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One of the major problems I had with the old Xfinity box we had was that the closed captioning only worked half the time. Since the kids have been little I always have the closed captioning turned on the tv. It was instrumental when they were babies so I could watch tv without waking them, helpful when I have hearing issues due to damage to my ear drums and over all I just thought it wasn’t cool for people who just plain needed it from permanent hearing loss! Early on I figured out that my daughter, who has a learning disability, could retain what was going on in front of her better if it was on a screen. Little did I know that by having the closed captioning on the tv I had been helping her learning disability (she could read me words off of the tv that she could not in a paper bound book) and it then lead me to figuring out that she read better on an eReader.
My kids and I were just chatting the other day about people who are vision impaired. Why can’t they have someone describe the picture for them in a similar way? Lo and behold….Xfinity thinks of everything.
Everyone has a favorite movie – that includes the 8 million people in America with visual disabilities. 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.
What does a person who is blind see when they watch their favorite movie? 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 find it here. 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.
Go behind the scenes of the XFINITY Accessibility commercial where Emily, a 7 year-old who is blind, told us what she sees when she watches The Wizard of Oz. Find out how her remarkable vision was brought to life here.
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.
Since no two humans are alike (unless you are identical twins) I am really happy to see that Xfinity is making these innovative strides in providing entertainment for all of us!
If you haven’t checked out what Ty’s up to yet, you’re missing out! He’s sharing tons of great life hacks and tips for residents of Chicago. My favorite from this month was his awesome space saving tip on Facebook!
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I love his every second counts message!
XFINITY knows that every second counts, which is why they’ve launched a new character named Ty to help you find the best shortcuts and life hacks in Chicago.
Check out Ty here: Fast Life With Ty Ty will be sharing tips on how to save time and energy on his new Facebook and Twitter pages. He’s all about making the most of life! From what I have seen, he definitely fast enough to keep up with the new X1 platform. You can also find him on Instagram and Pinterest.
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