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Accessible game Serania: path of the Scion Available for Android and iOS



Read on to find out about a new accessible rpg, Serania: Path of the Scion, available now for both iOS and Android

Uber and Lyft offering free or discounted vaccination transportation between now and July 4



In partnership with the White House's initiative to vaccinate 70% of Americans by July 4, Uber and Lyft will offer free or discounted transportation to vaccination sites nationwide between now and then. Read on to find out the particulars of each company's offer and how to access them.

#GAAD: Apple's Image Recognition is About to Get Much More Descriptive



Apple has announced improvements to VoiceOver's image recognition features among other forthcoming updates, as a part of a Global Accessibility Awareness Day press release.

New #GAAD Foundation Seeks to Amplify the Importance of Universal Accessibility



On the 10th anniversary of Global Accessibility awareness Day, a new nonprofit seeks to take accessibility awareness to the next level and further embed it within organizational culture.

#GAAD: GoodMaps Goes More Global with UK Expansion



GoodMaps has brought their free outdoor and indoor navigation app to the United Kingdom and Ireland. The successor to Nearby Explorer has been available in North America since last fall.

Accessible applications to manage your screen time with cold Turkey



I've reviewed your options for managing screen time with iOS, but until recently, did not believe there was an accessible way to do this on windows.

Windows does have solutions to measure screen time built in. However, these are mostly geared towards family screen time management. Options for an individual user to manage their onscreen time are sorely lacking natively. There is no option to set specific apps as active, choose how long you spent in each app, or temporarily blocked distracting apps and web sites.

Recommended by Zapier on this list of The 7 best apps to help you focus and block distractions, The suite of apps by cold Turkey software attempts to change this. Fortunately, unlike other apps of its kind, these are also accessible.

Cold Turkey offers three different apps that tackle the problem in slightly different ways. First, cold Turkey blocker lets you designate apps and web sites as off - limits either for a particular interval of time, until the computer is restarted, or until a password is entered. Cold Turkey Micromanager takes the opposite approach, instead allowing you to choose the apps you want to be able to access at any given time and blocking everything else. Finally, Cold Turkey Writer is a minimalist text editor which forces you to focus on the active document.

Read on for a walkthrough of using all three apps, features, pricing, and of course, accessibility.

Attend the Free Virtual Coding Symposium Sponsored by APH



APH will be sponsoring a free symposium for educators, students, and coating professionals Tuesday, May 11 through Friday, May 14. It is free to attend, features panels and talks from blind and visually impaired coders throughout the industry, and will provide resources for blind and visually impaired students and educators. There will be opportunities to win cash prizes and Amazon gift cards as well.

A review of using twitter on the web



Recently, I decided to experiment with twitter on the web after some lingering frustrations with existing Windows clients. Is it a practical solution? Well... Maybe. Some significant issues exist on the web as well, but Twitter's Webb client has plenty of reasons to recommend it.


Deals

Voice Dream Reader Version 4.13.0 Released, Bringing New Features and UI Changes



A new version of Voice Dream Reader has been released, bringing new fonts, Bookshare changes, improved cloud services and more. Read more about the update below.

Microsoft launches new screen reader user survey



Shortly after their most recent screen reader voices survey, Microsoft is launching another survey on your experiences with screen readers. Hopefully, this data will lead to even more advancements in screen reader accessibility and usability in the coming months and years. Read more and take the survey below.

6.6 Foot USB Type C to Type C Cables for $3 with Free Shipping



Monoprice has the Monoprice Essentials USB Type-C to Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 Cable for $3. Shipping is free. USB Type C is used on many modern laptops and Android devices. Note this particular cable has a Type C plug on both ends. The cable length is 6.6feet.

Sennheiser AMBEO Smart 3D Sound Recording Headset for $99.99 & Free Shipping



alwayz-on-sale via Amazon has the Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset for $99.99. This wired headset, which allows you to record in 3D audio and works with iOS, originally sold for nearly $300.
Joe reviewed this pair earlier this summer, where you can hear the types of recordings that are possible.

