[BCAB] Really useful skills on the Amazon Echo

Clive Lever clive.lever1955 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 21:12:47 GMT 2018


...and the good news is that we've now recorded a demo of the skill which will be available on the BCAB website in the members' area, and a taster for it will appear in our next podcast.

Best,
Clive

 

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From: Kerry Fielding [mailto:littlemisslovely1973 at me.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:57 PM
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] Really useful skills on the Amazon Echo

Hi Claire.  That's really useful.  Thanks.


Kerry


On 09/03/2018 14:10, Claire Potter wrote:
> Hi Clive, I find myself using a skill called My workouts quite a lot, purely because it is fully audio based and it means that I can have custom made workouts in the comfort of my home and still keep fit, it asks for some details about your fitness level, then based on the details you give it creates a 20 minute workout, then at the end of each workouts she asks whether you found the workout too hard, too easy, or just right. If you need a description of an exercise you say help and she gives a very detailed description of how you do the exercise.   Would you be interested in that at all?
>
> Thanks, Claire Sent from my Braillenote touch Android tablet On 9 Mar 
> 2018 13:33, Clive Lever <clive.lever1955 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
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>> There have been some comments to the effect that the skills 
>> highlighted in the weekly 'what's new in Alexa" emails are mainly too 
>> trivial. It's a shame thatthey don't include more Skills which are of 
>> particular value to us as blind and partially-sighted people.
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>> So, if you have any favourite, genuinely useful skills to alert us 
>> to, please write on or off-list. I plan to think of ways the best of 
>> them could be included in an item, possibly a regular feature on our 
>> podcast. If you can send audio files of you actually calling up your 
>> favourite ones, so much the better. Those would be best sent off-list though.
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>> Thanks,
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>> Clive
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