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How Amazon Alexa Can Help With Online Learning

How Amazon Alexa Can Help With Online Learning

Whenever I am working on assignments or reading for my online classes at my desk, one of my favorite tools to use to help me with productivity is my Amazon Echo Dot. As strange as it may seem, Amazon Alexa can help with online learning…

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Write

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Write

I easily write over a thousand words each day when doing various school and blog-related tasks. One of the tools that I use the most frequently for getting writing help isn’t a website or web browser extension- it’s actually my Amazon Echo Dot and the…

Creating Custom Workouts With Amazon Alexa

Creating Custom Workouts With Amazon Alexa

I have trouble following along with a lot of exercise videos and classes, so I decided to do some research to see if I could use my favorite technology to create an audio-based exercise routine that I could use as needed. My favorite option that…

Creating Custom Flashcards With Amazon Alexa

Creating Custom Flashcards With Amazon Alexa

A couple of weeks ago, my friend was telling me how they had been getting eye strain from studying digital flashcards for one of their classes, and how they wished, in their own words, that they could have “flashcards that talked to you.” I did…

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Navigate Your Dorm

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Navigate Your Dorm

Lately, I’ve been trying out some of the Alexa Skill Blueprints to create custom Amazon Alexa skills, and I was excited to find a skill to customize for navigating my dorm with Amazon Alexa. For many people with visual impairments, it can be helpful to…

Using Amazon Music With Vision Impairment

Using Amazon Music With Vision Impairment

I spend several hours a day listening to music, usually on my iPod or an internet connected device. While I enjoy being able to buy songs and albums when possible to support my favorite artists, I also love having access to any song I can…

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Listen To History

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Listen To History

One of the many interesting talents that the Amazon Alexa possesses is the ability to allow users to listen to history, whether that be through vintage recordings, old-time radio, or learning new things. Here is a selection of free skills that show how Amazon Alexa…

Five Free Ways To Use Technology For Locating Your Phone

Five Free Ways To Use Technology For Locating Your Phone

At one point, my friend was holding onto my phone while we walked across campus. When we got back to my dorm, my friend realized that my phone was not where they thought it was. Instead of panicking, I was able to use Google to…

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You With Art

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You With Art

I have had my Amazon Echo Dot for over a year now, and I am always surprised at how much that the Alexa voice assistant can do, including Amazon Alexa art skills. Recently, I received a post request to talk about how Amazon Alexa can…

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Read

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Read

How to use the Amazon Echo with Amazon Alexa to read- great for users with vision impairments and print disabilities.

Accessing The News With Assistive Technology

Accessing The News With Assistive Technology

Five news apps that are free and accessible for screen readers, magnifiers, and large print. Great for low vision users and users with print disabilities.

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Sleep

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Sleep

How Amazon Alexa can help you sleep, with eight free skills.

How I Use IFTTT

How I Use IFTTT

How I create custom skills at no cost for my Amazon Alexa, phone, and more- no programming experience needed

Accessible Periodic Tables For Low Vision

Accessible Periodic Tables For Low Vision

Ten options for making the periodic table accessible for students with blindness, low vision, and vision impairment.

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Study

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Study

Six ways Amazon Alexa can help with homework, great for auditory learners and blind/visually impaired students