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#NFB18: Details On The Humanware Braille Note Touch July Update



We last caught up with Humanware's Andrew Flatres, Product Manager of Braille Products, at CSUN 18 To speak about the Brailliant 14
launch window. While we didn t capture any audio from Humanware from this year s summer convention coverage, Andrew did send along this summary of what is coming in the Keysoft July update for Braille Note Touch that was outlined in St. Louis and Orlando.

A Hero's Call Version 1.3 released



The latest update to the PC audio RPG, now six months on since its initial release
, rolled out to players with fixes for a few quests and a new enemy to encounter. Below are the release notes from Out Of Sight Games' Joseph Bein.

Hims QBraille XL is an Intriguing Mashup of Braille Display and Computing Features



What do you get when you cross a Smart Beetle with a Braille Edge and add a few extra bells and whistles? Hims has pulled the wraps off the QBraille XL,, a 40-cell braille display and QWERTY keyboard mash-up which will be released this fall.

The Updated Guide to Getting Free Food, Rides, Groceries, and More at #NFB18



If you're headed to the NFB convention in Orlando, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy convention just a bit less busy. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.

The Updated Guide to Getting Free Food, Rides, Groceries, and More at #ACB18



If you're headed to the ACB convention in St. Louis, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy convention just a bit less busy. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.

Flicktype Keyboard Version 2.0 released, introducing system-wide keyboard, cursor controls, emoji, and more



Kpaw has just released Flicktype Keyboard 2.0, built from the previous Fleksy keyboard.

Aira partners with VFO to fill in gaps of current screen readers



VFO, partners of the JAWS screen reading solution for blind and visually impaired individuals and Aira, the service which partners blind and visually impaired people to human agents and AI to complete tasks, are teaming up. Now, when using a VFO device or service, such as jaws, and sighted access is required to see the screen, users can access Aira free of charge to fill in some of the gaps to bring blind and VI users closer to parity with their sighted counterparts.

Microsoft news comes to iOS



If you want an alternative to Apple and Google news on iOS, you can now download Microsoft news for even more news updates.


Deals

Rollbacks and Clearance at Walmart



Walmart discounts a selection of rollback and clearance electronics, toys, home items, apparel, and more. If possible, choose in-store pickup to dodge the $5.99 shipping fee, or spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping. Click the provided link to see everything that's on sale!

Save 50 percent or more during the Bargain Bin Closeout Sale at Amazon Warehouse Deals



Amazon Warehouse Deals cuts at least 50% off a vast selection of open-box, used, and closeout items during its Bargain Bin Closeout Sale. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. It yields solid savings on a huge variety of items, like apparel, accessories, toys, electronics, and music.

Summer Savings Sale at Walmart



Walmart discounts over 1,800 items as part of its Summer Savings Sale. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid a $5.99 shipping fee, or spend $35 or more for free shipping. Click the provided link to navigate directly to this sale.

USB Data Sync Charger Bracelet for Free



CellWest Group is currently offering a USB Data Sync Charger Bracelet for free with free shipping. That's a savings of at least $3 for a similar item. Choose from an iPhone or Android connector; this USB cable can be worn as a bracelet. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Deal ends July 31.

Pink Floyd: Relics on Vinyl for $15.08 [Shipped]



Amazon offers Pink Floyd: Relics on Vinyl for $15.08 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $19. It features 11 tracks.

60 Percent Off Soundtrack Vinyl Albums at ThinkGeek



ThinkGeek takes up to 60% off a selection of soundtrack vinyl albums. Shipping adds $8.95, but orders of $75 or more bag free shipping.

iLive Platinum Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa



Global Parts via Walmart offers the iLive Platinum Bluetooth Speaker for $39.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $10. It features WiFi and includes Alexa.

2-Pack Purell Hand Sanitizer Gel 2-Liter Pump Bottles for $27.19 [Shipped via Prime]



Amazon offers Prime members the Purell Hand Sanitizer Gel 2-Liter Pump Bottle 2-Pack for $27.19 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $6.


