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Checklist for Plain Old Telephone Systems (POTS)

No significant benefits No significant benefits
Minor benefits Minor benefits
Major benefits Major benefits
User Groups
Visual
Hearing
Physical
Cognitive
Ageing
           
Display          
There is a high contrast display
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is a socket to allow the connection of an external display
Major benefits visual
Minor benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
No significant benefits ageing
There is a synthetic speech alternative to the visual display
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
No significant benefits ageing
There is a tactile display
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
No significant benefits ageing
The visual display of text is legible
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is a large character display
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is a text send display
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
No significant benefits ageing
VDU text is adjustable
Major benefits visual
Minor benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Handset          
The handset is easy to grip
Minor benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The handset is lightweight
Minor benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The handset has a plug connection
No significant benefits visual
Minor benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
No significant benefits ageing
The handset is of an ergonomic design
Minor benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The earpiece is large enough and shaped to cover most of the ear
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
No significant benefits ageing
There is a facility for an additional earphone
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Hearing aid          
A hearing aid can be coupled to the telephone
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is hearing aid compatibility
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Keys/Keyboard          
The keys are enlarged
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The keys are guarded or recessed
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The keys incorporate tactual feedback
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is audible confirmation of a key press
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is a displayed indication of the number dialled
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Key pressure can be adjusted
Major benefits visual
Minor benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The keypad is not in the handset
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
An additional keyboard can be connected
Minor benefits visual
Minor benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The telephone uses a standard key layout
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is tactual marking on the '5'
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is a text send keyboard
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
No significant benefits ageing
The keys are marked in a large clear typeface
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Speech-input keying is provided
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Volume/Amplification          
There is a facility for microphone amplification
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The receiver amplification can be increased by at least 20dB
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The pitch of the ringer can be adjusted
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The ringer volume can be adjusted
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The sidetone level can be adjusted
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is a visual ringing signal
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Other features          
Coupling to a computer is possible
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
No significant benefits ageing
There is a dial-out buffer memory
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
The telephone can be operated hands-free
No significant benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The telephone has a non-slip base
Minor benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing