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Visually Impaired mp3 user

by gpayette / October 11, 2007 11:07 PM PDT

Is there a MP3 player with a larger than average font size to aid the visually impaired? In my experience, a larger screen size does not reflect a larger font size. Does any mp3 player have a zoom feature or scalable fonts? Mp3 player will be used for music only, no video or pictures.

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New sports mp3 player may do the job
by sportmad / October 12, 2007 12:59 AM PDT

There is a new wire-free sports mp3 player at www.mi-sport.net which has no need for a screen you just press the buttons on the headphones to move on the tracks.It`s only 1gb but it may be enough.You can operate it without looking so your impairment isn`t a problem.Hope this helps.

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by JonTitor / October 12, 2007 2:31 AM PDT

I'd guess the higher res larger screen players would be easier too see
but just about all of them are PVPs
the best I could think of for dedicated music is the iPod Touch but it's an awful lot to pay for for only listening to music

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RCA Lyra.. can be operated by feel
by BassBinDevil / October 12, 2007 3:51 PM PDT
In reply to: well

The now rather ancient RCA Lyra players like the RD1028 have 8 buttons and can be operated entirely by feel. The characters on the LCD display are about 1/8" high; I can barely read it without using the reading portion of my glasses, for what that's worth, so I'm guessing it won't be much help to someone with low VA.

But, like I said, it's easy to operate the player by feeling for the buttons; if I'm outside in bad weather I keep it zipped up in a pocket and use it by feel.

Built-in memory capacity on this series is limited (I think the highest model is 512M), but they have an expansion slot for SD cards. I've tested mine with up to 2 GB, which holds a very useful amount of music. You can find these players used for about $20, and another $20 should get you one or two gigs on an SD card.

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