Tag Archives: Alexa

Google Home, “Hey Google!”

“Hey Google, can you give me a gift idea for Mother’s Day?” The Google Home device on the coffee table lights up, and responds in a female voice, “You could make her something tasty to eat, do you want a … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire HD With Alexa!

The New Kindle Fire HD When you think about accessible devices–you know, computers, tablets, and gadgets with screen readers and magnification, you rarely consider low-cost, over-the-counter devices, like the Kindle Fire HD, do you? The tablet world of accessibility really … Continue reading

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Siri, Alexa, and “OK Google” Smackdown

Why is Everybody Always Picking On Me? Whether or not you use one of Apple’s iOS gadgets (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), no doubt you’ve heard of the digital personal assistant named “Siri?” If you’ve been hiding from the world … Continue reading

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NEAER Conference Presentation

At the recent Northeast Chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (NE/AER) conference in South Portland, I presented, “Access Technology Wading Pool,”  to suggest low tech ways professionals and consumers might learn … Continue reading

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Amazon Echo Dot

There are 3 versions of the Amazon Echo, featuring the personal digit assistant, Alexa. The Amazon Echo is $179, The Amazon Tap is $129 and the Echo Dot is $49. Although there is a difference in the hardware features on … Continue reading

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Amazon Echo, Say “Hello” to Alexa

Imagine having a digital assistant in the house that doesn’t require using a keyboard, or learning to use a tablet computer, or smartphone—an attentive digital assistant within earshot, that could open and read a book, provide a weather report, access … Continue reading

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