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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.

New aira news and monthly Aira agent Promos



Starting this month, users will receive a random promo each month on a topic voted on by Aira agents. Read on to find out more about the first promo and how to find out about new monthly promos.

Breaking: Hims Announces BrailleSense 6 Notetaker at #CSUNATC21



As reported ffirst on Blind Bargains, Hims has announced the BrailleSense 6, a new braille keyboard notetaker with 32 cells.

The I.D. Mate Is Being Discontinued



It's the end of the line for the I.D. Mate bar code scanners. The email message below was sent out to I.D. Mate customers subscribed to an EnVision America list on January 15th.

Humanware introduces new line of Brailliant BI ex Braille displays



Humanware has refreshed their lineup of braille displays, with two models which are much more feature-rich. Read on to find out all about the new Brailliant BI 20X and 40X series displays.

Survey from Microsoft accessibility team seeks to understand the voices you use with your screen reader



In an effort to understand how screen reader users choose different voices, the Microsoft accessibility team has released a survey. The survey asks questions about how and why users choose a voice, if different voices are used for different tasks, your level of experience with a screen reader, and more. This is a very comprehensive survey, with both selective response and short answer components, that thoroughly investigates the preferences of screen reader users.

Take the survey here

It's Back! Accessible Apps releases Chicken Nugget version 4.71, bringing AI image descriptions, new sounds, and More



Accessible Apps has released Chicken Nugget version 4.71, bringing AI image descriptions, new sounds, keyboard discovery mode, more
Popular Twitter client Chicken Nugget recently received a major update, bringing improved image descriptions, new sounds, and other improvements. Read on for an in-depth look at what's new, and information about how to use the latest features.


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.

#ATIA20 Audio: Ace And Snow Are In The Forecast With Zoomax



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Podcasts

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.

Blind Bargains Qast 221: The Other Oppisitte Of That



This is kind of funny. Our last show, episode 220 from December, was in 2020. And now BBQ 221 starts off 2021. Okay, it was funnier when we said it out loud during this show than in print. It s a good thing we have a couple of demonstrations of a new speaker and the Chromecast with Google TV to fall back on instead of us relying on calendar-based humor. There is even an actual honest to goodness real news section for the show this go around. Plus, there is a bit of Sound Off and we ignore all food based New Year s Resolutions in the Last Word . So, charge up those Bluetooth remotes and join us for a new installment of the BB Qast.

Blind Bargains Qast 220: Born Accessible



Behold, our 800th piece of audio content on the site. We originally planned this outlandish over the top celebration thingy, but 2020 being what it is, we have opted out of that and we shall just strike our best couch potato poses while binging out on some audio described content instead. Good thing John Sweet and Petr Kucheryavyy, Senior Managers of Accessibility at Charter Communications, are on hand this episode to tell us how we can start our A.D. feast with the free Spectrum Access app. Tune in to hear about the app, the Born Accessible approach the team is taking towards their services and hear demos of Spectrum Access and Spectrum News.

Blind Bargains Qast 219: The 2020 Blind Bargains Holiday Shopping Guide



Welcome to our 6th annual Blind Bargains Holiday Shopping Guide. Once again, we've brought the deals straight to your audio feed. Sit back and relax as some of your favorite merchants, or perhaps some that are new to you, tell you about their latest products and services as well as some holiday deals. We'd like to sincerely thank all of the companies who were apart of this show. Below you'll find information about each company in the order they appear in the show.
We hope you have a socially-distanced, safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving weekend.


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B2g Android Notetaker with Executive Products Case, $800 or Best Offer


20-cell B2G Android notetaker, produced by NBP and originally purchased in 2018. Unit in excellent condition aside from semifunctional text-to-speech, Braille readers will love the crisp cells on the display. Android 4.4, interface last updated in 2019. Comes with leather Executive Products case, as well as original USB charging cable and block. Manual and Quick Start Guide available on the unit. Asking $800 but willing to negotiate. PayPal, Zell or Venmo preferred.

Gently Used (but well-loved) BrailleNote Touch+ 32 for $2500 or best offer!


Hey all! I have a lovely BrailleNote Touch+ for $2500. I have had it since 2016, and it needs a new home. I'm replacing it with a braille display to pair with my laptop. I upgraded it to a plus unit in 2019, so the external body is a bit on the older side, but it still works very well. It likely will not come in the original box, but I will re-register it and include its case and charger at no extra cost. There is a tiny crack in the bottom right corner by the braille display, but it was caused by the company, and will not hinder the performance. Also, there is a weak dot somewhere around cell 4 or 5, but you can still feel it pretty well. I would love to find a home for this because it is still in fantastic condition. I accept PayPal, Venmo, ApplePay and Zelle. Buyers must pay in full before receiving the device. Thanks!

brand-new Dell laptop for $700


For sale is a Dell laptop in excellent condition. Only used a couple times. Dell Latitude 3410 Intel Core i3-10110U CPU 10th gen 8GB RAM 463GB Hard drive 64-bit OS Windows 10 Home

Braille Sense U2 32-cell notetaker for sale


Good afternoon 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 $1000 which already includes shipping in the price. 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.

