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Blind Bargains Qast 124: The 2017 Blind Bargains Holiday Shopping Guide

Welcome to our 3rd 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. We wish to make your learning journey far less stressful and way more fun. 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 fourth generation Apple TV. As with all our tutorials, it's available as a digital download in both DAISY and MP3 formats, and via SD card for $15 more.

If reading and music bring you holiday cheer, you may enjoy our audio tutorials on the second generation Victor Reader Stream, and the Amazon Echo (Alexa) products.

Other offerings include our delightfully informative Apple Watch tutorial, our comprehensive overviews of the popular Voice Dream Reader and Writer iOS applications, and our extensive overview of Google's suite of products, including Docs and Drive.

If a new braille display is on your shopping list, you may enjoy our tutorials on the VarioUltra and Orbit Reader 20 braille displays.

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 natively 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 aditional support and empowerment, we offer personalized consulting and self-advocacy coaching.

Unsure What to buy them? A virtual gift card could be the perfect way to brighten someone's holiday.

Mystic Access looks forward to supporting and empowering you. Check out our bi-weekly podcast, free downloads, free monthly free teleclasses, and contact us if you wish to order via phone, or to ask 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 $30 on the popular Aftershokz Trekz Titanium headsets, now available in two sizes and multiple colors, for $99.95. 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. Or check out the popular Soundpods Bluetooth speaker for $39.95 or our Bluetooth Multimedia Remote for under $25. 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

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! Recently, we have developed workouts that help improve your balance, make use of a foam roller to stretch and strengthen, and an Interval Training Workout. 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 guesswork. Visit today to see all that BlindAlive has to offer, and subscribe to our newsletter so you don't miss the exciting things coming in 2018!

Give memories from the past, as presents to keep for the future!

If you have old recordings of family or friends, music, books, etc. on records or tapes that are no longer available, we can bring those memories back, sounding better than ever! Check out Lane's Audio for more info.

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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