Need help with the TV remote ? X1 from Comcast just might be for you….

We’ve been talking a lot about accessible television recently, and today we came across another great service that can make it easier for people with a visual impairment or who are blind use their television – X1 from Comcast!

This service introduces some great features for the blind and visually impaired, such as an accessible television guide, accessible menus and accessible DVR control so you never have to miss your favorite shows again or find what channel they are on 🙂

In addition, a problem to many people with a visual impairment may have finally been solved – Comcast have introduced a voice activated remote control! no more struggling to find the correct button, simply speak into the remote to have it change channels, start recording, suggest things to watch and a lot more. 

We think that this service has a lot of potential for helping people with visual issues access and use their television more easily, potentially increasing their quality of life and happiness. 

For more information on this service, visit

We are always getting questions about television and hope that our recent articles can help with some ideas on how to make watching television easier and more fun as a blind or low vision individual. As always, feel free to comment or call 312-997-3649 with any questions!


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