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News

Second WebAIM Low Vision survey open for participants until September 30



Download Frequency Missing and experience an old-school point and click style adventure game



Frequency missing, the first game by the University of Sk vde, has recently been released and can be played for free.

Flicktype releases version 3.0, introducing accessible half screen mode, new colors, and new gestures



Version 3.0 of the Flicktype keyboard introduces many new features for blind and visually impaired typists. One of the most impactful of these is the new half-screen and minimalist mode, which were previously only accessible for low vision users.

APH Word puzzles needs desktop beta testers



The American Printing House is seeking pc and mac beta testers to provide feedback on a new Word Puzzles application.

Flicktype version 2.5 introduces new features including new gestures, self voiceing, spelling, shortcuts



Users of the Flicktype 3rd party keyboard will be happy to know that version 2.5 was recently released, introducing several new features.

Rice Krispies introduces Braille stickers for blind, visually-impaired kids just in time for back to school



Parents of blind and visually impaired students can now add braille or recorded notes of encouragement for their children in lunch boxes. Parents can obtain heart-shaped stickers that come in 8 pre-written phrases such as "Love You Lots" and "You've Got This" in braille, which fit neatly on the Rice Crispies Writable Wrappers.

Envision AI version 1.5.0 released, introducing several new real-time scanning features and new language



On August 12, Envision AI released version 1.5.0 of their app, introducing several new real-time scanning features. The new tab, called scan and find, is sure to increase the functionality of the app.

Future Product Wants to Teach Braille with an Interactive Hand-Held Device



Braille Teach is a new product from the company Horizon Next, created by Rashid Aliyev, an entrepreneur and inventor based in Baku, Azerbaijan. The product is an interactive hand-held device designed to help teach the Braille alphabet quickly and in a fun way using audio feedback. The company s mission is that Braille literacy must be accessible to all blind and visually impaired people. Braille Teach is designed for pre-school children who are blind or visually impaired who need to learn braille, family members, parents and organizations. Braille Teach plans to go into mass production and is currently seeking grants and investments. To learn more, click the provided link or click this link to visit http://www.BrailleTeach.com.


Deals

Ameriwood L-Shaped Desk with Side Storage for $69.97 [Shipped via Prime]



Amazon offers the Ameriwood L-Shaped Desk with Side Storage in Espresso for $69.97 with free shipping for Prime members. That's the lowest price we could find by $4. It features two book shelves and a 100-lb. capacity.

Alloyseed Motorized Sit to Stand Desk Converter for $217.49 [Shipped]



Bolan Tech via Amazon offers the Alloyseed Motorized Sit to Stand Desk Converter for $289.99. Coupon code "STANDING1" drops it to $217.49. With free shipping, that's $73 off list, and the lowest price we've seen. This motorized desk raises from 5.9" to 19.7" and features a top surface measuring 33.5" x 20". Deal ends September 29.

Serta Dream Convertible Avanzo Sofa for $506.91 [Shipped]



Hayneedle via Walmart offers the Serta Dream Convertible Avanzo Sofa in Java for $506.91 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $123. It converts into a bed and has a hidden storage compartment.

10-Tier 50-Pair Shoe Rack for $18.99 [Shipped]



Sunvalley Brands via Amazon offers this 10-Tier 50-Pair Shoe Rack for $28.99. Coupon code "R2RW66OA" cuts it to $18.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest price we could find by $5. It measures approximately 39" x 11" x 69". Deal ends September 30.

Aimus i11 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds for $39.51 [Shipped]



Aimus via Amazon offers its Aimus i11 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds in Black or Red for $75.99. Coupon code "AMBTDN48" drops it to $39.51. With free shipping, that's $36 off and the lowest price we could find. Features include: 10mm drivers, Bluetooth 5.0 with a range up to 66 feet, microphone, IPX5 water resistance, up to 4 hours of music per charge and a 400mAh charging case (provides up to 4 additional charges.

Janazan Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones for $22.49 [Shipped]



MEmary via Amazon offers the Janazan Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones for $44.99. Coupon code "5HDNWRBQ" cuts that to $22.49. With free shipping, that's $23 off and the best price we could find. They're magnetic and feature a 33-foot range. Deal ends September 25.

Dog Car Seat Cover for $12 [Shipped]



C'eitura store US via Amazon offers the Dog Car Seat Cover for $29.99. Coupon code "P3NN9LKP" cuts it to $12. With free shipping, that's $18 off list, and the lowest price we could find. It has four layers and two clips, and measures 133" x 55" x 45". Deal ends September 30.

