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News

Alexa, Open NFB-Newsline



NFB-Newsline subscribers soon will be able to use the service hands-free. Beta applications are now being accepted to use the new NFB-Newsline skill for Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot, and other voice-enabled hardware.

Freedom Scientific Focuses on Ruggedness with Updated 40-cell Display



Freedom Scientific has introduced the latest generation of its Focus 40 Blue braille display with an emphasis on durability.

Latest NVDA Includes New Voices, Rapid OCR, Contracted Braille Input



The 3rd update for NVDA in 2017 is a big one, and you can test out the features now with the 1st release candidate.

Start Talking with the Free Dictationbridge Release Candidate for NVDA Out Now



Just over a year after completing a successful crowdfunding campaign, the team at Dictationbridge has a near-final release version of their software for NVDA available for your use.

The Onkyo Braille Essay Contest Returns with $2,000 Top Prize for Braille Essays



If you are a good braille writer and have a story to tell, you may be able to win $2,000 from Onkyo.

Navigate the Playa Accessibly with Updated Burning Man Maps



The San Francisco Lighthouse is once again offering maps for Burning Man, the one-of-a-kind event held each August in Black Rock City.

Hims Focuses on Camera, QWERTY Keyboards for First BrailleSense Polaris Update



Hims has released their first update for the BrailleSense Polaris. The free update activates the camera and adds support for USB and Bluetooth QWERTY keyboards among other functions.

Breaking: NVDA's Jamie Teh Leaving for New Job with Mozilla



James Teh, one of the 2 original developres of the NVDA screen reader, is moving on after working with the free screen reader for the past decade.


Deals

Open-Box Philips Bluetooth NC Headphones for $24.99 [Shipped]



Big Deals via eBay offers the open-box Philips Bluetooth Noise-Canceling Headphones for $24.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we've seen. (It's also the best deal we could find today y $35.) They feature a frequency response of 10Hz to 22kHz, Bluetooth 4.0, and up to 16 hours of music playback per charge.

SanDisk 32GB Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $6.99



Best Buy offers the SanDisk 32GB Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $6.99. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.49 shipping fee. That's $3 under the best we could find for a similar flash drive.

Akai Professional Project 50X Over-Ear Studio Monitor Headphones for $18.18 [Shipped via Prime:



Amazon offers Prime members the Akai Professional Project 50X Over-Ear Studio Monitor Headphones in Black for $18.18 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $72. These closed-back headphones feature a 50mm dynamic transducer, 10Hz to 30kHz frequency response, collapsible design, swiveling ear cups, straight and coiled 6-foot detachable cables, 1/8"-to-1/4" adapter, and leatherette travel pouch.

Unlocked Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 256GB WiFi plus 4G Tablet for $799.99 [Shipped]



BuySpry via eBay offers the 1st-generation Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 256GB WiFi + 4G LTE Tablet in several colors for $799.99 with free shipping. That's the best price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $299.) It features a 12.9" 2732x2048 LED-backlit Retina display, A9X 64-bit chip, 4GB RAM, 256GB internal storage, 8-megapixel rear iSight camera, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera, up to 1080p video recording at 30fps, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, Smart Connector, Lightning Connector, four speakers, and iOS 9.

Hammer Anvil Men's Slim Leather RFID Anti-Theft Front Pocket Wallet for $7.99 [Shipped]



Art of Deals via eBay offers the Hammer Anvil Men's Slim Leather RFID Anti-Theft Front Pocket Wallet in several colors for $7.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $10. It features six card slots.

Bluedio T4 Turbine Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for $33.11 [Shipped]



Bluedio via Amazon offers its Bluedio T4 Turbine Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones in several colors for $45.99. Coupon code "XQCNRD3E" cuts that price to $33.11. With free shipping, that's $47 off and the lowest price we could find. They feature noise cancelling technology, 57mm drivers, detachable 3.5mm cable, and Bluetooth 4.2.