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Podcasts

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Feeling Magnetic Whit Creative Arts And TouchPad Pro



The Etch A Sketch and Spirograph are some of the most successful toys available for introducing young people to the world of art. However, there are not many touch friendly equivalents for those searching for a tactile based option that would offer a similar experience to those classic toys. Daniel Seth Lubiner, Founder and CEO, and Brian K. Edwards, President and Chief Operating Officer, of TouchPad Pro Assistive Technology are out to change that by creating new products like the Braille Doodle and the TouchPad Pro. Hear the pair tell J.J. how these products were inspired by Braille students, transformed into an Indi Gogo project and how that process is leading to eventual product distribution. To learn more about the TouchPad Pro, visit this link to hear an audio described video of the introductory model. Additionally, to learn more about the company, visit the TouchPad Pro Assistive Technology website

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: 9 + 1 Questions = Steven Scott Talking Tech



Steven Scott proudly proclaims to J.J. that he is indeed a "serial podcaster" during this interview. And it is hard to disagree with that statement when you consider the circumstances that led him to the place he finds himself with his career so far. Hear, or read the transcript below, as Steven regales J.J. with highlights from his more than 20 years of speaking into a microphone. Plus learn what is next for the RNIB, Double Tap and all-around Blind guy who talks tech. To keep up with Steven, and to get more information on his new podcast, follow him on Twitter @TechTalkerSteve

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Jobs For Humanity Are Building Bridges To Employment



Blind and Visually Impaired job seekers often must play a guessing game when it comes to the determination if a possible employment avenue will fit within their specific needs for access. That is why J.J. was eager to sit down with Roy Baladi, Founder at Jobs for Humanity, to explore how his organization is looking to build healthy bridges between employers and those interested in employment. Tune in, or read the transcript below, to learn where the drive to assist others came from and where the trajectory may lead to in the future. To know more about Jobs For Humanity, or to browse their postings, visit the Blind.Jobs website

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Fable Gives Product Testing Power to the People



J.J. notes at the top of this interview that the BBQast rarely interviews people within the Remediation and Testing sector of A.T. unless the subject of the interview stands out in a very crowded field. That is why he sat down with Samuel Proulx, Accessibility Evangelist for Fable, to discuss their unique approach to commercially available User Centric testing. In this chat you can hear how A.T. users of varying degrees of knowledge can embark on a pathway towards obtaining testing experience through resources provided by Fable. Additionally, those who are seeking something beyond automated testing can find a talent base curated by Fable from their growing community. To learn more about services offered by Fable, visit the company website or Follow them on Twitter @Makeitfable

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Increase Your Productivity With Vispero's Updated Background Reader



There are products on the market that are so well recognized for what they do that they truly need no introduction to fans of this podcast. But even long-time users of a phentermine for sale product might not be aware some aspects of their favorite Assistive Technology can undergo a slight change during a yearly release cycle. Shelly sat down with Matt Ater, Vice President of Corporate Business Development at Vispero, to talk about some of the recent changes that are coming in an update to ZoomText 2021. The pair discuss the importance of the new Zoomy digital assistant, how user settings now migrate between updated versions of ZT and Matt then demos the functionality of Background Reader. To learn more about ZoomText, Fusion or any of Freedom Scientific's Low Vision products, visit the FS website. Also, be sure to check out the Freedom Scientific Training channel on YouTube as it has tons of great resources on various Vispero products.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Brailliant BI X Marks The Spot For Humanware



Our virtual convention coverage is in full swing, with a deep dive into the happenings at Humanware. Joining J.J. in the simulated Exhibit Hall is Peter Tucic, Blindness Products Brand Ambassador, for his first interview in front of the BBQast microphones. The pair discuss all the features in the new Brailliant BI 20X and 40x units along with how they differ from the APH models. They then turn their attention to the Victor Reader Trek and its most recent GPS update. But that is just the tip of the iceberg as they cover more ground, including the recent service outage. To learn more, join the BI-X mailing list at brailliant-bi-x-users+subscribe@groups.io or visit the Humanware website

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amoxil offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit www.afb.org/aw.

