Google has announced through its official blog a partnership with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. As a result, Google will donate 100,000 units of the Google Home Mini to people with paralysis.
The news is enough to mark the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed July 26, 1990. Those interested in receiving a unit will have to live in the United States. The news was told by Garrison Redd, a Foundation ambassador who spoke of the benefits of the device in his life.
Garrison Redd is a weightlifting athlete who is training to participate in the 2020 Paralympic Games. The Google Home Mini is an integral part of the life of an athlete who does not look at the wheelchair as a limitation.
Athlete schedules alarms, schedules workouts and makes shopping list in Home Mini
It is with the help of the Google Mini that Redd activates your alarms and handles your workout schedule. It is also through the service that makes your shopping list, as you write in your publication.
As we see in the video, the athlete uses the Google Mini for the simplest tasks. Turning on the light, turning on the heating system or the television are all within a voice control, ideal for someone with this condition.
This type of donation from Google is also a way for Google to showcase some of the lesser known benefits of voice-driven devices. Asking Google Assistant for news can be trivial to many, but essential to others.
If you live in the United States and suffer from paralysis, you can claim your Google Home Mini for free using this form.