Mother's Day Sale: Blindshell Classic phone, Book Readers, Victor Reader Trek, Stream...


Talking MP3 Players, Talking Fire Tablets & Awesome Accessories! Audio Demos! We have lots of great gift items in stock for Mother's Day which is coming up quickly so get your orders in ASAP for something your Mom would like! We also have download links for our Audio Demos of our newest Talking Mp3 Player, Book Reader and Accessible MP3 AM/FM Radio! Daily Deal: Order our new Rockboxed Benji T-6 Lossless Hi Fi Talking Media Player with 16GB for just $95.99 and we'll include a stick-on belt clip ($5.99 value for free!) 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! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.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! It was designed specifically for the blind. This is a good choice for those who can't or prefer not to use a touch screen phone! 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 on the AT&T towers and save you money! You can start using it immediately upon receipt! https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Blindshell-Classic-Phone_p_156.html Another great deal is on the most affordable quality Talking Book Player available: Order the Talking 16GB Daisy Book player and receive a free holster case. It 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! It has internet capability for internet radio stations and podcasts! I also include hundreds of internet radio station presets that I've prepared! It records from its built-in mic, external mic/line-in, FM stereo radio, and internet radio. Provides 14 hours of battery life on a charge. All yours for just $229.99! Of course you'll also get free personal assistance from us if you need help with anything regarding this Talking Book Reader! 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 • 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 • 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 Save a huge chunk of money on both the Victor Reader Stream and the Victor Reader Trek book reader & GPS with Bluetooth capability with the new maps! Both the brand new Stream and Trek come with long and short USB cables, 8GB SD card, protective silicone case, earphones, and wall charger plus the Trek also comes with a lanyard and its much improved sturdier silicone case! The updated Victor Reader Trek is being sold by Humanware for $795 and we have the same one on sale for $669.99 the lowest price around and with free priority mail shipping in the US! https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS-_p_148.html The Victor Reader Stream which is now $425 from Humanware, is on sale from our site for only $414.99 with no tax added(unless you live in Florida) + Free Shipping in the US. You can read about and order it from: https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/-Victor-Reader-Stream-Newest-Generation-_p_78.html If your normal way to read Audible books is no longer working out for you, the below more affordably priced Fire tablets can be used to read them as well as NLS/Bard and Kindle books! Brand new latest generation 7-inch, HD8, and HD10 Fire Tablets available on which we've turned the screen reader on and installed the Google Play Store so you have the choice of Amazon or Android apps! All latest models have Alexa Hands Free! https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html You also get substantial savings on any accessories if you order them along with any player or tablet to sweeten your deal so pick up some Bluetooth devices, microSD cards, charging accessories, etc by choosing them in the combo boxes located below the device on its page. 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 speaker plays MP3 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 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'll also serve as an external sound card when connected via USB to your computer! It includes a wrist lanyard and detachable belt clip. I've been playing with it and am totally impressed with its features and the volume you can get out of it! One can also listen with headphones if preferred. Perfect for listening to music and MP3 audio books; 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! 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 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. With our Bluetooth items you get instructions from a blind perspective emailed to you! The portable Swivel Jack RTX Bluetooth transmitter/receiver is just $44.99! Perfect for making your Victor Stream or any device with a headphone jack, able to connect to your Bluetooth headphones or speaker! Connect it to your computer's USB port and have it come through your Bluetooth headset or speaker! The receiver side speaks everything from power on through power off! It boasts a range of 100 Feet and much more... https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Miccus-Swivel-Jack-RTX-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver_p_18.html The Home RTX 2.0 is the home version not designed for portable use. It can transmit up to 160 feet or more in direct line of sight! 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 We have Magnetic/regular usb cables, auxiliary cables and charging accessories that are also discounted: https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html Deals on our large capacity 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB 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, 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.

I have an Apex QT 32 for sale for $400. It is in excellent condition.


This has had very little use. All keys work, and all dots come up as they should. One D ring is missing from the leather case, but I have a work around for that. It works great, but I am investing in another note taker. I will accept a PayPal payment, and will ship for free following receipt of payment.


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