News and Politics updates for the blind and visually impaired

News and Politics updates for the blind and visually impaired

If you’re an avid newshound or like to know more about what’s happening in Westminster, Holyrood, Cardiff or Washington, then we have some great news for you…

Is there an easy way for me to get news and politics updates on-demand as a blind person?

As someone suffering from sight loss or visual impairment, it can prove extremely difficult and frustrating to keep up to speed with what’s happening in the world. 

Sure, you can sit down and listen to the news but that requires you to be in front of the television. 

There is always the possibility of using the radio but again, you need to be within the vicinity of a radio to listen to the news, so this isn’t always a convenient option. 

There is no denying that some amazing things have happened in recent years when it comes to changes in the way in which technology enriches our lives. One of those ways is how and when we consumer news and get political updates.

Is RealSAM Pocket easy to use and will it give me news and politics?

RealSAM Pocket is the phone for the blind and visually impaired which is always with you. You can wear it on a lanyard around your neck or pop it in your pocket or a bag. It’s pocket-sized and easy to use for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Straight out of the box, it’s provided with access to daily newspapers, magazines and podcasts, so keeping up to date with the news has never been easier.

Take RealSAM Pocket anywhere with you

RealSAM Pocket is a smart voice-controlled product that you can take anywhere with you, so you’re not confined to finding out the latest news and political updates from home. 

Access news at any time

As we all know, the new changes almost by the hour and something you have listened to first thing in the morning might no longer be the case by lunchtime. However, this is what makes accessing news via RealSAM Pocket such an immersive experience because you have always got your finger on the pulse. So, you might choose to check the news first thing in the morning and then again at lunchtime because you love to keep yourself ahead of the latest developments. With access to daily newspapers, radio and podcasts you can stay instantly up to date.

You can access a range of newspaper outlets

With RealSAM Pocket, you can customise how you listen to the news and which sources to choose from. Choose the newspaper whose articles you’d like read aloud either from the menu or from your personalised list. They’re all included in the price of the phone from The Guardian, The Daily Mail, to the Daily Telegraph, and regional titles like the Birmingham Post to the Brighton Argus.

Access hundreds of radio stations directly from your phone

You can listen to news and politics on your favourite radio station or catch up with views and insights on your favourite podcasts.

RealSAM Pocket means you can try new radio stations or stick with what you prefer but either way, you’re going to find a wealth of radio stations that meet your needs. 

Can I listen to the news on my own?

Whether you’re listening to the radio, podcasts or the latest news briefing, all you need to do is connect a pair of headphones and you are ready to enjoy news and politics without disturbing anyone else. As it is all voice-controlled, everything is taken care of without you needing to worry about a single thing.