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With Eye On Disabilities, TV Gaining New Features

Date Released: 
Mon, 12/01/2014

With Eye On Disabilities, TV Gaining New Features

When Comcast rolled out its Xfinity X1 cable boxes a few years ago, customers’ viewing experience took a major leap with a more-attractive interface, easier-to-navigate menus and other on-screen cues.

But such eye candy is of limited use to Comcast users who are blind or visually impaired.

Now the cable-television provider is taking a huge step to remedy this with the “X1 Talking Guide,” which it describes as “the industry’s first voice-enabled television user interface.”

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