On the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day today 21 March, a new function of Alexa, Amazon's voice assistant arrives: in collaboration with the Italian Association of Down Syndrome (Aipd): it is called 'Ragazzi in Gamba' and offers interactive stories.
"Users in Italy will be able to listen to interactive stories created by the AIPD, whose main theme is autonomy; they offer girls and boys with Down syndrome, and others, a useful support for learning and recognizing appropriate behaviors to be adopted in situations where a certain level of autonomy may be necessary," explains a note.
A narrator, named Giorgio, tells stories about what behaviors you can adopt when you are alone,
"Aipd has been fighting for more than 40 years against the prejudices present against people with SD, and organized the first National Day of the Person with Down Syndrome in 1987. We are happy to add another piece to our story: thanks to the collaboration with Amazon Alexa, we enter another dimension of information to support and serve people with Down syndrome", said Gianfranco Salbini, president of AIPD.
"We are very proud to have supported the Association, we give voice to messages of independence and autonomy that can offer concrete support to girls and boys with Down syndrome, underlining our commitment to making Alexa technology increasingly accessible", he said. added Giacomo Costantini, Business Development Manager of Amazon Alexa.