Comcast’s New Feature to Help Visually Impaired Experience TV

Comcast is partnering with organizations dedicated to serving people with visual disabilities to bring the company’s new voice guidance technology to more people.  The “talking guide” is a feature on the X1 platform that reads aloud selections like program titles, network names and time slots as well as DVR and On Demand settings, giving users the freedom to independently explore and navigate thousands of shows and movies.

In February, Comcast launched a national campaign during the 2015 Academy Awards called “Emily’s Oz” that sparked an even bigger conversation about how people with disabilities enjoy entertainment.

Comcast is working with the following organizations and evaluating additional groups within the company’s service area:

  • Associated Services for the Blind – Philadelphia, PA
  • Carroll Center for the Blind – Newton, MA
  • Colorado Center for the Blind – Littleton, CO
  • Inglis – Philadelphia, PA
  • Miami Lighthouse – Miami, FL
  • Overbrook School for the Blind – Philadelphia, PA
  • Perkins School for the Blind – Watertown, MA 

To read more about the talking guide please Comcast.com