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News

TapTapSee Creators Announce Next Generation of On-device Image Recognition; Detailed Descriptions in a Quarter



A new image recognition service from the Makers of TapTapSee may be coming to your smartphone soon, but this one is a bit different.

Ready to roll Version 2.0 released, bringing app redesign, new sound customisation options, fate dice



Ready to Roll, an app by Blind Sparrow Interactive, which allows blind and visually impaired people to roll dice quickly and ifficiently, has just received its first major update.

Complete WebAim’s ebook survey and receive a free ebook



WebAim, popularly known for collecting and distributing data on screen reader trends over time, has recently released a new survey seeking to collect information on eBooks as used by those with visual impairments. Participants are also optionally eligible to receive a free eBook by providing their email address at the end of the survey.

Short NVDA Customer Satisfaction Survey 2019



NVAccess is attempting to gather information about the satisfaction of current NVDA users. To this end, they have created a short survey attempting to determine whether current NVDA users would recommend the screen reader and their primary use cases when using NVDA.

You can Take the survey here.

Receive Apple Support help right in the messages app



Apple has recently added a new feature to their Apple Support App enabling customers in the United States to receive expert assistance directly from the messages app.

The Windows 10 Spring update is Here; Check Out All of the Accessibility Improvements



The Windows 10 Spring 2019 update is now available for general use, and it once again brings a host of accessibility and other improvements. Read on to learn what's new or how to get it now.

HumanWare Reveal 16I Now Shipping, Advanced Video Magnifier with Prodigi



HumanWare's Reveal family of video magnifiers, announced this past January, are now available for purchase.

Over 60 Events Scheduled for Global Accessibility Awareness Day



Global Accessibility Awareness Day is this Thursday, and over 60 events have been scheduled to help mark the occasion.


Deals

Buy 1 Month of the Aira Intro Plan for $29, Get 3 Months Free; New Users Only



Remote assistance app Aira is offering 3 months of service for free on the Intro plan when purchasing the first month.

Planters nuts On Sale at Amazon



Amazon takes 20% off select Planters nuts via this clippable coupon. Even better, get an extra 5% off when you order via Subscribe & Save. Plus, these orders receive free shipping.

Papa John's Large 1-Topping Pizza for Free for Sprint customers



For Sprint customers only, Sprint offers a Papa John's Large 1-Topping Pizza for free when you download the My Sprint Rewards app for iOS or Android. (It's free to download and join. A promo code for the pizza will appear as a reward after you have downloaded and verified the app.) That's a savings of around $17 and a rare freebie from Papa John's.

20-Sachet Package Zest Tea High Caffeine Blend for $9.71 [Shipped]



Amazon offers the Zest Tea High Caffeine Blend 20-Sachet Package in several flavors for $9.71 with free shipping via the steps below. That's the lowest price we could find by $4. It purports to have as much caffeine as coffee. To get this deal: 1. Click the provided link. 2. Clip the 20% off coupon on the product page. 3. Order via Subscribe & Save for a final price of $9.71. Note: Be sure to cancel Subscribe & Save after your item arrives to avoid being billed for future shipments.

24-Pack RXBar Real Food 1.83-oz. Protein Bars for $31 [Shipped]



Amazon offers the RXBar Real Food 1.83-oz. Protein Bar 24-Pack in Peanut Butter for $41.34. Clip the on-page coupon and check out via Subscribe & Save to cut the price to $31. With free shipping, that's $10 less than you'd pay in local stores. Each bar contains 12g of protein. Note: Be sure to cancel your subscription after your order arrives to avoid being billed for subsequent shipments.

20-Pack Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razors for $12.99 [Shipped]



Closeout Center via eBay offers the Schick Xtreme3 Disposables Razors 20-Pack in Refresh Scent for $12.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $11. Each razor features dual comfort strips, a rubber handle, and lubrication for a burn-free shave.

Panasonic Wet/Dry Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer for $10.99 [Shipped]



Circuit City via eBay offers the Panasonic Wet/Dry Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer for $10.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $4. It features a micro-vacuum system and stainless steel blades and runs up to 90 minutes on one AA battery (not included).

Aira releases a free 7 day trial to guests of the platform



Aira releases a free 7 day trial to guests of the platform

If you are not currently an Aira explorer, you can now receive a free, limited time, 7 day trial.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Qast 185: Cocaine Poodle Whammy



June usually finds us talking about Apple and games thanks to WWDC and E3 respectively. Jesse Anderson
slides down a warp pipe to talk about the big gaming event, his recent purchase of an Oculus Quest and his speaking engagement at the Games Accessibility Conference
this past March in San Francisco. We have news and a great report on cord cutting in "Sound Off". And possibly the wildest tip we've had in quite some time. So, grab your power gloves and listen in to hear what J.J. calls his favorite "Last Word" this year.

