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Blind Bargains Qast 201: The 2019 Blind Bargains Holiday Shopping Guide

Welcome to our 5th 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.
We hope you have a safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving weekend and we'll be back with a new episode next week.

Mystic Access

Mystic Access wishes to make your 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 comprehensive audio documentation, 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 comprehensive audio tutorials are professionally recorded, produced, and created from a blindness perspective. We offer tutorials on a variety of topics, including deep dives into the Amazon Echo, Victor Stream, Apple Watch,, Google products such as Docs, Sheets and more, and many others. All of our tutorials are available as digital downloads in both DAISY and MP3 formats, and on physical media for $15 more.

If hardware is more their thing, we offer several Bluetooth products, including speakers, headphones, and earbuds, most with voice prompts, and, yes, all with included audio documentation. Click here to check out our selection of hardware, and to hear samples of the tutorials.

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

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.

RGA Tech Solutions For the Holidays

Did Santa bring you some new tech during the holidays? Do you perhaps already have some tech from before the holidays and want to know how to use it? Or maybe, you need a few tips and tricks on how to better use your screen reader, computer, tablet, smart phone, smart TV, or smart speaker? No matter what the situation is, we can help by providing personalized one-on-one tech solutions.

Technical Support. For only $20 per session, you can have up to 30 minutes of one-on-one time with a technical support specialist to help you get stuff fixed. Maybe you need a new email account added to your computer. Maybe you need help connecting a new smart speaker. Maybe you need tips and tricks on navigating the Internet with your screen reader. One-on-one tech support can be a quick and affordable way to accomplish these tasks. Want an even bigger discount? For just $150, you can have up to 10 separate 30-minute sessions. That's only $15 per session, an even better bargain.

Custom Training. If you require a bit more than mere technical support, you can take advantage of one-on-one training at a more than 30% discount. $50 will get you one hour and $400 will get you 10 hours.

These offers are good through February 20, 2020. Contact Stacie or Raul at 832.639.4477 or if you have any questions or want to make your holiday purchase.

iOS Access for All

I m thrilled to announce the release of iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch (iOS 13 Edition). It s the most comprehensive iOS accessibility resource anywhere! iOS Access for All guides you step-by-step through Apple tools designed or people with blindness, low-vision, hearing impairments, and motor disabilities. Readers also learn how to make the most of all apps installed by Apple, along with iOS. You will also find reviews of over 100 outstanding App Store apps that happen to be accessible. Visit to get your copy and save 10 percent for a limited time.

A. T. Guys

We've started our Black Friday sale early, with some huge discounts and never before seen deals on some of our most popular items. Never be without great wireless sound when you need it with options to fit any budget. get our powerful accessible power bank at our lowest price ever. From stocking stuffers under $10 to braile displays, there's a sale to fit any budget.

Check back, as new items may be added throughout the weekend. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for additional flash sales throughout the holidays.

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.

Save 15% on WayAround WayTags

Our biggest sale of the year. WayAround is a new system that you can use to tag the important items in your life. Mark your clothes using buttons, your food using magnets or stickers, or your office using magnets or clips. Using the free WayAround app for your iPhone or Android, simply touch your phone to the tag and easily record or hear information you have saved. Some tags, including the buttons, can be used in the laundry.

Go hear to order WayAround products for 15 percent off

Save on our Accessible Portable Power Bank and Battery Charger

Have you heard, or rather have you felt the vibrations? The Energrid 15,000 mAh Power Bank is a powerful portable charging solution for on-the-go. It includes 2 fast charging ports and will either vibrate or beep to indicate the level of charge. For instance, 4 vibrations means a full charge, 3 vibrations for 50 to 75 percent, etc. Get yours today and never be stuck with a dead phone again.

Get the Accessible Energrid 15,000MaH Battery Pack, now for $65

All Aftershokz on Sale; Trekz Air, our Lightest Bone Conduction Hedset Ever

Our full line of wireless and wired Aftershokz headsets are on sale at their lowest prices ever. We've been using the Trekz Air from Aftershokz and we must say the comfort and convenience has just blown us away. These are much lighter than the bone conduction headsets from a few years ago.

Check out the new Trekz Air on sale for $99.95
Browse our entire selection of Aftershokz Open Ear Headphones, all on sale

High Quality Voices for your Screen Reader

Love NVDA, but not the voice that comes with it? Or are you using narrator more often but wish you could have a familiar voice to go along with it? We are official distributors of the familiar Vocalizer and Eloquence voices. Either get the $69 package that gives you voices for NVDA, or choose Eloquence or Vocalizer voices which can be used with multiple screen readers. We're happy to help you find your voice, just ask.

