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Latest News

Hims Posts Blaze EZ Update with Web Radio Directory, NLS Improvements, More


by J.J. Meddaugh

Hims has posted a free firmware update for the Blaze EZ Multiplayer, bringing it up to version 1.1. This version enables playback of National Library Service titles, includes a directory for Internet radio stations, and also features improved OCR capabilities for more typefaces. A smattering of additional bug fixes are also included. The update can be downloaded wlirelessly from the Blaze unit itself. We've included the complete changelog from Hims below.

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Posted Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015 9:05 PM ET in News     Post a comment

The Weekly Apple Rundown: Spring Forward Edition


by Joe Steinkamp

Let's see... there was the official return of VLC to the iOS app store, iAssociate saw some updates and, oh I know, some small mention of an event in March for news this past week. An event I say? Yeah, nothing major I'm sure considering that we have a launch of a new product in April. I doubt anyone will be covering it really. But, and this is a mighty big but, if you are interested in hearing Tim and co go on and on about time pieces you will want to catch the stream of the event on March 9th at 10 AM PT.

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Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 4:33 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

Google Posts Extended Video Tutorials on Docs, Drive, Sheets, and Slides


by J.J. Meddaugh

Google's Roger Benz has posted several new educational videos on Youtube which describe and demonstrate features of many of the company's web apps. The videos include how-tos and demos for Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drive recorded using Firefox and the NVDA screen reader. The videos have also all been subtitled. We've linked to all of the videos below.

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Posted Tuesday, 24-Feb-2015 4:08 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Comcast Answers Questions about X1 Talking Guide in Twitter Live Chat


by J.J. Meddaugh

There has been a lot of talk surrounding Comcast's Talking Guide, the first of its kind in the United States. Earlier today, the company gave users a chance to ask questions of Comcast's Tom Wlodkowski, the employee leading the company's accessibility efforts. Among the topics discussed were some features planned for the future of the software, including the ability to adjust speech rate and verbosity, a talking Spanish language interface, and the ability to filter programs by audio described content.

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Posted Monday, 23-Feb-2015 4:35 PM ET in News     Post a comment

The Blind Bargains Guide to Attending #CSUN15 on a Budget


by J.J. Meddaugh

It's time for what has become a bit of an annual tradition around here. Every March when we talk endlessly about CSUN, the largest assistive technology conference for the blind, we hear from people who would love to go, if only it was within their budget. With room rates over $200 a night, a nearly $500 registration fee, plane tickets, meals, and other expenses, the cost often seems prohibitive. With this in mind, we've updated our list of tips for enjoying the conference on a budget.

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Posted Monday, 23-Feb-2015 3:52 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

The Weekly Apple Rundown: Apple Pay It Forward Edition


by Joe Steinkamp

The Weekly Apple Rundown: Apple Pay It Forward Edition

It is a darn good thing I'm not held to a hard deadline on this series. No really, it is, as putting this week's look at Tim and Jony's exploits into focus was a continuing saga with more happening every day ... y'know, like a little franchise from a galaxy far, far away. More on how that reference fits in this week's stories later on.

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Posted Monday, 23-Feb-2015 3:21 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

Acapela's New Sharon Voice Wants to Read your Next Novel


by J.J. Meddaugh

The family at Acapela is growing with the addition of Sharon, a new female voice which was debuted recently. Sharon is an expressive female voice which features some rather natural intonations. Here's a sample posted to Soundcloud of Sharon reading part of a Sherlock Holmes mystery. You can try it out for yourself with Acapela's interactive demo. Acapela voices are available in a variety of screen readers and apps including NVDA on Windows where she is available now, as a download on Android, and as an add-on for Voice Dream apps on iOS. No word on when Sharon will make an appearance on other platforms. Thanks to Jason for the tip on NVDA.

Posted Thursday, 19-Feb-2015 2:30 PM ET in News     2 comments

Quick 4-question Survey on Accessible Gaming


by J.J. Meddaugh

A survey has been posted by the accessibility group of the International Game Developers Association to assess the current state of accessible gaming and what can be done to improve this. The results wil be shared at a session during the Game Developers Conference titled "Building a manifesto for game accessibility" panel on March 5. Check the link on this post to take the survey.

Posted Thursday, 19-Feb-2015 2:04 PM ET in News     Post a comment

If you Need Window-Eyes Tech Support, There's a New Phone Number to Call


by J.J. Meddaugh

As a part of its merger with AI Squared, the phone number to reach the Window-Eyes team, formerly of GW Micro, in Ft. Wayne has changed. The new number is (802) 362-3612. Despite the new area code, the staff is remaining in their Indiana offices.

Posted Tuesday, 17-Feb-2015 7:20 PM ET in News     Post a comment

knfbReader 1.4 Lets you OCR Pictures from Camera Roll, Includes Redesigned File Explorer


by J.J. Meddaugh

A new update to the knfbReader app for the iPhone has been posted with several improvements. Version 1.4 includes the ability to perform OCR on images from an Email or the camera roll, vertical tilt guidance, and a redesigned file explorer. It's a free upgrade and available from the iTunes App Store. The complete list of changes is below.

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Posted Tuesday, 17-Feb-2015 3:11 PM ET in News     1 comment

Quick Take: Convention Scheduling Poses Dilemma for Exhibitors


by J.J. Meddaugh

This year, many consumers and companies will need to make some tough decisions when it comes to their summer convention planning. For the past several years, the two major consumer organizations, the National Federation of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind have held their national conventions on separate weeks, a departure from past practices. But this year, likely through sheer coincidence, both conventions are being held the second week of July, posing a particular dilemma for technology companies and the consumers who wish to see their products.

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Posted Monday, 16-Feb-2015 2:11 PM ET in Articles     4 comments

Now we're Talking. Latest NVDA Includes Enhanced Skype Support, Browse Mode for Microsoft Office


by J.J. Meddaugh

The first major release of 2015 for the free NVDA screen reader is imminent. NV Access has posted a release candidate for version 2015.1, which will basically resemble the final release assuming no major bugs are found. This version includes a browse mode for Microsoft Office and Outlook similar to the one used on web pages, enhanced support for Skype 7 and above including the reviewing of recent messages, a silent install feature from the command-line, and a host of additional changes and bug fixes. Follow the link to read the update post or download the new release. Here's a complete list of changes in this version.

Posted Sunday, 15-Feb-2015 11:03 PM ET in News     1 comment

Three Monkeys Fantasy Audio RPG Seeking Kickstarter Backing


by J.J. Meddaugh

Three Monkeys is a new PC fantasy roll-playing audiogame created by UK-based company Incus Games and they're currently seeking some funding on Kickstarter to see the project through. Currently, they've reached over 10 percent of their 28,000 pound goal. Backers will receive codes for the game upon release, a copy of the game's soundtrack, and early beta access among other perks.

