A system and method are disclosed for providing access to a menu of options via voice control. The user intending to control a device accesses the device or appliance using a specific voice command. The command may be a "generic" keyword that can be applied to the assistant located on any device, for example, "Appliance Control". Alternatively, device-specific keywords could also be used. On receiving the command, the device assistant shows menu options to the user. The user may voice further keywords to select the desired menu option, after which the assistant sets the option. Advantages of the system and method include easier control for visual or mobility impaired persons.
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Candelore, Brant; Nejat, Mike; and Shintani, Peter, "Device-Specific Keywords To Invoke Control Settings", Technical Disclosure Commons, (May 01, 2017)