“Everyone has a favorite movie” + $100 giveaway

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Everyone has a favorite movie… right?  What’s yours?  That’s a tough one for me – maybe Elf? Smile

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. 

What most impresses you about these features?    Pick your favorite and comment using the rafflecopter widget below.  I hope you have enjoyed these monthly $100 giveaways I have been able to offer you! 

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  1. I like the enhanced closed captioning. My husband has trouble hearing out of right ear, this would help keep the volume down.

  2. Kenny Hall says:

    The enhanced closed captioning- what a great feature for those deaf & hard of hearing!

    • Meloni Simpson says:

      The talking guide sounds really awesome. It is so amazing what they can do with technology today. And to be able to help those with a disability that is great. Thanks for sharing this, I wasn’t aware of any of these things. It may be of use in the future as I work in property management with the elderly and disabled.

  3. I like the voice remote feature the most. Very intriguing!!

  4. The voice remote feature sounds like an easier function for anybody. It’s not only wonderful for people who are blind, but it’s also useful for when it’s dark and you can’t see the buttons well.

  5. I like the voice control. That can help so many people on so many levels. thx

  6. Lisa Brown says:

    I like the voice remote feature. love the idea of changing channels with a voice command.

  7. Sherri S. says:

    Thanks for sharing, Christina!! 🙂

    Hope your Thursday is blessed…

  8. Mary Happymommy says:

    The voice remote feature is very handy.

  9. The talking guide sounds wonderful. Enabling blind people to “see” what is on the screen.

  10. Terri Jay says:

    The closed captioning would have to be my favorite b/c it not only allows the deaf/hard of happening to understand and know what is going on in a show but it helped a member of my family learn to read lips.

  11. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love the talking guide feature!

  12. the enhanced closed captioning-my best friend’s sister is deaf, and she loves movies. this would be great for her. thanks.

  13. I really was impressed with the voice remote feature.

  14. Advances in technology to help those impaired makes me happy.

  15. Mona Mostow says:

    This is so wonderful. I love the idea of the voice command feature… incredibly helpful.

  16. Kelly Palmer says:

    I like the idea of the voice remote feature best 🙂

  17. The talking guide sounds so cool. I love how genius people are that can figure out these inventions.

  18. The talking guide is the most intriguing feature to me.

  19. I think the voice remote feature is the most interesting.

  20. The voice remote.
    Technology is a fabulous thing.

  21. The voice remote features seems like it would a great option for so many people with different limitations – great idea.

  22. The talking guide feature is wonderful!

  23. I like the enhanced closed captioning features. We use CC all the time.

  24. nicole dziedzic says:

    I love the voice remote feature that uses voice commands so you can change channels, search for shows, enable closed captioning and more.

  25. grammygoodwill says:

    The enhanced closed captioning as my son is deaf. Thanks for the chance to win the gift card.

  26. The enhanced closed captioning works great for people who are hard of hearing.

  27. Kim Henrichs says:

    I think the voice remote is really great. It can be so helpful!!

  28. I really like the voice remote feature.

  29. Nataly Carbonell says:

    I find the talking guide so helpful, as relative of a vision impaired person, I really appreciate this innovation.

  30. Linda Bradshaw says:

    Wow! I just watched the video with my daughter. I have to say I am guilty of not really thinking about the blind because I do not know anyone who is or around anyone who is. I love the talking guide. It is amazing to think of what else they come up with as technology improves. Thank you for sharing this. It has really opened my eyes.

  31. The voice remote feature sounds wonderful! Remotes confuse me so much! I always get my husband or son to help me with them. The voice remote would be something I could definitely use!

  32. I like the voice remote feature the best.

  33. I liket the voice remote feature best. Awesome feature.

  34. The voice remote feature I think would help each person thoroughly enjoy a movie better as that would be my hope for them…..

  35. Julie Wood says:

    I am really impressed with the voice remote feature.

  36. Jacki G. says:

    The voice remote feature seems like it would be very helpful in giving the “viewer” more control and an improved entertainment experience.

  37. I’d like to say the talking guide

  38. I like the voice remote feature the best.

  39. Voice remote feature

  40. The Voice Remote Feature intrigues me the most out of the features.

  41. Samantha says:

    What a beautiful movie “Emily’s Oz” looks to be, what an amazing project. I like the voice remote feature, I think that would be a handy feature for those with limitations, even for those without.

  42. the voice remote

  43. I like the enhanced closed captioning best. It’s great that they are doing these extra features!

  44. the closed captioning feature was the most intriguing to me.

  45. I think the enhanced closed captioning is wonderful.

  46. Dawn Keenan says:

    I think that the voice remote is an amazing feature. How convenient!

  47. Telena Reynolds says:

    I like the voice remote feature

  48. the voice remote most intrigued me

  49. The voice remote is such a great feature!

  50. enhanced closed captioning

    missyingling at gmail dot com

  51. i like voice remote

  52. Marti Tabora says:

    I think the enhanced closed captioning is really great, it can be customized for your particular needs.

  53. Heather S says:

    The voice remote feature….so COOL!

  54. Susan Christy says:

    The voice remote feature is my favorite.

  55. the talking guide is the one that I most like

  56. the voice remote seems really wonderful.

  57. iamalighthouse says:

    I like the voice aspect!

  58. Amanda Whitley says:

    i find the voice remote feature really handy.

  59. Laura J says:

    I love the voice remote feature! This would have been so perfect for my grandmother as she could not see up close.

  60. Deborah G says:

    I think the voice remote feature is a great idea, it’s my favorite!

  61. Wendy Boyd says:

    All of the features sound terrific to me. I love that advancements in this are are actually happening and it’s not just alot of “talk”.

  62. The talking guide is very interesting!

  63. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the voice remote feature.

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