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Blind Bargains Qast 83: The 2016 Holiday Shopping Guide

Welcome to our 2nd 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.
Be sure to stay with Blind Bargains for lots of deals from Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond. We hope you have a safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving and we'll be back to our normal? format next week.

Mystic Access

Mystic Access wishes to make the holidays brighter with gift ideas that educate, empower and take the intimidation factor out of learning assistive technology. Whether you're searching for a comprehensive audio tutorial, one-on-one training, or accessible electronics which can be enjoyed by sighted and blind loved ones alike, we have your gift-giving covered.

Our audio tutorials are professionally recorded, produced, and created from a blindness perspective. We offer tutorials on a variety of topics, including our eight-hour deep-dive into the second generation Victor Stream. As with all our tutorials, it's available as a digital download, or via SD card for $10 more.

Our popular tutorial on the Amazon Alexa products could be the perfect gift to brighten someone's holiday.

Our latest offerings include our delightfully informative <a href="" "target=_blank">Apple Watch tutorial, and our extensive overview of <a href="" "target=_blank">Google's suite of products, including Docs and Drive.

We're excited to offer accessible Bluetooth speakers and headphones, all of which include voice prompts for easier navigation. We also offer a Bluetooth transmitter receiver, which allows streaming to your Bluetooth headphones or speakers from devices such as your NLS player, Victor Stream and others which don't include Bluetooth. Each of these devices includes a detailed audio tutorial which covers orientation and functions. Audio samples are available for each product. Tutorials are also sold separately.

For a highly-personalized gift of love, you may wish to consider our personalized audio tutorial service, where we can custom-design something to meet your specific desires. With the same exceptional quality as all our tutorials, this gift can be enjoyed and appreciated for years to come.

If one-on-one training is on your gift list, we offer a variety of options to meet your needs. From screen readers to Ios / Android and beyond, we can remotely support your learning in a fun and relaxed atmosphere from the comfort of your own space. all training sessions are recorded in MP3 so that you can listen again anytime. For even greater support and empowerment, we offer personalized consulting
and self-advocacy sessions.

Mystic Access looks forward to supporting and empowering you. Check out our announce-only mailing list, and contact us with any questions. (716) 543-3323, or We wish you a beautiful and safe holiday season filled with joy and love.

A T Guys

Black Friday at A T Guys is Live. We've started our Black Friday sale early, with some huge discounts and never before seen deals on some of our most popular items. Save $20 on the popular Aftershokz Bluez 2S headsets, available in black or neon for $79.95. Get the popular Matias Bluetooth keyboard, which can be paired to up to 4 devices at once and featuring a 1-year battery life, for $95. From stocking stuffers to braille displays, there's a sale to fit any budget.
Check back, as new items may be added from time to time.
Go to our A T Guys Black Friday Page

Now you can control your fan, heater, coffee maker, and more directly from your iPhone and Siri or your Amazon Echo with the Switch Connected Plug. Turn items on and off with a simple voice command, or from the app. Plus, you can now monitor energy usage with the accessible iDevices app and cut down on your electric bill. It's a new kind of HomeKit product that we think you'll love.

Get the Switch Connected Plug Now for $49.95
Note: Our phone lines are closed over the weekend while we indulge on turkey, but you'll still be able to place orders online via our secure shopping cart. Please E-Mail us with any questions and we'll do our best to respond as soon as possible. You may call us on Monday to place orders over the phone at (269) 216-4798. Please leave a message if we don't answer, as our lines will be busy. Thanks, and have a great Thanksgiving.


If you have a body, and we re pretty sure you do, then BlindAlive has workouts that are right for you! If you re new to working out, or it has been awhile, consider our Pilates, Yoga, or Gentle Workout Sets. If intensity is the name of your game, we have Cardio, Weights, Stability Ball, and BootCamp workouts. The Whole Body Stretch is fantastic for all who want to move, increase flexibility, and simply feel great! All audios are described, so there s no guess work. While you re visiting, be sure to check out the BackTpack. Rumor even has it that Santa is considering using one of these in place of that spine-killing sack he s carried for years! And if it s good enough for him, we think it will meet all your travel needs as well. Visit today to see all that BlindAlive has to offer.

New Music from Ginny Owens

Love Be The Loudest, the ninth studio album from Ginny Owens, offers spirited pop and EDM-inspired tracks with thoughtful, encouraging lyrics.
Most people think my greatest life challenge is blindness; I ve been blind since age three. But that simply isn t true, says Owens. My greatest challenge is doing battle with the critical voices in my head that distract me from what s most important. It s the whispers of those who feel sorry for me, and don t think I hear their comments. It s the shouts of my own doubts and insecurities, asking, Do you have anything valuable to contribute to society? This album is an invitation to my heart, and the heart of the listener, to allow the perfect voice of Love to drown out all other voices and motivate us to live out love.
Get your copy at iTunes for just $9.99, or on Google Play or Amazon. Visit to choose your store.
Go here for special Black Friday deals!
Don't forget to find Ginny on social media at

iOS Access for All

iOS Access for All is a the most comprehensive guide to the accessibility features of Apple s mobile devices. From the VoiceOver screen reader, to support for hearing aids and closed captioning, Apple s mobile operating system, iOS, includes features that support people with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. Readers will learn how to set up and use an iOS device in an accessible way, and how to get the most from apps provided by Apple, and available from the App Store. The book also introduces iOS tools, including the Siri voice assistant, that weren t designed for accessibility, but that nonetheless enhance productivity and pleasure for disabled users.
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.

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