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What’s New with Alexa? Learn About Eye Gaze on Alexa & More

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 3:20 PM PDT  
Platinum 4 (AMAZON)  
Alexa is for everyone. The Alexa Accessibility team will take you through how Alexa has evolved to become more accessible for customers with speech, cognitive and mobility disabilities. With the Disability community’s guiding principle, “Nothing about us without us,” the team will share Alexa’s vision for accessibility, how we work with customers throughout the feature development process, and how new features and expanded functionality are helping Alexa support new customer groups. This year, we’re excited to share our first foray into supporting customers with mobility or speech disabilities to use Alexa with their eyes. Instead of using voice or touch, eye gaze on Alexa will allow customers to gaze at their tablet to perform pre-set Alexa actions, like playing music and shows, controlling their home environment and communicating with loved ones—entirely hands and voice-free. Plus, today’s families are more dispersed and multicultural than ever before. With Call Translation, your Alexa audio and video calls can be translated in real-time, allowing call participants to communicate across languages more effectively. This feature also allows deaf and hard-of-hearing customers to communicate remotely more easily.  
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Disability Specific
  • K-12 Education
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Research & Development
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Alexa is for everyone. Come and learn about how Alexa is working with customers to build for people with disabilities. We’ll present Eye Gaze on Alexa, Call Translation and our 'nothing about us without us' approach.  
Primary Topic
Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)  
Secondary Topics
  • Captions & Transcription
  • Cognitive & Learning Disabilities
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Mobility
Session Type
General Track  


  • Juliana Tarpey

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