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Help! Large button remote needed for my 93 year old mum.

My mum can’t see the buttons easily and it would save me and the planet using lots of petrol going to sort her tv out, where she has pressed the wrong buttons!

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Re: Large button remote

This query comes up occasionally, and I know @HowardML has some experience however...

AFAIK, VM don't offer this. I believe a "high contrast" remote is available, however this is just one with white buttons rather than black, and the text is black instead.

Personally - One4All do excellent multi-box remotes, that also have a learning facility where you can teach the remote to replicate functions that may be specific to individual equipment. I've used one of these with my V6 for many years now - it took a little while going through each of the unique TiVo/V6 buttons in "learning mode", but that's a one-time process.

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Re: Large button remote

Hi jank,

Hopefully a member of the forum staff will pick this up for you to save having to make a phone call.

VM offer an Accessibility Remote. It's white with black buttons and is designed with partially sighted customers in mind. The buttons are different shapes to differentiate them and have a raised button on the number 5 to best locate the number buttons. 

 

There are also some changes that you can make to the screen itself to make it easier for your mum to navigate: If mum has difficulty seeing the screen, both the V6 and TiVo has 'audio cues' which can help her find her way around the menus. These are sounds that show actions and reactions to button presses on the remote control.

There are five main audio cues:

  • A tone that starts low and goes higher - this means you've moved forward into the next menu.
  • A tone that starts high and goes lower - this sounds means you pressed BACK or returned to the previous menu.
  • A single tone - this sound means you've pressed a button when moving around the TV guide.
  • A deep tone - you'll hear this sound when you've tried to carry out an action that isn't available.

You can read more about those settings and more features on VM's dedicated Help page

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