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British Wireless for the Blind Fund brings new light into lives of the visually impaired

09.01.2016

A big thank you for the very generous grant from the Freemasons' Grand Charity.

David Beard and Frances Fielding
David Beard and Frances Fielding

Thanks to a very generous grant from the Freemasons' Grand Charity, British Wireless for the Blind Fund will now be able to replace the former version of its text to speech wireless internet audio player, being used by our blind and partially sighted beneficiaries.

The grant will make it possible to provide a new generation Sonata plus+ to 110 current set users, allowing us to complete the active programme of replacement that was started earlier on this year.

Agent Liaison Manager David Beard said: “Having the opportunity to bring Sonata plus+ into the homes of blind and partially sighted people means we can continue to shine a never known light into their worlds.

"It gives almost instant access not just to radio stations worldwide, podcasts and audio books which the old model facilitated, but to live web content and books read by the inbuilt text-to–speech engine.

"Grants such as this are essential to our work to keep us at the forefront of technology, providing 21st century listening solutions.

"The Sonata plus+ is the only set in the World that has fully spoken menu options and content, giving hours of listening options on a daily basis."



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