Sky+HD Accessibility Settings

Accessibility features in your Sky+HD TV Guide

You can set up the accessibility features you need in the accessibility tab you will find in settings, such as subtitles or audio description options, and select the display that best suits you to make it easier to navigate your Sky+HD TV Guide.

If you need to update your Sky TV accessibility settings, you can do this in your Sky Guide. To access the settings:

1.Press Services on your Sky remote.

2.Use the down arrow button to highlight Accessibility.

3.Press Select

1.	Press Services on your Sky remote

You can customise your Sky Guide with a high contrast colour scheme and a bolder font option to make it easier to navigate.

Here’s how to set it up:

Here’s how to set it up

1.Press the down arrow to highlight Increase Contrast and Font Size

2.Using the left or right arrow you can change the setting to: ON, FONT ONLY, CONTRAST ONLY,  or OFF. 

3.Make sure you press the green button to save your settings.

Figure 1 – Increase Contrast and Font Size ON

Increase Contrast and Font Size ON

Figure 2 – Increase Contrast and Font Size CONTRAST ONLY

 Increase Contrast and Font Size CONTRAST ONLY

Figure 3 - Increase Contrast and Font Size BOLD ONLY

 Increase Contrast and Font Size BOLD ONLY

Increase Contrast and Font Size also works when the Highlight programmes with Accessibility setting is set to Subtitles or Audio Description

Subtitled programmes or those with an Audio Description will be highlighted with a blue background and white text.

Figure 4

Increase Contrast and Font Size: ON and Highlight programmes with Accessibility: Subtitles or Audio Description

Increase Contrast and Font Size

You’ll still be able to use Increase Contrast and Font Size when you’re using HD highlighting and highlighting programmes with Accessibility.  

To switch HD highlighting on or off go to the Customise menu in Options, or press the left arrow when you have the Accessibility tab highlighted, and change the Highlight Programmes Originated in HD setting.

Figure 5 - Increase Contrast and Font Size ON with Highlight programmes with Accessibility Subtitles or Audio Description and HD Highlighting ON

Increase Contrast and Font Size ON

Note: Within some branded Catch Up channel areas (BBC iPlayer, ITV, All 4 and Demand 5), the contrast setting is not applicable even with the Increase Contrast and Font Size setting ON we can only change the font size.

If you have any issues setting up your accessibility settings, please contact the accessibility customer support team by visiting the Contact Us support page here.