Month: February 2015

  • The Oscars and Partnering with Comcast on X1 Access

    The Oscars and Partnering with Comcast on X1 Access

    When Comcast’s Mary Spillane called earlier this month to ask if we would work with them to test and improve the Talking Guide for the X1 cable box, we were naturally excited. Comcast gave us an X1 box with a year of cable service – and a new TV – so we could use, evaluate and demonstrate the accessibility. Mary said they wanted us to give feedback, and we’ve already begun to do so.

    Mary was excited to have us on board, but I think she was just as excited about tonight’s Oscars broadcast, when Comcast’s new commercial “Emily’s Oz” will debut,” with narration by Robert Redford.… Read the rest “The Oscars and Partnering with Comcast on X1 Access”

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  • Emily’s Oz: The Comcast Press Release

    Emily’s Oz:  The Comcast Press Release

    COMCAST BRINGS VOICE GUIDED TELEVISION TO COLORADO

    Company Partners with Local Disability Groups Across the Country to Introduce New Technology to More People

    “Talking Guide” Reads Aloud Channel Names, Show Titles and DVR Commands;
    National Commercial Set To Air During Academy Awards

    DENVER, CO – February 20, 2015 – Comcast today announced it is partnering with local disability groups across the country – including the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton – to bring the company’s new voice guidance technology to more people. The “talking guide” is a feature on the X1 platform that reads aloud selections like program titles, network names and time slots as well as DVR and On Demand settings, giving users the freedom to independently explore and navigate thousands of shows and movies.… Read the rest “Emily’s Oz: The Comcast Press Release”

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  • Braille Challenge at CCB February 5

    Braille Challenge at CCB February 5

    (Editor’s Note: We are delighted to be partnering with the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind on this year’s Braille Challenge, a nationwide competition sponsored by the Braille Institute. It’s the first time that a test site has been located in the Denver Metro area. Below is the press release.) We’re all going to have a great time with Braille!

    Braille Competition to Test Skills of Metro Kids:</h2

    CCB Partners with CSDB to Host Nationwide Program

    Contact: CSDB: Diane Covington, dcovington@csdb.org or 719-661-0941
    CCB: Brent Batron, bbatron@cocenter.org or 303-778-1130 x222

    Littleton – More than 20 students from across the state who are blind and visually impaired will test their Braille skills in an academic competition unlike any other at the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton on Thursday, February 5.… Read the rest “Braille Challenge at CCB February 5”

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