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Technology and social isolation

Feb 24, 2021 / by Anthony Micallef

Topics : Independent Living

Choosing the right access switch

Jan 19, 2021 / by Anthony Micallef

When navigating assistive technology via an access switch (often referred to as AAC switches), it is important to choose the right switch for the job. Everyone's physical functional ability is different, but fortunately we are presented with a wide array of accessible switches. Whether you need a simple, robust button that can stand the test of time, or an intricate, finely tuned sip-and-puff switch, it all comes down to the user. 
Topics : How-to, Assistive Technology, Accessible Switches

Playing music on your Google speaker

Jan 15, 2021 / by Anthony Micallef

If your emitto™ system came with a Google assistant-enabled speaker, such as a Nest Mini, Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max, you can use it just like any other Google assistant. This includes playing music. This guide will show you how to connect a Spotify account and Bluetooth headphones so that you can listen to your music whenever you want, completely hands-free. When you get your Google speaker, it will be connected to YouTube Music's free services by default. Without following any of the additional steps in this guide, you can simply say "Okay Google, play music" and music will start playing on your speaker. You can also specify the artist, album, or song. As you use Google to play music, it will learn your musical preferences. Then, using commands such as "Okay Google, play music" will get better at playing music you like.

Topics : Voice Control, Voice Technology, Google Speaker