How do I request a remote control with large buttons for my elderly relative please? I have seen that this dilemma has been raised before but it wasn't clear how to request them.
A member for the Forum Team should be able help you out with this when they pick up your post in a day or two.
Info below from https://www.virginmedia.com/help/accessibility
High Contrast Virgin TV V6 box and TiVo box remote control
Our high contrast Virgin TV V6 and TiVo® box remote is available to all our customers with accessibility needs who may benefit from it.
All Virgin TV V6 and TiVo® remotes offer the following features:
• Buttons of different shapes to make using them easier.
• Curved sides so you know which way it's facing.
• A raised indicator on the 5 button.
• Audio feedback cues on the TV.
• Audio description available.
I am very disappointed - I have received the alternative remote BUT the buttons are the same size as the version we already have so is of no use- we need a large button version - please can you look into this and get back to me asap
Thank you for reaching back out to us here.
We are very sorry about this but on checking, our accessibility remotes are in high contrast but the buttons are no bigger than the standard model.
I appreciate you were advised one with bigger buttons would be supplied so we apologise for any disappointment caused.
Is there a particular part of the remote your relative struggles with?
Elderly people need something that is big button, simple as they can't see as well and may not big very good with their hands or fingers. It's really a question of why you haven't addressed this; why do you need clarification lots of info out there. I'm considering cutting the virgin service off as my mum can't understand the remote no matter how many times i explain it to her!
Thanks for posting to the thread.
We are very sorry you feel this way and want to assure you that all feedback regarding the service and what we offer is always taken in to consideration.
Your feedback regarding the remote will be passed on to the business for review.