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Is the tuner, on/off switch easy to see for an elderly person with failing eyesight?

asked on December 15, 2012

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The switch is pretty small. Here's what I did - once I found the on/off switch, I taped a yellow sticky on the radio near the switch so I always know where it is and can turn it on or off quickly.
QueenB answered on December 15, 2012
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I would say no you might try to find a model with a digital tuner with a LCD display
Big Dave answered on December 15, 2012
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The on/off/volumne is on the left side and tuner on right. Easy to see and easy to feel I sometimes adjust at night in dark.
James answered on December 15, 2012
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Yes, this device is basic and simple to use. Once you acclimate yourself to the device, you should have no problem using it even with limited eyesight. Best wishes.
Craig answered on December 15, 2012
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It is fairly easy to see, but to be more specific it is small round wheel like switch on the left side if you face the radio, very easy to locate without much effort even if not able to see it, keep in mind the radio is about the side of a deck of cards so nothing will be too big, but on and off is very easy to find or see.
ALEXB3 answered on December 15, 2012
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Yes! I can't see anything without my reading glasses, but this radio is easy to operate. The On/Off Volume wheel is on the left edge of the radio and the Tuner wheel is on the right edge. The Tuner numbered window bar on the front is printed with fairly large white numbers on a black background. So all in all, it is ve… see more Yes! I can't see anything without my reading glasses, but this radio is easy to operate. The On/Off Volume wheel is on the left edge of the radio and the Tuner wheel is on the right edge. The Tuner numbered window bar on the front is printed with fairly large white numbers on a black background. So all in all, it is very easy to work, even with "fuzzy eyes". Good luck, I think you would like this unit a lot. see less Yes! I can't see anything without my reading glasses, but this radio is easy to operate. The On/Off Volume wheel is on the left edge of the radio and the Tuner wheel is on the right edge. The Tuner numbered window bar on the front is printed with fairly large white numbers on a black background. So all in all, it is very easy to work, even with "fuzzy eyes". Good luck, I think you would like this unit a lot.
Jasmine answered on December 16, 2012
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The on and Off dial is on the left and it also controls the volume and the one
on the right is the turner. So all you have to do is feels the dial and up push it up to
turn off and on. Seeing the the station you want might be a little harder to see but it… see more
The on and Off dial is on the left and it also controls the volume and the one
on the right is the turner. So all you have to do is feels the dial and up push it up to
turn off and on. Seeing the the station you want might be a little harder to see but it
still is just pushing the dial up and down. see less
The on and Off dial is on the left and it also controls the volume and the one
on the right is the turner. So all you have to do is feels the dial and up push it up to
turn off and on. Seeing the the station you want might be a little harder to see but it
still is just pushing the dial up and down.

Shirley J. answered on December 16, 2012
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The ON/OFF switch is on one side of the radio and can easily be FELT by someone with poor eyesight. In my opinion the TUNER would be difficult for someone with poor eyesight to see. It is not back lit and it is not large.
totallyfrozen answered on February 27, 2013
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Hi Lori and Chris,
I'm also older and wear progressive lenses. I don't seem to have trouble seeing the various functions - basically 2 wheels and 1 switch.
The Volume wheel is on the left side of the radio, near the top. This wheel also clicks the radio on an off (to click to off, turn the wheel all the way down). B… see more
Hi Lori and Chris,
I'm also older and wear progressive lenses. I don't seem to have trouble seeing the various functions - basically 2 wheels and 1 switch.
The Volume wheel is on the left side of the radio, near the top. This wheel also clicks the radio on an off (to click to off, turn the wheel all the way down). Below the Volume wheel is a small hole for a headset or an earpiece. There's also an antenna on the left side, behind the Volume wheel and the headset hole, which tucks neatly into the radio when not extended.
The Tuning wheel is on the right side, near the top. Below that is the Band switch, which lets you push up for FM and down for AM. I basically only listen to FM so I keep the switch in the FM position all the time, leaving me with one less thing to do.
I hope this helps. I always look for the simplest electronics I can find because I'm not especially technology friendly.
If you do have problems seeing these, you might try to memorize where they are (basically only three functions) or, if all else fails, you can try to find a radio with larger options/functions.
Good luck! see less
Hi Lori and Chris,
I'm also older and wear progressive lenses. I don't seem to have trouble seeing the various functions - basically 2 wheels and 1 switch.
The Volume wheel is on the left side of the radio, near the top. This wheel also clicks the radio on an off (to click to off, turn the wheel all the way down). Below the Volume wheel is a small hole for a headset or an earpiece. There's also an antenna on the left side, behind the Volume wheel and the headset hole, which tucks neatly into the radio when not extended.
The Tuning wheel is on the right side, near the top. Below that is the Band switch, which lets you push up for FM and down for AM. I basically only listen to FM so I keep the switch in the FM position all the time, leaving me with one less thing to do.
I hope this helps. I always look for the simplest electronics I can find because I'm not especially technology friendly.
If you do have problems seeing these, you might try to memorize where they are (basically only three functions) or, if all else fails, you can try to find a radio with larger options/functions.
Good luck!

Joan A. Hussey answered on December 18, 2012
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Yes, this is a traditional style hand held radio. I think the sound is crisp and very clear. Once you know where the switch is it will be simple to turn on/off
Ms. Lewis answered on December 17, 2012
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