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Department of Transportation Outlines New regulations for Service Animals



The department of Transportation is attempting to formalise the conditions under which passengers may fly with service animals. The rules outlined below are under review, and open to comment.

2020 Holman Prize now taking applications



The Holman Prize is accepting applications for its 4th year until March 2020.

Breaking: Flicktype Keyboard for iOS Changes Pricing, Pivots from Subscription Model



As of January 11, Flicktype is no longer a subscription-based app. The app can now be purchased in the App Store for $2.99

Join Us Monday for a Canute Multiline E-Reader Live Demo and Q&A



This Monday, join J.J. from A. T. Guys for an informal demonstration and Q&A with the Canute, the world's first multiline E-reader and 360 cell braille display. We will discuss the features of the unit, let you hear how it sounds, and leave plenty of time for questions. The Canute is coming to the U.S. and will be shipping to customers within weeks.

Little Known Features of VoiceOver: remapping your gestures



As a follow-up to my review of screen time, I will be looking at another little known feature of voiceover: remapping your gestures.

The Year In A.T. 2019: APH FTW



The holiday season brings along gifts, good tidings and of course awards shows. Before we phase out the year that was, and observe the tradition of the MoonPie dropping over Mobile As we do every December, we collected the highlights of the year s Blindness and Low Vision Assistive Technology news and pressed it into a giant scrapbook. BBQ Crew members J.J., Joe, Shelly Brisbin, Scott Davert And Lisa Salinger have some thoughts about what transpired in 2019? And they were silly enough to make wild guesses about what 2020 may hold as well. Check out the show notes for BBQ 204 to read more about what news made our list of emerging trends and big stories.

The Year In A.T. 2019: Mainstream Mayhem



The holiday season brings along gifts, good tidings and of course awards shows. Before we phase out the year that was, and observe the tradition of the MoonPie dropping over Mobile As we do every December, we collected the highlights of the year s Blindness and Low Vision Assistive Technology news and pressed it into a giant scrapbook. BBQ Crew members J.J., Joe, Shelly Brisbin, Scott Davert And Lisa Salinger have some thoughts about what transpired in 2019. And they were silly enough to make wild guesses about what 2020 may hold as well. Check out the show notes for BBQ 204 to read more about what news made our list of emerging trends and big stories.

The Year In A.T. 2019: Audio Describe All The Things



The holiday season brings along gifts, good tidings and of course awards shows. Before we phase out the year that was, and observe the tradition of the MoonPie dropping over Mobile As we do every December, we collected the highlights of the year s Blindness and Low Vision Assistive Technology news and pressed it into a giant scrapbook. BBQ Crew members J.J., Joe, Shelly Brisbin, Scott Davert And Lisa Salinger have some thoughts about what transpired in 2019? And they were silly enough to make wild guesses about what 2020 may hold as well. Check out the show notes for BBQ 204 to read more about what news made our list of emerging trends and big stories.


Deals

Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind goes on sale for the holidays



Six Ages, a popular iOS exploration, resource management, and strategy game set against a mythic backdrop of enegmatic gods and legends, is on sale in the iOS App Store.

Get Voice Dream Apps Now In a Huge Holiday Sale



From now to December 28, buy all Voice Dream apps, reader, writer, and scanner, for 50 percent off or more.

Purchase AIRA Minutes and Credits for Yourself or someone else this holiday season with Aira



From now until January 3, Aira credit can now be purchased for yourself or someone else.

Rubik's Tactile Cube for $11.28



Amazon.com has the Rubik's Tactile Cube for $11.28. Shipping is free for Amazon prime members. This accessible version of the Rubik's Cube adds tactile shapes to each of the 6 sides, allowing you to solve the classic toy by touch.

#NFB19: Get a Shipt Grocery Delivery Membership for $49 a Year and Avoid Pesky Minibar Charges



We're big fans of Shipt, the grocery delivery service which is now available in most of the country. Now, you can get an annual membership for over half off, or just $49 by using this link.

