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Checklist for Remote Controls

No significant benefits No significant benefits
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User Groups
Visual
Hearing
Physical
Cognitive
Ageing
           
Keys          
Basic keys for power on/off, volume control, mute and channel up/down are included
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
Accessibility keys are included
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Keys are well spaced
Minor benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Keys are large and differentiable by shape, size or texture
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Distinct shapes correspond to the icons on the screen
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
A raised tactile dot should be placed on the number 5 key
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is tactile and audible feedback when a key is activated
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Keys are prioritised for inclusion on the remote control
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Keys are logically grouped
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There are pre-programmable keys for frequent functions
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The keys are placed in an intuitive position for single handed operation
No significant benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is a clear unambiguous key that permits the user to go back a step
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
Keys are positioned in a way that is consistent with their function
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Keys are operated independently there is no double key pressing required
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Labelling          
Text and symbol labels are clear, legible and contrasted to the colour of the keys or background
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Labels are in the maximum print size possible
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Labelling is durable and does not rub off
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
Labels are intuitive and standardised
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Touchscreens          
Graphical symbols are accompanied by text
Minor benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
An inactive space is provided around each target
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Physical characteristics and operation          
The remote control has a fixed hand strap
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The remote control has a textured grip
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The remote control is easy to hold by someone with a weak grip
No significant benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is consistent design of the user interface
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The remote control is easy to operate on flat surfaces
No significant benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The remote control is easy to operate one-handed
No significant benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The weight of the remote control is low
No significant benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The directional properties of the infra-red beam is wide
No significant benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The remote control contains an audible or visual device for easy location
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Batteries          
Access to the battery compartment is straightforward
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
Battery insertion is simple
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
           
Instruction manuals          
Simple clear concise language is used
Minor benefits visual
Minor benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
There is a table of contents and an index
Minor benefits visual
Minor benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
The manual is task orientated
Minor benefits visual
Minor benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
Instructions are provided in alternative formats
Major benefits visual
Minor benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
Instructions are in a typeface with good legibility
Major benefits visual
Minor benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
Information contained in pictures is also explained in the text
No significant benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Information is provided on what to do if the remote control does not work correctly, or the user is unable to understand the instructions
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing

Checklist for Keys
Checklist for Touchscreens