Hey Fedi, any recommendations for an MP3 player that's really accessible for people who are blind?
@wizard Oh no, I'm looking for like an ipod with big chunky buttons and a screen-reader that's on by default.
@wizard For someone who is 98 years old and only recently lost their sight
@shmibs Thanks for the heads up! I may need this
@aearil I have no problem with that- we used to have an old ipod nano and it could be used without looking at the screen (I really loved my iPod 3G, it was the only digital music player I've ever been able to use in the car because I never had to look at it), so that is on the table.
@Miredly mp3 player in what form? desktop software?
@lyliawisteria physical device
@Miredly I used to have a Creative MuVo T100, and I loved it, because I could use it without taking it out of my pocket. The thing has no display at all, so they had to make it usable without looking. It also has a shape of a USB dongle, so no need to carry a micro-USB cable with you at all times. Sadly it's quite old, so pretty low memory, and the buttons tend to break after long use. I think I went through two of them until the became impossible to buy.
@deshipu Ah I remember these! Such a neat design.
@Miredly These days I replaced it with a Sansa Clip with Rockbox on it. It's not perfect, but the double-click to play the next directory works pretty well for operating it without looking. I never bothered generating the song titles, so not sure how well that part works, but at least it has that option. The person might need assistance for uploading new files and generating titles for it.
Just find a mp3 with easy touch sequence (most work as the ipod shuffle anyway). I know I have a mp3 reader (crappy as hell). I smashed the screen accidentally. But I still use it as I remember the touch sequence to play something. I don't think being blind would be a problem to do it.
Also a clip to put in the t-shirt is a must have. Nothing worst than drop a mp3 player, I lost hours é_è
@Miredly Physical mp3 player or software that runs on a computer?
@Miredly if you can get hold of a used Creative MuVo USB 2.0 that's a great (albeit limited capacity) MP3 player with easily feelable buttons and no display. I'm not blind but I used it in my pocket one handed all the time.
@Miredly another screenless model from the MuVo line with higher capacity that I've no experience with is the MuVo T100. Looks like the controls are laid out in a circle with a middle button, similar to an iPod Shuffle
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