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The Orbit Reader is Still Available, if You are Willing to Pay a Bit More



Despite a slightly higher cost and new way to obtain it, the Orbit Reader is still available for purchase, according to the company.

Scan documents with Voice Dream Scanner, available now on the Itunes App Store



The newest offering from Winston Chen, creator of the popular Voice Dream suite of apps, including Voice Dream Reader, Writer, and Mail, now includes Voice Dream Scanner, an OCR app which integrates with Voice Dream Reader for a seamless experience.

Android Accessibility Suite 7.3 Adds Screen Search, More Continuous Reading Options



Android Accessibility Suite, the app which now includes TalkBack and other accessibility services, has reached version 7.3 with several improvements aimed at easier navigation and reading.

Victor Reader Trek 1.3 Improves GPS Connection Time; Update before March 31



HumanWare has released version 1.3 of the software for the Victor Reader Trek, and current users will want to update before March 31.

NVDA 2019.1 Features Improved Microsoft Word Support, Dozens of Other Changes



The release candidate for the first version of the NVDA screen reader for 2019 has been posted.

Smart Guitar aims to help musicians with disabilities learn to play



Joe Birch has created a smart guitar which aims to aid people with a range of disabilities in learning and playing guitar.

The guitar is used in conjunction with a device running google assistant and is controlled by an internal Raspberry Pie to allow users who are blind, deaf, and or mute to interact with the device.

#CSUNATC19: Seeing AI 3.0 Lets you Explore Photos by Touch, Adds iPad Support



Popular OCR and recognition app Seeing AI has received a major update, just in time for the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference.

#CSUNATC19: The 10 Year Challenge For Product Diversity In A.T.



This article is something I ve spoken about with J.J. a few times before we boarded our respective jets westward for the yearly pilgrimage to CSUN. But it wasn't until the beginning of this year, when that 10 Year Challenge thing blew up on social media, did I feel I had a good framing reference for this story.


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 177: #CSUNATC19 Wrap Up Canes Vs. Swords



It has been an amazing time in Anaheim with tons of interviews now placed on the feed for your downloading pleasure. But we can t put a bow on CSUNATC19 coverage until the BBQ Crew sits down and raps about it during our annual wrap up show. J.J. and Joe are joined by Shelly, Chancy and Ricky in the BBQ Broadcast Suite from the fabulous Anaheim Hilton. The group describes aspects of the convention hotel, the elevators and the new registration process before moving on to their thoughts on the A.T. related highpoints of the event.

#CSUNATC19 Sponsored Audio: APH Is Bringing The Community Together To Impact The World At Large



Blind Bargains Qast 175 featured a discussion about the recent Indoor Navigation Symposium, hosted by the American Printing House for the Blind. This kind of event is designed to bring together experts in their respective fields in order to foster collaboration. Craig Meador, president of APH, and Jose Gaztambide, CEO of the newly formed Access Explorer, offer J.J. an opportunity to learn more about how APH is looking to create more partnerships in key areas moving forward. Products like the newly announced Jupiter, the Braille Trail and the new direction for Access Explorer are highlighted as being examples of how APH will drive innovation for future products and services. To learn more about the products mentioned, and so much more, visit the APH website

This Podcast is Sponsored by the American Printing House!

APH designs innovative learning solutions for people who are blind or visually impaired. They believe in the power of breaking down barriers and creating a future that belongs to everyone. Visit APH on the web to learn more about their products and services.

#CSUNATC19 Audio: LS&S Would Like To Report A U.F.O. Sighting Over Anaheim



Each year s tour of the LS&S booth offers a massive information dump on the new and incredible products making their public debut. Jason Neeland, Senior Account Manager for LS&S, brings J.J. along on a closer look at a few of the newest offerings. The pair discuss a high tech pill bottle called the I Remember, the FDK Arm Blood Pressure Unit, an Atomic Talking Keychain, a new Adjustable Liquid Level Indicator, the newly revised Ti 30XS Talking Scientific Calculator and you will just have to investigate what exactly is the mysterious U.F.O. hovering over CSUN. But that s not all, to find out what else is available, visit the LS&S website

CSUN 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.

#CSUNATC19 Audio: A Deeper Dive Into The Process Of Updates And NV Access



The Blind Bargains Suite almost needed an adjoining room to fit all the participants from NV Access involved with this interview. Mick Curran (Executive Director and founder), James Boreham (General Manager), Reef Turner (Developer and Quentin Christensen (Training & Support Manager take J.J. on a whirlwind tour of the newest features of NVDA. braille display auto detection, enhanced support for Office 365 through UI Automation and the ability to use the Windows 10 One Core voices are highlighted at the top of this discussion. The conversation then turns to a more candid look at how the move away from Python 2 will impact add on makers, the challenges in supporting older operating systems and how a more rapid release schedule can be a double edged sword. The team also talks about their view on competition in the market and detail which synthesizer is the most popular amongst the program s users. please be sure to donate, or purchase the training materials mentioned, as it keeps the lights on, but it additionally allows the team to come and network at events like CSUN. To learn more, or to read the In Process blog, visit the NV Access website

CSUN 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.

#CSUNATC19 Audio: Long Distance Viewing With Longer Lasting Solutions For NorthState AT



Some traditions are hard to break. And even though we are not in San Diego any longer, Joe still managed to find Cory Hanosh , President of NorthState Assistive Technology, to see what was new at their booth. The company has shown off portable magnification before on larger Android tablets, and a product sporting a Lenovo computer, so it comes as no surprise that the latest Video Magnifier uses a Surface Pro for its display. The Revo2Go-WIN All-in-one Portable Magnifier, Windows 10 Tablet and OCR, provides near and far distance viewing in a form that is more suited for the Education and traveling professional. To learn more about this new device, and read up on the iPad based iGo Pro 12.9, visit [the NorthState AT website](http://northstateat.com/ )

CSUN 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.