Podcasts

#NFB18 Audio: Lets Go Crazy For GoBraille From Irie-AT



There are few things separating Braille Embossers from their mainstream printer counterparts. In this interview with John Taylor, Product Manager for Irie-AT, Chancy learned about wirelessly embossing from your phone with GoBraille . John then describes the features of the embossers that are supported by this modern day convenience and explains how they also have easy to use tactile controls. To learn more about these embossers, and everything else the company offers visit the Irie-AT
website.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#NFB18 Audio: Be A One-hand Wonder by Typing With Tap



BBQ Crew Member Buddy Brannan first turned us on to the wearable Tap alternative at last year s CSUN
Chancy has been using the accessory as well and she had her questions ready for Sabrina Kemeny, President and Co-Founder, when they met in the NFB Exhibit Hall. Find out about Tap Aloud, the Tap manager and the new Tap Mapper in this interview. Also, discover ways that you could use a Tap on each hand for some very interesting tasks. To learn more, or to order a Tap, visit the Tap with Us website.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#ACB18 Audio: A Book And A BrailleMe From NBP



J.J. and Brian McDonald, President of National Braille Press, found some time to escape from the ACB Exhibit Hall floor to talk about the new affordable BrailleMe display. Brian walks us through an overview of the product and provides some insight into the unit s unique pin design. The pair also discuss a forthcoming update to the B2G and the differences between it and the BrailleMe. To learn more about both the BrailleMe and the B2G, or to pick up any number of Braille books as well, head over to the National Braille Press website.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#NFB18 Audio: The Next Generation Of Travel Tools Are On Display With RuffWear



Chancey met up with the most obedient Service Animal on an Exhibit Hall floor ever. Okay, it was a dog statue wearing a new next generation harness, but good dog! Greg Freyberg, Product Line Manager for RuffWear, describes the design and the plan for a product rollout next year for this telescoping handle based harness. He also provides more information on an audible beacon light and a collapsible bed for travel. To learn more about the products mentioned in this interview, Visit the RuffWear Website.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#ACB18 Audio: Feed Your Need to Read With The Latest From BARD



We recently posted an article about some of the changes that came in the BARD App update for iOS and Android.
Don Olson, Bard Operations Officer, describes to J.J. a more in depth look at those changes and outlines some additions coming to Bard Express as well. Fans of Braille and Amazon devices won t want to miss this interview. To keep up with the latest information on Bard, and other services, visit the National Library Service website.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

2018 Summer Convention Special #Sponsored: New Features For Google ChromeVox, Chromebooks and Chrome OS



Most families with school-aged children are probably familiar now with Google Classroom. Chances are, if you are a school-aged or college attending student, you probably could teach a thing or two on how to use a Chromebook to your parents. And some out there, working in I.T. Professional jobs, may even want to sit in on some of those lessons as more and more vocations are considering the use of a Chromebook at the work site.

J.J. sat down with Laura Allen, Program Manager for Accessibility on Chrome and Chrome OS, to discuss the multiple changes to the ChromeVox and Chrome OS experience that have been implemented over the last year. Tune in to discover the thoughts behind the redesigned ChromeVox screen reader, new USB Braille Display support and how ChromeVox interacts with touch screen based Chromebooks.

Laura also provides an overview of features for Low Vision users in the new levels of magnification supported, a docked magnifier window and enhancements to the visibility of the cursor and mouse pointer within Chrome OS. There is even a sneak peak at what is coming to Select to Speak in upcoming milestone releases.

Be sure to note the suggestions for learning ChromeVox and ChromeOS so you can distinctly know your Earcon from your Emoticon!

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we re teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#ACB18 Audio: Test Your Luck With The Blind Lottery And The Blind Life Channel



With more than 400 videos over a 5 year period, The Blind Life podcast s Owner and Creator Sam Seavey has been one busy fellow. Sam talks with J.J. about how he creates his content and what inspires him to share with others. Assistive Technology reviews, interviews and daily living are just some of the subjects Sam covers on the channel. To learn more, visit The Blind Life YouTube page

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#NFB18 Audio: Be A Partner On A Winning Team With Guiding Eyes



Jessy DiNapoli, of Guiding Eyes, was still in good voice and retained a lot of energy after being on the NFB Exhibit Hall floor at the end of two days. Trust us, that is no small feat! In this interview Chancy speaks to Jessy about the differences in the various programs offered, alternate communication methods and how technology plays a role in Guide travel. To learn more about the services spoken about in this podcast, visit the Guiding Eyes For The Blind Website.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.


