British Telecom have always taken great pride in the supply of telephones for the differently abled and have ranges of phones to help anyone keep in touch when dealing with some sort of sensory or physical impairment. It is perfectly natural that a visually or aurally impaired person should find telephone use difficult so BT have developed ways to help.

The main ranges are the following :

Understanding & Using technology

BT Telephones with useful features including large well spaced keypad buttons, easily accessible memory buttons and speed dial.

The BT 6500, the Big Button 200 and the Converse 2200 are suitable for those who encounter issues when using gadgets.

Mobility

BT Telephones with useful features including cordless handsets that you can keep with you, and an answering machine so you don’t miss calls if you cannot get to the phone.

Ideal phones for those with mobility problems include the BT 4000 range of Big Button Cordless Phones.

Sight

BT Telephones with useful features including large, clearly labelled and well spaced keypad buttons, easily accessible memory store buttons, speed dial, large LCD with good sized text and keypad beeps to ensure that buttons are pressed properly.

BT produce the BT Big Button Telephone as well as the new BT 4000 Cordless phones for those with impaired or poor vision.

Speech

BT Telephones with useful features including speech amplification for outgoing sound, handsfree for anyone who uses a speech output device and SMS text messaging facility.

For those with impaired speech the best BT Telephones are the BT4500 Big Button, the BT Big Button and the BT Paragon Phones.

Dexterity

BT Telephones with useful features including easy grip handset, handsfree, large well spaced buttons, easily accessible memory store, speed dial and the ability to wall mount the telephone.

The BT Big Button and BT Converse 2200 are suitable for those with dexterity problems.

Hearing

BT Telephones with useful features including adjustable incoming speech volume control, built in inductive coupler to work with a hearing aid, handsfree, SMS texting and adjustable ringer tone and volume control.

We can reccomend the BT Decor Telephones or the BT Big Button Telephone for those with hearing difficulties.

For more information visit Telephones Online guide to Disability Phones