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Blind Bargains Qast 109 : You're Own Personal Bridge To Access

Anyone know which end of a microphone you speak into to do a podcast? We've been a way for a while. However now that the summer shows have ended, we're back to recording shows in the studio and not in a hotel. And it seems like some big news was waiting for us to talk about. News so big that we thought Chancey Fleet should join us to discuss the week's events. There is a tip and an audio-based "Last Word" in there too. So kick up your heels and turn on the AC as we're saying good bye to the summer conventions on BBQ 109.

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In The News

Breaking: NVDA's Jamie Teh Leaving for New Job with Mozilla

Opinion: Shady Code Alert: Amazon iPhone App Detects Voiceover and Quietly Disables Alexa

Hims Focuses on Camera, QWERTY Keyboards for First BrailleSense Polaris Update

Accessible Apps updates Twitter Client Chicken Nugget to version 4.4

Discussion Topic: Big Stories From ACB/NFB Summer Conventions

The subject list is shallow but the conversation delves deeply into the major highlights of the summer conventions. Chancey, J.J. and Joe have some opinions and we hope you send along yours as well because there were some bombshells dropped in the A.T. world between episodes 107 to 109.

Need Vision on Demand? There s an App for That

Microsoft releases the Seeing A.I. app to the iOS App Store

Innovation, Blindness, and the Emerging Pattern of Thought

Everyone is talking about the Orbit Reader

Tip: Barcode Reading on Demand

J.J. demonstrates some features of the Seeing AI app which can be used to identify products.

Last Word:

From our summer earworms to yours... You know you missed this section!

The march to the winter announcements begins in a month or so. That leaves us a few shows to provide more "catch up" coverage before we start talking about phones and watches. Next week, we'll cover some of the other news that passed by while we were away.

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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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