Evening Standard: Amazon Alexa and RNIB team up to make the internet easier to use for visually impaired

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29 January 2020
Source: Evening Standard

Voice assistants are one way tech can aid those with disabilities online.  The Royal National Institute of Blind People has teamed up with tech giant Amazon to make accessing the internet easier for people with sight loss.   The collaboration enables the artificial intelligence (AI) to give information from the RNIB’s Sight Loss Advice Service. The company’s Echo devices featuring

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CNBC: Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa-powered devices, including a microwave, an amplifier, and an in-car gadget

19 September 2018
Source: CNBC

Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa-powered devices before the end of the year. The new devices include a microwave oven, amplifier, receiver, subwoofer, and an in-car gadget. It reflects Amazon’s ambition to make its Alexa voice assistant ubiquitous, especially in areas where people spend most of their time, like the home and car. Amazon is doubling down

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