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