GE Smart Microwave Oven with Alexa

Did you know GE offers an assortment of ADA-compliant appliances, from dishwashers to warming drawers?  The company’s newest addition is arguably one of their most accessible appliances yet: the GE Smart Microwave Oven with Alexa. Yes, you heard that right: there is a countertop microwave now available with Alexa voice control!  I’ve written about Amazon Echo […]

AM297 – GE Smart Countertop Microwave Oven

Podcast: Play in new window | Download297-9-28-18 GE Smart Countertop Microwave Oven 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! By now I’m sure you’re at least a little familiar with Alexa, the […]

Monday Tech Tip: Controlling on/off devices using Alexa

Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology, shows us how to connect devices that have an on/off switch to Alexa so they can be controlled by voice commands through Alexa. Here he shows us how to connect Alexa to several devices using a Weemo Smart Plugs on/off module. Check it out here:  

Gaining Independence through the Internet of Things

INDATA specializes in connecting people with disabilities to assistive technology that can improve their lifestyle and increase their independence. Next week’s free, full-day training session on Friday, August 31 will go one step further by showing how this technology can connect to the world around them. The upcoming training session will introduce attendees to the […]

Google Home: Smart Speaker and Home Assistant

One of the more popular assistive technologies to recently hit the market over the past couple of years is Amazon Echo.  Since Alexa’s successful debut in 2014, Amazon has gone on to release two more versions of Alexa: the Tap and Dot.  Most recently, another tech giant Google has released Google Home, their own smart speaker and […]