The Royal National Institute of Blind People has launched a brand new accessible radio set designed for blind and partially sighted people.
The DAB+ and FM radio is simple and easy-to-use with tactile buttons and clear voice prompts to guide users through some of the main functions such as tuning.
Users also receive an audible confirmation when buttons are pressed.
Useful for people with low vision, the radio’s features include a large high-contrast LED display, making text easier to read; and it can also record memos to playback at a set time.
Additionally, the portable radio has a dual alarm with a snooze function, sleep timer and supports USBs, making it compatible with RNIB’s Talking Book Service.
RNIB Senior Retail Products Manager, Jennie Mather, said: “We are thrilled to launch the new RNIB digital radio. It is important to RNIB that blind and partially sighted people can purchase accessible products without having to break the bank, which is why we are pleased to launch this affordable model. We continually review customer feedback to help us improve our products and strive to make a difference.
“Customers can book demos of our products at our Products for Life stores in London, Edinburgh, and Belfast. These demos are via appointment only and can be in store, by phone or video call. To book a slot, please visit rnib.org.uk/stores or call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999.”
RNIB’s digital radio (product code HD13), is available to buy for £118 inc. VAT here.