British Wireless for the Blind Fund

Insight is Gloucestershire’s agent for The British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF).

BWBF provide blind and partially sighted individuals, who meet the eligibility criteria, with easy to use radios on a loan basis.

The sets are all designed for people with sight loss and have features which make them simpler to use.

Here are the current sets available from BWBF.

Concerto 2

The Concerto 2 has large bright, tactile buttons. It plays audio in superb quality from CDs, USBs, SD cards, cassettes and also features a DAB/FM radio.


The Sonata Plus is an internet streaming radio that can play any radio station from anywhere in the world. You can also listen to audiobooks, podcasts and even our very own Insight Magazine through the Sonata Plus.

Duet 2

The Duet 2 is designed for people who simply want an easy to use digital radio. The Duet 2 allows you to save up to 12 pre-set favourite stations so you can easily access what you want to listen to at the push of a button.

Eligibility criteria

    • you must be a resident in the UK
    • aged over 8yrs
    • registered as Severely Sight Impaired (Blind) or Sight Impaired (Partially Sighted) 
    • be in receipt of certain benefits

If you would like more information please contact Insight Gloucestershire on The Helpline 01242 22 11 70.

Above is an audio file explaining about the British Wireless for The Blind Fund and their radios that we can loan on BWBF behalf.