Refurbished Jabra Sport Pace Wireless Earphones for $23.99 [Shipped]



Jabra via eBay offers its refurbished Jabra Sport Pace Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Earbuds in Blue for $23.99 with free shipping. That's $46 under the lowest price we could find for a new pair. They feature a 5-hour battery life, in-line volume control, and rapid charge function.

KeyEntre 5-Port USB Charging Station for $23.39 [Shipped]



KeyEntre via Amazon offers its KeyEntre 5-Port USB Charging Station for $38.99. Coupon code "FOZX7YAL" cuts that to $23.39. With free shipping, that's the lowest price we could find by $25. It features detachable device separators, two 2.4-amp ports, and three 1-amp ports. Deal ends August 31.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Qast 110: Audio Eclipses And Blast Processing



You might be wondering how Blind and Low Vision people can enjoy the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st. In this episode we speak to Dr. Henry Winter, a real honest to goodness astrophysicist who tells us how we can participate in the big cosmic event. We also sync our Google Home calendars, talk more about the Orbit Reader and we strap on our red shoes for the "Last Word".

Blind Bargains Qast 109 : You're Own Personal Bridge To Access



Anyone know which end of a microphone you speak into to do a podcast? We've been a way for a while. However now that the summer shows have ended, we're back to recording shows in the studio and not in a hotel. And it seems like some big news was waiting for us to talk about. News so big that we thought Chancey Fleet should join us to discuss the week's events. There is a tip and an audio-based "Last Word" in there too. So kick up your heels and turn on the AC as we're saying good bye to the summer conventions on BBQ 109.

Blind Bargains Qast 108: Blind Bargains Game Show Live!



From a room somewhere within the Nugget Casino in Sparks Nevada comes the first ever BBQ Game Show. Recorded in front of a live studio audience, and thankfully edited for podcast presentation by Mr. Derrick Lane, our announcer Joe Steinkamp provides the info for our Master of Ceremonies J.J. Meddaugh. Join the BBQ Crew in a series of pricing games that bear little resemblance to those you might have heard on other popular nationally syndicated programs. Ahem, cough cough, hear members of the studio audience compete for valuable prizes. Also, for stuff we didn't want to pack up with us for the trip back home.

#nfb17 Audio: Reading The Building Blocks Of Life With The B2G And National Braille Press



Android notetakers are pretty common now. However, one of the first units to enter the marketplace was the Braille2Go from National Braille press. Brian McDonald, President of National Braille Press, provides Chancey with a deep dive into the B2G hardware and software ecosystem. hear Chancey take her elementary steps into the world of the B2G with a demonstration of navigation in an app that shows the periodic table. To learn more about the B2G, or the other wonderful products and services from the National Braille press, visit the product's website.

Sponsor: HIMS, Inc.
Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified futureproof notetaker with no touchscreen required. Visit us on the web at https://hims-inc.com to learn more.

#nfb17 Audio: Live The Life Of High Adventure With Materia Magica



Chancey had to dodge dog guides, fight for food through crowds of convention attendees and track down all these interviews you have been listening to from NFB17. She has truly earned her spoils of victory. So why not celebrate by slaying a few dragons, or go wandering through a dungeon or two? It seems tame when compared to the Exhibit Hall floor actually. Chancey began her quest by talking with Beth Carrigan, General manager for the game Materia Magica, and she learns how easy it will be for her to play this 22 year old text adventure. With Windows and Screen Reader in hand, you can join the Lady Fleet online in this classic MUD. The game is free. However, donations are what allows this game to stay as strong as a castle wall. Visit the game's portal and the accessibility help page to learn how to play. If you dare...

Sponsor: HIMS, Inc.
Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified futureproof notetaker with no touchscreen required. Visit us on the web at https://hims-inc.com to learn more.

#NFB17 Audio: Hooked on Hooke Audio



Be sure to have your earbuds in for this special interview as Chancey recorded this from a set of binaural microphones. Hear Anthony Mattana, founder and CEO of Hook Audio, speak to Chancey about the Verse line of products in an outdoor setting. Anthony explains how he came to make his products accessible to the Blind and what he has learned from his attendance at the 2017 NFB Convention. If you are interested in learning more about Hooke Audio, visit the company's website. And you can learn more about the product's accessibility by reading this blog post.

