BBC Live Radio

Product Type: 
Device modifier
Manufacturer Name: 

Product Description: 

BBC Live Radio is a free program for blind and visually-impaired people that lets them listen to dozens of live BBC radio stations online.

Main Features: 

  • Works with any screen reader.
  • Enables users to listen to radio stations without much technical knowledge or difficulty.
  • Stations featured include BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4, 4 Extra, 5 Live, 5 Live Sports Extra, 4 Longwave, 1 Xtra, Asian Network, the World Service, and dozens of regional and British stations such as Radio Scotland and BBC Manchester.
  • It also includes the U.S.'s Classic FM and National Public Radio.
  • Users use up and down and the return key to select and play a station.
  • The program remembers the station the user chooses.
  • It uses 16pt text so people with a little sight can use it without needing a screen reader.

Primary Specifications: 

  • Works with any screen reader, including JAWSWindow-EyesThunderNVDA, and Narrator.
  • Runs on Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, or Windows 7 Service Pack 1, or Windows 8.1 Update. 32- or 64-bit versions are all supported.
  • The Microsoft .Net Framework 4 Client Version is required, but the installer should install it.

More Information: 

See Manufacturer's website.