I am blind, and, though music is mostly a listening game, using good equipment is not. One small problem I expect I will have with the BB is finding a particular “song” or folder.
Please let me first explain the problem.
One problem with systems which use menus is that the menus often wrap. So, when you step forward or backward through a menu or a listing and get to the first or last option, the system does not stop, it wraps automatically to the other end of the list.
So, a blind person could very easily get lost in the menus without a known point of reference and a way to get there.
I would like to make a couple of suggestions to make this easier.
the first request is a way to turn off the menu wrapping. When you press the down arrow and you get to the end of the menu, it should stop and not go any further. To get back to the top of the menu, you need to press up arrow.
The second suggestion has to do with the foot switch and stepping forward through the songs in a folder. I suggest a “jump to first song or folder” command.
As it stands now, one of the external foot switches can be programmed to step through the available songs in a folder. I would like to suggest that a quick double press of this same foot switch should put the user on the first song in the folder. Then the blind user will know exactly where he is, and can count to the right song.
Of course I understand that these suggestions may not be useful or desirable for all users, but they might. I also understand that they may not be in high demand and might be difficult to implement, but there’s no harm in asking.
thanks so much!