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Blind Bargains Qast 68: The Megatron Of Convention Wrap-up Shows

We ve spent a good bit of July hearing about the Exhibit Halls from both the NFB and ACB National Conventions here on BBQ. And we have done a few of those wrap-up shows in the past. But we ve not done one of those types of shows, or really any episode, live before. This show has everything Ride Hailing Apps, OCR, Notetakers, Braille Displays, a Tip, Sound Off and even a Last Word . Listen as Jeff Bishop, Byron Lee and Jeff Thompson from Blind Abilities join J.J. for this look at what was hot or not from the 2016 Summer Conventions.


2016 summer convention coverage is generously sponsored by HIMS, Inc., makers of the Blaze ET, BrailleSense U2, and the GoVision. Go make it happen with GoVision, the new transportable video magnifier with optical character recognition and the ability to enlarge and customize files, photos or videos from your cell phone, tablet or computer. For more information, visit
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Tip: amazon Prime Now

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Sound Off?

Um, so this portion truly redefined the term audience participation . Byron roamed the room and took questions from our listeners. Questions about ZoomText Fusion, Macbooks, Windows 10 and Screen Magnification are some of the highlights from the Q&A section of the event.

Last Word:

There isn't a link to what Byron told us during this portion of the program. Well, other than you can visit the 4th floor of the Minneapolis Hyatt regency the next time you visit Minnesota.

Thanks again to HIMS, and all the Exhibitors, for being so gracious with their time when Chancey and Joe strolled by their booths. And a Hero s round of applause to Patrick for making it all sound good. We d be very lost without him at Home Base!

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.

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