• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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Hello,

Unfortunely it is mostly the higher end radios that have speech and are otherwise blind-friendly. On some radios the speech will announce the button pushed and other information. Sometimes a little thing like using different frequencies for keypress beeps can help.

Some state agencies have strange ideas of what occupations are best for the visually-impaired. They direct them into piano tuning and vending but say broadcast radio is unrealistic.

Visually-impaired people tend to get a bad deal. Because alot of aids are bought by organizations and state agencies the providers get a hefty premium. Then you have companies making talking voltmeters and refuse to sell it to visually-impaired people because it is "too dangerous". Omega was so concerned that several visually-impaired people refused to return the meters (even after sending checks to reimburse them) that they discontinued the product. The liability was just too great.:roll:
http://www.omega.com/ppt/pptsc.asp?ref=HHM2&Nav=teml05

73 Eric
 
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