Blind Bargains #Sponsored Audio: Maps with a Mission with the Free GoodMaps App



As we lead up to our exhibit hall coverage for 2021, we start with an extended interview and deep dive into GoodMaps. Thanks for listening.

Sponsor; Goodmaps, Maps with a Mission

J.J. interviews GoodMaps’ CEO, Jose Gaztambide to learn about the evolution and
exciting developments at GoodMaps. Tune in to learn more about GoodMaps’ indoor
positioning technology, the philosophy behind developments, and their vision for
the next five years.

J.J. also gives listeners a detailed demonstration of GoodMaps’ free iOS and
Android app, called GoodMaps Explore, with both outdoor and indoor
functionality, by going through pieces of the audio
tutorial
that
he and Mike May created. You can experience various features first-hand, to name
a couple, location description, getting warmer, and customization settings.

To learn more:

Blind Bargains Qast 222: Described Jazz Hands



Over the past decade, audio description has become much more prevalent for TV shows, movies, and streaming content. But often, current events, especially those that unfold live, don't get that same treatment. This is just one of the areas which is covered by Talk Description to Me, an informative, dynamic, and casual podcast from Christine Malec and JJ Hunt.

As the hosts put it, the podcast is "Where the visuals of current events and the world around us get hashed-out in description-rich conversations." Listen to episode 222 to learn much more about the podcast, their background, and some of the amazing episodes that have been produced. From breaking political and social issues to descriptions of various dance styles, there's sure to be something you ll find interesting.

To learn more, visit the Talk Description to Me website.

You can also follow them on Twitter: @TalkDescription
or find them on Facebook
or Email feedback to TalkDescriptionToMe@gmail.com

support the podcast on Patreon

Christine also has a personal Patreon for her projects.

Blind Bargains now has a club on the Clubhouse app. Be sure to follow us for engaging conversations about technology and much more. And be sure to stay tuned for much more coming veryy soon.


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Receive assistance with iOS, Apple TV, and HomePod on a donation basis


I am offering assistance with the devices mentioned above. I am doing this, because I’ve always loved to assist other individuals. Donations are excepted, through either Apple cash, or PayPal. We can discuss your method of giving donations, when we speak. I can assist you by utilizing the zoom platform, by FaceTime, or by phone. Thank you very much for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Father's Day Deals! Talking mP3 Players, Book Readers, Fire tablets, Victor Stream, & more


