The sonata is a piece of equipment that links to all online radio stations and talking newspapers. It links to a home broadband connection and allows users to select from a regularly updated list of audio material via an audible menu system.
Evaluating the Sonata
One of our listeners has tried the sonata for listening to talking newspapers. With over 50 UK talking newspapers now available on sonata, including Coventry TN, Jim gave his verdict on this technology within this weeks postbag feature.
For more about the sonata visit http://www.blind.org.uk/products/radios/sonata.asp
If you are a talking newspaper and need to get your talking newspaper onto the sonata then a file needs to be added to your website called an rss feed. It’s online location submitted to the wireless for the blind at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talking Newspapers online – your opinions
Have you used the sonata? If so do you find the talking newspapers that split the segments up difficult ? What’s your favourite way to hear the talking newspaper. Let us know in the comments box below.