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Posted Sunday, 15-Feb-2015 6:21 PM ET in News     Post a comment

An iPad with Buttons? New Phorm Case Offers Tactile Experience


by J.J. Meddaugh

Touchscreens are great for lots of things, but often it is less efficient to type using one, despite a variety of available accessories. A company called Tactus Technology is working to solve this dilemma and has announced a new product called Phorm, which will provide a tactile keyboard experience for the iPad Mini. The $99 accessory uses a lever that when pressed, exposes a physical keyboard on the iPad's screen. This is done using microfluidic technology to raise and lower buttons on demand. The product is targeted for a summer release, with iPhone and other models to follow.

Posted Sunday, 15-Feb-2015 6:15 PM ET in News     1 comment

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts, the Chocolate Amazon Edition


by J.J. Meddaugh

Valentine's day is right around the corner, as in this Saturday. And if you haven't found a gift yet, you better get to it! Looking for a last minute Valentine's day gift to let your sweetheart know just how you feel about them? Satisfy your lover's sweet tooth with some yummy chocolate goodies! Here are our favorite picks of the finest Valentine's day chocolate gifts that can be ordered from Amazon and shipped straight to your door within a matter of days.

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Posted Thursday, 12-Feb-2015 4:28 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

The Weekly Apple Rundown: Keep Watching The Skies Edition


by Joe Steinkamp

Another week and another round of wild rumor and barely sourced speculation awaits you in this week's Rundown. Let us begin with the stories that may, or may not, have anything to do with that strange camera-laden car mentioned last week.

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Posted Thursday, 12-Feb-2015 11:26 AM ET in Articles     Post a comment

Getting Around: 5 Creative Ways to use Ridesharing Services like Uber


by J.J. Meddaugh

Having affordable and reliable transportation can be a very liberating experience. Though ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft still have some accessibility challenges to overcome, we've found a lot of creative ways to use the services. Here's five potential uses you may not have thought of. And if you're new to Uber, you can sign up and get a free ride, which is up to $30 as of the time of this post.

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Posted Tuesday, 10-Feb-2015 5:32 PM ET in News     1 comment

APH Looking at Bringing Nearby Explorer GPS to the iPhone


by J.J. Meddaugh

The American Printing House for the Blind is researching the possibility of bringing its Nearby Explorer GPS software to iOS devices including the iPhone. This detail is one of many included in its annual report, published to its website each fiscal year. In addition to this possibility, the release of a demo version and international expansion are also on the roadmap. Nearby Explorer is currently available for Android devices for $99 and is also included on the BraillePlus 18 notetaker. We've linked to the entire annual report which includes info on this and many other APH projects.

Posted Monday, 09-Feb-2015 1:16 PM ET in News     1 comment

AFB's 2015 Access Award Winners Highlight Apps, TV, Computing Accomplishments


by J.J. Meddaugh

MIPsoft, the company behind the popular Blindsquare GPS app for the iPhone, Comcast, and Odin Mobile were among this year's winners for the American Foundation for the Blind's Access Awards. The AFB the Blind annually recognizes companies, organizations, and people who have broken down barriers to accessibility in extraordinary ways.

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Posted Monday, 09-Feb-2015 12:31 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Acapela Adds its Voice to the NVDA Screen Reader, Available Starting at 59 Euros


by J.J. Meddaugh

Users of the free NVDA screen reader now have another option for obtaining enhanced voices. Acapela Group is now offering two voice packages, which both include a variety of voice styles and languages and work on up to three computers.

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Posted Sunday, 08-Feb-2015 5:00 PM ET in News     1 comment


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Latest Deals

Used Jaybird Bluebuds X Sport Headphones for $91.39 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Amazon Warehouse offers the used Jaybird Bluebuds X Sport Headphones in Black for $91.39 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for these headphones, new or used. (They're also $34 under the best deal we could find.) They feature eight hours playtime, SignalPlus for skip-free music, and in-ear white noise and listener fatigue reduction.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015 6:47 PM ET in Accessories     Post a comment

Refurbished Asus 15.6 Inch Laptop for $579 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

BuyDig via eBay trimmed its price on the refurbished 6-lb. Asus Intel Haswell Core i7 1.8GHz 15.6 Inch Laptop, model no. Q550LF-BSI7T21, to $579 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $91, and the best deal we've seen for this model. Features include an Intel Haswell Core i7-4500U 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 15.6 inch 1920x1080 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GT 745M 2GB graphics, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends March 9.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015 6:18 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     Post a comment

Refurbished Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 32GB GSM Android Phone for $479.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Quality Cellz via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 32GB GSM Android Phone in White or Black, model no. N910A, for $479.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for this phone. (It's also $120 below the best price we could find for a new one; most stores charge $690 or more.) It features a 5.7 inch 2560x1440 Super AMOLED display, 2.7GHz quad-core processor, 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11ac wireless, microSD card slot, and Android 4.4 (Kit Kat).

Posted Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015 6:00 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment

Athletic Shoes Up To 70 Percent Off at eBay


by Michael McCarty

A variety of eBay sellers have cut up to 70% off athletic shoes, with prices starting from $19.99. Plus, many items are eligible for free shipping. Choose from brands like Nike, PUMA, and adidas. Deal ends March 9. Click the provided link to see what's on sale!

Posted Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015 4:55 PM ET in Apparel     Post a comment

HP Slate Extreme 4450 16GB 7 Inch Android Tablet for $89.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

ANTOnline via eBay offers the HP Slate 7 Extreme 4450 16GB 7 Inch Android Tablet in Silver for $89.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen. (It's the best deal today by $20.) It features a 1280x800 7 inch touchscreen, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, NVIDIA Tegra 4 1.8GHz processor, Bluetooth, and Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015 4:50 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Bose QuietComfort 20 Noise Cancelling Headphones for $199.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Jamosa21 via eBay offers the Bose QuietComfort 20 Noise Cancelling Headphones for $199.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $49.) They include three pairs of StayHear tips, an inline remote, and mic. Deal ends March 17.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015 4:45 PM ET in Accessories     Post a comment

Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager Go USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $15.99 [Shipped via Prime]


by Michael McCarty

Amazon offers Prime members the Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager Go USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model no. CMFVG-32GB-NA, for $15.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping adds $8.02.)
That's the lowest total price we could find by $1.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015 4:40 PM ET in Flash Drives     Post a comment

Refurbished No-Contract Apple iPhone 6 Plus 16GB Smartphone for AT&T for $598 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Walmart offers the refurbished No-Contract Apple iPhone 6 Plus 16GB Smartphone for AT&T in Silver for $598 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a no-contract iPhone 6
Plus. (It's also $151 under the best price for a new unit.)

Posted Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015 4:35 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment

Refurbished No-Contract Apple iPhone 6 16GB Smartphone for AT&T for $498 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Walmart offers the refurbished No-Contract Apple iPhone 6 16GB Smartphone for AT&T in Silver or Space Gray for $498 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a no-contract iPhone 6. (It's also $151 under the best price for a new unit.)

