Thursday, June 2, 2011

A talking remote?

Maybe one of these is already on the market but I have not had the opportunity to find one as of yet. If I am wrong and anyone reading this blog knows otherwise, I would be really grateful if you can tell me where I can go to purchase one.

I think that a talking remote would be so good for so many. If someone could develop a talking remote that enables us to hear what keys we press for starters. I do not know how difficult it would be for a manufacturer to do this. With so many keys on a remote these days and more to come, it is very difficult to remember where everything is.

Maybe someone out there is listening and has already started to work on this. A talking remote could help so many in addition to blind persons. We are using remotes for so many gadgets and devices these days and as time marches on, we are going to see even more uses for remotes. So how about it? How about a talking remote?

I’m Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day and urging you to go out there and share my thoughts with others. Visit to learn more about some of the gadgets and devices being used by blind and sight impaired users.


  1. Hi Donna, you can turn your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android device into a talking IR remote with RedEye. RedEye is a universal remote app that basically allows you to mimic all your old IR remotes on your smartphone.

    Also, there are other apps out there for specific devices. Fore example, I have a few Logitech Squeezebox network music players. There is a controler app called iPeng that supports Voiceover.

  2. I believe may sell some talking universal remotes.