[Nfbk] Narrator HD Radio

Kevin Pearl kvnprl at insightbb.com
Thu Jul 12 00:57:46 UTC 2012

Has anyone tried this $99 radio from BestBuy?

First-Ever HD Radio Designed for Blind Listeners:

The Insignia Narrator Advanced HD Radio with Radio Reader Service ($99.00) is the first-ever radio designed for persons who are blind or visually impaired. It eliminates the need to see markings or the LCD display.

The radio features CD-quality digital sound and audio prompts that tell users which buttons have been pushed and which radio functions have been activated.

The Narrator is the first product certified by the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) -- a global volunteer network whose members make content accessible to readers with print disabilities.

Insignia Narrator HD Radio Key Features:

The Narrator provides HD radio technology and a wealth of added formats via HD2/HD3 Channel capabilities on FM, including sports, comedy, and foreign language programming.

HD radio tuner with high-fidelity CD-quality audio
IAAIS-compliant voice response functions to simplify operation for visually impaired users
Station presets (10 AM & 20 FM) for easy access to favorite stations
Intuitively designed button layout and markings
2.4" color LCD display that shows station, song and artist information provided via Program Service Data (PSD)
Bookmarks that enable you to store information about radio content
Clock radio with snooze and dual alarm settings
3.5 mm headphone jack for private listening
Included with the Insignia™ Narrator Advanced HD Radio with Radio Reader Service

AC/DC adapter
FM dipole antenna
AM loop antenna
Owner's manual
1-year limited warranty on parts and labor
The Insignia Narrator Advanced HD Radio with Radio Reader Service will be available on BestBuy.com in July 2012. You can place pre-orders immediately. Some Best Buy retail stores will also sell the radio. 

About the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS)

IAAIS is a volunteer membership organization of services that turn text into speech to provide information access to persons with print disabilities, including those with visual impairments, learning disabilities, and physical limitations that make it hard to hold or manipulate printed text in standard formats. You can find local services on the organization's website.

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