BlueSky TV Accessibility features and benefits

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Learn about some of the features of BlueSky TV that can provide a more accessible TV experience for Shaw BlueSky TV customers with disabilities. BlueSky TV offers these key accessibility features.

 

 

Voice Guidance

The Voice Guidance option features the BlueSky TV talking guide that speaks on-screen text and options aloud to help you navigate through screens and menus. The feature empowers customers who are visually impaired or have difficulty reading and comprehending the BlueSky TV interface to navigate it independently. Voice Guidance is only available on the BlueSky TV Operating System from Shaw.

Related: How to Enable the Talking Guide Voice Guidance in BlueSky

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Voice Remote

The BlueSky TV cable box listens. With the BlueSky TV voice remote, you can use simple voice commands to change channels, search for shows, enable closed captioning and more. Just say things like “Watch Ellen,” “Show me movies with dinosaurs,” “what should I watch?” “when is the next Canucks game on?” and much more. The Voice Remote is only available with BlueSky TV.

Related: How to Enable Voice Control with your BlueSky TV Remote Control

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Video Description

The BlueSky TV cable box also communicates through narration. Video description is a secondary audio program with a narrator that describes what’s happening on the screen, including actions, facial expressions, scene changes, graphics information and on-screen text. 

 

Learn More: How to Enable Video Description

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Enhanced Closed Captioning

With BlueSky TV Enhanced Closed Captioning settings give you control over the style of your closed captions including:

 

  • The on-screen transcription of the dialogue
  • Sound effects on the show you’re watching
  • The ability to ensure caption readability with options like font size, style and color, background color and opacity and more.

Learn More: How to Enable Closed Captioning

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The easiest way to enable the two is to hit the down arrow when watching a program and use the quick menu.  You can also toggle to enable/disable Closed Captioning by simply saying "Closed Captioning" in your Voice Remote.

        

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