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.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Qast 205: Half A decade Of Not-So-Greatness



Our introspective look at ourselves, and the 5 year history of the show, must have inspired Patrick. Not only do we have a return to our mistakes of the previous year, but our illustrious audio chronologist has pulled some recordings from a time long forgotten by everyone except our oldest fans. This one is for those who really want to know how the BBQ sausage is made. And it is sure to cause some indigestion for any who have crossed Patrick s microphone prowess as a host, guest or even a pet of those involved with our podcasts.

Blind Bargains Qast 204: The Year In A.T. 2019



The long road trip with no bathroom breaks that was 2019 has reached its destination in the form of our annual wrap up show. This year s panel included J.J., Joe, Shelly Brisbin, Scott Davert and Rookie of the Year Lisa Salinger. Read on, and tune into the podcast, to discover what trends and stories the group found to have the biggest impact on the year. Also, if you want a good laugh, see how right or wrong we were with our 2018 predictions

Blind Bargains Qast 203: Whamageddon Is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year



A holiday stocking crammed full of news, a lively discussion on audio description options and a browser tip to aid you on your post shopping surfing successes. And most of all, in the Last Word, a continuing tradition helps us end our final regular show of 2019 on a high note. Grab that hot cocoa and fire up that Yule Log channel on Netflix before you settle down for a long winter s nap with episode 203.

Blind Bargains Qast 202: Take Note of the Haptic Cans



After the Thanksgiving break and our holiday cast, we return this week with a two pack of interviews and a tip, all sandwiched together for your convenience. Lisa Dalton from Candoable stops by to talk about what happens when you accidentally rearrange a blind person's pantry. Later, Andrea Guidice from UNAR Labs which offers a way to make maps and other drawings accessible through vibration feedback. Plus we have more Alexa goodness with regular contributor David Ward. So grab a can, or grab your phone and saddle up for BBQ 202.

Blind Bargains Qast 201: The 2019 Blind Bargains Holiday Shopping Guide



Welcome to our 5th annual Blind Bargains Holiday Shopping Guide. This year, 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 safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving weekend and we'll be back with a new episode next week.

Blind Bargains Qast 200: Flash Boardon And The Mandalorian



Many things have changed since our first show Five years ago. This week is proof of that as Joe has a new profession He has embarked on; Patrick has a new ongoing feature for the BBQ and J.J. has some amazing news about a new Braille Display coming to A.T. Guys. Travel, animals and an acknowledgement of what came before rounds out this 200th, of the numbered shows, installment of the Blind Bargains Qast.

Blind Bargains Qast 199: The Knights Who Say... See!



J.J. is on the road this week and that means Joe is left to his own devices. Thank goodness Ricky Stopped by to talk about the initial four episodes of the new Apple TV Plus series See . Otherwise this show would have ben more of Joe chatting with himself about smart lighting, which he does anyway, and another game demo. David Ward Also appears in the line up to give us an overview about an Amazon Echo skill. Think of this one like a BBQ plate with some sides. And don t miss the EOL food suggestions as they might liven up your upcoming holiday parties!

Blind Bargains Qast 198: Unfun Pizza Shell



BBQ 194 Was the last time we rolled through a proper news section. We thought it was time for it to emerge from the shadows this week. Plus, to continue with the idea of a traditional format show, J.J. demos the Blind Shell Phone. A tip, several emails in Sound Off and fun audio treats are waiting for you at the end of the episode. It s a return to yesteryear for the team in 198.


Classifieds

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Hi lowering the price of my Romeo classic embosser to 1200 dollars.


This embosser works great no problems with it.

Hi selling Braille note touch for 2500 dollars. That’s as low as I’ll go.


Braille note touch for sale. Works great. I have no problems with it.

