A new integration with an assistive technology device company has been put in motion as part of a plan to deliver accessible and inclusive listening experiences from TuneIn to visually impaired and blind consumers.
Driven in part by increased customer requests, TuneIn is now installed in HumanWare’s latest digital media audio player, Victor Reader Stream 3.
This provides access to TuneIn’s content in an accessible format to this audience.
How does the technology work? Through the Victor Reader Stream 3, listeners who are blind or have low vision use verbal prompts to select stations or podcasts from the TuneIn service. The pocket-sized device is Bluetooth connected and features larger and more tactical buttons to navigate with greater ease.
Louis-Philippe Massé, Vice-President of Product Innovation at HumanWare, commented, ”Our mission at HumanWare, for more than 35 years now, was always to bring people with visual impairments the means to be active, enjoy life and contribute to society by using the latest technology. TuneIn’s mission is completely aligned with ours and we are very proud of working together in bringing high quality audio content to the users of our Victor Reader Stream 3.”
“HumanWare creates truly innovative products that make a significant difference in the daily lives of many individuals who rely on them,” said TuneIn CEO Rich Stern. “We understand the important role this content plays in the visually impaired community.”
HumanWare Victor Stream 3 customers will be able to link TuneIn Premium accounts purchased through TuneIn.com or the TuneIn app. Existing subscribers can go to TuneIn.com to pair their Victor Reader Stream 3 using a code.