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Samsung honoured for widening access to technology

Neil Heslop, Managing Director RNIB Solutions (he is registered blind), interacting with the Samsung TV. Samsung recognized by RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) for outstanding progress in accessible technology for its Samsung TVs Samsung Electronics Research Institute UK, Staines Photo - Jed Leicester/Rex Features

|18 March 2016|

Samsung Electronics has been honoured by the UK Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for its work in producing innovative technology accessible to people with sight loss.

The RNIB has acknowledged it for making outstanding progress in accessible technology for 2015 Samsung TVs. The RNIB’s prestigious Inclusive Society Award recognises RNIB partners for innovations in technology that allows people with sight loss to live more independently.

Samsung’s Voice Guide feature makes a range of TV functions easier to use for the people with sight loss. It includes all day-to-day operations such as channel changing, describing programmes, setup, web browsing and other steps typically only shown on screen.

“Our organisation offers resources and information that better the day-to-day lives of the people with sight loss,” said Neil Heslop, Director of RNIB Solutions. “Samsung has partnered with us to improve the TV viewing experience year after year and we are recognising their contributions with this award.”

“Samsung recognises the importance of creating an easy and seamless user experience for everyone, regardless of their physical abilities,” said Steve Park, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics Research Institute UK (SRUK). “Our products aim to have the best accessibility implementation in the marketplace today, and we are honoured to be recognised by the RNIB. We will continue to work with our partners to improve the technology and accessibility offerings for all of our products and services.”

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Iain is an experienced writer, journalist and lecturer, who held editorships with a number of business focussed publications before co-founding and becoming editor of Innovators Magazine. Iain is also the strategic director for OnePoint5Media.

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