Phone Guide to help You With a Disability
DISABILITY FEATURES ON TELEPHONES
Telephones can be fiddly and tricky to operate for anyone, but if you are someone with an impairment then these essential communications devices can be a struggle. However, the major manufacturers, and in particular, BT, have thought about this and come up with features to try to make telephone operation use more accessible to all. Here are a few of the features that are well worth looking at should you have such an impairment - be it Hearing, Speech & language, Dexterity, Sight, Mobility or simply Understanding & Using technology.
This is present in some cordless phones and prevents acoustic feedback for those wearing hearing aids.
For people with either a visual impairment or with dexterity issues large clear and easy to use buttons are a great relief.
A clear, well defined display will make legibility far easier in poor lit conditions or for those with poor eyesight.
Many corded or cordless phones come with a built in speaker phone which removes the necessity to hold the handset at all times as this can be tiring for some people.