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Accessibility: Just got harder to toggle closed-captioning on and off

When I updated to the X1 platform, I was delighted to discover that I no longer had to go through a complicated process to turn closed captioning on or off. I could now use the down arrow on my remote (under the OK button) and with ONE CLICk toggle closed captioning on or off. I did this often as I need to use closed captioning while I am watching a show, but I need to turn it off when I want to go into the guide...the captions interfere with being able to read listings/program descriptions.

 

As of a few days ago, when I press the down arrow, it always defaults to the PAUSE option, soi I have to left arrow twice to select the CC toggle option. This is a step back in convenience, plus I keep accidentally pausing a show when that was not my intent.

 

Both this change and the change that removed the picture-in-picture (PIP) with the B shortcut button PENALIZE those of us who need accessibility assistance. The alternatives we are told are just as good for PIP (right arrow) are NOT acceptable alternatives for someone who needs the larger print I can get when I read listings via the grid guide. Plus, we recently lost the ability to set recordings within the Xfinity Stream app--which means we need to spend more time moving around the guide on our TV screen to set recordings--so loss of the PIP while in grid guide mode is an even greater loss now.

 

Please...at least roll back the change that makes the down arrow button automatically default to the PAUSE setting...before, it automatically went to whatever my last selection on that screen was, which meant I could toggle closed captioning on-off with just two touches of the remote--which I did several times each day.

 

Hope I have not been confusing in my explanations. Please think about life from the perspective of people who need accessibility support before making changes that are a step back!

 

Official Employee

Re: Accessibility: Just got harder to toggle closed-captioning on and off

BiggJ, thanks for posting here. We appreciate your feedback. I will pass this along to my leadership. 

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Re: Accessibility: Just got harder to toggle closed-captioning on and off

Kudos to you! I agree.

 

Changing the down arrow in that manner was also very unnecessary in that there are seperate buttons on the remote for replay (Back / Pause / Forward). I also turn CC on and off several times a day and also at the end of the day to be considerate to the other members of my family who do not have hearing problems.

Official Employee

Re: Accessibility: Just got harder to toggle closed-captioning on and off

Press the B button and Ok, gets you to CC