Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing General

Joy Player

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The Joy Player is a switch-activated music player designed for those with visual and multiple impairments ages 3 and up to make listening to MP3 and WAV files accessible. It is designed to use with the personal music player routine in APH’s Sensory Learning Kit (SLK). The Joy Player differs from other music playing devices on the commercial market and from the National Library Service’s Digital Talking Book Player because it is designed to accommodate individuals who are developing fine motor skills, have limited mobility, or cognitive disability in addition to a visual impairment. The Joy Player plays audio from three different types of portable electronic storage devices: SD card, USB flash drive, and Digital Talking Book (DTB) Cartridge. The player comes with two blank DTB Cartridges. Simply copy any WAV or MP3 file to an SD card, USB flash drive, or DTB Cartridge. The Joy Player does not play pre-recorded books on DTB Cartridges from the National Library Service (NLS) because NLS uses 3GS files, not WAV or MP3 files. The product has twist-on caps (with accompanying rings) to temporarily reduce the number of button switches on the device; this reduces visual and cognitive complexity. The product features multiple modes of operation to accommodate a diverse range of cognitive and physical abilities and environmental settings. As many as five switches can be added—one each to provide the function of each button switch. External switches operate whether the player is using AC or DC.

Technical Specifications: 

Power: The player operates with AC (plugs into the wall outlet) and DC (batteries). The Joy Player comes with six, rechargeable, AA metal hydride batteries.

Materials: Includes the following.

  • Hook and Loop Strap
  • Bag of black caps and black rings
  • Recharger
  • USB Cable
  • DTB Cartridges (2)
  • Braille note on downloadable instructions
  • Instruction Book, Large Print


  • Unit, 13 1/2 inches x 6 1/2 inches x 2 inches (L x W x H).
  • Hook and Loop Strap, 65 inches (L).


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American Printing House For The Blind, Inc.
American Printing House For The Blind, Inc. Organization Type: 
Manufacturer of products and resources for those with visual impairments/blindness.
Email address:
Phone: 800.223.1839
Fax: 502-899-2274
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