Posted Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015 4:30 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment

Fenix Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $9.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

BastexWireless via Amazon offers the Fenix Portable Bluetooth Speaker in six colors for $14.99. Coupon code FENIXBLU cuts it to $9.99. With free shipping, that's $5 off and the lowest total price we could find. It features a 5-hour battery life, 32-foot range, and microSD card reader.

Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 6:30 PM ET in Accessories     Post a comment

Inateck Dual-Driver Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $24.99 [Shipped via Prime]


by Michael McCarty

Inateck Online via Amazon offers Prime members the Inateck Dual-Driver Portable Bluetooth Speaker in Black, model no. BP2001, for $29.99. Coupon code W5TEVQMD cuts it to $24.99. With free shipping, that's $5 off list and the lowest total price we could find. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise shipping costs $6.70.)
It features dual 5-watt drivers, up to six hours of playtime on a full charge, microphone, 3.5mm audio jack, and viewing cradle for tablets and smartphones. Note: There is no volume controller on the speaker, but you can control the volume via your connected device.

Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 6:15 PM ET in Accessories     Post a comment

SplashETech Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $19.98 [Shipped via Prime]


by Michael McCarty

Galaxi Choice via Amazon offers the SplashETech Portable Bluetooth Speaker in Military Green for $28.55. Coupon code AOU34SRG cuts it to $19.98. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping adds $6.14.) That's $9 off list and the lowest total price we could find. This splash-proof speaker is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices and features a range of up to 33 feet and a built-in microphone.

Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 4:50 PM ET in Accessories     Post a comment

Latte SoundMagic Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $25.94 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Amazon offers the Latte SoundMagic Portable Bluetooth Speaker in Black, model no. BC235DBLK, for $35.94. Clip the $10 off coupon (located below the product price) to cut it to $25.94. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $4. It features Bluetooth V3.0+EDR, a built-in microphone, two speakers, and a built-in Li-Polymer rechargeable battery.

Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 4:45 PM ET in Accessories     Post a comment

Western Digital 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $79.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Buy.com via eBay offers the Western Digital 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive in Black, model no. WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN, for $79.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $10. It features password protection, cloud backup, and hardware encryption. Deal ends March 9.

Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 4:45 PM ET in Hard Drives     Post a comment

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Alpha G850M 32GB 4G Android Phone for $299.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

MobilePros1 via eBay offers the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Alpha G850M 32GB 4G Android Phone in White or Gold for $299.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $139.) Features include a Cortex-A15 1.8GHz quad-core processor and Cortex-A7 1.3GHz quad-core processor (Exynos 5 Octa 5430 8-core chipset), 4.7 inch 720x1280 AMOLED touchscreen display, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 802.11ac wireless, 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.4.4 (KitKat).

Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 4:41 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment

Laptops, Tablets, and Desktop PCs On Sale at The Microsoft Store


by Michael McCarty

Microsoft Store cuts up to $400 off a selection laptops, tablets, and desktop PCs during its PC Clearance Event. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. Lots of items to choose from, click the provided link to see everything on sale.

Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 4:35 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     Post a comment

Summer Conventions are coming, Amazon Offering 25 Percent Off Luggage


by Michael McCarty

Amazon takes 25% off a selection of luggage via coupon code 25LUGGAGE. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping starts around $5.) Some exclusions may apply. A wide variety of styles, sizes and colors are available. Click the provided link to see everything included in this sale.

Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 4:30 PM ET in Household     Post a comment

Apple iPad Air 2 64GB WiFi Tablet for $499.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

MobilePros1 via eBay offers the Apple iPad Air 2 64GB WiFi Tablet in Space Gray, model no. MGKL2LL/A, Silver, model no. MGKM2LL/A, or Gold, model no. MH182LL/A, for $499.99 with free shipping. That's the best price we've seen for a new, factory-sealed unit. (It's also a current low by $49.)

Posted Thursday, 26-Feb-2015 4:40 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Oshion 7 Inch 8GB Android Tablet for $49.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Yallstore via eBay offers the Oshion S1 86V 7 Inch 8GB Android Tablet for $49.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $7. It features an Allwinner A33 Cortex A7 Quad Core 1.3GHz processor, 7 inch 1024 x 600 5-point touchscreen LCD, .3-megapixel front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, and Android 4.4 (KitKat).

Posted Thursday, 26-Feb-2015 4:35 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12 Inch 128GB Windows Tablet for $799.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

eBestShop4u via eBay offers the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12 Inch 128GB Windows Tablet in Silver, model no. MQ2-00001, for $799.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $99.) It features an Intel Core i5-4300U 1.9GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 12 inch 2160 x 1440 multi-touch LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB internal flash storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, front- and rear-facing 1080p HD cameras, microSD card slot, USB 3.0, and Windows 8.1 Pro.

Posted Thursday, 26-Feb-2015 4:25 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment


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Latest Audio

#CSUN15 Audio: A Deeper Look at NV Access


by J.J. Meddaugh

In this extended interview with Mick Curran, executive director of NV Access, we cover a wide range of topics, including the use of NVDA in a corporate environment, remote access, and new math support through partnership with Design Science in the latest release. We also take a closer look at the organizational structure of NV Access, discuss corporate and individual donations, and explore current and future speech synthesis options for use with NVDA.

Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Enjoy our Podcasts? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted yesterday 1:00 PM ET in Software     Post a comment

Blind Bargains Podcast 7: Access For iOS At 1.5x


by Joe Steinkamp

Joe and JJ have had just about enough of ice and snow for one winter season. That is why they are excited to jet off to the west coast for CSUN 2015 next week. But, before they do, they wrangled in Shelly Brizbin to the program to talk "iOS Access For All", that book you may have heard us mention a few times in regards to our "Name the Show" saga. And the saga continues as you will see in the "Sound Off" section. Tune in to learn more about that, a Listener contributed demonstration of a neat service that might be able to earn you some pocket change, an Android tip and lots more in episode 7.

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Posted Wednesday, 25-Feb-2015 10:18 PM ET in Shows     Post a comment

Blind Bargains Podcast 6: Party Sounds And Shoeboxes


by Joe Steinkamp

The wild winter weather continues. However, we have one hot podcast on hand to keep you warm. In this episode we feature the second portion of our interview with Brian Hartgen, a look at an accessible smartwatch with Nimer Jaber and helping us out with it all is the fantastic Lisa Salinger. Tips, feedback and our survey with the finalists in the naming competition round out the show. So find a hot beverage, or dust off that old Snuggie, and join us for the sounds of the pre CSUN season.

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Posted Thursday, 19-Feb-2015 12:02 PM ET in Shows     1 comment

Blind Bargains Podcast 5: Geeks Being Blind, Cool And Tech


by Joe Steinkamp

The lull between ATIA and CSUN is always the calm before the storm for watchers of the ebb and flow of the world of Assistive Technology. As JJ and Joe begin their mad plans to assault San Diego, Rick Harmon joins the duo to discuss the saving of an audio historical internet landmark.

