July 5, 2019

Remote Lets People With Physical Disabilities Control The TV

Xfinity X1 eye control

Xfinity X1 eye control

Comcast has launched a new feature that allows customers with physical disabilities a way to control a TV using only their eyes.

Xfinity X1 eye control is a free web-based remote for tablets and computers that pairs with existing eye gaze hardware and software, sip-and-puff switches and other assistive technologies. The customer can gaze at a button and the remote sends the corresponding command to the television.

Customers can also “type out” voice commands with their eyes to request, for example, “action movies” or a specific TV channel.

“Changing the channel on a TV is something most of us take for granted but until now, it was a near-impossible task for millions of viewers,” said Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President Accessibility Comcast.

“We’re hoping our new X1 feature makes a real difference in the lives of our customers.”

For more information on X1 eye control visit https://www.xfinity.com/support/accessibility

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