Back to College Sale Continues At Walmart



Walmart continues to discount select laptops, furniture, decor, small appliances, and more during its Back to College Sale. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping fee, or spend $35 or more to receive free shipping. Click the provided link to shop this sale.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Qast 157: Liquid Retina Vapor Faces



It takes 5 of us to talk about 3 phones. Yep, the Apple event is over, and we break down the highlights of the hardware. Shelly Brisbin
and Scott Davert
join J.J., Joe and Patrick to talk about the new Apple gear in this special wrap-up show edition of the BBQ.

Blind Bargains Qast 156: State Fair Guide Dogs



A few months ago, we mentioned that many of the US airlines were examining changes to their policies about air travel for service animal customers. We asked Jenine Stanley
to come on the show and provide us with the status of these changes at the time of our recording. We also have a tip, a few suggestions and the trusty food-related content for the "Last Word".

Sponsor: Google

Our friends at Google are working hard to create great technology products for everyone. They re inviting you to participate in Google user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features and get rewarded for it. head to google.com/userresearch.

Blind Bargains Qast 155: Crock Noir



The week s news is usually light before an upcoming Apple event, now set for Sept. 12th by the way, so J.J. and Joe decided to put their feet up with a few games to pass the time. We have a listener submitted tip, a fashion statement in "Sound Off" and an odd combo for "Last Word".

Blind Bargains Qast 154: The A-Lady



For many years we ve held back about talking sports. Well, thanks to Brian Fischler
And Yahoo, we found a way to cover sports and Assistive Technology at the same time. But it isn t all gridiron action this week. We have news, a tip and many audio clips in the Last Word . Get your draft on, its game time!

Blind Bargains Qast 153: Allstar Duck Triathlon



J.J. is out communing with nature at his annual summer camp retreat. So, Joe asked Jamie Pauls
to hop into the studio to discuss the matters of the week. David Bradburn, longtime friend of the show, returns to talk about Video Magnifiers and his recent international travel exploits. Jamie has a tip; a fellow podcaster sends in a letter for "Sound Off" and a bit of audio Tom Foolery rounds out things in the "Last Word".

Program Note:

Huge shout outs, and big congrats, to members of the BBQ Crew.
Buddy Brannan
Moved to Austin to start his new gig at that little startup company Apple.
Also, Ricky Enger
Joined the Hadley Institute as a Learning Expert on August 1st. We can t wait to hear the stories that come from these awesome new adventures for our friends!

Blind Bargains Qast 152: 55 Gallon Braille Signage



The annual migration from the convention floor back to the studio has once again come to our merry band of podcasters. J.J., Joe and Patrick take a moment to discuss some of the highlights from our 2018 Summer Convention Coverage and even slip in some of the news from the last month as well. The "Last Word" and "Sound Off" round out this week s offerings. Pack, unpack or just relish the idea that you don't have to do either. Fight over that lone electrical outlet, It s an episode for that layover in the airport-sized BBQ.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

We re teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#ACB18 Audio: Friendly Phone Options For All At Irie-AT



Touch screens on phones and tablets can be very daunting to master for those who are new to vision loss. Cody Mitchell, Sales Manager for Irie-AT, and J.J. talk about some options that are out there for those looking to adopt a more guided focus driven experience on Android. The Synaptic software can be loaded on any device with Android Kit-Katt, on up, and contains features like a built in Video Magnifier and OCR. To check out the accessible phone options mentioned in this interview, head on over to the Irie-AT phones and tablets section of their website.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we re teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#NFB18 Audio: Detect The World Around You With Sunu



We aren t sure if Chancy likes Spiderman or not, but she sure could be Spiderwoman if she wanted to have comic book-like Spider Senses while wearing the Sunu Band. Fernando Albertorio, of Sunu, provides an overview, and outdoor demonstration, of the mobility travel aid. He discusses how the product has evolved and gives some insight into the increased capabilities of the device through its optional smartphone companion app. To learn more about the band, visit the Sunu
Website.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.


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Braille Edge 40, hardly used for $1500


This is a Braille Edge 40 braille display. it has hardly been used. All braille cells are in perfect condition. Comes with Leather carrying case that the device slips in to when not in use, charger, 4GB sd card. We'll include a USB cable. If you have any questions about the display or your intrusted, please contact me.

Victor Reader Trek with free Magnetic USB cable, VR Stream, Talking Book Reader...


