Echo Show Accessibility Features

I received an Amazon Echo Show as a gift for Christmas and I love it!  I set it up in my kitchen so recipes, news, music, and so much more are easily accessible.  If you’re unfamiliar with the Echo Show, it is an Amazon Echo device optimized “for visuals and room-filling sound.”  The device is jam-packed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing Amazon Echo

Throughout the past couple of years, speaking to Siri and other virtual assistants have become quite the “norm.”  After all, virtual assistants generally do the work for us; all we have to do is ask a question and they’ll provide the answer.  For example, if I ask, “Will it rain tomorrow?” the virtual assistant may respond with, “There is an 80% chance […]