Beautiful 2 Story Doll House with Accessories included for $100.00


I have a beautiful Calico Critters Red Roof Country Home Doll House (like new) with many accessories included for sale! This Country Home Doll House includes 2 stories of play with 4 rooms (livingroom, kitchen, bedroom, and extra room that leads onto a beautiful patio) The doll house stands approx 12in high and it can be opened for lots of room to play, and then when play time is over it easily closes for portability and storage - ALL ACCESSORIES STORE INSIDE! The accessories included with this beautiful doll house home are: A living room set complete with two arm chairs with removable cushions, one couch with removable cushions, a TV and TV stand. A kitchen set complete with fridge that really opens and closes and has drawers that slide in and out, sink, stove and oven with oven door that opens and closes, set of extra storage drawers. Two beds with two blankets Calico Critters Hoptscotch Rabbit Doll Family (includes daddy rabbit, mommy rabbit, and daughter rabbit; dad and mom are approx 3in tall and daughter rabbit is approx 2.75in tall - all dolls are poseable) The Hopscotch Rabbit Family’s Red 4-door family car (trunk actually opens and closes. Car has a fake license plate on the back) A moveable starecase for the doll house. I’d like $100.00 for this wonderful toy house and all of it’s accessories (shipping within the United States included!) Please email me with any questions regarding this toy house and/or it’s accessories

Spring 2020 SwiftUI Training Class


The first SwiftUI class was a complete class, and I am happy to announce that the second class is coming soon. You can now register for the second SwiftUI Class which starts February 11th 2020 now. SwiftUI is the most accessible method for building apps for all Apple platforms, and iAccessibility LLC is the first to offer an accessible classon this topic. to register, head to https://iaccessibility.net/swiftuitraining/

MLK Birthday Deals Free Accessories with Talking Book Reader, New Talking Mp3 Player...