Talking MP3 Players, Tablets, Phones & Accessories! Our Fall specials include some big savings on the Victor Reader Trek with a free magnetic usb cable this week only, VR Stream, our Talking Book reader, and 4 and 8GB Talking MP3 Players back in stock! (Limited quantities available) Remember the prices we quote are the prices we charge; we don't charge shipping in the US and only need to charge tax if you reside in the state of Florida, so the prices you see are the prices you pay! Daily Deal: Get a magnetic cable a $13.99 value, absolutely free with your order of a Victor Reader Trek! Pay our price of just $579.99 and save big! Free priority mail! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html We have special deals on Micro SD and SD cards up to 128 GB to greatly increase the capacity of all our devices with expandable memory slots formatted by us so the larger capacity cards are guaranteed to work: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-SD-cards_c_14.html The Victor Reader Trek is a combination of the 2nd gen Victor Reader Stream and the Trekker Breeze. It has 32GB of internal memory, a faster processor, as well as the long-awaited Bluetooth capability! Visit this page for more information about the new Victor Reader Trek: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html Note: We have Victor Reader Streams on the way which are expected to arrive any day now! Save big by ordering your Brand New 2nd generation Victor Reader Stream from us for just $359.99! You can read about and order it from: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html Order our feature-packed new Talking Book Reader which comes with the high quality Ivona voices built in and plays all sorts of unprotected files including Daisy books, eBooks, music, audio books, and even video files. It has internet capability for internet radio stations and podcasts. It records from its built-in mic, external mic/line-in, internet radio, and FM stereo radio! Battery life is 14 hours on a full charge! Get yours for only $229.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Daisy-Book-Media-Player-Newest-Edition_p_111.html Get the introduction to the Talking Book Reader 2nd Edition at the below link. Press enter on the link then search for the word download and save the file normally. https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZ3vzGZeSdSOCHGJ3kglro6lkt3n5BqUg0V We have some limited stock of Talking MP3 Players both 4 and 8GB. Special prices range from $119.99 for a 4GB model to $139.99 for a brand-new 8GB model! They come with the latest firmware which will enable them to play for over 27 hours on one battery charge! Check out the selection here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Mp3-Players_c_1.html Check out my demonstration at the below link. Press enter on the link then search for the word download and save the file normally. https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZcvzGZ5PHsEb5dec5rWatGSGVRpyffUooV Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you choose PayPal Credit at Checkout. (subject to credit approval) Order your Talking Fire Tablet from us and receive it ready to go! It'll arrive with the screen reader turned on and will also include the Google Play Store installed so you can have access to lots more apps than found in the Amazon App Store. Plus all 2017 Fire tablets will have Alexa Hands'Free with the latest firmware update which makes it a much better deal! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html $2.00 off when you purchase this with your tablet: Protect your Fire tablet with one of these awesome cases which doubles as a stand! These cases have a sleep/wake feature when you open and close the case. Available in the combo boxes found below the tablet on its own page or from here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cases_c_37.html We have Samsung Haven and Gusto 3 Phones on sale for just $59.99 These are great easy to use accessible push button flip phones. The Samsung Gusto 3 works like the Samsung Haven with improvements such as ability to change the speed of the voice, Bluetooth capability, longer battery life, and more. Use these phones in the US on Selectel through us: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Flip-Phones_c_25.html Check out the Selectel phone plans available through us for use with the above phones or bring your own Verizon phone: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Selectel-Phone-Plans_ep_53-1.html Protect and extend the life of your expensive electronic devices with one of the below awesome magnetic cables! For a microUSB cable which is the one which has the two little bumps, which will work with any device with a microUSB charging port such as the Victor Reader Trek, or Victor Stream, Sansa Clip zip, Kindle Fire tablets, Android smart phones & tablets, Samsung Haven/Gusto, in 3 feet $13.99 and 5 feet $15.99 choose the size you want in the combo box: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Magnetic-Micro-DataCharging-USB-Cable-for-Victor-Trek-Victor-Stream-Mp3-Player-Phones-Tablets-_p_127.html For a Lightning cable which works with iPhones 5 and above. Get a 3 foot cable for $13.99 or 5-foot for just $15.99 choose the size you want in the combo box: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Magnetic-Lightning-DataCharging-Cable-for-iPhones_p_130.html Need extra magnetic microUSB or Lightning tips? Note that they aren't interchangeable so you can't use a Lightning tip with a microUSB cable or vice-versa. Order them here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Magnetic-Micro-USB-or-Lightning-Cable-Additional-Tips_p_131.html Don't put off ordering this very-affordable & accessible portable MP3 player AM/FM radio with built in front-facing mono speaker! It plays MP3/WAV files from either a thumb drive or microSD card! Listen to AM or FM stations or to MP3/WAV files! Jump to specific tracks or radio stations by entering the track number or the frequency! Read more and order yours for just $29.99 from here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/MP3-AMFM-radio-player_p_39.html Great for football season! We have 2 Home transmitter/receivers, with ranges from 150 feet up to 160 feet with low latency when combined with the below Bluetooth headset! Don't forget my offer of assistance in helping you figure out what you need to fill your Bluetooth wireless listening needs. You can read about and order the above here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Transmitters-Receivers_c_7.html Check out these Bluetooth Headphones on our site, the Miccus SR-71 Stealth Bluetooth Headphones with microphone. Get it this week for just $65.99! Sorry but US orders only. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-SR-71-Stealth-Bluetooth-Headphones-with-microphone_p_15.html We have the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker for just $19.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html All at 20% off! We have USB data/charging cables for your players/book readers and phones, OTG cables, Stereo Audio Auxiliary 3.5 mm Male to Male cables, Samsung Haven charging cradles, and wall chargers: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html This special lasts through Monday September 24th so hurry and take advantage of these special deals! All prices are in US dollars. We accept major credit cards and PayPal on line, or you can call 727-498-0121 or Skype lazmesa to place your credit card order, or email me to have a PaypalMe link sent. Your questions are always welcome.