Sponsor: HIMS, Inc.
Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified futureproof notetaker with no touchscreen required. Visit us on the web at https://hims-inc.com to learn more.

#nfb17 Audio: Everyone Is Talking About The Orbit Reader



Venkatesh Chari, President and CTO of Orbit Research, was one of the busiest people at NFB17. Somehow our intrepid Chancey Fleet was able to gain a few minutes of his time to talk about the launch of the $449 20-cell Orbit Reader. She also was able to get an update on the Graphiti tablet as well. You don't want to skip this one for sure. Keep up with all the goings on at Orbit research by bookmarking their website in your internet browser of choice.

Sponsor: HIMS, Inc.
Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified futureproof notetaker with no touchscreen required. Visit us on the web at https://hims-inc.com to learn more.

#nfb17 Audio: Flexing Your Typing Fingers With Tap



Not so long ago, at CSUN17, Buddy found this wearable that allowed you to type on your iPhone by just tapping fingers on any surface.
Chancey caught up with Dovid Schick, founder and CEO of Tap Systems, on the NFB's Exhibit Hall floor in order to try the lightweight accessory for herself. Listen as she describes and demonstrates the process of typing with the Tap. To learn more about Tap, visit the company's website.

Sponsor: HIMS, Inc.
Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified futureproof notetaker with no touchscreen required. Visit us on the web at https://hims-inc.com to learn more.


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Top quality home made beef jerky!


Its back, Angela’s Awesome Home Made Beef Jerky. At present I have the following flavors: Teriyaki: sweet and mild. For those who get the spice in their lives not from food. Ragin Cajun: Very hot with robust flavor. If you’re one of those people who takes the Blazing Wings challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings, this one’s for you. New! BBQ jerky! A mellow and delicious flavor which will have you coming back for more. The price is $10 for a 6OZ bag, plus a $5 flat shipping charge. To order please contact: Angela Fowler Cell: (530) 902-0987 Email: fowlers@syix.com

Tissot Silen-T Vibrating Watches for the Blind and Visually Impaired, New For Only $199


We have several brand new in the box Tissot Silen-T vibrating watches for the blind, visually impaired, hearing impaired, or the deaf and blind now for only $199.99. These retailed for $600 when they first came out and now would be closer to $1000 if they were still being sold. Not only are these rare and hard to find but they are the nicest quality and best made watch ever designed and made for the blind and visually impaired. They are also great for the hearing impaired as they have an alarm on them that also vibrates your wrist to let you know when it is going off. If you have never experienced one of these timepieces, you are missing out as checking the time as easy as feeling the vibrations on the crystal. Speaking of the crystal, it is sapphire crystal which is the hardest mineral on the planet next to diamond so practically unbreakable and definitely unscratchable. The watches are solid stainless steel and are water resistant. The watch is completely accessible to set the time, check the time, set the alarm, check the alarm, and turn the alarm on and off. It also gives you a vibration to let you know when the battery is getting low. We have picked up a brand new batch of these directly from the factory that were never sold and they come brand new in their original box with all original price tags, etc. They also come with a nice dust bag and the box is perfect to store your watch in while you are not wearing it. All watches come with a CD with the audio manual on it as well as we have the Text digital version for download on our site. We have them with a stainless bracelet band that is a brushed and polished stainless combination with stainless bezel and black face. Of course, you can put any band on these you want so if you don't like the band that is on there, it is very easy to change it for another you would prefer. These can be worn casual or dressy either way. Quit throwing away money on cheap Braille watches or talking watches that don't last when you can get one of these that will last you a lifetime. This is a unisex watch with a 39mm face and I have sold just as many of these to women as men. Check out more details below and where to go to order. A vision of style and sophistication, we think you are going to be an instant fan of the Tissot T-Touch Silen-T Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch. This exceptional timepiece begins with a round 39mm stainless steel case with a fixed stainless steel bezel and a textured crown. These elements surround a bold black dial, which is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with 12 touch-sensitive areas and features white index hour markers with two Arabic hour markers at the 6 and 12 'o clock position. The luminous silver-toned hands are powered by Swiss quartz movement. This watch also has an alarm function. A stainless steel bracelet straps this watch to the wrist, while a push-button deployment clasp ensures its secure placement. Finally, this watch boasts water resistance up to 99 feet (30 meters). Truly a must-have for your watch collection, pick this beauty up today. As part of the Touch Collection, this watch is another revolutionary timepiece, being the first ever watch to provide the time through silent vibrations. This is a must have for both busy business people who are required to be discrete while needing to stay on time in the meetings as well as the sight impaired people for whom this is the perfect timepiece as you won’t even have to look at it. Everything is done through touch and feeling. This collection promises good vibrations and state-of-the-art precision. Brand new in original box from the factory. Includes audio CD manual and all written manuals. Click here to listen to the audio description https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ldyvvxezoamf2h/tissot.MP3?dl=1&pv=1 Click here to read more about the watch and place an order: http://www.harboltcompany.com/Tissot-Silen-T-Vibrating-Unisex-Watch-New-in-Original-Box-With-Alarm-and-Audio-Manual-on-CD-Stainless-Steel-Bracelet-Band-With-Black-Face-Band-Can-Be-Easily-Changed-to-Fit-Your-Preference.html You can place your order directly on our web site from the links above or by phone at 405-633-2572. We accept all credit cards and paypal. Feel free to call us with any questions or email us at sales@harboltcompany.com and our web site is http://www.harboltcompany.com

