Blind Bargains


Microsoft updates Seeing AI,bringing new languages,currencies, and support for Siri shortcuts

On December 2, Microsoft released version 3.3 of popular camera and ocr app Seeing AI. The latest few versions have introduced many new features.

Register now for the 2020 AFB leadership conference

Registration for the American Foundation of the Blind's 2020 leadership Conference is now open. The conference will be held March 26th and 27 at the Crystal Gateway Marriot.

Write and Preview Markdown with ease with IAWriter

I a writer, from developer Information Architects GmbH, is a minimalistic markdown writer and editor.

Phil Raistrick, Founder of En-Vision America, Dies at 78

Phil Raistrick, the founder of the widely-successful access technology company En-Vision America, passed away on November 20. He was 78.

Code Jumper wins CES award for best app inovation

Code Jumper is one of four recipients of the CES awards for best accessibility inovations for 2019.

According to their website, "The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The program recognizes honorees in a multitude of consumer technology product categories and distinguishes the highest rated in each."

Orbit research introduces a chat app for the deaf-blind

Orbit Research, creators of the Orbit Reader 20 have released a chat app to facilitate communication between the deaf-blind and users of android devices.

Add Vimeo to the Growing List of Large Websites Taking Accessibility Seriously

More and more mainstream websites are making their components accessible, and a popular video service is one of the latest.

We Found uno Braille at a Local Target, and it's Exactly What you would Expect it to Be

We were just as excited as anyone else to get our hands on the new version of Uno in Braille, produced by Matell Games in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind. And it was just as cool to actually find it sitting on a store shelf next to other popular card games.


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 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.

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.


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.

Blind Bargains Qast 197: The Haunted Pitch Black Audio Hub Show

Ghouls and ghosts will soon be taking to the streets in search of pre-wrapped delicious treats. The BBQ Crew has faced zombies Before and lived to tell the tale. However, will that be the same result for joe this time around? Listen in on an audio demo from him and one from Jesse Anderson's Illegally Sighted channel. Retreat to the safety of J.J. and David Ward as they discuss some Digital Assistant features for Google and Amazon respectively. Most importantly, put on a pair of earbuds or headphones or place your skull between some stereo speakers... Because this one is going to be frighteningly good!

Blind Bargains Qast 196: Nest Home Pixel Max

This show marks the 750th piece of audio content to arrive on the site. It also so happens to be the 9th year for J.J. and Joe to discuss Blindness related Google accessibility. That s why we thought it wild that this episode features our 2019 Made By Google event wrap up coverage. Trains, another grocery order and J.J. taking us out for a walk are some additional points of interest to notice along the route that is BBQ 196.

Blind Bargains Qast 195: The Emulation Interpolation

Oreos are amazing. Two solid cookies with something flavored in the middle. Think of this episode like an Oreo. This is the middle bit between two tech wrap up shows. Last week, in 194, we covered the Microsoft Surface event. And in 196 we ll cover the upcoming Google Hardware announcements. J.J. is traveling this week. Which left Joe to fly solo with this Features Format show. Just a word of warning, for those listening in on or near Google Assistant phones or devices the Google wake phrase gets used a lot this week.

Blind Bargains Qast 194: UberWoof Neo

This show comes to you a little later than usual because, to J.J.'s chagrin, we wanted to cover the Microsoft Surface event. Was it worth the wait or was joe wrong in thinking there was news to talk about? Well, Joe was wrong about something as you will see in "Sound Off". but the BBQ Crew was right about the future of pet transport as can be seen in the "Last Word". Catch a train while you wonder if we can get an episode recorded before J.J.'s groceries can arrive in episode 194.


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Refreshable display Braille VarioUltra 40, Us$ 2000 USD

I am selling my VarioUltra 40, in perfect condition. I'm asking 2000 USD for her. The reason for the sale is solely lack of money. I explain, because she really has no problem, and I really wouldn't want to get rid of her if it wasn't for that need.

Hi selling Braille sense mini for 1500 dollars.

Hi I’m lowering the price on my Braille sense u2 mini to 1500 dollars. Message if interested, thanks

Optacon R1c for Sale, Inspected/Refurbished by Oehm Electronics, $800

I have an Optacon R1c unit for sale which has been examined and tested by Oehm Electronics and is in working order. The R1C and is in excellent condition. I'm asking $800 plus shipping. The unit will come with a 90-day warranty against defects. I accept PayPal, credit card, or money orders.

Selling two iPhone 7 128GB Unlocked for $200 each!!!

Selling two iPhone 7 128GB Unlocked for $200 each. Colors are Silver and Rose Gold. Includes an Otterbox Defender case with belt clip and brand new charging cord and block. I am asking an additional $10 for shipping, but I will ship for free if you are buying both iPhones. I can only accept paypal payments. The iPhones are in mint condition. No nicks or cracks, and the display is in perfect condition. It has been restored to factory settings, and it has iOS 12.3 installed. The voice-Over is ready as soon as you turn it on. I bought an Otterbox Defender case for each of the iPhones when I first got it, and it was never taken out of the case since. The Silver iPhone has a black Otterbox case, and the Rose Gold iPhone has a purple and pink Otterbox case. The black Otterbox case has some wear on the port closures, but still in good condition. Please email me if you are interested, and if you have any other questions.

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