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Posted Wednesday, 11-Feb-2015 5:34 PM ET in Shows     1 comment

Blind Bargains Podcast 4: Comcast And Katy Perry's Shark


by Joe Steinkamp

Joe is still full from the big Super Bowl feeding frenzy and J.J. is pooped from partying at ATIA. So it's a darn good thing we have Liam Erven here this week to veg out on the virtual couch. And look! He brought his talking Comcast X1 box with him. We'll take a listen to what the box says, hear a review sent in from one of our listeners and we'll hear more show name suggestions in the "Sound Off" section. But first...

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Posted Wednesday, 04-Feb-2015 4:10 PM ET in Shows     2 comments

#ATIA15 Audio: Dolphin can now Guide you to NLS and NFBNewsline Content


by J.J. Meddaugh

Dolphin's Guide product, which introduced a Bookshelf feature in version 9, now includes support for additional sources including NLS books and NFBNewsline publications. Jeff Bazer, Sales Manager for Dolphin Computer Access, joins us to talk about the new features and the latest developments in Guide in this podcast. Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond.

Posted Wednesday, 04-Feb-2015 2:58 PM ET in Software     Post a comment

#ATIA15 Audio: What does the C in the Optelec ClearView C Stand For?


by J.J. Meddaugh

The ClearView C is a new desktop magnification system from Optelec which is especially suited for reading larger items such as newspapers more efficiently. Stephan Terwolbeck, President of Optelec, explains what the "C" stands for and gives an overview of the unit in this podcast. Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond.

Posted Wednesday, 04-Feb-2015 11:46 AM ET in Computers/Hardware     Post a comment

#ATIA15 Audio: Introducing the Smart Beetle Braille Display and the Blaze ET from Hims


by J.J. Meddaugh

The Smart Beetle is a new 14-cell braille display from Hims, so-named because it can connect simultaneously to up to six devices at a time. Dave Wilkinson, Regional Sales Manager for Hims, joins us to talk about the new display as well as a preview for the new Blaze ET digital media player. He also addresses the recent delays in obtaining NLS support for the Blaze line. We've got many more interviews from ATIA 2015, so be sure to check our audio page for these as well as our new weekly podcast, featuring the latest in technology and beyond.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Feb-2015 8:44 PM ET in Peripherals     Post a comment

#ATIA15 Audio: Window-Eyes 9 is Ready for the Modern Web, and a ZoomText Hint


by J.J. Meddaugh

Window-Eyes 9 was a hot item at this year's ATIA conference, and so was a brief mention of integrating screen reading features in AI Squared's Zoomtext magnification suite. Jeremy Curry, Director of Product Management for AI Squared, joins us and explains what's new with this release and also addresses the recent security breach at the company. This is just one of the many interviews we've posted from ATIA 2015. Be sure to check our audio page for these as well as our new weekly podcast, featuring the latest in technology and beyond.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Feb-2015 8:28 PM ET in Software     Post a comment

#ATIA15 Audio: Freedom Scientific Introduces A Topaz you can Carry With You


by J.J. Meddaugh

On the surface, The Topaz PHD looks like other desktop video magnifiers but it also can fold up into a compact package that resembles an oversized laptop. Brad Davis, Vice President for Hardware Product Management for Freedom Scientific, joins us to discuss the latest in magnification from the company in this ATIA 2015 interview. Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Feb-2015 6:07 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

#ATIA15 Audio: Voice Dream Writer Raises the Bar for Text Editing on iOS


by J.J. Meddaugh

On the heels of the wildly successful Voice Dream Reader, the company is back with a new app which aims to bring text editing to the next level on the iPhone. Winston Chen, founder and developer of Voice Dream joins us to talk a bit about the company and some of the features which set Voice Dream Writer apart from other text editors. Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Feb-2015 2:44 PM ET in Software     Post a comment

#ATIA15 Audio: Signs, Signs, Everywhere there's NFC Signs from Signaids


by J.J. Meddaugh

Signaids has been making accessible signage for many years, but now they're offering a way to make these signs accessible to a wider audience using near field communication (NFC) technology. To learn more, we spoke with Robert Brooker, owner of Signaids who gives us a demonstration of the technology and talks about some of the potential modern uses for enhanced signage. We've got many more interviews from ATIA 2015, so be sure to check our audio page for these as well as our new weekly podcast, featuring the latest in technology and beyond.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Feb-2015 2:19 PM ET in Miscellaneous     Post a comment

#ATIA15 Audio: Hands On with the VOXbox OCR System from Reinecker Vision


by J.J. Meddaugh

The VOXbox is a all-in-one OCR system which reads printed pages in about 5 to 7 seconds using a variety of voices and languages. Melissa Balbach, owner of reinecker Vision gives a hands-on demo and overview of this new OCR system and also describes the Mezzo Desktop/portable video magnifier in this interview. Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Feb-2015 12:24 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     Post a comment

#ATIA15 Audio: A Talking Braille Watch and More from LS&S


by J.J. Meddaugh

LS&S was doing a lot of talking at ATIA, but many of their products were talking more, including a new talking braille watch. In this interview, we spoke with LS&S Senior Account Manager Jason Neeland who gives us a quick overview of some of the latest products from the company. Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond.

Posted Tuesday, 03-Feb-2015 12:03 PM ET in Household     Post a comment

Blind Bargains Podcast 3: Windows 10 through a Hollo Lens


by Joe Steinkamp

Microsoft dominated the headlines with the sneak peek at the next chapter in the Windows saga. However, we did manage to find news and conversation that was non-Windows-related. J.J. is out on assignment, i.e. heading towards sunny Florida and our ATIA 2015 coverage, so please try not to wish him ill thoughts in that over 65-degree climate zone he will be visiting. He is there for work after all... we hope. Helping Joe with the news this week is Rodney Edgar, from Tech Access Weekly, and Byron Lee, from Low Vision Rants. Plus we have a review by our own Patrick Perdue on a pretty spiffy new Bluetooth keyboard. Now find a warm beverage of your choosing, crawl under a warm covering of some kind and enjoy our third episode. And try not to think about J.J. enjoying the sun and a swimming pool.

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Posted Wednesday, 28-Jan-2015 9:02 PM ET in Shows     1 comment

Blind Bargains Podcast 2: Voices, Eyes and Fashion Runaways


by Joe Steinkamp

"So... we were worried that January would be a slow news month for the launch of our new podcast series. Seems we didn't have to worry after all about that as we have a ton of news to talk about this week. And who better to discuss it all with J.J. and Joe than the incomparable Chancey Fleet.
This week we have a demo of some new voices for Android, two great discussion topics and some early podcast names in our bag of mail section. Also, if you were thinking about a name for our show, one lucky commenter will win a copy of Shelly Brisbin's brand new book, iOS Access for All. Listen to learn how. Or, if you can't wait for us to choose a name, run out and get the book now from the official site.

