A new digital radio designed especially for blind and partially sighted people has been released by the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

The DAB+ and FM radio featured simplified tactile buttons and voice prompts to help users with major functions, such as tuning. Audible confirmations of button presses also helped blind and partially sighted people to navigate the device.

Jennie Mather, senior retail products manager at the charity, said: ‘It is important to RNIB that blind and partially sighted people can purchase accessible products without having to break the bank.’

Mather added that customers can book appointments for demos of the product at RNIB’s helpline or on its website at rnib.org.uk/stores