Victor Reader Trek & Stream, Talking tablets & more! During Martin Luther King's Birthday week we have some awesome deals on our Talking Book Reader simple to use Talking Mp3 Player and Book Reader, the Victor Reader Trek and Stream discounted and of course our Benjie T6 Talking Mp3 Players! There's also a great discount on microSD cards and other accessories and more! Daily Deal: Huge Savings! This week with our Talking Daisy Book player with FM Radio, you get a free holster case & free 8GB SD card. Not only that but we still have the Black Friday prices on micro SD cards and accessories with the purchase of this player, $5 and $10 off respectively-oops! We'll be fixing that by next week so hurry! The player 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! 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! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html Get the audio introduction to the Talking Book Reader 2nd Edition at the following 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 Special Deal: Order your New Benjie T6 Talking MP3 Player and receive absolutely free of charge a Wall charger and Stick-On Clip, a combined $18 value with your order! Not only that this week the Rockboxed Benji T-6 Lossless Hi Fi Talking Media Player starts at just $95.99 for 16GB up to only $140.99 for the 200GB Version! It reproduces great sound from all your audio files and is the best sounding player we've ever offered! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Benji-T-6-Lossless-Hi-Fi-Media-Player-with-Rockbox-plus-free-Stick-on-clip-and-wall-charger_p_154.html To hear more about our newest Talking Mp3 Player--the Benji T-6, listen to my audio demo press enter on the link then search for the word download, press enter on it and save the file normally: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZEmbi7ZsThnUqjuvPXfGH7BsRWDopivGUPV Last chance to save a chunk of change on the Victor Reader Trek Book reader & GPS with Bluetooth capability! We only have a few more left at this incredibly low price so get yours now at the lower $599.99 price! Get free priority mail on top of the savings! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html This week only Brand New Victor Reader Stream Second Generation with a free 3 foot magnetic cable for just $359.99 with no additional taxes added(unless you live in Florida) + Free Shipping in the US. You can read about and order it from: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html 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! 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) Order a brand new Talking Latest generation Fire Tablet; 7 inch, HD 8, and HD 10 for yourself. These have Ivona voices and we've turned on the Screen reader for you. You can have Alexa Hands-Free on all three Fire tablets! Read about them on our Talking Tablets page: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html to see our selection and order. This week get the 2019 7inch tablet with 16GB memory above for just $54.99 with a free OTG Cable:http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html $2 off all Kindle Fire Sleep/Wake Cases:http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cases_c_37.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. Very Special deal this week only on Newest Generation Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa Home Assistant for just $29.99! Get yours now or get two and set them up as a stereo pair! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Echo-Dot-3rd-Gen--Smart-speaker-with-Alexa_p_138.html This week our Portable MP3 player AM/FM radio comes with a free wall charger! It has a 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! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/MP3-AMFM-radio-player_p_39.html To hear more about the AM-FM MP3 player listen to my audio demo press enter on the link then search for the word download, press enter on it and save the file normally: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZaajc7Zp2d4Je7lCOXzErP1GRNAtBI0onok Accessories at special discounts to enhance your new toys, add Bluetooth capability to Talking Players, add memory to your phone, tablet or player, get yourself a new headset and much more: New replacement clip for use on players like the Sansa Clip players on which the original clip has broken off or on players which never had a clip! Simple peel-off-and -stick installation. I have clips on my Clip Zip with a broken clip, Benjie T6, my Talking Book Reader, and on my Victor Reader Stream! Now I can justwear these players instead of holding them in my hand or sticking them in my pocket! Just $7.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Stick-on-Clip-for-Portable-Players_p_144.html Big deals on our large capacity 64GB, 128GB, 200GB & 256GB memory 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 128,$55.99 for 200GB & $62.99 for 256GB! We also have 16GB for $9.99 and 32GB microSD and SD cards for only $15.99 this week for greatly increasing the capacity of your devices with expandable memory slots all at reduced prices: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-SD-cards_c_14.html Don't forget we have magnetic and regular usb cables, auxiliary cables and charging accessories that are also discounted as part of our special sale:http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html With all our Bluetooth items you get instructions from a blind perspective emailed to you directly! 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. Portable Miccus Swivel Jack RTX Bluetooth transmitter/receiver for just $49.99! Perfect for making your Victor Stream or any other 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! It can be paired to two devices in both transmitter and receiver mode! The receiver side speaks everything from power on through power off! It boasts a range of 100 Feet and much more... http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Swivel-Jack-RTX-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver_p_18.html The latest Miccus Home RTX 2.0 can transmit up to 200 feet! It offers true aptX Low Latency. You can pair it with two Bluetooth speakers or headphones at the same time or with 2 Bluetooth transmitting devices at once. It uses Bluetooth version 4.2. Available right now $5 off for just $54.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Home-RTX-20-Long-Range-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver-_p_120.html For pairing with any Bluetooth transmitting device we have two choices from Miccus, the Miccus Stealth Earbuds or the Stealth headset. Both have microphones. Miccus Stealth Earbuds for just $44.99! These are sweat proof and have speech feedback, up to 66 feet range, dual pairing, and 10-hour battery life! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Stealth-Earbuds-with-Voice-prompt_p_25.html Miccus SR-71 Stealth Bluetooth Headphones. 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 over-the-head headset. It cups around your ears so you don't disturb anyone when you decide to turn it up! Works with smart phones, tablets, and has very low latency with one of the above Two Miccus Bluetooth transmitters/receivers. Get 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 We have the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker this week for just $16.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html This special goes through Monday January 27th so hurry and take advantage of these special deals! 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. Your questions are always welcome.

Humanware BrailleNote Apex QT—$3,000 (includes shipping) or best offer


The BrailleNote Apex QT is a go to gadget for any Braille reader preferring a regular keyboard. Like new this notetaker is hardly used as it served as a backup to my regular notetaker. It is clean, fully works, and has never shown me trouble. It’s time to pass this good gadget on to a new home! Please contact me to discuss details.


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