DirecTV and U-Verse Now Have Accessibility Features

Last Updated on: 12th July 2017, 08:51 am

Good news, American blind kids. You now have even more choices when it comes to accessibly watching television.

In this interview John Herzog, Accessibility Solutions Engineer, describes the many advancements AT&T media based products have been gaining since November 2016. Both the DirecTV apps for Android and iOS are speech friendly now with their respective screen readers. John will take us on a tour of the iOS app with stops by the DVR Manager and live TV functions. You will also hear how you can turn on the talking guide on your DirecTV box along with some other information about accessing your secondary audio. John will also provide information about how similar features can be utilized via the U-Verse apps. All of this amazing access is free to U-Verse and DirecTV subscribers.

I’m listening now, and while not every feature is absolutely perfect, it sounds pretty amazing. Seriously Canada, can we get with the fuckin’ program here?

You can check out the interview here, and you can go here for more info on DirecTV’s talking guide and here for more about U-Verse’s offerings.

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