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Mac Mini Desktop Computer, Version Late 2012, Not Used in Mint Condition Agreed to be the


Includes Wireless Battery Keyboard And Wireless Battery Track Pad .. $525 Price Asked Includes Shipping, Or Best Offer... Specifications Operating System: OS 13 E . Processor: 2.5GH Intel Core I5 .. Memory: 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 .. Hard Drive Capacity: 500GB .. Includes original packaging, Connectors and Adapters, and Diagnostic Report from Genius Bar .. Does Not Include Monitor or Monitor Adapter . Out-Of-The-Box, Minni Comes Up with Fresh OS Instal and Talks. It asks for your pertanant info

TOPAZ XL HD Hi Def Video Magnifier (desktop) $650


This Video Magnifier uses a high definition camera to produce a clear picture with sharp images and crisp text. Lower magnifications maximizes the amt of information displayed. Supports magnification levels from 1.5x to 66x. I'm not sure if it's a 20 or 22 inch screen, but will get the dimensions if you're interested. Used but In very good condition. Manual is included. $3,000 new. Asking $650. Click link below for full description from Freedom Scientific:

Selling Brailliant BI 32 in like-new condition, $1300 OBO


I'm selling a brailliant BI 32 in excellent condition. Used for less than 6 hours, total. Comes with executive products leather case, and charging chord. Asking for $1300 or best offer, including shipping to anywhere in the United States with full insurance and tracking.

Deals: Victor Reader Trek with Free magnetic cable, Affordable Talking Mp3 & Book Players


