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Samsung TVs receive accreditation from blindness organisation

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Samsung has announced that it has received the U.K.’s Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) ‘Tried and Test’ accreditation showing that its 2020 Smart TVs are suitable for vision-impaired consumers.

Samsung was awarded the accreditation because of the features that its TVs support including:

  • The upgraded Voice Guide feature that lets users get key information about programs and instruction on how to use the remote control and other accessibility features.
  • The Digital Magnifier allows customers to expand text and images on large screens while mirroring a Samsung Galaxy smartphone to a TV.
  • The Focus Enlarge feature increases the size of specific fonts related to TV control, volume, and menus, for better legibility.
  • Finally, Samsung allows users to enlarge the sign language area for the hearing-impaired and adjust and move the subtitle positions.

Commenting on RNIB’s accreditation of Samsung’s newest TVs, David Clarke, Director of Services at RNIB, said:

“RNIB is delighted to award our Tried and Tested certification to Samsung in recognition of the accessibility features within their TV. RNIB and Samsung have worked together since 2013, and each year the accessibility features on their televisions have been improved and expanded.”

Earlier in the month, Samsung was also recognised by the Spanish NGO, ONCE Foundation, for its commitment to making its smartphones more accessible. The organisation said that the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note10 included features to assist people with vision and hearing impairments, moderate and severe manipulation difficulties, and speech difficulties.

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