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February 21, 2019

Autism Awareness and Accessibility: How Xfinity Products are Designed for All

Xfinity Autism Awareness and Accessibility

Xfinity products work best when they’re accessible to everyone. Xfinity aims to make a positive impact on everyone we service, including families impacted by autism and other disabilities. With all levels of differing abilities come different accessibility needs, and our products include different functions with accessibility in mind.

X1 Voice Remote: just say it and see it

To find a collection of programs focused on autism, simply say “Autism Awareness” into your X1 Voice Remote. To find programs focused on (or featuring) many differing abilities, say “Accessibility Awareness”. Or, to learn how to use some of the built-in accessibility features on X1, say “Accessibility Tips”.

As an added benefit of the X1 Voice Remote, some non-verbal children on the spectrum have been known to start talking with the help of the X1 Voice Remote, as the concept of X1’s “say it and see it” feature brings them instant gratification.

Xfinity Home: give your family some peace of mind

With Xfinity Home, you’ll get peace of mind by using features that alert you when doors and windows are opened in your home. You’ll also be able to monitor your home by using our security cameras and App.

If your young child on the spectrum is a “runner,” you can use unique sounds to identify doors and windows in the home. This will allow you to easily identify which door or window has been opened so you can prevent your child from getting in harm’s way.

If your child is a young adult who craves independence, our Xfinity Home cameras and App allow you to check in on things from time to time via cell phone or tablet, giving you peace of mind while supporting your loved one’s need to live independently.

Xfinity Stream: watch TV whenever and wherever you want

With the Xfinity Stream app, you can turn your mobile devices into TVs. For example, if you’re taking a road trip, you can take your child’s entire X1 DVR Thomas the Tank Engine collection with you and stream it on the go, or download it to watch offline. Having all of your child’s favorite shows with you when you’re anticipating a long line at an amusement park or long wait at a doctor’s office helps the whole family enjoy a more positive experience.

You can also customize the panel controls on each mobile device, making the Xfinity Stream experience a safe and positive one for family members of all ages and abilities.

Xfinity xFi: staying on schedule

If your focus is on keeping your kids on schedule, then Xfinity xFi (our WiFi gateway) can help. On the Xfinity xFi app, you can set up parental controls and bedtime schedules, as well as WiFi time allowances and WiFi “pauses” across your home network. These features allow you to know when your family is reaching their usage limits, and pause access to your home network during family dinners or bedtime hours.

All of these features and more are available within our suite of products, ensuring that Xfinity creates a positive experience for people of all abilities.