Blind Bargains Qast 184: The Wheels On The Mac Go Round And Round



Thousands of developers and programmers headed west to San Jose for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this week. And our own BBQ Crew Member Shelly Brisbin was amongst the attendees during the main keynote. Tune in to hear an on-the-spot report from her, as well as, Byron Lee and Scott Davert joining Joe to discuss the big announcements in this wrap up format show.

Blind Bargains Qast 183: TapTap W3C



The long U.S. holiday, that coincides with the release of episode 182, was good for the BBQ Crew as we return refreshed and renewed. Proof is in the recordings they say, okay we're the only ones who say that really, as we come to you with actual news. Also, Ricky stops by to talk about new hardware. A listener Oreo follow-up in "Sound Off", a tip plus a "Last Word" that any audio engineer would love rounds out this pre-WWDC show.

Blind Bargains Qast 182: Baby Shark Dream Reader



Features abound this week as we look at what's new for Windows 10 in the recently released 2019 Spring Update. Winston Chen joins us to give some amazing insight into the creation of the new VoiceDream Scanner app for iOS. We also tell you about a fantastic new contest where you can win an iPhone and other prizes from AIRA. And, on top of all that, we celebrate Mickey mouse's 90th birthday while humming a popular tune in the "Last Word". Time to watch those progress bars move ever so slowly while you listen to BBQ 182.

Blind Bargains Qast 181: Lego My Braigo



We have a treat in store this week. Sure there is Joe and J.J. saying blah, blah, blah news and silly things per the usual. And you would think that this is just your run of the mill episode. How about we tell you that Patrick is on board with some talk about Bluetooth devices? Yeah, now we piqued some interest. Of course we still have a tip featuring a Tile demo, "Sound Off", "Last Word" and a bit of a tease about an upcoming event to round things out too. C'mon and fire up those devices and connect to the loudest speakers you can find for the best enjoyment of BBQ 181.

Blind Bargains Qast 180: The Second F



The BBQ Crew returns to the studio to delve into the highlights from the 2019 Google i/o keynote. We also have an interview with a maker of some tasty products, Angela Fowler of Gliding Eagle Jerky. And David Ward stops by again to pass along another Amazon Echo tip. All of this, plus the "Last Word", is in store for you in episode 180.

Blind Bargains Qast 179: Be My AI



This week finds J.J. on the road, and recording from April's Michigan AER convention. Joe is preparing for his return trip to Starkville to teach A.T. for MSU. And is not totally doing accessibility testing of the recent release of Mortal Kombat 11. Nope, not at all testing the new spoken menus in the game. Er, um, this week is a features format of the BBQ with an interview with Microsoft and Be My Eyes. David Ward joins us for the first time with a submitted tip. Also, there are some new product mentions in-between these two interviews you don't want to miss. Now load your photos into the buffer and join us for BBQ 179.

Blind Bargains Qast 178: Smart Beagle



Time for some spring cleaning as the BBQ Crew sweeps out the cobwebs from the studio for an actual, gasp! in-studio recording of a podcast. Karthik Kannan drops by to pull back the studio curtains to shed some light in here, and on what's happening with Envision AI. A tip, "Sound Off" and a non-food-related "Last Word" round out the episode. Don't get too comfortable or we'll ask you to grab a dust pan and join us in cleaning up the place on BBQ 178.


Classifieds

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1 stand alone OCR, Sara CE $800


Sara CE stand alone reading machine in excellent condition

KENWOOD TS480S/AT TRANSCEIVER FOR LICENSE AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS


I have for sale a Kenwood TS480S/at hf transceiver that covers all amateur radio bands an frequencies from 6m through 160m. This transceiver is the 100 watt model that’s in extremely great physical cosmetic condition as was never operated outside of the home. This transceiver comes with the VGS1 voice synthesizer module that allows a blind ham radio operator to be able to hear everything doing with the radio from entering frequencies, changing menu choices, changing various filters. The transceiver also comes with the 270Hz nd cw filter and 1.8kHzssb/voice/phone filter. The transceiver also has an internal antenna tuner and can be operated via computer interface using a usb to serial cable and software either from RT System, Kenwood or HRD. The transceiver also includes the original hand held mic never used and all the various mounting hardware. It will also come with the power cable to connect the radio to power using a power supply The transceiver also includes the main transceiver along with the controller head that allows you to be able to enter frequencies directly into the radio. I will also include the RT systems ts480 progasoftware along with the usb to serial cable. I am asking $500 for everything plus $25 shipping, handling and insurance. If have any questions feel free to contact me off list. My method of payment is PayPal at don.risavydr@att.net or money order.

Rivo keyboard for sale


This adis for an original Rivo keyboard. Unit works just fine and is in excellend condition. Asking $80. Can only accept Paypal

Alva Satalite 74 cell braille display for sale


Unit is in very good condition and has rarely been used. Works with Windows 7 and latest versions of Mac OS. Make a reasonable offer and we can see what can be worked out.

Several older assistive tech for sale or trade


I have several pieces of technology that needs to go. 1. Victor Reader Stream second generation for 175 It has been used but is no longer needed. 2. Book Port Plus from APH for $100. It has also been used and is in working order. 3. Braille Pen 12 Will take the best offer. It is currently not working. 4. 2 Victor Reader stream First Generation Will take best offer as neither of these work 5. Victor Reader Vibe Best offer. It my possibly still work.

