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Everyone has a favorite movie… right? What’s yours? That’s a tough one for me – maybe Elf?
But what if you were blind, deaf, or disabled? How would that change the way you would view/watch/hear your favorite movie?
I just recently learned of “Emily’s Oz”. Emily is a 7 year old little girl who is blind. She describes what she “sees” as she watches Wizard of Oz and it’s pretty amazing! Her vision is brought to life as a crew build each character and the set of Wizard of Oz according to how she envisions it. Take a few seconds to view the video below or visit EmilysOz.com.
XFINITY, on the X1 Entertainment Operating System®, has taken things to a whole new level of innovation – allowing access and making things easier for those who may have disabilities.
- They introduced the industry’s first talking guide. A voice guidance feature that gives customers with visual disabilities the freedom to independently explore thousands of TV shows and movies. The talking guide “speaks” what’s on the screen and includes details such as program descriptions to help customers decide what to watch.
- Also they have a voice remote feature. By using simple voice commands, customers can change channels, search for shows, enable closed captioning and more.
- And the X1 system has enhanced closed captioning with controls built right in for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Customers can customize their captions by font size, style, color, contrast and more for greater readability.
You can learn more about these features here.
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