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But as with many accessibility features, it could also see broader adoption by the larger population of users.

Mike George, VP Alexa, Echo and Appstore for Amazon, speaks during the LG press conference at CES in Las Vegas, U.S., January 4, 2017.

Alexa might be a little less knowledgeable about certain things than Google Assistant, but Amazon's popular AI-based tool stands out with its flexibility and continuously improving ease of use.

If you would like Alexa to speak slower, all you need to do say, "Alexa, speak slower" within range of one of your Alexa smart speakers. But now Amazon wants to help you with that, at least with its own assistant, Alexa. You can also say "Alexa, speak at your default rate" if you want her to go back to her original setting.

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Now, users can get Alexa to speak faster by saying "Alexa, speak faster".

Amazon is releasing the new ability for it's Alexa smart assistant: the ability to choose how fast it talks. Amazon has been working to make Alexa more accessible on a number of fronts over the past year.

If you hate the sound fo Alexa speaking fast or slow, just say, "Alexa, speak at your default rate". "Some of our hard of hearing and older customers shared how they love talking to Alexa and how she has become a companion but sometimes they would like her to slow down so they can better understand her responses". Other customers, like those who are blind or have low vision and are more familiar with listening to audio content, wanted to hear information more quickly. We're impressed at how easy it is to slow her down, so it'll be great not to have to ask her to repeat herself multiple times.

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