Originally Posted by HarryT
Have you considered the Apple iPad? It can be used by totally blind users right "out of the box" and has won many awards from organizations which support the blind for its excellent accessibility.
The problem with TTS on devices like the Pocketbook and the Kindle is that yes, they will read to you, but you still need to be sighted in order to actually open the book, turn TTS on, etc. The iPad doesn't have that issue.
I think TTS is mainly used in combination with reading/learning.
Seems to me that an audiobook is way superior for blind people, because there are plenty of excellent speakers.
Why does an MP3-player not do the trick? For the price of an IPad you can buy several audiobooks and there are some resources for blind people where you get audiobokks for free.