Playing Games With Alexa!

Alexa has lots of games that people with disabilities can play to entertain themselves, and keep their brains sharp! In this video, we look at two games – 1) Word Master, a word game, and 2) Dungeon Adventure, a role playing game. Word Master is a game where you and Alexa battle it out with…

Ask Alexa About Movies Playing In Your Area

You can use Amazon Echo/Alexa to find out what movies are playing in your local area, along with show timings. All you have to do is ask! This is great for people with not very good motor skills, amputees, and/or those who struggle with using a keyboard to type on their device to lookup information.…

Voice Enabled Survey On Amazon Echo

How cool is this? This is a demo of how Alexa can be used for capturing survey answers. Great for anyone who has difficulty in using a computer or pen/paper to take surveys. Check this voice enabled survey on an Amazon Echo Dot. from e. david zotter on Vimeo.

Let Alexa Help You Meditate!

This skill can help people with disabilities start some ambient/background/white noise with just voice commands that can help them stay focused, calm and relaxed, and to meditate. This skill has surf, rain, and forest sounds. When enabled, a person can just say “Alexa, open Meditation Timer” and set the timer to the desired number of…

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Reading Kindle & Audible Books

Anyone with disabilities that prevent them from using traditional/ physical books (vision impairment, amputation, paralysis, etc.) can use Amazon Echo to read Kindle books to them. All they have to do is say “Alexa, read me *name of the book*, and Alexa will read it back to them! Alexa can also read Audible books! This…

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Alexa, Hello!

Hi! I am assuming that you have probably heard a lot about Amazon Echo in the last two years or so. If you haven’t, check it out here! It is a device that accepts voice commands, and does lots of things for us. But how does it “do things”? Amazon Echo, or Alexa,¬†who is the…