Show and Tell

Edition 68, November 2021

Amazon introduces ‘Show and Tell’ 

This September, Amazon announced the launch of ‘Show and Tell,’ a new feature of its flagship digital home assistant device designed to help users with vision loss more effectively navigate their own cupboards.

Amazon notes: “With Show and Tell, blind and low vision customers can hold up an item to the Echo Show camera and ask, ‘Alexa, what am I holding,’ and Alexa helps identify the item through advanced computer vision and machine learning technologies for object recognition.”

Devices like Alexa already make great accessibility companions in the home, as they can connect to communication devices, like iPads, or quickly and easily relay important information to the user. Advancements like this make them even better!

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