I wanted to build an accessible skill for a new Disability company called CoAbility Support. I wanted for there to be an easy way for participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to be able to contact CoAbility Support and find out more about the business.
What it does
The skill essentially gives users an overview of the business. It uses displays to share information, such as location, hours, phone number, email and their user details, so CoAbility Support can contact them.
How I built it
I built it using a program called VoiceFlow. I used Photoshop to edit images and json to format the APL display.
Challenges I ran into
I found it challenging finding a way to get the user in contact with CoAbility Support. I thought about a user who might not be able to make a call or email. Permission are offered when activating the skill and the user is asked would they like CoAbility Support to contact them. An email is then sent to the business with their name and email from their Alexa device, asking for one of the team to reach out.
Disclaimer: The skill is still being certified.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I have never used displays before, so I was proud to have figured out how to use it.
What I learned
I learnt that you need to have an https in the images, or they won't work.
What's next for CoAbility Support
More content built for the disability sector.