DISH has joined a growing number of television providers to offer accessibility services as a part of its set-top boxes. In a recently-posted YouTube video, Joseph Hodge demonstrates the Hopper 3, one of the DISH receivers with text-to-speech functionality. Pressing the Option button twice launches the service which speaks the program guide, loads on-demand content and lets you record shows. According to Hodge, some of the apps including Pandora and Weather also speak, though others including YouTube and Netflix currently do not.
Text-to-speech functionality is available on the Hopper 2, Hopper 3 and Wally receivers and can be requested by contacting DISH sales for current or perspective customers. More information can be found on DISH's accessibility page.Source: DISH
personally, i'm not a dish person though i'm not a calbe person either then i have to say in channel lineups some have had more to offer then others. its nice that accessibility features are for dish hoppers. however me personally, i would prefer a smart tv. accessibility is already in thoughs and its a one time purchase. i don't have to be in a contract or pay for the rest of my life in that sense. i don't wana be in a contract for accessibility. most of these providers you are. if i purchase, then thats it. the smart 4k tv's from samsung have this and honestly sounds alot better. sony's 4k tv's have this as well. but it is good for those who like dish or other providers when they get on board. however, for me i'll pass.
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