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a rig for the blind? maybe SDR? Alexa?

Dec 25th 2017, 11:22

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My kid brother has AMD and is losing his sight. I had the idea of getting him, into ham radio but he says his vision is too poor now. I wonder if there is anything like an SDR rig that has an interface for the blind? Maybe some sort of IOt ( internet of things) skill for alexa?
Dec 26th 2017, 13:11

W1VT

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https://www.handiham.org/drupal2/node/438
What makes an HF radio accessible to blind operators?

http://www.hamradioandvision.com/
http://www.hamradioandvision.com/1-advances-in-usability/




Dec 27th 2017, 10:13

AB3FN

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The Yaesu FT-450 has some type of voice announcement built in. I believe it can be set to announce frequency, mode, etc., but you should look at the specs for details. Although the radio has many features and capabilities, its relatively straightforward to operate, and I suspect the small number of buttons / knobs would be easy to memorize. Best wishes for your brother.

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