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Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs!

Over the years Amazon has released several Echo and Alexa devices, and it seems they’re not gonna stop anytime soon.  They recently released an all-new wearable: Echo Frames!

Echo Frames, in sum, are smart glasses with open-ear audio and Alexa.  According to Amazon’s description, these lightweight, splash-resistant frames are made for all-day wear and are compatible with most prescription lenses.

The Echo Frames give you hands-free access to Alexa.  Now you can hear notifications and alerts, turn on compatible smart lights, call a friend, and so much more – all without pulling your phone out!

Features of Echo Frames:

  • Lightweight, splash-resistant smart glasses made for all-day wear
  • After everything is setup, you can ask Alexa to:
    • Make calls, set reminders, add to your to-do lists, get the news, control compatible smart devices, and much more – completely hands-free, anywhere you go!
  • Over 2 hours of talk time, Alexa interactions, and media playback over a 14-hour day
    • Or up to 4 hours of nonstop listening on a full charge
  • Easily turn off the microphones by pressing a button twice
  • And much, much more!

Check out to learn more!

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