Hi Angela, I have a Milestone which has recently been upgraded so that it will play Daisy books as well as ordinary MP3 files. This means it's possible to store and play RNIB talking books on it. As a player it's very easy to use both by itself and in conjunction with a computer. The two main things people tend not to like about it are its price and relatively small storage capacity. It comes supplied with only a 128MB SD card although, of course, it'll take larger ones. If your enquirer is interested in carrying large parts of his CD collection around with him, then the milestone is probably not the answer. If, on the other hand, he wants to carry a couple of audio books, then it might do. The other products you might want to look at which are specifically made for VI people[ are the Book courier and Book Port. They both play MP3 files as well as a variety of other formats and can also read texts in synthetic speech. Hope this helps. Ian ________________________________ From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Angela Bartram Sent: 27 September 2006 16:09 To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [access-uk] Accessible MP3 players A quick query for you good people. I don't use one myself, but I had an enquiry today from a chap who has heard about the Milestone 311, an accessible mp3 player from the RNIB. However, he can't try before he buys, and knows very little about any alternatives. I believe he has a little useful vision, but not much. Does anyone have any experience of the Milestone 311, or can you recommend any other mp3 players that are quite accessible to visually impaired people. All comments welcomed, Thanks, Angela ________________________________ Try the all-new Yahoo! Mail <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/mail/uk/taglines/default/nowyoucan/wall_st_2/*ht tp://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=40565/*http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/nowyoucan.html> . "The New Version is radically easier to use" - The Wall Street Journal http://www.bbc.co.uk/ This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless specifically stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your system. Do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender immediately. Please note that the BBC monitors e-mails sent or received. Further communication will signify your consent to this.