Artificial intelligence is transforming organizations of all sizes, giving them new capabilities at every turn. Microsoft Azure AI makes it easier for developers to build accessibility into their apps and services, across language, speech, and vision.

Immersive Reader is an Azure Cognitive Service that helps users of varying age and reading ability with features like reading aloud, translating languages, and focusing attention through highlighting and other design elements. This AI skill is a game changer for educators who work with students that may suffer from dyslexia or who speak English as their second language.

Azure AI is also making conversations, lectures, and meetings more accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This Speech Translation enables conversations to be transcribed and translated in real-time, individuals can follow and fully engage with presentations. This Translator program supports more than 60 languages today.

Microsoft recently announced Custom Neural Voice capability of text to speech, which enables customers to build a unique voice, starting from just a few minutes of training audio. This skill will allow for text books to be turned into audio books in a short period of time, benefiting educators, as well as businesses..

Individuals and organizations are accomplishing so much today with Azure AI technologies, which is exciting considering Microsoft is just scratching the surface with what artificial intelligence can do. If you would like to learn more about Microsoft Azure cloud or AI capabilities, give us a call today. 2W Tech is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has IT Consultants on staff that specialize in Microsoft solutions.

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