Talking Clocks for those with sight loss.
Knowing the time is important for all of us. When to get up, have lunch, phone someone and go to bed. For a person with sight loss this part of daily living can be made easier with the aid of talking clocks. Many of these devices are either a digital alarm clock displaying both the time and also speaking it when a button is pressed.
One of my clients bought one recently and it is his new toy! I don’t need to wear a watch when I am with him as I get updated every five minutes !
Starting at a reasonable £6.00 or so different models offer different functions. The one featured above is from the RNIB ( Royal National Institute for the Blind and is one of the more expensive ones offering the following features;
- Talking clock with radio control feature that sets the time and date automatically when a radio signal is received, no more having to set the time manually when the clocks change
- Press the large black button on the top, once to hear the time, or press and hold to hear the time and date (spoken as date, month, year and day)
- Adjust volume with the large rotary control on the front of the clock
- Alarm function
- Supplied with four AA batteries
Use this link to read more about the range of talking clocks available.