Is watching the “Big Game” with your friends a February tradition? It’s not difficult to make sure your party is accessible for everyone. With the addition of a few pieces of adaptive equipment, you can enhance the experience for anyone who has low vision or is hearing impaired.
Where’s The Remote?
If that question sounds familiar, you might want to check out our supply of chunky, large-button remotes. Not only are they harder to lose and easier to operate, but they also make working the TV much simpler for someone who has low vision.
Our TV Partner remote is probably the biggest one available on the market. The unit measures 5.5″ wide x 8.5″ long x 2.5″ high and yet weighs only 12 ounces. The keys are a large .75 inches tall with large, black numbers. And the remote is shaped like a capital “I.” It’s almost impossible to lose this remote. And it won’t slip in between the couch cushions.
The CAN-DO remote is a great option- especially for people who need to feel their buttons for identification. The number-shaped buttons are large and raised, making it easy to see, feel, and push them. And then there’s the standard up and down arrows for both volume and channel. The whole thing is easy to navigate by touch alone.
Or, if you are just tired of searching through tiny buttons on your complicated remote, you can use the Big Button TV Universal remote. It’s ideal for both visually impaired and digitally challenged people. The buttons measure .62 inches each. And it has a lighted keypad.
The Screen Is Too Small!
We can’t all have movie-theater style entertainment systems in our house, but when you’re watching football on a small TV monitor, it can be difficult to tell what’s going on in the game. So how can you get some magnification?
Binoculars can be a good option, even for indoor viewing. Not all binoculars have the right range of magnification. But our 2.5X Sports Spectacles are perfect for TV, movies, or the theater. When you use these sports spectacles, each lens can be individually focused to see the TV. Other features include pupillary and nose bridge adjustments, as well as a protective case. (Which is very important when hosting a party where people are sitting on every available surface.)
Turn It Up!
It can be difficult to hear the game over the noise of people talking. But it is especially difficult to understand what is being said if you have any type of hearing loss. Just turning up the volume doesn’t always solve this problem.
One option for your visitors who are hearing impaired is using a set of their own personal headphones. This not only amplifies sound, but it helps block out background noise that can make the sound more muddled. Our Amplified Bluetooth Digital Headphones have padded ear muffs that can be worn over hearing aids with no interference. And they work up to 32 feet away from the audio device- so it’s easy to get up and grab a snack.
But what if everyone would like a little boost in sound? Or you want to listen to the game while eating or socializing in a different room? That’s just what the TV SoundBox allows you to do! It is designed with a convenient handle for carrying it from place to place. The volume control works independently from your TV speaker, which means you can turn the SoundBox up or down without it changing the volume of your TV.
No matter how you decide to party, check out our page for products that can make the experience more enjoyable for everyone.