Remote Controls for those with sight loss
I personally feel it is essential to help those with sight loss remain independent (and stress free) for as long as possible and am always looking for ways to facilitate this. For many people television is a valued source of both entertainment and company and conventional controls become stressful to use as sight loss increases.
Remote controls for those with sight loss vary is size, style and price.
The image shown above is the Tek Pal – Universal Large Button TV Remote Control
( THIS CAN NOT BE USED with Televisions that use a cable or satellite box)
This remote will significantly
- Reduce the chances of hitting the wrong button and accidentally changing important settings.
- It only has 6 big buttons: Power Volume Up Volume Down Channel Up Channel Down Mute
- Comfortable to hold and use this remote is arthritis-friendly because the large buttons take no effort to press.
- There are no codes to enter. This remote can be used with a cable ready TV but not with TVs that use a cable or satellite box.
- Details: Requires 2 AA batteries; Overall Dimensions: 5.5″ L x 2.75″ W x 1″ D; Button Dimensions: Approx. 0.75″; Weight (with batteries): 5 oz
Prices start at £21.99
Doro are well known for their user friendly mobile phones, with easy to use features and large buttons but they also offer TV remote controls for those with sight loss.
Features of this remote control for those with sight loss are:
- 7 programmable keys
- Hard keys for best tactile feeling
- Learning function allows you to learn from your existing remote control
- Compatibility to RC5 RC6 IR equipment and all major brands of TV’s videos DVD’s and stereos
- Ringer off setting
Here is a customer review of the remote.
“Bought this for my elderly Aunt who was constantly pressing the wrong buttons on her TV remote and getting very confused and upset. This device is very simple to program, and works very well.
It does exactly what I was hoping for and she can now operate the basic TV functions herself confidently. The only downside of only having up/down channel movement is that it can take some time to scroll back to the beginning of your channels, so I configured the one ‘spare’ programmable button to always set the TV to BBC1 (channel 1).
This means that if my Aunt ever gets confused, all she does is press this magic button to get back to BBC1 from where she can start again. Simple, robust, easy to program and operate – what more could you want? ”
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