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Microsoft helps Blind/VI children to develop an interest in coding from a young age with Code jumper



Code Jumper, a new offering developed by Microsoft by Microsoft enables children to learn coding skills through Project Torino, a physical programming language. It will soon be available from the American Printing House for the Blind.

QRead Version 3.21 Released, including improved heading navigation, improved goodreads search, and more  



Last weekend, Accessible Apps released QRead version 3.21.
This release includes improved heading navigation, improved Goodreads support, improvements to the document progress slider, and more.

New Cane and Guide Dog Emojis Coming in 2019, We Asked Aira to Describe what They Look Like



Another set of new emoji is being added for you to use on your mobile devices, including some characters related to blind and visually impaired people.

#ATIA19: Humanware Refreshes the BrailleNote Touch with Faster Hardware, Android 8.1



Less than three years after its original release, the BrailleNote Touch is getting a makeover.

Resources for accessing and using Google Suite with a screen reader



Do you or your students struggle to use Google Suite with a screen reader? National Braille Press has recently released a beginner's guide to using all google products, mail, drive, docks, sheets, slides, Chrome, Hangouts, and Calendar, on a pc, along with some notes about Mac and iOS usage as well.

AppA11y is attempting to port dice world to Alexa, and they need your help



Dice World, the incredibly popular iOS and Android app containing 6 free dice games, is attempting to offer its players a hands-free experience by porting the app to Alexa.

NVDA user Survey attempts to find most pressing issues



NvAccess is offering a user survey to attempt to narrow down and locate the most pressing issues for the majority of NVDA users.

Heathrow airport becomes the first Aira access location outside the United States



Europe's largest airport now also has the distinction of being the first Aira access location outside the United States. Blind and visually impaired passengers traveling through Heathrow can now download the free aira app and receive real-time assistance from a trained agent to go through security, find gates, restaurants, rest rooms, and receive real-time updates on changes to their flights.


Deals

JackyLED Pop-Up Power Strip for $24.74 [Shipped]



JackyLED Direct via Amazon offers its JackyLED Pop-Up Power Strip for $32.99. Coupon code "K4QT2VQS" drops it to $24.74. With free shipping, that's the lowest price we could find by about $5. This retractable power strip features three AC outlets, two USB ports, and a 6.5-foot power cord. Deal ends February 22.

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).

Cococka 3-in-1 USB 2.0 SD / microSD Card Reader for $5.84 [Shipped]



Cococka via Amazon offers its Cococka 3-in-1 USB 2.0 SD / microSD Card Reader for $8.99. Coupon code "E833NTRW" cuts it to $5.84. With free shipping, that's $3 off and the lowest price we could find. It features USB 2.0 Type-A, micro USB, and USB Type-C plugs and microSD and SD card slots. Deal ends February 28.


Podcasts

#ATIA19 Audio: Command Multiple Devices With The HIMS QBraille XL



At ACB 2018 we caught up with Jenny Axler to learn about the debut of the QBraille XL. The hybrid device is now shipping and on display at ATIA19. J.J. caught up with Damion Pickering and Earl Harrison of HIMS, to talk about how the QWERTY keyboard Braille display has changed since its summer splash onto the A.T. scene. If you would like to find out more about the unit s features, or discover what else is happening at HIMS, visit their website

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: Aces Are Hight For The Acesight And Zoomax



David Bradburn, President of Zoomax USA, on BBQ 153
Provided us with some details about a new product coming to the wearable video magnifier line. He also amazed us with stories of his gastronomy adventures from his travels around the world. Now, from the ATIA Exhibit Hall floor in Orlando, David gives J.J. an update and launch specifics regarding the newly renamed Acesight. But sadly, there was no time to discuss the finer points of convention cuisine. To learn more about this new unit, visit the Acesight website

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: Humanware Pulls Back The Curtain On Their Reveal 16 Video Magnifier



We speculated in BBQ 172 about the features of Humanware s newest Video Magnifier with the idea that we would learn more when J.J. traveled to ATIA. Enter Eric Beauchamp , Product Manager For Low Vision Devices, who stepped into the Humanware suite with all the info about the new Reveal 16 and then some. Hear how the unit folds down, the battery life and the operating system in this interview. Then go back to our previous episode and see if we guessed right. To order the Reveal 16, or to learn more about Humanware's Low Vision line of products, head over to the company's website

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: IRIE-AT Is Totally Your Braille Buddy When It Comes To Phones And Video Magnifiers?