Braille note touch $3000 or best offer


Barely used braillenote touch for $3000 all the great features of the note taker for less than you would pay for it normally

Priced to Sell - Galaxy bar code reader, Notetakers, Braille displays, Reading packages and Video magnifiers - ALL must go!


I am selling the items listed below. All items were rarely used and are in excellent condition. Prices are negotiable so if interested, please make an offer. Prices do not include shipping. Payment plans can be arranged. Galaxy bar code reader, never opened and still under warranty. Asking $1,150 Pac Mate notetaker with QWERTY keyboard and 20-cell braille display, $350; VoiceSense notetaker with QWERTY keyboard, $400 obo Smart Beetle 14 cell braille display, $1,000 ReadIt camera with OCR software, asking $400 Orabis talking video magnifier with 22 inch display, $1,250 obo Various older video magnifiers, asking $200 to $500 Refurbished Windows 7 and Windows 10 laptops, $150 to $250. If interested, please contact me via the email address or phone number listed below.

Sale on Talking Kindle Fire Tablets with Google Playstore installed, Free OTG Cable &


other Deals on Accessories! At Accessible Electronics we specialize in the following: Talking Mp3 Players featuring the Sansa Clip Zip 4GB player for just $109.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Mp3-Players_c_1.html Talking Book Readers including the New Victor Reader Trek at a special $120 preorder discount. Save big by ordering your Victor Reader Trek now: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html More big savings on the 2nd generation Victor Reader Stream only $346.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html and our own Talking Book Reader 8GB just $229.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Daisy-Book-Media-Player-Newest-Edition_p_111.html Please visit the above links on our site to find out more about these great devices and to place your order. Remember we don't charge you for shipping inside the US and we only charge tax in the state of Florida! Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you choose PayPal Credit at Checkout. (subject to credit approval) This week we have very special deals on Talking Tablets, the Kindle Fire 8HD and 7 inch tablets with ability to use Google Playstore added and screen reader turned on for you. On top of the discounts we're including a free OTG Cable! You can use either a Bluetooth keyboard wirelessly or connect a regular USB keyboard to the tablet with the use of an OTG cable to make typing easier or for those who haven't fully mastered the use of a touch screen yet. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/OTG-On-The-Go-cable_p_96.html For our daily deal: To increase the memory on your Talking Tablet or other devices... Order a 64GB microSD or SD card for just $39.99! Store approximately 16000 songs or a ton of audio books plus we'll include some OTR for your listening pleasure! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html Take advantage of this special deal on a Talking Kindle Fire Tablet with Google Play Store & VoiceView + Free OTG Cable for just $59.99! The brand new accessible Fire 7 inch Tablet. We've turned on the screen reader and additionally installed Google Play Store so you have the choice Of Amazon or Google Apps. Of course these tablets work just like any other tablet so you can do email surf the internet, etc. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/-Kindle-Fire-Tablet-with-Google-Play-Store-VoiceView-Free-OTG-Cable_p_97.html We also have the HD 8 Talking Kindle Fire Tablet, it has an 8 inch screen of course, the display is HD and it plays in Dolby Stereo. It has a 12 hour battery, 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot that takes up to 200 GB. It comes with the screen reader turned on and we've installed the Google Play Store so you can use Amazon and also regular Google Android apps on your new tablet. This week only just $95.99 with a free OTG cable. