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Blind Bargains Qast 149: The Master Of Unlocking

Two discussion topics await listeners this week. First, Joe catches up with Brian Hartgen
And learns the latest about his products and services. Second, Jesse Anderson
Returns to talk about accessible games and highlights from the Electronic Entertainment Expo. And J.J. stops by with a long time listener s tip suggestion.

Discussion Topic: Brian Hartgen

Brian told us about a great many things when he was last with us on episode 105.
Now he is back to talk about what is in store for Leasey
fans. Owners of the El Braille will also be pleased as well because Brian has some helpful tech coming your way. Additionally, Brian fills us in on updates to J-Say
that should do wonders for improving efficiency. Head over to Hartgen Consultancy to learn more about the products and services
mentioned in this portion of the program.

Discussion Topic: Jesse Anderson And E3 Talk

We have already covered the big developer events from Google, Microsoft and Apple. However, for Joe and Jesse, the annual E3 videogame conference rates right up there with those other tech summits. The duo summarizes some of the access angles they found from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Here are some of the links and stories that contributed to their conversation.

Xbox E3 2018: The 10 Biggest Announcements

The best, most enticing games from the PlayStation E3 showcase

Nintendo E3 2018: The 5 Biggest Announcements

Game Speak - Skyrim: Very Special Edition for Amazon Echo

Hop onto this text based Frog simulator

Joe also spoke about videogames with Wade Wingler of the Easter Seals Crossroads Assistive Technology Update. You can [hear part 1 at this link] and part 2 here.

Tip: Classic Skype

Coke and Skype have something in common. No one was thrilled with the new version and many prefer the classic editions instead. Thanks to long time BBQ listener Rebecca Skipper, and J.J. s Google searching skills, you too can revisit the Skype of yesteryear.

From Rebecca's email...


you can download the classic version of skype by going to
Then, go to the Select from list to download skype from another platform tab and press space.
Arrow down to classic skype and press enter.

This should download the previous version of skype."

We reach the magical number of 150 traditional fun size episodes next week. Expect the unexpected!

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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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