The days are counting down to Father's Day! Have you secured your Father's Day gift yet? In this Father's Day special we have some spectacular deals on gift items that would be appreciated by any Dad! See below for these and more! We don't charge you for shipping in the US and subsidize international shipping costs and only charge you for tax if you're in Florida, so the listed prices are your total! Save big on our latest Talking Book reader! Plus we have the Victor Reader Stream at a very good price, the Benji T6 Talking MP3 Player, Fire Tablets and much more... On our Daily Deal Get a 7-inch Fire Talking tablet for just $54.99! Plus get a $10.99 value OTG cable free so you can connect either a USB keyboard or a thumb drive to your tablet! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html Our latest Talking Book Reader with the ability to search for internet radio stations as well as podcasts plus 16GB of internal memory! That's right twice the internal memory for storing more of your media files available now at this low price! Plus get a free holster case! This is the feature-packed Talking Book Reader 3rd Edition which comes with the best sounding high quality Ivona voices using a built-in speaker which is miles ahead of the Stream and Trek speaker! It plays all sorts of unprotected files including Daisy books, eBooks, music, audio books, and even video files! It's a great choice for listening to audio content on its built-in speaker or headphones! Connect it to your wifi for listening to internet radio stations and podcasts! Record from its built-in mic, external mic/line-in, FM stereo radio, and internet radio! All this and 14 hours of battery life! Get it now for just $229.99! https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Talking-Daisy-Book-Media-Player-16GB-Newest-Edition-with-Free-Case_p_111.html Download the introduction to the Talking Book Reader 2nd Edition at the below link: https://od.lk/d/NTVfODkwNDI0Nl8/Introducing%20the%20Talking%20book%20Reader%202nd%20Edition.mp3 New Rockboxed Benji T-6 Lossless Hi Fi Talking Media Player with 16GB for just $95.99! Also available with 32, 64, 128, 200, and 256GB! It reproduces great sound from all your unprotected audio files and is the best sounding player we've ever offered including the Sansa Clip Zip! https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Talking-Benji-T-6-Lossless-Hi-Fi-Media-Player-with-Rockbox_p_141.html Download the introduction to the Benji T-6 Talking Mp3 Player at the below link: https://od.lk/d/NTVfODkwNDI4OF8/Benjie%20T6%20Hi-Fi%20Talking%20MP3%20Player%20Introduction.mp3 Get your new easy to use accessible push button candy bar style talking Blindshell Classic phone all set up for use from us! It was designed specifically for the blind and I have to say I'm impressed! They did a fabulous job on its design and its features! This is a great phone for those who can't or prefer not to use a touch screen phone! It also does a fine job with the music and book reader apps which of course I had to check out. (smiles) All the other apps were also well designed and work very well! The phone is just $349 and to fully service you we'll even activate your phone with your choice of very affordable H2O phone plans with unlimited talk and text and high speed data starting at $20 per month for 2GB up to 30 GB for $60, so you can start using it once you receive it! https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Blindshell-Classic-Phone_p_156.html Get the Brand New latest Victor Reader Stream for just $414.99! The Victor Reader Stream comes with an 8GB SD card, earphones, wall charger, long & short cables, and silicone protective case. You can read about and order it from: https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/-Victor-Reader-Stream-Newest-Generation-_p_78.html Latest Fire 7-inch, HD 8, and HD 10 tablets with the screen reader turned on and Google Play Store installed at great prices! These tablets are as feature packed as any other tablet with the ability to do email, browse the internet, play music and audio books, etc, plus these tablets take advantage of the Amazon services such as Kindle books and Audible.com plus you get Alexa Hands Free! Don't miss the accessories found inside the combo boxes on each tablet's own page: https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html 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) • Get the next generation magnetic microUSB cable! Available in 3 feet $12.99 or 6 feet $15.99. Comes with a microUSB magnetic tip; you can order extra microUSB tips or type C magnetic tips $4.99: https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Magnetic-Micro-DataCharging-USB-Cable-for-Victor-Trek-Victor-Stream-Mp3-Player-Phones-Tablets-New-Generation_p_127.html • Get the next generation Magnetic type C cable. Available in 3 feet $12.99 or 6 feet $15.99. Comes with a type C magnetic tip; you can order extra type C tips or microUSB magnetic tips $4.99: https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Magnetic-Type-C-DataCharging-USB-Cable-New-Generation-_p_161.html • Get the next generation Magnetic type C cable. Available in 3 feet $12.99 or 6 feet $15.99. Comes with a type C magnetic tip; you can order extra type C tips or microUSB magnetic tips $4.99. https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Magnetic-Type-C-DataCharging-USB-Cable-New-Generation-_p_161.html • Get a Magnetic Lightning Data/Charging Cable for iPhones. Available in 3 feet $12.99 or 6 feet $15.99. Comes with a Lightning magnetic tip; you can order extra Lightning magnetic tips $6.89: https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Magnetic-Lightning-DataCharging-Cable-for-iPhones_p_130.html Our Portable MP3 player AM/FM radio has a built in front-facing speaker! Although it has no speech it's totally accessible for the blind as it's all button operated. It does have a display but it's not menu driven. One can listen to AM or FM stations or to MP3/WAV files on the microSD card or thumb drive! Jump to specific tracks or radio stations by entering the track number or the frequency! It has a user replaceable rechargeable lithium battery! It has a line-in jack so you can play your other devices through its speaker! It'll also serve as an external sound card when connected via USB to your computer! One can also listen with headphones if preferred. Perfect for listening to music and MP3 audio books; it resumes where you left off listening! Priced at just $29.99! https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/MP3-AMFM-radio-player_p_39.html Download the introduction to the AM-FM MP3 player at the below link. https://od.lk/d/NTVfODkwNDQxM18/AM%20FM%20Mp3%20Player%20Presentation.mp3 With our Bluetooth items you get instructions from a blind perspective emailed to you! For those wishing to get Bluetooth capability on players like the Victor Stream, Bookport, etc, or those wishing to use Bluetooth with your stereo, PC, etc, any device with a headphone or Line-in/Line-out jack, you can get one of our below two transmitters/receivers, the portable one or the Home version. Both have dual pairing and offer true aptX Low Latency. Portable Miccus Swivel Jack RTX Bluetooth transmitter/receiver available right now $5 off for just $44.99! Perfect for making your Victor Stream or any other device with a headphone jack, able to connect to your Bluetooth headphones or speaker! 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Available right now $5 off for just $54.99! https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Miccus-Home-RTX-20-Long-Range-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver-_p_120.html We have the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker this week for just $17.99. https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Water-Resistant-Mono-Bluetooth-Mini-Shower-Speaker_p_22.html Don't forget as well as the magnetic cables, we have regular usb cables, OTG cables, auxiliary cables and charging accessories that are also discounted as part of our special:https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html Deals on our large capacity 64GB, 128GB, and 200GB SD and microSD cards ready for use on your favorite devices and including some OTR for your enjoyment starting at just $21.99 for a 64GB card, $39.99 for 128GB, $55.99 for 200GB, and $59.99 for 256GB! We also have 16GB for $9.99 and 32GB for only $15.99! https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Micro-SD-SD-cards_c_14.html All prices are in US dollars. We accept major credit cards, Amazon Pay, and PayPal on line or you can call 727-498-0121 to place your credit card order or email laz@talkingmp3players.com to have a PaypalMe link sent.