Affordable, Professional and Fully Accessible Websites Starting at $500


Do you need a new website but lack the time or technical skills? Effective Solutions offers affordable and fully accessible websites for businesses, non-profits and places of worship that look good on computers, phones and tablets. Stay current with affordable monthly, quarterly or annual maintenance plans. Take online payments for products, services, donations, digital downloads and remote training; using your choice of Paypal, Square and Stripe. Harness the power of email lists and social media for recurring sales and donations. Get the most out of your investment with training on using your new site. Services include: Online payments, accessible forms, email lists, interfaces with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, daily backups, security monitoring, https for secure transactions, descriptions for products and services, audio and video editing, plus custom logos for the web, business cards, flyers & products! Do you want to start your own podcast, internet radio station, or offer public or private webinars? Effective Solutions can record, edit, post and market your podcasts, webinars, audio and video. Call Michael Lauf to schedule a free consultation via phone, Facetime or Skype. I will take the time to learn your requirements, explain our relevant services, and give you a free quote in writing.

Selling a 20 cell PacMate Omni and an iPod touch, 5th generation.


Hi, I have a couple of items for sale. I am selling a32 gig iPod Touch fif generation. Its about five or six years old. It still works well, but doesn’t hold a charge for long (probably because of how old it is). I will send earbuds, a charging cable, and the charging thing that plugs into the wall. I will try to find the original case the iPod came in. Please make me a reasonable offer. I am also selling a PacMate Omni with a 20 cell braille display. I’ve had this for about six years or so. It still works well. The only thing I noticed with this unit is that even if I haven’t used it for a while, the battery runs down and I have to charge it as well as get JAWS going again. I’m not sure if that can be fixed in a setting or not. I will include everything that came with it; the wi-fi card, a braille quick reference card, a couple of program CDs, headphones, charger, a USB cable, as well as the fitted case and executive carrying case. I am asking $500 or best offer. If you are interested in either of these items or if you have questions, please email me at Renett@comcast.net Please put the item in question or that you are interested in purchasing in the subject line. I accept PayPal or Apple Pay. I will only ship within the lower 48 States.

Like new Braille note Apex


Hi all, I'm looking to sell a braille note apex for $3500 or best offer. It has only been used half a dozen times. There is nothing wrong with it, I've just found I don't use it as often as i thought I would need it. All the braille cells do still work and all ports are still functional. It has its case and power cord along side it. Please contact me with serious offers if you are interested. .

“The Modern Bag” Backpack + 10400mAh Power Bank - $100 USD


A VERY SMART LOOKING BACKPACK! GREAT FOR BACK TO SCHOOL! Original price was $105 USD + shipping for the backpack alone, and Power Bank is worth $30. The one I have is black and grey. FEATURES: Carry-on Size - (32x45x16cm) Fits up to a 17-inch laptop in a protective sleeve Anti-Theft Design Over 10 Pockets Water Resistent Built-In USB Port - Walk and charge your phone easily! (Pocket and internal cord for Power Bank) Travel Strap for luggage Neatly organized interior compartments Opens 180° for easy packing! THIS BAG IS BRAND NEW! I received it 2 days ago, and used it for one day. The fit just wasn’t right. I didn’t realize the company has a “no returns” policy, so I can’t send it back. If you pay the full $100, I’m including a TP-Link 10400mAh 2-Port Portable Power Bank, and shipping to Canada or the U.S. is included.


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