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New Amazon Echo Dot with Clock, Amazon Halo Band

We first wrote about Amazon Echo devices in 2014.  (Wow, how time flies!)  The multinational company based in Seattle, Washington recently introduced two new products: the all-new Echo Dot with Clock and Amazon Halo Band. When I originally wrote about the first-ever Echo Dot device (nearly 7 years ago), I had no idea how much […]

Spreading Holiday Cheer with Assistive Technology

Don’t worry, we’ve all found ourselves squeezing through crowds or running into internet traffic while shopping for gifts at the last minute. Have no fear; we have some late holiday gift ideas here for those loved ones who may need assistive technology. “While these items certainly are convenient for able-bodied people, they can be vital […]

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: Amazon Fire TV Stick (Activating your TV by voice commands)

Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us how to control a television with voice commands using the Amazon Fire Stick and Amazon Echo. 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 […]

3 Amazon Echo Devices

There’s so much going on at Amazon it’s hard to keep up with it all.  From Alexa devices to products shipping instantly on Prime Now, there’s something for everyone.  A few years ago, Amazon introduced the Amazon Echo.  Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you can control using your voice.  It connects to the Alexa Voice […]