This post is sponsored by Xfinity

Last week, my friends at Xfinity hosted a series of Autism Awareness Month events and I was honored to be a part of one held in Boston. I’m so excited to be partnering with a brand that is not only socially responsible, but that goes to great lengths to find solutions for people with disabilities and their families.

Xfinity has been pushing the boundaries of what technology can do for a long time. They make life safer and more connected for families with Xfinity Home and Xfinity Mobile and keep us entertained with Xfinity X1. But when the technology does more than just connect and entertain, I get goosebumps of appreciation.

Xfinity is a great platform for people who are hearing or vision impaired. They have advanced closed caption functionality on their X1 platform, so you can customize the look and feel of the captions, including the font sizes and colors.

Video description and voice guidance are really useful for impaired viewers. Someone who is visually impaired or blind can watch shows and listen to a voice guide narrate what is happening on the screen. The voice guidance will speak to you while you navigate the menu so you can find what you are looking for.

I connected with the super inspiring Anne Edmondson, whose son Jake is on the Autism spectrum. Just an amazing woman with an amazing philosophy on life. It was encouraging to hear how Xfinity technologies have helped her and her son navigate a path to independance. Jake lived at home with mom, but when he showed an interest in gaining more independance, Anne found a way to use her Xfinity Home system and security camera to allow Jake to be at home without her. She realized she could check in on Jake using the Xfinity Home app on her cell phone when she was at work. Having that connection gave her peace of mind and gave Jake the independence he desperately wanted. You can watch Anne and Jake’s story HERE.

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, Xfinity has curated content around Autism for the month and beyond. Simply say “Autism Awareness Month” into your X1 Voice Remote and select the category to view binge-worthy shows like The Good Doctor and Atypical and documentaries like How to Dance in Ohio.

And while you’re binging – this is the perfect time to sample a whole bunch of new shows, during Watchathon, Xfinity’s annual weeklong bingefest. It starts tonight – Monday 16th. Xfinity customers can access top shows from Netflix, HBO, STARZ, NBC and more, for free with Xfinity On Demand.