My keyboard skills aren't too bad if I say so myself (I go back to the days of typewriters after all) but when I discovered the Sonata Plus+ Internet Radio Player I thought `This is for me!` Without the need to put in website addresses yourself or find websites it means you can listen to radio stations, podcasts or talking newspapers, check tomorrow's weather forecast or look up something on Wikipedia.View full article →
The partnership between British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) and Roberts has existed for many years to bring accessible radios to blind and visually impaired people. And one device that provides an extensive variety of listening media is the Concerto 2. The Concerto 2 is one of the most versatile radios on the market. It features FM and DAB wavebands with five presets for each, a CD player, cassette recorder, and USB and SD card capabilities. High visibility yellow tactile controls contrast against a charcoal background. And an adjustable audio tone can be heard while tuning the radio on FM to indicate the position of the wave-band.View full article →
The Duet 2 is a DAB/FM radio made by Roberts that can be purchased, or made available for permanent loan, through the charity. This sturdy set runs on mains or battery, and has five presets for each of its wave-bands. The unit is particularly popular among blind and visually impaired people because it has good tactile buttons and dials, and is not easily knocked off its wide base. For those with some vision, the Duet 2 is a wood effect colour with black inner and yellow buttons. This radio also makes a suitable choice for those who may have dexterity problems, or for anyone wishing to use something less technical.