Assistive Technology: The Echo Dot (5th Gen)
Smart speakers are devices that act as a loudspeaker and voice-user interface with an integrated virtual assistant. The Echo Dot is a smart speaker with Alexa, the virtual assistant technology in Echo Dot that allows interaction through voice commands. Through Alexa, users can perform various tasks by talking to their smart speakers like searching for information, creating to-do lists, and shopping on Amazon.com, among others. This post aims to evaluate how users with disabilities may interact with some features of the Echo Dot.