with Free Wall Charger & much more! Don't miss your opportunity to get a free dual port wall charger with a Talking MP3 Player! We also have other special deals on all of our Talking book Readers and MP3 Players and Accessories plus some audio Demos so you can check out our Talking MP3 Player and Talking Book Player! Plus as a bonus we'll give you a free 3-foot magnetic cable and free priority mail shipping with your order of a Victor Reader Trek for really fast delivery. For example a customer ordered her Victor Reader Trek on Friday and she received it on Monday... That's fast! 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) For our Daily Deal we have a free dual port wall charger absolutely free with your order of a Sansa Clip Zip Talking MP3 Player! We have a limited amount of these Talking MP3 Players as they're going fast so get your own before we have to restock! Note that we have no idea how much longer the following price will be available, just $109.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html Remember the Talking MP3 Players come with the latest firmware which will enable it to run for over 26 hours on one battery charge! Check out our Talking MP3 Player at the below link. Press enter on the link then search for the word download and save the file normally. https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZcvzGZ5PHsEb5dec5rWatGSGVRpyffUooV For a more feature-packed device get our new Talking Book Reader which comes with the high quality Ivona voices built in! It plays all sorts of unprotected files including Daisy books, eBooks, music, audio books, video files, internet radio and podcasts! It records from its built-in mic, external mic/line-in, FM stereo radio, and internet radio! It gets 14 hours of playback time on a charge! You pay only $229.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Daisy-Book-Media-Player-Newest-Edition_p_111.html Check it out at the below link. Press enter on the link then search for the word download and save the file normally. https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZ3vzGZeSdSOCHGJ3kglro6lkt3n5BqUg0V And for those of you who want access to NLS/Bard and Audible.com files keep reading We have the latest Victor Reader Stream 2nd generation and Victor Reader Trek very affordably priced well below Humanware's prices! Just like from Humanware except not as expensive! These come with 8GB SD cards, earphones, wall chargers, long & short cables, and silicone protective cases. The Trek also comes with a lanyard. Save really big when you order from us as we don't charge you for shipping in the US and we only have to charge tax in the state of Florida! Your order goes out the very next business day! Fast and friendly service! This week save nearly $200 on the new Victor Reader Trek plus get free priority mail shipping plus free 3 foot magnetic cable ($13.99 value)! We have a limited quantity of these and they're selling fast so get yours now at the lower $579.99 price! FYI, Humanware has raised their price to $699.99 plus shipping and tax! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html Read this new press release on the Victor Reader Trek: http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw190504 Order the Brand New 2nd generation Victor Reader Stream for just $349.99! You can read about and order it from: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html Protect and extend the life of your expensive electronic devices with one of the below new magnetic cables! For a microUSB cable which is the one which has the two little bumps, which will work with any device with a microUSB charging port such as the Victor Reader Trek, or Victor Stream, Sansa Clip zip, Kindle Fire tablets, Android smart phones & tablets, Samsung Haven/Gusto, in 3 feet $13.99 and 5 feet $15.99 choose the size you want in the combo box: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Magnetic-Micro-DataCharging-USB-Cable-for-Victor-Trek-Victor-Stream-Mp3-Player-Phones-Tablets-_p_127.html For a Lightning cable which works with iPhones 5 and above. Get a 3 foot cable for $13.99 or 5-foot for just $15.99 choose the size you want in the combo box: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Magnetic-Lightning-DataCharging-Cable-for-iPhones_p_130.html Need extra magnetic microUSB or Lightning tips? Note that they aren't interchangeable so you can't use a Lightning tip with a microUSB cable or vice-versa. Order them here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Magnetic-Micro-USB-or-Lightning-Cable-Additional-Tips_p_131.html Get yourself or someone you love this very-affordable portable MP3 player AM/FM radio with built in front-facing mono speaker! It plays MP3/WAV files from either a thumb drive or microSD card! Listen to AM or FM stations or to MP3/WAV files! Jump to specific tracks or radio stations by entering the track number or the frequency! It has a user replaceable rechargeable lithium battery! For those who have some sight it also has an LED flashlight! It has a line-in jack so one can play other devices through its speaker! It includes a wrist lanyard and detachable belt clip. Although it doesn't speak it's totally accessible for the blind as it's all button operated. It does have a display but it's not menu driven. I'm totally impressed with its features and the volume one can get out of it! One can also listen in stereo with headphones if preferred. Perfect for listening to music and audio books in MP3 or WAV; it remembers where one left off listening! It's just a bit larger than a Victor Reader Stream or Trek but packs a much stronger punch! Affordably priced at just $29.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/MP3-AMFM-radio-player_p_39.html We currently have 3 different 2017 Amazon Fire tablets on which we've turned the screen reader on and set up with the Google Play Store so you can use apps from either the Google Play Store or the Amazon app store! With the latest firmware update all of these tablets will have Alexa Hands-free! You can read about them and place your order here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html You can use either a Bluetooth keyboard or connect a regular USB keyboard to these tablets with the use of an OTG cable to make typing easier. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/OTG-On-The-Go-cable_p_96.html Protect your Amazon Fire tablet with one of these awesome cases which doubles as a stand! These cases have a sleep/wake feature when you open and close them. Available in the combo boxes found below the tablet on its own page or from here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cases_c_37.html See our memory cards both microUSB and SD for use with the above devices here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-SD-cards_c_14.html When you order any Bluetooth device from us you'll get the description and instructions from a totally blind perspective emailed to you at no charge! I describe the device so you won't have any trouble figuring out what controls are where and following my directions you'll be able to set up and use them without any assistance from anyone else! To cover your Home wireless audio listening needs, we have 2 non-portable transmitter/receivers, with ranges from 150 feet up to 160 feet with low latency when combined with the below Bluetooth headset! Don't forget my offer of assistance in helping you figure out what you need to fill your Bluetooth wireless listening needs. You can read about and order the above here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Transmitters-Receivers_c_7.html Check out these Bluetooth Headphones on our site, the Miccus SR-71 Stealth Bluetooth Headphones with microphone. Get it this week for just $59.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-SR-71-Stealth-Bluetooth-Headphones-with-microphone_p_15.html We have the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker for just $19.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html Once on our site be sure to take a look around and check out our accessories which are 20% off! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html We have Talking brand-new Samsung Gusto 3 Phones on sale for just $59.99. These are great easy to use accessible push button flip phones. It works like the Samsung Haven with improvements such as ability to change the speed of the voice, Bluetooth capability, longer batterylife and more, For use in the US on Selectel Wireless only (see the plans below): http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Samsung-Gusto-3_p_80.html Just $30 for unlimited talk and texts! Check out the Selectel phone plans for use with the above phone: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Selectel-Phone-Plans_ep_53-1.html 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 email me to have a PaypalMe link sent. Your questions are always welcome.

Pacmate QX400 for $500 or best offer (all offers considered)


This is a used Pacmate Omni QX400 and comes with a detachable 40 cell refreshable Braille display.The unit is in working order and comes with the manual, Freedom Scientific CDs and power cord. All serious offers considered!

BraillePen 12 Braille Display - Reduced to $300


I am re-listing my BraillePen 12 braille display (see description below). I have been asking $400. I think it is worth that but I need to sell it so, I am reducing it to $300. I don’t plan to reduce it any further. This is a good deal for this display. This is a BraillePen 12, 12 cell braille display. It works with PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, etcetera. It has keys for braille input and panning buttons. It does not have curser routing keys. It has a rechargeable battery and pares by Bluetooth. It has some very limited built in note taking functions which I know little about because I have never used that feature. It is in excellent condition and has not been used much. I am selling it simply because I find that I rarely use braille with my iPhone, which is what I bought the BraillePen for. I am asking $300, which includes shipping within the continental United States. If interested, please E-mail me at scottduck1977@gmail.com. Thank You, Scott Duck


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