Sharp Elsi Mate Calculator EL-620 Review

This vintage 1980 Sharp EL-620 Elsi Mate talking calculator speaks the numbers and math operations quite clearly for the times. Not only did it help springboard electronic speech into consumer home markets, but also ushered in the now-common LCD display.   While the EL-620 does not offer many scientific functions (SIN, COS, TAN, et al), this … Continue reading Sharp Elsi Mate Calculator EL-620 Review





Comcast Talking TV Guide Review, Xfinity X1 Service

Three cheers for the Comcast talking TV guide DVR!  They released this here in Pittsburgh on their X1 operating system in 2015.  Really good stuff. Indeed, this audible guide and menu system, on Comcast set top boxes and digital video recorders (DVRs), grants near full usability to vision impaired and blind users.  It’s like a … Continue reading Comcast Talking TV Guide Review, Xfinity X1 Service





ClassCo 9900CW Talking Caller Id Review

The ClassCo VoiceAnnounce 9900CW Talking Caller Id box is very helpful for blind and vision impaired users.  It extends the world of accessible, yet low cost, blind-friendly tech into the realms of phone caller Id boxes. Now, you don’t have to see well in order to know who’s ringing you before answering the call.  As … Continue reading ClassCo 9900CW Talking Caller Id Review





Copying Digital Talking Books to NLS Player Cartridges

Questions: How do you burn to the NLS digital player blank cassettes?  How do you copy a new talking book onto a blank NLS cartridge? Answers follow.  Here we give instructions for copying digital talking books Tt NLS player cartridges from your computer that you downloaded from the BARD web site. Copying Digital Talking Books … Continue reading Copying Digital Talking Books to NLS Player Cartridges





SmartWay Solutions Thermostat VIP3000 Review

The model VIP3000 talking digital thermostat from SmartWay Solutions is a full-featured 5-2 programmable thermostat. They built in high accessibility for blind users, with its clear and loud human-sounding male voice.  The VIP 300 also has a high-visibility LED-lighted display for low vision users. Not only does it speak the most often used functions. But … Continue reading SmartWay Solutions Thermostat VIP3000 Review





Radio Shack 6300452 Talking Alarm Clock Review

Bought this portable talking alarm clock, model #6300452  at that electronics store in 2012 locally.  Here, we review the Radio Shack 6300452 talking alarm clock  Although its somewhat distorted female voice could sound better, this clock gives blind and vision impaired users a convenient way to hear what the current time is. Thrilling to see … Continue reading Radio Shack 6300452 Talking Alarm Clock Review





Micronta Talking Vox Clock One 63-902 Review

The Micronta Talking Vox Clock One, Cat # 63-902 is a blind-friendly and vintage, yet completely accessible cube shaped clock.  Its controls are simple to operate, and fresh alkaline batteries last way more than a year in it. Micronta Talking Vox Clock One Review Summary The Micronta Talking Vox Clock features a powerful-sounding speaker, highly intelligible … Continue reading Micronta Talking Vox Clock One 63-902 Review





SBC 9900CW Talking Caller Id Box Review

The SBC VoiceAnnounce 9900CW Talking Caller Id box extends the world of accessible, yet affordable, blind-friendly technology into the realms of telephone caller Id boxes. With this one, you seeing well is unnecessary in order to know who’s ringing you before actually picking up the call. As each call comes in, just after the first ring, the … Continue reading SBC 9900CW Talking Caller Id Box Review





ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id Box Review

The ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id box with Internet Call Waiting extends the world of accessible, yet affordable, blind-friendly technology into the modern day realms of telephone caller Id boxes. Now, you need not see well just to know who’s ringing you before answering the call.  As each call arrives, just after the first ring, this box … Continue reading ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id Box Review