Braille Sense U2 32-cell notetaker for sale for $1,200 shipping in U.S. only


Good morning everyone, As the subject states, I am selling this note taker, as I am getting this replaced with another device that meets my needs better since I will be going to a university in a few months, and I need the versatility of a new device. Asking price is $1,200 which already includes shipping in the price. Serious buyers only, and not accepting installments. If interested, feel free to email me at: dbarajas15@gmail.com. Forms of payment accepted are PayPal, Apple Pay, and Zell. Thanks in advance for consideration and I hope to read from somebody soon.

Let Your Voice Be Heard! (AT in the Workplace Survey)


The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision recently launched its first survey for the Access Technology (AT) in the Workplace study. We are still recruiting people with blindness or low vision (age 21+) who are working or are interested in working to be part of a 5-year study about AT use. Why should you participate? • You’ll help identify gaps in AT – what is needed but not available, which our technology company partners, including Microsoft, Google, OrCam, Vispero, Aira, and HumanWare are interested in! • Findings will allow us to make recommendations for AT users, VR professionals, AT specialists, and employers. • We’ll share study results directly with you and you’ll have the chance to participate in a community of study group members. We want to know YOUR thoughts and experiences! Participation will involve completing multiple surveys to help us determine how AT use is changing over time. Some questions we will seek answers to are: • What AT do you most commonly use? • How do you decide whether to use a specific AT? • What are your technology challenges? • What tools do you need that aren’t currently available? Want to have your voice heard and help us with our 5-year study? Complete our pre-screening survey online or call 662-325-2001 to schedule an appointment for a telephone screening. Link: https://msstatecoe.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8i98Qap5V441mdg?source=48

Hi willing to by a Polaris for 900 dollars.


Hi there I am moving to Chicago Illinois, and really need a note taker for when I do. Please let me know. Thanks. Please text 6785767717, thanks.


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