#CSUNATC19 Audio: Feel Books And More With Feelif



Books can be so boring just sitting there and not responding to your touch or swipes. It would be so cool if you could tactually interact with them somehow. Well, Rebecca Zerovnik, Business Developer for Feelif, gives Shelly an opportunity to do just that with the many products the company is hoping to bring to the U.S. soon. Each device utilizes a Samsung phone or tablet, with a tactile overlay, to give a user the ability to learn more about pictures and text through haptics and sound. The company's apps provide access to games, books, object identification in pictures and more. While not available in the U.S. just yet, the products mentioned can be shipped from the EU. To learn more about the product range, visit the Feelif website

CSUN 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.

#CSUNATC19 Audio: Row, Row, Row your Code Jumper



I'm not going to lie. The interview I was looking forward to the most in Anaheim was with the American Printing House's Director of Sales Dave Wilkinson, who promised that I could play with toys and maybe learn a thing or two. Code Jumper is a completely hands-on tool to teach basic coding concepts to kids and even adults through the use of interactive audio pods. We get an extended hands-on in this podcast where we try to fix things, and then proceed to break them again. We also talk about other products in the APH Innovations line including the HumanWare Braille Trail, Freedom Scientific's Jupiter Video Magnifier, the Sunu Band from Sunu, and the TactPlus Printer from Kanematsu. You can check out the new and being improved APH website to learn more about these and many other products from the company.

CSUN 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.

#CSUNATC19 Audio: Sweet Unlimited Access To Your Docs And More With Grackle



It would be so cool if you could click a button and run one batch scan on a big old G Drive full of documents to check them for accessibility issues would it not? Well oddly enough Jeff Mills, one of the Co-Founders of Grackle, tells Joe that the company is working towards this very thing in an upcoming release of the product. And he notes that the new unlimited plan is active now. To learn more about this plan, and see more about the product in beta, visit the Grackle Docs website

CSUN 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.


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Focus40 blue for sale


I am selling a Focus40 Blue. I have had this unit since 2011 and it is in good condition, no missing parts/buttons. It will come with charging adapter, USB cable, and product case. I accept paypal and will ship in united states. Asking $800 or best offer.

TWO PERKINS BRAILLERS FOR SALE


One is a jumbo brailler, the other has the regular spacing. Both came to us from being repaired, have been in storage, and now test driven before this ad placement. Asking price each: $400, free shipping. Paypal accepted.

Daily deal:HD8 Talking Fire tablet + free OTG Cable, Talking Book readers, GPS, Mp3 Player


Tablets, Phones & More! Big savings on all our products beginning with huge savings on the Victor Reader Trek with the lowest price around! Many other savvings on the Victor reader Stream, our Talking Book Reader, Fire tablets, and lots more! Special Daily Deal: Get a Free OTG Cable ($10 value) which allows you to connect a USB keyboard or thumb drive to your tablet with your order of the brand new latest model accessible Fire HD8 tablet for $85.99! It plays in Dolby Stereo. It has a 12 hour battery, and 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot that takes up to 200 GB. The display is HD if you're purchasing for a sighted person. We turn the screen reader on and install the Google Play Store so you have many more apps available for use: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html We also have the brand new latest 7-inch and 10 inch 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! 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 Both the Victor Reader Trek and Stream come with an 8GB SD card, earphones, wall charger, long & short cables, and silicone protective case. The Trek also comes with a lanyard. We don't charge you for shipping in the uS or tax so the listed prices are your total price! 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! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html We have the Brand New latest Victor Reader Stream for just $359.99! 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 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) Portable MP3 player AM/FM radio with built in front-facing mono speaker plays MP3/WAV files from either a thumb drive or a microSD card! It's totally accessible for the blind as it's all button operated. 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. I've been playing with it and am very impressed with its features and the volume you can get out of it! One can also listen in stereo with headphones if preferred. Perfect for listening to music and audio books as 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 The 4GB Sansa Clip Zip Talking MP3 Players are just $119.99! These players are all set up with Rockbox so even a totally blind person like me 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 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 With all our Bluetooth items you get instructions from a blind perspective emailed to you directly! The Miccus long range Home RTX Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver, up to 150 feet, one of my favorites and which I use to stream from my office to the rest of the house, 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 160 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 The 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 Samsung Gusto 3 Phones on sale for just $54.99. 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 Monday April 22nd so place your order right away. 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.

HIMS BrailleSense Polaris 32 cell excellent condition


I'm selling a 32 cell HIMS BrailleSense Polaris. It's in excellent condition, and has the latest software upgrade installed. The carrying case, power cord and documentation are all included. Asking price is $3,795.

Check out the new country album from Matt Carson


If you enjoy traditional and outlaw country, you'll love the new Album I've recorded. I'd love it if you'd consider checking it out. I'm a totally blind artist, and my first track has already been included on the top 25 playlist at saving country music. You can stream it via your streaming service of choice by using, https://songwhip.com/album/matt-carson/no-regrets Or, if you'd like to purchase a hard copy album, you can do so at the web site: www.mattcarsonmusic.com

Focus 40 Braille Display $900


Focus 40 Braille display 4th generation Excellent condition Fully Updated $900


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