The cool thing about ATIA is that you can sometimes get an early look at an upcoming product before it arrives at the summer shows. Jeff Gardner, CEO of IRIE-AT, gave J.J. a look at a prototype video magnifier called the Read Easy Evolve. Hear a description of the unit and then a live demo from the Exhibit Hall floor. The conversation then moves toward Braille as Jeff gives an overview of the Braille Buddy embosser and provides some information about accessible phones. And that is just scratching the surface of the products being displayed at ATIA. To learn more about the products mentioned in this interview, and so much more, head over to the IRIE-A.T. website

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: Becoming Modern With Microsoft And Low Vision Access In Windows



Microsoft has been steadily adding features and enhancements to Windows 10 over the course of a series of Spring and Fall updates. Braille support, speech during the installation process and having the ability to use Narrator in safe mode are just some of the accomplishments the Accessibility Teams at Microsoft have brought to the operating system. Jason Grieves, Product Manager Low Vision Windows Accessibility, had a moment at ATIA to chat with J.J. about how the company is now providing that same focus for Windows Magnifier. Jason outlines features coming to magnifier in the Spring Update that include enhancements to pointers, centralized focus and how users can do more with Narrator and Magnifier running together. To stay up to date with everything going on with access at Microsoft, and to attend their new webinar series, follow Microsoft Access on Twitter

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: There Is More Described And Captioned Media Out There Thanks To The DCMP



Many of us consider the rise of Audio Description and Caption services as something that came about recently. However, what if we told you that early forms of these services date back to 1958? In this interview Kyle Sisk, Information Systems Manager for the Described and Captioned Media program, provides J.J. a look at how accessible content goes all the way back to the 16 millimeter film strip. Kyle then talks about how the DCMP is one of the largest creators of educational based described and captioned content currently through more modern delivery services like the web, iOS app and even a Roku Channel. Tune in to hear how the DCMP has worked with Netflix and how you can become a member of their free services. If you would like to know more, visit the DCMP website

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: Dolphin Can Guide And Connect You With Greater Ease



Gareth Collins, Tech Support Manager for Dolphin, is no stranger to the BBQ microphones as we try to catch up with him at each of the major Blindness and Low Vision events. This time around Mr. Collins has much to bring J.J. up to speed on with Dolphin as the easy to use Guide software has seen a dramatic re-write from the ground up. Hear about the changes coming to Guide, more about GuideConnect and learn about how this combination is great for those out there who want to use computer services without having to know, or troubleshoot, the inner workings of a computer. The pair also discuss what is new with the soon to be released Supernova 18. And don't forget that Dolphin s free EasyReader app is available for Android and iOS. To catch up with all the goings on at the company, or to obtain free trials of the software mentioned in this interview, venture over to the Dolphin Computer Access website

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: The Neil Squire Society Is Leveraging Open Source To Help Makers Making Change



Many people are familiar with the phrase one size does not fit all. There can be many good solutions out there to solving a problem. And that philosophy is what fuels the DIY community to creatively accomplish tasks outside of the typical mainstream method of doing so. Chad Leaman, Director of Innovation for Makers Making Change, explains to J.J. how the Neil Squire Society is offering a way for creators to tackle common Assistive Technology issues through the power of community and open source solutions. To learn more about this project, or to join in the cause and submit your own ideas, visit the Makers making Change website

ATIA 2019 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.


Classifieds

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Eschenbach Electronic Video Magnifier $300


I have an Eschenback electronic video magnifier in perfect condition. It was only used for demonstration purposes. This device has a five inch lit screen and can magnify up to sixteen times the font. I have the device with is in perfect condition, the charger, as well as the original protective case and carrying bag. Asking $300 but I am open to other offers. Please email me if interested. I will cover shipping cost and I can take paypal payments, check or money orders, as well as card payments using any major credit or debit card. swmodisabilityadvocate@gmail.com

Online workshop: step by step on how to meet new people by joining conversations in voice.


Vorail is the most natural way to meet new people online. In the workshop, members of Vorail will describe step by step how to become a part of the world’s conversations and meet people we ordinarily would not get the chance to meet. The power of voice brings insights into what cannot be seen. The workshop includes questions from the Vorail community, chances to answer, and a way for participants to win a free month subscription to Vorail. The workshop is free, participants can call in via phone or tap a zoom.us link on their computer or mobile device.

