Features for Vision-Impaired and Blind Users

Polycom phones include various features that enable users with visual impairments to use many of the features on the phone.

The following table lists the accessibility features for visually-impaired and blind users.

Table 1. Accessibility Features for Vision-Impaired and Blind Users

Accessibility Feature


Adjustable backlight settings

You can change the brightness of the screen by adjusting backlight intensity settings.

Auto-answer feature

You can enable the phone to auto-answer calls so you don't have to choose an option to answer a call.

Tactile “5” key with raised bumps

The “5” key has two bumps that enable you discern the position of other keys on the keypad.

Large keys

The large keys on the phone console enable you to access phone features and functions.

Physical line keys

VVX phones, excluding VVX 500 and 600 series phones, have physical line keys that you can press to answer and end calls.

Physical feature keys

Many features on the phones are accessible by pressing feature keys on the phone console.

Tactile-discernible number, feature, and navigation keys

Keys on the phone console are discernible by their size and shape.

Illuminated feature keys

Many feature keys are illuminated when activated so you're alerted when a feature is enabled.