TV Remote Control for the Elderly

Television (TV) is a medium of entertainment, education, and information. Similar to acoustic sirens and radios, it is an emergency channel that is of significance when relaying public announcements (Ellis and Kent 2015). Therefore, its accessibility is an important factor in ensuring everyone in a population benefits from its operation. Its accessibility can be improved by the provision of access services or redefining its programs. Consequently, utilization of assistive technologies can also be used to improve its accessibility. For instance, usage of remote controls with legible buttons and the availability of a wireless connection between the viewers’ hearing aid and the TV. This research will analyze TV remote control designs for the elderly.

There are various TV remote control systems that are designed specifically for the elderly. For instance, the ACCENTA remote control, which provides the choice of a totally hand-held operation or hands-free voice. It further provides t...