BlueSky TV by Shaw Communications
Here is what I learned about the base technology that Shaw has imported into Canada and are now calling BlueSky TV. It’s originally a ComCast system called X1 and is licensed by Shaw exclusively in Western Canada and Rogers in Eastern Canada for the next 3 years.
I wouldn’t call it completely accessible, however thanks to the Voice Guidance it is, for the most part, usable by blind folks. This is a service designed for and promoted to the sighted TV viewer, so not necessarily built with blind accessibility in mind.
Check out these videos.
How to Program your X1 Remote Control to your TV and Audio Device:
(Sighted assistance may be needed)
Graphical Layout of the X1 Remote Control:
(Not accessible to blind) computer users)
Thx, Albert Ruel, GTT Coordinator
The Canadian Council of the Blind