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Posted Wednesday, 21-Jan-2015 6:34 PM ET in Shows     3 comments

Blind Bargains Podcast: CES 2015, Be My Eyes interview and totally a tween!


by Joe Steinkamp

Welcome everyone to the first show of our new weekly series that discusses what's new and notable from all around the net. Joe and J.J. welcome Ricky Enger aboard this initial episode to talk about what happened at CES. Also, she hangs out during our interview with Be My Eyes's' Thelle Kristensen. Be My Eyes just launched in the U.S. iOS App Store and it is worth a spin.

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Posted Thursday, 15-Jan-2015 4:06 PM ET in Shows     1 comment

Audio: This Year in Assistive Technology 2014, Counting Down to Number 1


by Joe Steinkamp

Welcome to this Blind Bargains Audio exclusive, where   we take   a look back at what big stories impacted the Blindness and Low Vision community in the field of Assistive Technology in 2014. This year J.J. Meddaugh, Jeff Bishop, Jamie Pauls and Joe Steinkamp discuss there voting decisions for the top 10 stories and add some commentary on the year that was. Our panel discusses trends in 2014, and we even wax nostalgic by reviewing what made our list back in 2009. You might be surprised about what has and hasn't changed over the last five years!

Posted Thursday, 08-Jan-2015 1:49 PM ET in Shows     1 comment

Audio: Wolf Products Makes Learning Math Fun


by J.J. Meddaugh

When I was a kid, I found that I learned concepts much more efficiently by touch. Wolf Products produces a line of boards for students learning math which makes learning complex concepts much easier. The Math Window is a magnetic board with hundreds of braille tiles representing everything form simple numbers and operators to complex algebra and geometry symbols. To learn more, we spoke with Roger Wolf, President of Wolf Products, who explains how their tools can benefit learners in a variety of math classes. This podcast was recorded at the Michigan AER Conference in Livonia.

Posted Tuesday, 27-May-2014 1:53 PM ET in Miscellaneous     Post a comment

Audio: My Braille Cell, A Simple Teaching Tool for the Budget-minded


by J.J. Meddaugh

We often talk about educational technology that costs thousands of dollars, but sometimes the best learning aids can be purchased for the price of an inexpensive meal. My Braille Cell is a simple tool for teaching braille to children and adults using blocks and wooden pegs. We spoke with Lillian Quickley, CEO of Small Bizness Research and Development, who explains how a simple learning tool can benefit those learning braille. This podcast was recorded at the Michigan AER Conference in Livonia.

Posted Friday, 23-May-2014 1:52 PM ET in Miscellaneous     1 comment


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Alva Satellite 544 40-cell Braille dDisplay

I am selling a lightly-used Alva Satellite 544 braille display. Please see the eBay listing.
Posted yesterday 1:35 PM ET in Accessories     

proofreading, editing, and resume/cover letter consultations starting at $3.00 a page.

Looking to polish up your resume to land that dream job? Need someone to edit an article, blog post, or manuscript? Trying to ace that next term paper? I offer editing, proofreading, and resume/cover letter consultation services. I have over seven years of experience as a writing and English instructor and have evaluated a range of documents, including essays, reports, memos, resumes, and theses and dissertations. Please see a full list of services and rates below, and feel free to check out my website at http://www.fmarinaro.com Editing: $4.00 per page Proofreading: $3.00 per page Resume and cover letter consultations: $30.00 flat fee for resume or cover letter; $50.00 for resume and cover letter together I look forward to working with you!
Posted yesterday 1:31 PM ET in Services     

OpenBook Pearl Camera! Great condition with carying case. $400 or best offer!

I have used this Pearl Camera only a few times and it's very useful and accurate. It is in great condition and needs a new home. It runs for $795 retail, but I am asking for $400 plus shipping. Thank you very much!
Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 3:48 PM ET in Accessories     

24, TheOffice, GreysAnatomy, Friends, Seinfeld, FullHouse, FreshPrince and more BestOffer!

TV shows in great condition; give me your best offer! 24 seasons 1-6, the office seasons 1-4, Greys anatomy seasons 1-2, Friends Seasons 1-10, Seinfeld seasons 1-9, Full house seasons 1-8, Fresh prince seasons 1-4, Buffy the vampire slayer seasons 1-4, Curb Your Enthusiasm season 6, californication season 1, 7th heaven Season 1, Thanks a lot!
Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 3:48 PM ET in Books/Movies/Music     

1 Olympus dm420$100 or best offer

The only thing missing is the cord. The power switch is a bit temperamental in that it takes a bit longer to turn on, but what I have been doing is keeping it on charge as it thens on when plugged in to power. I will include for compensation of the cord missing is a 1 gig Micro SD card that still works and works well. It's already in the unit. Also I'll include an extra set of triple A rechargeable batteries as well in the package. This thing looks pretty much brand new and sounds awesome. Should you have any questions please contact me.
Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 3:00 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Apple MacBook Pro 2012 with upgrades, $1000 US

Mid 2012 model. 13.3 inch screen, 8 GB ram, 2.9 GHZ I7 processor. Upgraded with a 750GB Samsung Evo 840 SSD. Comes with North American charger and extension, as well as a nice case with removable shoulder strap. In excellent working condition, just have a new laptop I prefer. Shipping from Canada. US shipping is $50, Canada is $35. I can accept Interac ETransfer for Canadians, or PayPal for worldwide. Will ship anywhere, but you're responsible for making sure the power adapter works in your country, and shipping will need to be calculated for places other than listed above.
Posted Sunday, 01-Mar-2015 8:00 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     

factory unlocked 32 GB iPhone 4 S including otterbox case for $200.00 or best offer.

For sale a factory unlocked 32 GB iPhone 4 S including otter box case for $200.00 or best offer. I purchased it new in December 2013. Charger, holster for the otter box case and several charging cables are also included. For more information or questions you can contact me by email.
Posted Sunday, 01-Mar-2015 6:14 PM ET in Cell Phones     

Victor Reader Stream 1st Gen For $150

I am selling a Victor Reader Stream 1st Gen unit in excellent condition. It comes with an Executive Leather Case, Power Cord, USB Cord, and Female USB Adapter Cord for use with NLS Cartridges. The unit and all accessories is $150.
Posted Sunday, 01-Mar-2015 6:14 PM ET in Portable Devices     

AdaptiveWare winter clearance sale: The new Blaze EZ, $625; 15 inch laptops with screen reader, $450; BookSense XT, $295; PenFriend, $120; Touch Memo, $160; ReadIt Wand $995; BraillePen, just $925.

