Blind Bargains


Using AI to Remember the First Blind Bargains Weekly Podcast

The first Blind Bargains podcast was more than nine years ago, back when Window-Eyes 9 was released and Be my Eyes was a brand new app. Technology as come a long way since then, and now we are able to take a look back using AI tools.

Remembering Access Technology Pioneer David Holladay

David Holladay, the cofounder of Raised Dot Computing, and a longtime employee and supporter of Duxbury Systems, has died.
David's impact can be felt both in the early development of talking software for Apple II computers and in his relentless drive to provide the best braille software.
Here is the transcript of an in-depth interview from the Legends and Pioneers of Blindness Assistive Technology series from 2003.

Listen to the Let's Go Shopping Event and Support Blind-owned Small Businesses

A. T. Guys was one of the many vendors in this year's Let's GO Shopping event, a holiday shopping spetacular supporting blind-owned small businesses. If you missed the event or would like to relive the weekend, the audio recordings are below. Each vendor gives a detailed description of the items they sell and also answers questions from listeners.

Let's Go Shopping is Back - your Virtual Mall Crawl is November 3-4

Back just in time for the holidays, Let's Go Shopping is a two-day, virtual mall crawl featuring businesses owned by blind and low vision individuals. We are excited to once again join this dynamic event, November 3 and 4.

First Ever New York Public Library Assistive Technology Conference Seeking Presentation Proposals

A new technology conference is launching in New York City this October, and proposals for presentations are currently being accepted.



BBQ 226: Huge Harry Says Hello From Blazie Technologies

We are back to prove last week was not a one off April Fools joke. And we have an interview about a product you old timers might know, but in a more modern style than you might remember. Plus, for good or bad, this interview is not from Florida and does not feature a poolside parrot in the background. Break out your floppies and those connector cables that are worth more than gold for BBQ 226.

BBQ Be My AI 225: Placeholder Title Needs Update

Things like grammar and sentence structure are hard. That's why we do more talking than writing on this site. Except, for a considerable time, we haven't been doing a lot of that either. Well, that changes today as we replaced the batteries, dust off the cobwebs and have knocked off some of the krust with an all new BBQ episode featuring an interview from CSUNATC24!


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Selling Dell Latitude 5411 (quad-core Intel Core i5/16 GB RAM/1 TB SSD/Win 11) for $350

I'm selling a slightly used, refurbished Dell Latitude 5411 laptop that's perfect for anyone needing a portable and powerful Windows 11 computer at an affordable price. It features a 2.60GHz tenth-generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD (that was upgraded from the slower built-in 256 GB SSD), a webcam, backlit keyboard, and 14-inch full HD (1920x1080) display. As far as ports and connections, the laptop features a flip-down 1gbps ethernet port, 2 USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 1 USB-A 3.1 Gen 2 port (that can be used to charge other devices), and 1 USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port that is compatible with Thunderbolt, DisplayPort 1.4, and provides USB Power Delivery (USBPD) support. It also includes a headset and microphone combo jack, 1 HDMI 2.0 port, 1 micro-SD card slot, and a wedge-shaped lock slot for added device security. For screen reader users, the speakers on the laptop are decent and both JAWS and NVDA run very well. Performance in general is quite good though the machine can run warm at times and the fans do get rather loud. I originally bought the machine for $580 but am only selling it for $350 ($300 is the lowest price I will accept). It will come with Windows 11 installed and ready to be setup like new and will feature the original charging cable as well. Shipping is within the United States only and the cost will be calculated based on your location. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have or if you are interested in purchasing this computer.

Selling Surface Go, iPad Air, and 2 Braille Notetakers Together Or Separate - $1800 OBO

I am selling the following 4 devices as a bundle for $1800 or best offer, or each device individually. Buyer pays shipping: * iPad Air 4th generation 10.9 inch (2020 model), 256 GB, WiFi only, with iMieet protective Case with Pencil Holder [Supports Touch ID and iPad 2nd Pencil Charging/Pair], Trifold Stand with keyboard, and charging cable. $600 OBO. * Surface Go 2018 model, 10.5-inch Touch-Screen, Windows 10-Home, 8 GB RAM, 128GB SSD - Wifi with Microsoft keyboard cover and hard-back protective case with kickstand, generic pen accessory, and charging cable. $300 OBO. * Braille Sense U2 Mini with Executive Products leather case and charging cable. $600 OBO. Braille Note Apex with Executive Products leather case with charging cable. $300 OBO.

Orcam MyEye 2.0 with earbuds

This OrCam MyEye 2.0 is Bluetooth compatible. It was purchased two years ago and is still in like new condition. It comes with clear lens glasses with the magnetic clip attached, charging cord and adapter, travel case, extra magnetic clips, small scissors, instruction manual, and Orcam earbuds. This device is handy and many of life‘s situations. Asking $3,000 For more information, please call 925-685-2027. Acceptable forms of payment are: Venmo cashiers check personal check Money order

Looking for somebody who can erase braille from a book $80

Hello everyone, I am looking for someone who would be willing to erase the book Bezus and Ramona, this is a physical copy of the book that I have with me. Also, I do have autism. And was wondering if anyone who would be interested would not mind recording the sound of the erasing taking place. As for pricing, this is definitely negotiable. I am thinking anywhere from $80 till about $115. Also, to make things easier, I will provide anyone who is interested with two different braille erasers. Anyone who is interested can contact me at the info provided. Thank you very much.

Lots of Apple Items -- - $1000 obo

I have a lot of Apple gear for sale. I would love to do a bundle and sell all at once, but am also willing to sell separately. First off, I have an iPhone 13 pro, graphite 128 gb. It comes with case and charging cable. Next I have an Apple Watch SE 2, 44 mm celular model. The watch itself is black, and comes with both a black sport band (the one that came in the box) and a stainless steel gold colored band to dress it up a bit. Also, a charging cable will be included. Next, I'm selling the Airpods Pro II. They do not have the original tips, but has memory foam tips, but if you do not like those, you can find replacement tips for cheap. Next, I am selling an Apple TV, hd model. Finally I have a charging stand I will throw in for free either to the person who buys the phone or the watch. It's one that you can charge all devices with, phone, watch and airpods. I would like to get $1000 for the whole bundle, but will consider any reasonable offer. All items are in very good shape. Buyers will need to pay for shipping, unless you decide to buy the whole bundle, and in that case I will go ahead and take care of it. Pics available upon request.

Your key to independence: miniature guide horses.

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