Comcast’s latest accessibility feature lets customers change TV channels with their eyes
Comcast is introducing eye control to its X1 cable platform, a new effort that the company says will improve the experience of watching TV for millions of people with physical disabilities. Eye control lets customers change channels, pull up the X1 programming guide, set DVR recordings, and navigate through other menus of the cable box using only their eyes.
Comcast says it’s supporting basically all popular eye gaze hardware and software on the market to make the feature as accessible as possible — including devices from Tobii — plus “Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies.” Tobii president Tara Rudnicki said, “we are pleased to see how Comcast continues to make their products and solutions accessible.”
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