AdaptiveWare is having a winter clearance sale with specials on many products. The Blaze EZ is a pocket-sized digital book player/recorder with OCR that provides near-instant audio playback of printed materials. Regularly $695, now just $625. Laptops with NVDA pre-installed and ready to use, just $450; with MS Office suite and Window-Eyes just $550. BookSense XT digial player/recorder, just $295. The ReadIt Wand turns your computer into a video magnifier with full speech output. Just $995. The PenFriend labeling system, reg. $139 is on sale for $120 or just $135 with an extra package of 380 labels. The Touch Memo, another labelling system with tactile and laundry labels, is now just $160. And the BraillePen 12 Touch, great for use with your iOS device, is a bargain at just $925! For more information on any of these items or other specials, please contact AdaptiveWare via the contact information below. Payment plans may be possible.
Posted Sunday, 01-Mar-2015 6:14 PM ET in Miscellaneous     

Bearly Used Second Generation Brailler for $350

Hello, I'm selling a bearly used Second Generation Brailler for 350 dollars. This brailler is under a year old and it's in a perfect condition. It's light in weight and very easy to grab and go. This brailler has a handel so that you can take with you and access braille matterials all the time and anywhere you want. This brailler has the standard Perkins style keys, the space bar, the line spacer, and the line dispenser. It's blue in color and the keys are in silber. It also comes wit a dust cover so that it can be protected while not used. In addition, I only ship inside the United States. Please if interested contact me with my phone number which is 832:421:1581 or by my email below:
Posted Saturday, 28-Feb-2015 10:10 PM ET in Accessories     

Iphone 5c Blue for Cricket LN

Hi, This phone is in like new condition. Has a tempered glass screen protector and a new tpu case. Comes with charger, cable and earbuds. The phone is blue and is for the Cricket Wireless network. Excellent condition for $190.00 with free priority ship in usa. Paypal accepted by me.
Posted Saturday, 28-Feb-2015 7:37 PM ET in Phones     

original 18-cell braillenote - £25 or nearest offer

This is an original 18-cell Brailleenote, purchased around 2003. I have had new batteries installed recently. It comes with a leather carrying case and charger. Please contact me for any more specs. Thanks.
Posted Saturday, 28-Feb-2015 2:48 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

Looking for an Optacon in good working condition.

I am an avid Optacon fan, use one every day at work, and am looking for another as backup. Would rather put money into a working model than one I have to pay to have fixed. If you have an Optacon and are not using it and don't know what to do with it, definitely contact me.
Posted Friday, 27-Feb-2015 10:29 PM ET in Portable Devices     

I refurbish and sell a variety of Freedom, Blazie & other notetakers & computers for Blind

I buy many non-functioning Blazie, Freedom Scientific, Humanware, HIMS, and Pulse Data machines. I refurbish as many of them as I can then have a blind friend check them out, delete old files, optimize settings, etc. and then I offer them at modest cost via eBay. I maintain a very high positive rating and have over $1,000,000 eBay sales history. (mostly NOT products for the blind). My eBay seller ID is interface-rick. I also work on machines for individuals, replacing battery packs with upgraded ones, replacing CMOS batteries, cleaning Braille displays and replacing damaged Braille cells where possible. If you have an old Blazie or Freedom Scientific product and have been unable to find or afford repair, feel free to call me to discuss your needs. I can be reached days 9AM to 5PM EST except Wednesday and Sunday at 603-357-5040.
Posted Friday, 27-Feb-2015 11:07 AM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

Talking Mp3 Players as low as $65.99, discounted accessories + audio tutorials

Read on to get information on our current special and to find out about our audio tutorials on speeding up or slowing down audio files, recording from the FM stereo radio or voice notes, using the wake up alarm, sleep timer, creating and using playlists, and much more! All these tutorials are included on every player. You can also download them from our site: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/demo.html This week we have our Talking MP3 Players priced as low as $65.99 as well as 25% off all accessories with your player order including a 25% off blow-out special on all microSD cards which you can use to greatly expand the capacity of your player and store your special files up to an extra 64 gigabytes! Just choose the accessories you want in the combo boxes found below the player you're ordering. The prices shown reflect the special discount. You can read about and order our Talking MP3 Players here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html To hear what our players sound like and hear some of their features being demonstrated, download our Introduction to Talking MP3 Players MP3 file which is also included on each player: http://tinyurl.com/of3usq8 You can also hear what our customers from all over the world have to say about our Talking MP3 Players and the level of customer support we provide by downloading this MP3 file: http://tinyurl.com/p89zlz3 This special runs through Thursday March 5th, so hurry and save big! Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you check out with PayPal and choose PayPal Credit. (subject to credit approval) All prices are in US dollars. We accept major credit cards and PayPal on line, or you can call 727-498-0121 or Skype lazmesa to place your credit card order or have a Paypal payment request sent. Of course, your questions are always welcome.
Posted Thursday, 26-Feb-2015 10:44 PM ET in Portable Devices     

OpenBook Pearl Scanning Camera with carying case. $500 or best offer, Barely used!

I have a Pearl Camera that I need to sell. It has been used maybe ten times and is in perfect condition. It retails for $795, so I'm asking for $500 including shipping or best offer. Thanks!
Posted Wednesday, 25-Feb-2015 5:08 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Apple Macbook pro 13 late 2012 with most powerful specs. $800

I would like to sell my macbook 13 from late 2012. The Macbook has following specifications: Processor I7 2.9 GHZ dual core Memory 8 gb Hard drive: 1 TB 7200 RPM with 32 MB cache Macbook is in very good condition, almost like new. I don't have an original box, however will also include the very nice pouch, which protects the Macbook very well. I'll install the OS X Yosemite and if requested will install the Microsoft Windows 7 as bootcamp. Please email igor_kaplan@hotmail.com if interested.
Posted Saturday, 21-Feb-2015 7:27 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     

Never been used classic Braille Writer with cover for $350

Do you love Braille? Are you looking for a new Braille Writer at a reasonable price? You are in luck! My friend is selling his never before used Classic Braille Writer along with its cover for $350. His contact info is below. He would be glad to answer any questions you have about this great product.
Posted Friday, 20-Feb-2015 1:35 PM ET in Miscellaneous     

