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Comcast launches voice-guided TV interface

Comcast has unveiled voice-enabled television user interface, a solution that it sys will revolutionise the way its Xfinity TV customers, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, navigate the X1 platform.

The “talking guide” features a female voice that reads aloud selections like programme titles, network names and time slots as well as DVR and On Demand settings.  The feature will be available to all X1 customers in the next few weeks.

“Television is universally loved, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy it,” Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast  “The talking guide feature will enable all of our customers to experience the X1 platform in a new way, and give our blind and visually impaired customers the freedom to independently explore and navigate thousands of shows and movies.  We’re just scratching the surface of what’s possible in the accessibility space and we are thrilled to have Tom and his team leading the charge.”

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