Accessible Universal Remote

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Who’s it for?

Aimed at anyone who has difficulties operating buttons on a regular remote control.

What does it do?

SmartHub is a complete home automation system, connecting an iPad with two technologies – an infrared controller, so that the iPad could be used as a universal remote; and a radio wave controller, which allows the user to control wall sockets and lights. Developed for Scope, the UK charity focused on giving disabled people the same opportunities as everyone else.


About The Client

Driving change across society

Scope aims to make the country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. They provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year.

Project Objective

Making technology more accessible

Scope asked us to develop an accessible universal remote control app that controls various devices through infrared technology.

Project Outcome

Operate your home devices from the app

SmartHub is an accessible app for home automation. The app is fully accessible to switch users and quick and intuitive to learn. It functions as a universal remote for infrared devices. The app integrates social media APIs to keep users connected.


Change the layout to suit your preferences

Users have the option of making scene pages with one central image underneath resizable, reshapable hotspots; or use a pre-built grid with 9 regularly spaced, regularly sized hotspots.

Accessibility Controls

SmatHub includes multiple accessibility controls

The accessibility controls available in SmartHub include: switch access, force delay and audio instructions. Touch anywhere access is also included, allowing users to turn their iPad screen into a switch.