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Emily’s Oz & Tech for Disabilities
Everyone has a favorite movie – that includes the 8 million people in America with visual disabilities. What does a person who is blind see when they watch their favorite movie?
When my grandmother lived with us many years ago, she had a hard time seeing the television and hearing it. We had to turn it up loud and she pretty much needed us to help her find a show to watch on television. It was pretty tough for her. I think that she would love to advances in technology that would help her out.
XFINITY on the X1 Entertainment Operating System has accessibility features built right in to bring customers innovations like the industry’s first talking guide, video description, accessible mobile apps and the new voice remote. Everyone should be able to find and enjoy their favorite movies independently – TV is universal, so access should be as well.
XFINITY also offers special equipment to Accessibility customers. The large-button remote is offered free of charge and improves readability for elderly or visually impaired customers. You can find more information on the remote here.
Get more information on the Comcast website.
WATCH EMILY'S OZ COMMERCIAL HERE
Emily’s Oz is a new ad from XFINITY focusing on the strides towards making technology accessible to those with disabilities. If you missed the Emily’s Oz commercial, it’s definitely worth a look – you can see it below. The creative minds behind the ad put together a new set for The Wizard of Oz, creating the world of Oz the way a 7 year-old who is blind named Emily sees it in her mind.
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