Discounts on Talking MP3 Players and 25% off accessories & micro SD cards

Check out this very-affordable and fully accessible way to play your music and audiobook files which plays many sound file types except for those which are protected: http://tinyurl.com/of3usq8 The Sansa Clip Zip and Clip Plus Talking MP3 Players are priced $65.99 for the 4GB models and $85.99 for the 8GB! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html On top of the above savings you get 25% off accessories with your purchase such as micro SD cards to expand your player's memory, speakers, headsets, Travel charger, auxiliary cable to connect your player to your stereo system and more when you buy the accessories in the combo box with your player purchase. Get 20% off accessories including Bluetooth devices and micro SD cards without player purchase from the Accessories pages: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/accessories.html. The discounts are reflected in the prices as shown on the site. For just a little bit longer you can still get 30% off the Stereo Speaker Case - only $16.99 with batteries included! This is a great sounding stereo speaker zipper case which will hold any of your players securely while you listen to your favorite jams in this portable carrying case! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/speakers.html Here's what our customers had to say about our Talking MP3 Players: http://tinyurl.com/p89zlz3 All Talking MP3 Players come with earphones, USB cable, free friendly tech support, our new audio tutorials, free shipping in the US, greatly discounted quality international shipping, and 1-year replacement warranty! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html  If you're looking for a basic and simple to use player for just MP3 files, we have another MP3 player that's really basic and easy to use that's still priced at the introductory price of $19.99! You also get 25% off accessories with your order! You can read about it here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/other-players.html Our bluetooth special is still going on as well! Check out our choice of bluetooth items at the following links, including a new Bluetooth Receiver that speaks! • Bluetooth transmitters and receivers starting at $39.99, including our latest transmitter, the Mini-jack TX4, and reciever, the Mini-jack AX4 which speaks when turned on, off, and in pairing mode, with introductory savings: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/bluetooth-transmitters-and-receivers.html • Bluetooth Headsets starting at $39.99, including our latest addition, the Avantree Audition Bluetooth headset with introductory savings! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/headsets.html • Bluetooth speakers starting at $23.99, including the Miccus Pool Party Bluetooth stereo speakers and the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker, both of which can be used to answer calls when paired with your smartphone! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/speakers.html This special runs through Thursday February 26th, so hurry and save big! Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you check out with PayPal and choose PayPal Credit. (subject to credit approval) All prices are in US dollars. We accept major credit cards and PayPal on line, or you can call 727-498-0121 or Skype lazmesa to place your credit card order or have a Paypal payment request sent. Your questions are always welcome.
Posted Thursday, 19-Feb-2015 9:29 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Free Podcasts and Free Technical Support!

Are you wanting to know more about blindness technology? Do you wish there was an awesome site that gave you nothing but information on blindness technology? Then this add is for you! My really great friend Kevin Andrews and I have been podcasters for over 6 years, and we would like to share our knowledge about assistive technology. We love to train people on blindness technology, so they then can become better at using their equipment. To accomplish this, we provide you with not only podcasts, (all files are in mp3 format), but also free technical support (where you can call us and ask us any technical support question/questions you may have.) We also have a comment line (where you can leave us your feedback), and we have a Zello Channel (where people can talk and give each other tips and tricks on how to become better users of their Assistive technology.) Check out our website for full details! Site link: http://tech-wizard.info/ Below is a little info to get you started. (smily) Once you are on our Home Page, click or press enter on the Podcasts link, and you will find all of our wonderful podcasts! We also have a feed that you can subscribe to! You will find the feed information on our podcasts page. Also play our podcasts on the iBlink Radio app! We hope you find these podcasts enjoyable, as well as very resourceful! Would you like free technicalh support? Do you want to leave us feedback? If so, please call the Technology Wizard Help Desk/Comment Line. We can assist you with Getting started with your Android device, Helping you out with IOS Products (Our Specialty), Synking Braille Displays with mobile devices, we can help you with Jaws, we can help you with using your Mac, and the list goes on and on. Anything we aren't able to help you with, we promise, we will try our best to either find out your answer for you, or we will point you to some helpful resource/resources that can hopefully answer your question. Please note: we are in the Eastern time zone. If you would like to take us up on this wonderful offer, the free technical support/Comment Line number is: 575-742-8613 Thank you very much, and we hope to see you soon!
Posted Thursday, 19-Feb-2015 3:06 PM ET in Resources     

2011 MacBook Pro great condition

For sale is a 2011 MacBook pro, 13-inch, 2.3 GHZ core I5, upgraded to 16 gb ram and a 1TB HDD. It also includes a bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1 on it. The laptop is in excellent condition, with the exception of the DVD drive does not work properly. I am asking $700 or best offer as is, or $850 or best offer with a replaced DVD drive.
Posted Thursday, 19-Feb-2015 11:10 AM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     

Like new Brailliaint BI 40 for sale

2 year old Brailliaint BI 40 for sale. Excellent condition. More information on the Brailliant BI 40 can be found at: http://store.humanware.com/hus/brailliant-bi-40-new-generation.html Looking for $1250 OBO
Posted Monday, 16-Feb-2015 1:32 PM ET in Accessories     

BrailleNote MPower 32 Cell £400

This is a BrailleNote MPower running Keysoft version 7.21 It works ok, but needs to be connected to power at all times to work. It still has the case on it and I have an AC adaptor for it.
Posted Sunday, 15-Feb-2015 1:42 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

New items including Bluetooth headsets

HappyValentine's Day! If you have a device such as a smartphone, tablet, some computers, and the occasional player, I can think of the BookSense XT off the top of my head, you can use one of our Bluetooth headsets and enjoy stereo sound wirelessly! When paired with a smartphone, you can make and answer calls using any of our Bluetooth headsets as well as controlling music playback using the controls on the headset. To see our selection of Bluetooth Headsets starting at $39.99, including our latest addition, the Avantree Audition Bluetooth headset with introductory savings, visit: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/headsets.html If you have any questions regarding using a Bluetooth headset with your smartphone or other device, just contact me and I'll be happy to answer your questions and provide you with some guidance as to how to accomplish what you want. My contact information is found in my signature below. If your audio devices aren't Bluetooth enabled, listen to this audio in which I demonstrate how I easily enabled my non-Bluetooth Talking MP3 Player to transmit it's audio over to my non-Bluetooth Stereo Speaker case wirelessly! http://tinyurl.com/lfbzx9s We have more Bluetooth items at very good prices on our site. I'll provide some links below for different Bluetooth categories: * Bluetooth transmitters and receivers starting at $39.99, including our latest transmitter, the Mini-jack TX4, and reciever, the Mini-jack AX4 which speaks when turned on, off, and in pairing mode, with introductory savings: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/bluetooth-transmitters-and-receivers.html * Bluetooth speakers starting at $23.99, including the Miccus Pool Party Bluetooth stereo speakers and the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker, both of which can be used to answer calls! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/speakers.html Both the above Bluetooth speakers are very easy to pair. Listen to how easy it is to pair the Pool Party Speakers: http://tinyurl.com/lsqdeu2 If you have any Bluetooth questions at all, contact me and I'll be happy to help answer your questions and provide any needed guidance in making an educated choice for your intended use. Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you check out with PayPal and choose PayPal Credit. (subject to credit approval) All prices are in US dollars. We accept major credit cards and PayPal on line, or you can call 727-498-0121 or Skype lazmesa to place your credit card order or have a Paypal payment request sent. Your questions are always welcome.
Posted Thursday, 12-Feb-2015 9:12 PM ET in Portable Devices     