Check out screen reader voices, now on sale starting at $59

  • Braille Me 20-cell Braille Display - Intro price through December 31, $499
    Features 20 refreshable braille cells with cursor routing, a built-in text editor with braille translation, and Bluetooth and USB support. It can connect to your iOS or Android device as well as the NVDA screen reader.
  • SoundTrax Bluetooth Headset - Sale! $49.95
    From the same company which produced the popular SoundPods speaker comes a Bluetooth stereo headset with the same great features. Wirelessly connect to your phone or play music using the built-in Micro SD card slot or a headset adapter. These comfortable on-ear headphones featured padded cups and deep bass. Works for up to 30 hours on a single chaarge.
  • Aluminum USB External Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac - On sale! $6
    A simple way to add an additional audio device to your computer. Separate your screen reader from your music so it doesn't go out over your speakers.
  • Tribit 360-degree Bluetooth Speaker - $69.99
    360-degree sound, waterproof, and loud. Check out the speaker that has people talking. A lot of bang for your buck.
  • SoundPods Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker - On sale! $35
    One of our classics. This little speaker puts out big sound! The SoundPod by Blue Tiger is a wireless or wired heavy duty speaker with exceptional sound quality that fits in the palm of your hand. With long battery life, the SoundPOD will be putting out your tunes all day long. Also features a Micro SD card slot to play music directly from the speaker.
  • iOttie iON QI Wireless 10W Fast Charging Stand - $44.95
    If you have an iPhone 8 or newer, or a modern Android device, you can now charge it without plugging it into a cable. Keep one by your bed or on your desk for a simple charging solution.
  • Matias Alumina Bluetooth Keyboard - Sale! $95
    The Matias Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard feels just like an Apple keyboard and also includes a dedicated numeric pad and arrow keys in the familiar layout. Plus, connect the Matias to up to 4 devices at once and switch between them with the press of a key. Also, charging your keyboard all the time is a thing of the past, as the Matias features up to 1 year of battery life on a single charge.
  • Plugable Bluetooth Keyboard - $54.95
    A compact, trifold Bluetooth and USB keyboard with nearly full-size keys and great battery life. Comes with a case which doubles as a phone stand.
  • Tactile Screen Protectors - Starting at $8
    Featuring the full line of SpeedDots tactile screen overlays for iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch, including the iPhone 8 and X. Choose tempered glass for additional protection. Several styles to choose from. Type with confidence.
  • Reversible 4-foot Micro USB Charging and Data Cable - Sale! $4.99
    This ain't your standard Micro USB cable. This one plugs in both ways so you don't have to worry about breaking cables. They're compatible with many of the other gadgets we sell.
  • Micro-Speak 8gb Digital Recorder - $59.95
    Record with the press of a button and playback immediately via the built-in speaker. High Definition recordings in WAV format ensure impressive results for unlimited speaking and listening activities.
  • Victor Reader Trek
Thanks for visiting, and enjoy that turkey.

Effective Solutions

Get Fifty Percent Off a New Website and Communication Services Through Dec. 31, 2019

Happy holidays from Effective Solutions, offering:

  • Professional websites for businesses, non-profits and places of worship
  • Podcasting
  • Zoom Conference webinars
  • Telephone services
  • Text editing
  • Copywriting
  • Video editing
  • Professional logos

Your new website will look great on computers, smart phones and tablets; and in all major web browsers including Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Safari.

Our affordable monthly, quarterly and annual maintenance plans include:

  • Daily backups
  • Security updates
  • Photo editing and cropping
  • Descriptions for products and services.

Take online payments for products, services, donations, digital downloads and remote training. Process payments from PayPal, Stripe, and Square with user-friendly 100 percent accessible forms.

We can set up email lists to get recurring sales and donations from previous and existing customers. We will interface with your preferred social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Plus, we will train you to update your new website!

Do you need a new logo, or updated logo for your website and promotional materials? We create quality scalable vector graphic images for:

  • Business cards
  • Letterheads
  • Fliers
  • Mailings
  • Social media
  • Email signatures
  • And websites.

Some of our clients include:

  • Blindness Organizations
  • FM and Internet radio stations
  • Radio reading services
  • Food producers
  • And Software services.

Save 50 percent on up to three of our many services if ordering by December 31, 2019. Contact us for a free quote, or with any questions. Call 812-550-4022.

Email Michael Lauf with Effective Solutions,
See a prosperous 2020 with Effective Solutions -

Blind Yoga Holiday Special!

Blind folks have been learning yoga For years from our Blind Yoga program. It s comprehensive, with assertiveness training hints throughout. Through the end of this year we will now be offering both the MP3 version as well as the 5 CD version for the same price. $19.95. It s a great deal! Want to take better care of your body? Now s the chance to jump into the world of yoga, and grow stronger in your body and quieter in your mind. It s all about NOW! And if not now, when? Go to or just click: Thanks also to Dominique Stansberry for helping with the intro to this episode.

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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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