MP3 Players for the nearly blind (with a budget!)
October 6, 2013 5:25 PM Subscribe
I have a large collection of audio books that I would like to send to a relative in a format that is easy for her to listen to while in recovery.
posted by studioaudience to technology (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One of my relatives will be having a series of eye surgeries over the next 6 months. These surgeries will leave her vision blurry for a long time (although hopefully her vision will become clearer). I have a large collection of audio books that I would like to send to her in a format that is easy for her to listen to while in recovery. All of the books are over 80 minutes. She requested that I send them in CD format. I have looked up the model numbers of the cd players she owns, and she does not have one that will read data cds, just music cds.
Am I correct in thinking that the best solution is a good MP3 player? If this is correct, I am looking for one that is in the sub $100 range with a large screen and easy-to-use buttons. I love my Sansa Clip, but the writing will be much too small for her to read. I need the easiest possible device for her to use. I will be loading the books on the device, if we go this route, so it doesn't need to be easy to load.
If I am not correct, what other solutions (under $100) can you think of? Please exclude solutions that require her to use a laptop or computer.