New services from Communotech, INC

New services from Communotech, INC for 2015 We have 3 new exciting products! Item one Video Audio Doorbell Phone System This is an item no one should be without. Crime is at an all-time high. This system will help keep you and your love ones safe. Have you ever had someone come to your door that you were not expecting? It can be an unsettling feeling. There is no longer a reason for you to talk through your door or open your door for unexpected visitors. This easy to install doorbell phone system allows you to answer your door with the push of a button on your cordless handset. You can stream video or hold a conversation without even going to your door. When the doorbell is pushed a snap shot is taken and automatically sent to all handsets and then you choose if you would like to speak with your visitor using voice only or video. This is one of the most wonderful devices created! The video audio doorbell phone system also has a talking caller ID, a built in answering machine and the handsets are also walkie talkies, which are really simple to use, just push the button on the side of the handset and talk to the other handset. Phone service is not required for the system to work. However, if you need phone service please consider signing up for the VOIP service Communotech, INC offers. The doorbell phone system is only $147.00; get your system by following the link below http://www.communotech.com/traditional-phones/doorphone.html Item two Communotech, INC launches eTechs There is a serious problem going on in all communities around the world. Cyber criminals are targeting the elderly and the disabled. Sadly we have even seen local computer shops using dishonest practices as well. One elderly gentleman was charged $600.00 for the installation of an operating system and this did not include putting his assistive technology back on his machine, which the shop did not know how to do. Now does that sound fair? Many fall victim to scams because they have nowhere to go for advice and honest diagnosis of their computer problems. Communotech, INC is doing its part to combat this problem head on. We now offer a service called eTech. The service is $9.99 per month and has a 1 time set up fee of $50.00. Members get unlimited tech support. This is a month to month subscription with no contract. Find out more or get your subscription at www.communotech.com/etech.html Item Three Communotech VOIP Network Stop paying more for less . We give you total control of your phone system with our screen reader friendly and easy to use online control panel. We have an affordable plan for your small business or residential use. We offer phone, E fax, voicemail, virtual numbers, international calling, voicemail to email, fax to email, text messaging to email and online text messaging services. A bundle of features are included with all phone plans. Our services are reliable and do not require a computer to work. Our service works with all traditional phones and also works with most softphones and sip phones. Use your service wherever there is an internet connection. Plans start as low as $14.99 per month with no contract or activation fee. Check out all features and plans we offer at www.communotech.com/voip.html Thanks for reading and if you have any questions fill free to contact us. Communotech, INC Changing lives with technology!
Posted Tuesday, 10-Feb-2015 9:22 PM ET in News     

Unlocked iPhone5s with 16gb of storage

This item comes with the charger and a carrying case. There are no scratches on the item. It is in flawless condition. Asking $300.
Posted Tuesday, 10-Feb-2015 12:40 PM ET in Cell Phones     

Braille sense u2 with qwerty keyboard

This item is in excellent condition. Comes with carrying case. I'm asking $2500
Posted Tuesday, 10-Feb-2015 12:39 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

iPad 4 128 gb wifi w/ Otterbox Defender $600 OBO

This is an iPad, 4th generation with Retina display. It's in excellent condition, as it's been kept inside an Otterbox defender for most of its life. It has dual-band 802.11N wifi, but does not have cellular data connectivity. It has a 5 mp rear camera and a front-facing iSight camera for video calling. It has 128 gigabytes of onboard flash storage, so has plenty of room to load whatever you might like on it. iPad, Lightning cable, and Otterbox defender case are included. The iPad will be inside the case when shipped. Shipping and insurance within the US are included. PayPal is preferred.
Posted Monday, 09-Feb-2015 5:59 PM ET in Portable Devices     

PAC Mate 40-cell Braille Display $550

This is a Freedom Scientific PAC Mate Braille display in good working order. Display and mini-USB cable included. Drivers for Windows are downloadable through Freedom's web site. Mac, Linux and Chrome OS need no additional software. Shipping within the US is included in the price. PayPal preferred.
Posted Monday, 09-Feb-2015 5:56 PM ET in Peripherals     

Selling imported belt fanny bags, $20 each

Are you looking for a wonderful valentine's present, that would be both stylish and practical? Are you looking for something that can hold many items, yet is not heavy on its own? Well look no further than the Invisibag! This is a strap that clips easily around your waste with a standard backpack strap. It contains two zipperred pockets, one for a conventional water bottle, and one that is the perfect size for your smartphone. With the water bottle pocket you will be able to carry around a water bottle, without the need to carry a purse or backpack, as it simply hangs around your belt. The cellphone pocket allows you to carry your cellphone in a safe, secure environment; you can feel your cellphone vibrating, yet it is difficult to steal as one must open the zipperred pocket to get the cellphone out. And when you're done using it for the day, just take all your items out and let it sit around your waste; it is so light you will not even notice. As these are imported products, you will not find them anywhere on the U.S. market; these are an exclusive. I personally handle all the importing and costs myself. I'm asking only $20 per each one.
Posted Sunday, 08-Feb-2015 2:50 PM ET in Accessories     

eleven-inch macbook air latest model

This item is in excellent condition. It is running mavericks but I can upgrade the os if you want me to. I'm asking $700 or best offer.
Posted Saturday, 07-Feb-2015 2:11 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

Free Wall Charger with Talking Mp3 Players & more for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is getting closer and closer and the time to act is now. The items we mention below make for great Valentine's Day presents for your sweetheart or for yourself. If you're looking for a very affordable way to play your music and audiobook files, take a look at our Talking MP3 Players. Listen to this introduction so you can see just how accessible our players are: http://tinyurl.com/of3usq8 They're priced at $69.99 for the 4GB models and $89.99 for the 8GB Talking Sansa Clip Zip or Clip Plus, plus this week we're adding a free wall charger to your purchase ($10.99 value)! Just a hint that the Clip Zip is the better player IMHO. Prices on the site reflect the special prices. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html Here's what our customers had to say: http://tinyurl.com/p89zlz3 All Talking MP3 Players come with earphones, USB cable, free friendly tech support, our new audio tutorials, free shipping in the US, greatly discounted quality international shipping, and 1-year replacement warranty!http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html  If money is a bit tight, we have another MP3 player which is really basic and easy to use that's still priced at the introductory price of $19.99! You can read about it here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/other-players.html Our bluetooth special is still going as well! Check out our choice of bluetooth items at the following links: • Bluetooth transmitters and receivers starting at $39.99, including our latest transmitter, the Mini-jack TX4, and reciever, the Mini-jack AX4 which speaks when turned on, off, and in pairing mode, with introductory savings: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/bluetooth-transmitters-and-receivers.html • Bluetooth Headsets starting at $39.99, including our latest addition, the Avantree Audition Bluetooth headset with introductory savings! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/headsets.html • Bluetooth speakers starting at $23.99, including the Miccus Pool Party Bluetooth stereo speakers and the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker, both of which can be used to answer calls! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/speakers.html Plus, you can still get 30% off the Stereo Speaker Case - only $16.99 with batteries included! This is a great sounding stereo speaker zipper case which will hold any of your players securely while you listen to your favorite jams in this portable carrying case! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/speakers.html This special runs through Thursday February 12th, so hurry and save big! Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you check out with PayPal and choose PayPal Credit. (subject to credit approval) All prices are in US dollars. We accept major credit cards and PayPal on line, or you can call 727-498-0121 or Skype lazmesa to place your credit card order or have a Paypal payment request sent. Your questions are always welcome.
Posted Thursday, 05-Feb-2015 7:58 PM ET in Portable Devices     


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