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Blind Bargains Qast 93: The 2017 #CSUNATC17 Wrap-up Show; Promises Promises

Blind Bargains Qast 93: The 2017 #CSUNATC17 Wrap-up Show; Promises Promises

We may not be the fastest at publishing our CSUN wrap-up show (it takes some time to recover, ya know?), but we betcha it'll be one of the most informative. Now that things have begun to sink in, J.J., Joe, The Parallel's Shelly Brisbin, and Scott Davert discuss what they saw and heard while covering CSUN from San Diego and beyond.


Thanks to Hims for sponsoring this wrap-up show from CSUN 2017. Hims presented 2 sessions at the CSUN conference which you can listen to below:

Hims BrailleSense Polaris Debut
Hims GoVision Updates and Highlights

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CSUN 2017 Coverage

in case you've been living under a rock, we've posted a ton of CSUN coverage in both audio and text form. For your reference, here it is, roughly sorted by category. We discuss many of the below items and more on the wrap-up show.

Braille and Notetakers

Baum Unlocks the Future of the Vario Ultra While Magnifying Visio Magnifier Options
ElBraille is Coming, and it Will Be Better Than Advertized Last year.
A Graphic Interview with APH and Orbit Research on the Graphiti Tablet
HandyTech Joins the Small Braille Display Battle with Actilino, a 16-cell Model
HandyTech's Actilino is a 16-cell Swiss Army Knife
Hims and Android, It Just Makes Braille Sense
Humanware Releases BrailleNote Touch 3.0 Update with More Voices, Improved Web Support
Humanware is Updating All the Things
The NeoBraille Redux
NeoBraille Will have Lots of Skills Other Notetakers Won't
A Relatively Affordable Production Braille Embosser from American Thermoform
Sendero Announces Sendero GPS 2017; Offers discounts on Anual Subscriptions to its apps
A Star Is Born With The New HIMS Polaris

Low Vision

Enhanced Vision has some MoJo, Plus the Return of the Jordy
The eSight 3: Faster, Smaller, Cheaper Glasses to Improve Vision
NorthState AT Enlarges Tablet Options for Low Vision Users
Read Your Books and Newspapers with the new Dolphin GuideReader
Rehan Electronics Shows off the Acuity Desktop Video Magnifier with OCR
Reinecker Talks Mezzo, Magnification, and More
TrySight Tries Windows 12-inch Magnifier, Stand-alone Reading Machine
VFO Adds OCR to the ONYX Video Magnifier

Mobile, Apps, and Wearables

Acustica Says They Have the Watch for All Senses
Aira Goes Beyond Exploring to Expand Crowd Assistance Options
Be my Eyes Nears One Million Available Eyes; Launching Updated App with New Features
The Dot Watch is Real, and Brings Braille to your Wrist
Google Demonstrates Features of TalkBack 5.2 for Android; Teases Contracted Braille Input for BrailleBack
KNFB Reader for Windows is Here for Under 20 Bucks for the Moment
The KNFB Reader for Windows Unveiling
Right-Hear App Helps you Find What's Here and There While Indoors
Tapping Your Way to Faster Typing with a Wearable Keyboard
Wearable Navigation with the Sunu Band Smart-Watch
Windows Finally Gets Some Recognition With KNFB Reader


Amazon Rekindles the Fire with Expanded VoiceView
Ambutech Gets Creative with Cane Tips and Accessories
AudioEye Wants to Fix Accessibility Errors through Technology
Desmos Makes Calculated Accessibility Moves with their Free Math Tools
How the U.S. Military and the DLA Benefit from CSUN
Price Check at Booth 401, Now Available for the I.D. Mate Galaxy
Second Sight May be able to Bring you Sight this Second
The Song of the Grackle Makes Google Docs More Accessible
The Winding and Long Road for NVAccess

More Coverage

There's even more from CSUN outside our world. Here's some links we liked:

CSUN 2017 Coverage from RNIB Connect's Tech Talk podcast, including a short interview with J.J.
CSUN 2017 Megalist of Presentation Resources for Digital Professionals from Dennis Deacon
Official CSUN Conference Overview

Finally, Joe mentioned this story about a recent airline incident:

Blind Maine woman describes getting kicked off plane with service dog

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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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