Sharp Talking Products, 42mm Apple Watch Bands, and Appl Portable Power Bank For Sale


I have many Sharp talking products for sale. These are the talking calculators EL-640 and the 660 talking time one from back in the 80's. I have several in varying conditions and prices. Contact me if interested. I also have a lot of Apple watch bands for the 42mm model. These will work on any generation of Apple watch as long as it is a 42mm size. I have tons of different colors, styles, etc. Sport loops, leather bands, Link bands, etc. These are brand new and the prices are very good on these with most being around $10. Finally, I have an Apple portable power bank specifically for Apple MacBooks and will allow you to charge your MacBook while you are out and about. This is brand new and comes in a nice felt carry bag. Email or call if interested in any of these products. 405-471-1200 or harbolt@gmail.com

VarioUltra 40 Braille Display with Executive Products Case


I am selling my Baum VarioUltra 40 Braille display. It is in perfect condition, and comes with an executive products case. I would like to get $1300 for this device and case, but I will take the best offer on it. There is no damage, and it has not been used much, so the battery works perfectly. I am selling it as I just don't use the device enough to keep it, and I also feel that someone could get better use of the device than I will.

I will take first reasonable offer.


Hello there. My name is John. I’m needing to find a good home for either a Sarah CE scanning and reading device, from Freedom Scientific, or a Clear Reader from Optelect. Both of these machines are about 5 years old; however, they work perfectly. Any offer you can make will be considered. Please call 1(817) 9295231 Thanks John

Valentines' week specials Gifts for your sweetheart at TalkingMp3Players.com


There's only 7 days before Valentine's Day so there's no time left to delay! Although we didn't see many touchdowns during the Super Bowl (yawn), don't miss your chance to score one yourself with your Valentine's Day gift for your sweetie and make them happy! We have gifts for every budget so check out these deals! Daily Deal. Get a 200 GB microSD card with SD card adapter included so you can use it in devices which use SD cards, for only $55.99! Don't forget we'll include some Old Time Radio shows for your listening pleasure as well! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html Take advantage of this opportunity to save big when you order your new Victor Reader Trek! What this is is a combination of the 2nd gen Victor Reader Stream and the Trekker Breeze. It has a faster processor, 32GB of internal memory, FM radio awaiting firmware activation, as well as the long-awaited Bluetooth capability! Our price is just $579.99 which gives you a savings of nearly $200 off! Not to mention no shipping charge for priority mail on uS orders and we only have to charge tax on Florida sales! So it's actually quite a substantial savings! Visit this page for more information about the new Victor Reader Trek: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html We have the latest generation Victor Reader Stream for just $359.99 with no additional taxes added(unless you live in Florida) + Free Shipping in the US. It comes with an 8GB SD card, Long and short USB cables, protective silicone case, earphones, and wall charger in the box. You can read about and order it from: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html You can get the 4GB Sansa Clip Zip Talking MP3 Players for just $119.99! These are set up with Rockbox so even a totally blind person like myself can use them! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Sansa-Clip-Zip-Talking-MP3-Player-4GB_p_12.html Get the introduction to the Talking MP3 Players 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 New latest model Fire Tablets Available; we've installed Google Play so that you can use these tablets not only with Amazon Apps but with Android Apps as well. All 3 the 7 inch, HD8, and HD10, are set up with the screen reader turned on and Google Play installed. These full featured tablets also have Alexa hands-free! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.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! 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 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) Our portable MP3 player AM/FM radio with built in front-facing mono speaker plays MP3 and WAV files from either a thumb drive or a microSD card! 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 or 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! For those who have some sight it also has an LED flashlight! It has a line-in jack so you can play your other devices through its speaker! It includes a wrist lanyard and detachable belt clip. 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 you 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 have all of 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 $42.99, 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 Check out the newest Bluetooth Headphones 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 the new Victor Reader Trek, smart devices such as phones and tablets, or paired with one of the Miccus Bluetooth transmitters. Very low latency headset with great sound and long battery life. Only $65.99! Available only inside the US. 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 To cover your Home wireless audio listening needs, we have two Bluetooth transmitters/receivers, with ranges from about 150 feet up to 160 feet, the latter one with low latency when combined with the Bluetooth Stealth headphones above! 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 We have Samsung Gusto 3 Phones on sale for just $59.99. This is an easy to use accessible push button flip phone. 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 life, and more. Use this phone on Selectel through us. Note it can't be used internationally or activated on Verizon. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Samsung-Gusto-3_p_80.html Check out the Selectel phone plans available through us for use with the above phone or bring your own Verizon phone: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Selectel-Phone-Plans_ep_53-1.html This special goes through Valentine's Day Thursday February 14th. 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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