Father's Day Deals! New Bluetooth portable TX/RX, 7-inch Fire tablet, Victor Trek, Stream,


Echo Dot, & more! In this Father's Day special we offer a new Miccus portable Bluetooth Transmitter/receiver with some great specs for a very low price along with the following savings. Take advantage of the lowest price ever on a complete 7-inch Fire tablet package on our Daily Deal! We have the lowest price around on the brand-new Victor Reader Trek! The Victor Reader Stream is just $359.99 so take advantage of it as its price will also be increasing in July from our supplier Humanware! We also have a limited amount of brand-new 3rd generation Amazon Echo Dots! On our Daily Deal Get a 7-inch Fire Tablet including hands free Alexa with the screen reader turned on and the Google Play Store installed plus an OTG Cable a $10 value, free of charge so one can use it to connect a USB keyboard or thumb drive to the tablet! All for just $49.99! With this offer get 50% off a protective case for only $6.99 in the combo box below. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html Save significant money on your brand new Victor Reader Trek at the lowest available price of $589.99 including priority mail shipping inside the US! But you'll have to hurry to take advantage of this lowest price as we're rapidly running out of stock and when we restock our price will have to increase. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html Despite the price increase from Our supplier Humanware, you can still get the Brand New latest Victor Reader Stream for just $359.99 while our stock lasts! You can read about and order it from: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html Our feature-packed Talking Book Reader 2nd Edition which comes with the high quality Ivona voices built in and plays all sorts of unprotected files including Daisy books, eBooks, music, audio books, and even video files is a great choice for listening to audio content! Listen on its built-in speaker or on 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 for just $229.99! Also available with a holster case for only $10 more! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Daisy-Book-Media-Player-Newest-Edition_p_111.html Get the introduction to the Talking Book Reader 2nd Edition 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 Brand-new Sansa Clip Zip 4GB Talking MP3 Players for $159.99! We have a very limited amount (3) so once they're sold out, they're gone. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Sansa-Clip-Zip-Talking-MP3-Player-4GB--New_p_12.html Refurbished Sansa Clip Zip 4GB Talking MP3 Players for $149.99! We aren't sure how long we can get good ones at sane prices so if you've wanted to get one, now's the time. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Sansa-Clip-Zip-Talking-MP3-Player-4GB-_p_134.html Download the introduction to the Talking MP3 Players by pressing enter on the below link, then search for the word download and press enter: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZcvzGZ5PHsEb5dec5rWatGSGVRpyffUooV Brand-new Miccus Swivel Jack RTX portable bluetooth transmitter/receiver for just $49.99! The receiver side speaks everything from power on through power off! It has a range of 100 Feet and much more... http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Swivel-Jack-RTX-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver_p_18.html Brand new latest 7-inch, HD8, and HD10 Fire Tablets available on which we've turned the screen reader on and installed the Google Play Store as well so you have the choice of Amazon or Android apps! With the latest firmware update all latest models have Alexa Hands Free! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html Protect your Fire tablet with one of these awesome cases which doubles as a stand and have 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 Note: You can connect a regular USB keyboard or a thumb drive to these tablets with the use of an OTG cable (see link below) or pair a Bluetooth keyboard with it 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 Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you choose PayPal Credit at Checkout. (subject to credit approval) Brand-new 3rd generation Echo Dots for $49.99 just like from Amazon. If you have accessibility issues with Amazon's site you can get it from us with free shipping! These are brand-new and unopened. We only have a limited amount of them so once they're gone, they're gone. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Echo-Dot-3rd-Gen--Smart-speaker-with-Alexa_p_138.html With all our Bluetooth items you get instructions from a blind perspective emailed to you directly! Miccus long range Home RTX Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver, up to 150 feet on sale for $49.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Home-RTX-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver_p_16.html And it's successor the Miccus Home RTX 2.0 Long Range Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver, up to 200 feet, for just $54.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Home-RTX-20-Long-Range-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver-_p_120.html 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 $65.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-SR-71-Stealth-Bluetooth-Headphones-with-microphone_p_15.html Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker for just $17.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Water-Resistant-Mono-Bluetooth-Mini-Shower-Speaker_p_22.html Aall our magnetic and regular cables and charging accessories at 20% off: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html MicroSD and SD cards at special discounts for your MP3 players, book readers, phones, tablets and other devices. Get large capacity memory cards ready for use on your favorite devices and for your enjoyment we also include some OTR shows on the cards higher than 32GB! Get 200GB microSD cards for $59.99, 128GB microSD or SD cards for just $39.99, 64GB microSD or SD cards for only $25.99, 32GB for $17.99 & 16GB for $9.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-cards_c_14.html This special goes through Monday June 17th. All prices are in US dollars. We accept major credit cards 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. Your questions are always welcome.


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