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The Updated Guide to Getting Free Food, Rides, Groceries, and More at #NFB19



If you're headed to the NFB convention in Las Vegas, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy convention just a bit less busy and more affordable. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.

TapTapSee Creators Announce Next Generation of On-device Image Recognition; Detailed Descriptions in a Quarter



A new image recognition service from the Makers of TapTapSee may be coming to your smartphone soon, but this one is a bit different.

Ready to roll Version 2.0 released, bringing app redesign, new sound customisation options, fate dice



Ready to Roll, an app by Blind Sparrow Interactive, which allows blind and visually impaired people to roll dice quickly and ifficiently, has just received its first major update.

Complete WebAim’s ebook survey and receive a free ebook



WebAim, popularly known for collecting and distributing data on screen reader trends over time, has recently released a new survey seeking to collect information on eBooks as used by those with visual impairments. Participants are also optionally eligible to receive a free eBook by providing their email address at the end of the survey.

Short NVDA Customer Satisfaction Survey 2019



NVAccess is attempting to gather information about the satisfaction of current NVDA users. To this end, they have created a short survey attempting to determine whether current NVDA users would recommend the screen reader and their primary use cases when using NVDA.

You can Take the survey here.

Receive Apple Support help right in the messages app



Apple has recently added a new feature to their Apple Support App enabling customers in the United States to receive expert assistance directly from the messages app.

The Windows 10 Spring update is Here; Check Out All of the Accessibility Improvements



The Windows 10 Spring 2019 update is now available for general use, and it once again brings a host of accessibility and other improvements. Read on to learn what's new or how to get it now.

HumanWare Reveal 16I Now Shipping, Advanced Video Magnifier with Prodigi



HumanWare's Reveal family of video magnifiers, announced this past January, are now available for purchase.


Deals

#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 to sign up.

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).


Podcasts

#NFB19 Audio: The Blind Shell Readies For Launch



We last caught up with Sam Seavey, U.S. Representative for Blind Shell, at CSUN 19 Back in March. He indicated that the launch of the Android based phone would be happening soon, and in this interview, he gives us details about the price and what carriers to expect the phone to work with in the U.S. Check out the official Blind Shell website If you would like to learn more.

#NFB19 Audio: LVI America Adds More Than Products To Their Ranks



We ve been keeping a Tab on LVI America since Shelly spoke to them at CSUN19 Back in March. While the company continues to enhance their low vision product lines, it was another recent addition to the company that Joe wanted to get in front of the BBQ microphones. Kimberly Cline, Regional Sales Manager U.S. West, joined LVI America and she came to NFB as Las Vegas is practically in Kimberly s backyard. Listen in as she talks about the reasons for why these video magnifiers are, dare we say it? sexy. And to learn more about them, along with other products offered, visit the LVI America website

#NFB19 Audio: Fantastic Feeling Fashion With Two Blind Brothers



There you are with a wardrobe full of unlabeled things made from fabric wondering just what they are and what color they might be. Bryan Manning, Co Brother of Two Blind Brothers, tells Joe that people need not guess anymore at their closet cornucopia in dismay. The company features soft stylish clothing with the bonus of Braille labels located at the right hem. Surfing their site gives you great descriptions of their wears, as well as, no crazy size charts. To learn more, or to make a purchase today, head over to the Two Blind Brothers website

#NFB19 Audio: Charm Those Around You With Elegant Insights Jewelry



On very rare occasions the Convention Committee deals you a great hand by placing a national convention on your home turf. For Laura Legendary, co-founder of the Fashionability Channel and podcast, this meant that she could avoid the hotel entirely and restock her booth as much as possible. And restock she did as she sold out of products, like the Live The Life You Want Nevada State themed items, throughout the run of the convention. Charms were also a big hit, as well as things to accessorize the pups. You can custom order things with Laura and she notes that she can fulfill B2B orders too. To learn more about her products, or to chat with Laura in person, visit the Elegant Insights website

#ACB19 Audio: Orbit Research Firms UP The Orbit Reader 20



In BBQ 185 We discussed that the new firmware for the Orbit Reader 20 allowed a user to upgrade from the SD card slot. Lisa spoke to Venkatesh Chari, CEO and President of Orbit Research, About this exciting development at ACB 19. Listen in to hear the details about this change and how you can perform the upgrade. To learn more about this update, or to purchase an Orbit Reader 20, visit the Orbit Research website

#NFB19 Audio: Previewing What’s Next For Microsoft’s Magnifier And Narrator



We last caught up with Jason Grieves, Product Manager Low Vision Windows Accessibility, At ATIA 19 back in January. At that event Jason outlined changes coming to Windows Magnifier and Narrator in the Spring Windows 10 update. With the second regular Windows 10 update arriving before the holidays, Joe sat down with Jason to learn what users can expect in the next version of Windows 10. 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. And to learn more about the upcoming training materials, that Jason mentioned during this interview, visit the Hadley Low Vision portal

#ACB19 Audio: Informative Iconography With tangible surface research



Bump dots are so 20th century. They just sit there feeling all circular and, well, same old thing really. It would be nice if tactile markings could convey more when you encounter them.
Anne DeWitt, CEO of tangible surface research, Explains to Lisa Salinger that raised icons can assist in passing along important information. The feeling of an X could be placed on a microwave to indicate stop. An hourglass could be used to notify you that your finger is on the timer button. And just imagine how cool it would be if you could take these ideas about markings to the gym with an overlay on say a treadmill. Be sure to wander over to the official tangible surface research website to learn more