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/-HD-8-Kindle-Fire-Tablet-with-Google-Play-Store-VoiceView-with-free-OTG-Cable-_p_112.html $2.00 off when you purchase this with your tablet: Protect your 7 or 8 inch Fire tablet with one of these awesome cases which doubles as a stand! The 8-inch tablet's case has a sleep/wake feature when you open and close the case. Available in the combo boxes found below the tablet on its own page or from here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cases_c_37.html We have deals on Micro SD and SD cards to greatly increase the capacity of this and your other devices: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-SD-cards_c_14.html Bluetooth accessories to use with these tablets & other devices: 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 you'll have the necessary directions to set up and use them without any assistance from anyone else! Check out the newest Bluetooth Headset on our site, the Miccus SR-71 Stealth Bluetooth Headphones with microphone. This is a very nice headset which works wirelessly with either Bluetooth or use the included cable to connect it to a headphone jack. It's a very comfortable headset. It goes over your head and cups around your ears so you don't disturb anyone when you decide to turn it up! Works with smart phones, tablets, or paired with one of the Miccus Bluetooth transmitters. Very low latency headset with great sound and long battery life. Get it now 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 this week for just $19.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html On sale this week the latest Bluetooth 4.0 Miccus TX4 Transmitter which is only $45.99 to enable your book readers/players to use Bluetooth plus the Talking Miccus AX4 Reciever which is only $35.99 which speaks when turned on, off, and in pairing mode to enable any powered speakers, stereo systems, even headphones to use Bluetooth. To cover your wireless audio listening needs, we have several portable solutions and some non-portable ones, with ranges from about 30 feet up to 150 feet as well as some low latency options when combined with the above Bluetooth headset! Don't forget my offer of assistance in helping you figure out what you need to fill your Bluetooth wireless listening needs. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Transmitters-Receivers_c_7.html Don't forget we have USB data/charging cables for your players/book readers and phones, OTG cables, Stereo Audio Auxiliary 3.5 mm Male to Male cables, Samsung Haven charging cradles, and wall chargers: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html Special offer on Brand New Packaged Talking Samsung Gusto 3 Phones on sale for just $59.99 These are great easy to use accessible push button flip phones. The Samsung Gusto 3 works like the Samsung Haven with improvements such as ability to change the speed of the voice, Bluetooth capability, longer battery, and more, use it in the US on Verizon, Page Plus, Tracfone or Selectel Wireless: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Samsung-Gusto-3_p_80.html Check out the Selectel phone plans for use with the above phone, they're now providing much better plans for the money than Page Plus such as $30 for unlimited talk and text: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Selectel-Phone-Plans_ep_53-1.html This special lasts through Thursday August 24th, except of course the daily deal so hurry and take advantage of these special deals! 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.

Working Sharp EL620 Talking Calculator for $100


For sale is a Sharp EL620 talking calculator. This model was released around 1980 and includes several calculator functions including square root, memory plus and minus, and memory recall. It features 2 volume levels and an 8-digit readout. This model does not include the clock and calendar of the EL640. These take 3 round button cell batteries which we will include and also provide information on where to find replacements. Unit is in excellent condition and comes with case. Asking $100 plus shipping.


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