What are accessible TVs?

Accessible televisions have certain accessibility features built-in to make them easier to use for people with disabilities. This can include high contrast menus, zoom or magnification capabilities and on-screen text-to-speech.

We have recently collaborated with Samsung to help develop their latest Smart TV range which includes these features. The speech feature is called Voice Guide and is available on all series 7, 8 and 9 models and most series 6 models. All functions of the TV should speak although there is currently no speech support on third party apps such as iPlayer or Netflix.

Panasonic have sold talking TVs since 2012 which announce on-screen information and the most important menus. The banner information, accessibility menu and volume controls have speech but unfortunately the Electronic Program Guide currently doesn't. 

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