#NFB19 Audio: Updates, Changes And Consumer Choice At HIMS



Joe was lucky to catch Damian Pickering, Vice President of Sales for HIMS, during the quieter morning hours of the Exhibit Hall. The pair discuss the new firmware changes for the Polaris notetaker line, how QBraille XL is doing one year later and how HandyTech displays are unique amongst the other Braille product lines. To learn more about these products, or to see what else the company has for sale, visit the HIMS website


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11 Inch MacBook Air Intel I-7, 8GB Ram, 500GB Solid State Drive, 1 Year Warranty


This awesome Apple MacBook Air is lightly used in like new condition with no dents and very few , if any, light surface scratches. It looks and works perfect. There is a one year warranty on parts and labor on this MacBook Air. It is updated to the latest Mac OS which is Mojave and will boot up speaking with voice over. It includes protective plastic shell case and soft carry sleeve and wall charger. Also included is a set of rree audio tutorials on the Mac and how to use. Asking $779 plus shipping. Please see specs below. Specifications Display ◾11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors ◾Supported resolutions:1366 by 768 (native), 1344 by 756, and 1280 by 720 pixels at 16:9 aspect ratio; 1152 by 720 and 1024 by 640 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768 and 800 by 600 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio Storage1 500 GB SSD flash storage Processor Intel I-7 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache. Memory 8 GB. Battery and Power2 ◾Up to 9 hours wireless web ◾Up to 9 hours iTunes movie playback ◾Up to 30 days standby time ◾Built‑in 38‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery ◾45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management; MagSafe 2 power port Size and Weight ◾Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm) ◾Width: 11.8 inches (30 cm) ◾Depth: 7.56 inches (19.2 cm) ◾Weight: 2.38 pounds (1.08 kg)3 Graphics and Video Support ◾Intel HD Graphics 5000 ◾Thunderbolt digital video output ◦Native Mini DisplayPort output Camera ◾720p FaceTime HD camera Connections and Expansions ◾Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps) ◾Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) ◾MagSafe 2 power port ◾Headphone ◾Dual mics Wireless ◾Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking;4 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible ◾Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology Audio ◾Stereo speakers ◾Dual microphones ◾Headphone port ◾Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone Keyboard and Trackpad ◾Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor ◾Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three‑finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities Be sure and check out all of our lightly used laptops here: https://harboltcompany.com/lightly-used-laptops-including-apple-macbooks-and-windows-computers/ We accept all credit cards and paypal. Email or call us if you have any questions or would like to place a phone order. sales@harboltcompany.com or 405-633-2572.

BrailleSense Polaris Mini for sell, asking $2,500 or best offer.


Like new and less than a year old this is Hims latest notetaker. Features include 20 cells of high quality braille, traditional Hims apps plus the ability to use official Google apps and download others from the play store. Also, has terminal for screen reader function so that it can be used as a braille display with smartphones, tablets and computers. Original case included along with accessories.

Christian book connection, a Christian book club held on WhatsApp messenger


Hello everyone. We have recently started a wonderful Christian book club on WhatsApp messenger. We choose books from all types of accessible reading services and read the same books together. We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings on WhatsApp messenger. We choose two books every two weeks giving people a choice if they want to read both or only one of the books. We have a great time lots of fellowship and if you love Christian fiction and want to read with us we welcome you to join.

Braille Edge for $2,000 or best offer


I am selling a Braille Edge that is in excellent condition. It does not have any scratches or cracks. The Braille Edge features 40 cells which are all in working condition. It also has some internal applications such as a notepad, calculator, calendar, and stopwatch in it. The Braille Edge can be used with a computer or smart phone by either an USB cable or Bluetooth. The Braille Edge works with the Windows, Mac, IOS, Android operating systems. The package includes the Braille Edge in an Executive Products leather case, the USB cable, the AC adapter, the original manuals and documentation, the original case, and the original box. The price does include shipping.

Line 6 Helix, MusicMan electric guitar, G&L bass, wah pedal, focusrite audio interface etc


Line 6 Helix lt guitar floor processor, mint condition with Helix gig bag and original box. Musicman Sterling Steve Lukather electric guitar, mint condition with DiMarzio pickups, whammy bar, tools, and gig bag. G and L solid body four string electric bass guitar with either a gig bag or hard case. Morley Steve Vai bad Horsie 2 wah pedal with power supply, excellent condition. focusrite Saffire pro 40 20 in, 20 out firewire and Thunderbolt 1, 2, 3 audio/midi interface with cables, adapters, and original box, excellent condition. Works with Windows seven, Windows ten, Mac OS etc. Shure SM57 dynamic cardioid microphone with carry pouch and original box. I ship with tracking and insurance via USPS 2-3 day priority mail delivery. Pay pal preferred. Get in touch with your zip code or city/state and I'll give you prices including shipping. I'll give you a discount if you buy more than one item!

Focus 40 4th Gen. Like new condition 1,200.00 dollars or best offer.


Focus 40 Blue in excellent condition. Comes with cover and USB cable. Works great with both mobil(IOS and Android) and desktop(Windows and Mac).


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