We are committed to making our products, services, and experiences accessible to the widest possible audience, and opening new doors to independence for people with disabilities. We partner with local Colorado organizations year-round to ensure our communities are more inclusive.
One partner we work with in a variety of ways throughout the year is The Independence Center in Colorado Springs. We recently partnered with them to host an event at our new Colorado Springs Xfinity store to showcase how Xfinity X1 eye control technology gives people with physical disabilities the ability to navigate their television using only their eyes – a feature many of their clients can benefit from.
Xfinity X1 eye control is a free web-based remote for tablets and computers that pairs with an existing eye gaze system. It allows viewers to have control over their Xfinity X1 television entertainment and features, all with a glance. With X1 eye control, customers can:
- Change the channel, launch the guide, search for content, set a recording and more, without assistance
- Turn on the X1 Sports App, which brings real-time sports scores and statistics into the screen right alongside the in-game action
- Access X1’s Accessibility menu which controls closed captioning, video description and voice guidance
- Use their gaze to type out voice commands like “watch NBC” or “action movies”
Staff and clients from The Independence Center, alongside several Colorado Springs city council members attended the event to see how the technology works in-person.
To see the demonstration yourself, check out The Gazette’s live demonstration video.
To learn more about Comcast’s commitment to accessibility, visit https://corporate.comcast.com/values/accessibility