwD candidates will be able to improve their grasp of digital accessibility, which is becoming more and more crucial in the current hybrid work environment, due to the technical skilling programmes.
Increased PwD representation will inevitably lead to inclusive product development, which will benefit people with disabilities who use technology. PwDs will also have access to training programmes on modern office tools, which will increase their efficiency.