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Code Jumper wins CES award for best app inovation



Code Jumper is one of four recipients of the CES awards for best accessibility inovations for 2019.

According to their website, "The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The program recognizes honorees in a multitude of consumer technology product categories and distinguishes the highest rated in each."

Orbit research introduces a chat app for the deaf-blind



Orbit Research, creators of the Orbit Reader 20 have released a chat app to facilitate communication between the deaf-blind and users of android devices.

Add Vimeo to the Growing List of Large Websites Taking Accessibility Seriously



More and more mainstream websites are making their components accessible, and a popular video service is one of the latest.

We Found uno Braille at a Local Target, and it's Exactly What you would Expect it to Be



We were just as excited as anyone else to get our hands on the new version of Uno in Braille, produced by Matell Games in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind. And it was just as cool to actually find it sitting on a store shelf next to other popular card games.

At Long Last, ScripTalk Mobile Now Available on iOS



After announcing it over a year and a half ago the ScripTalk Mobile prescription labeling app from En-Vision America is now available for iOS.

A New Feature makes the Amazon Echo Show More Useful for Blind Users



If you have an Amazon Echo Show, it now comes with a new trick that can help you identify products.

First Public Beta of JAWS 2020 Posted with Improved OCR, Form Control Handling, More



The first public beta of JAWS version 2020 has been posted. It's free for JAWS 2019users.

Latest Braille Blaster includes Graphics Support, LaTeX Math Features



The American Printing House for the Blind has released an update for its free Braille Blaster translation software which includes experimental support for braille graphics for some ViewPlus embossers.


Deals

Rubik's Tactile Cube for $11.28



Amazon.com has the Rubik's Tactile Cube for $11.28. Shipping is free for Amazon prime members. This accessible version of the Rubik's Cube adds tactile shapes to each of the 6 sides, allowing you to solve the classic toy by touch.

#NFB19: Get a Shipt Grocery Delivery Membership for $49 a Year and Avoid Pesky Minibar Charges



We're big fans of Shipt, the grocery delivery service which is now available in most of the country. Now, you can get an annual membership for over half off, or just $49 by using this link.

Buy 1 Month of the Aira Intro Plan for $29, Get 3 Months Free; New Users Only



Remote assistance app Aira is offering 3 months of service for free on the Intro plan when purchasing the first month.

Planters nuts On Sale at Amazon



Amazon takes 20% off select Planters nuts via this clippable coupon. Even better, get an extra 5% off when you order via Subscribe & Save. Plus, these orders receive free shipping.

Papa John's Large 1-Topping Pizza for Free for Sprint customers



For Sprint customers only, Sprint offers a Papa John's Large 1-Topping Pizza for free when you download the My Sprint Rewards app for iOS or Android. (It's free to download and join. A promo code for the pizza will appear as a reward after you have downloaded and verified the app.) That's a savings of around $17 and a rare freebie from Papa John's.

20-Sachet Package Zest Tea High Caffeine Blend for $9.71 [Shipped]



Amazon offers the Zest Tea High Caffeine Blend 20-Sachet Package in several flavors for $9.71 with free shipping via the steps below. That's the lowest price we could find by $4. It purports to have as much caffeine as coffee. To get this deal: 1. Click the provided link. 2. Clip the 20% off coupon on the product page. 3. Order via Subscribe & Save for a final price of $9.71. Note: Be sure to cancel Subscribe & Save after your item arrives to avoid being billed for future shipments.

24-Pack RXBar Real Food 1.83-oz. Protein Bars for $31 [Shipped]



Amazon offers the RXBar Real Food 1.83-oz. Protein Bar 24-Pack in Peanut Butter for $41.34. Clip the on-page coupon and check out via Subscribe & Save to cut the price to $31. With free shipping, that's $10 less than you'd pay in local stores. Each bar contains 12g of protein. Note: Be sure to cancel your subscription after your order arrives to avoid being billed for subsequent shipments.

20-Pack Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razors for $12.99 [Shipped]



Closeout Center via eBay offers the Schick Xtreme3 Disposables Razors 20-Pack in Refresh Scent for $12.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $11. Each razor features dual comfort strips, a rubber handle, and lubrication for a burn-free shave.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Qast 199: The Knights Who Say... See!



J.J. is on the road this week and that means Joe is left to his own devices. Thank goodness Ricky Stopped by to talk about the initial four episodes of the new Apple TV Plus series See . Otherwise this show would have ben more of Joe chatting with himself about smart lighting, which he does anyway, and another game demo. David Ward Also appears in the line up to give us an overview about an Amazon Echo skill. Think of this one like a BBQ plate with some sides. And don t miss the EOL food suggestions as they might liven up your upcoming holiday parties!

Blind Bargains Qast 198: Unfun Pizza Shell



BBQ 194 Was the last time we rolled through a proper news section. We thought it was time for it to emerge from the shadows this week. Plus, to continue with the idea of a traditional format show, J.J. demos the Blind Shell Phone. A tip, several emails in Sound Off and fun audio treats are waiting for you at the end of the episode. It s a return to yesteryear for the team in 198.

Blind Bargains Qast 197: The Haunted Pitch Black Audio Hub Show



Ghouls and ghosts will soon be taking to the streets in search of pre-wrapped delicious treats. The BBQ Crew has faced zombies Before and lived to tell the tale. However, will that be the same result for joe this time around? Listen in on an audio demo from him and one from Jesse Anderson's Illegally Sighted channel. Retreat to the safety of J.J. and David Ward as they discuss some Digital Assistant features for Google and Amazon respectively. Most importantly, put on a pair of earbuds or headphones or place your skull between some stereo speakers... Because this one is going to be frighteningly good!

Blind Bargains Qast 196: Nest Home Pixel Max



This show marks the 750th piece of audio content to arrive on the site. It also so happens to be the 9th year for J.J. and Joe to discuss Blindness related Google accessibility. That s why we thought it wild that this episode features our 2019 Made By Google event wrap up coverage. Trains, another grocery order and J.J. taking us out for a walk are some additional points of interest to notice along the route that is BBQ 196.

Blind Bargains Qast 195: The Emulation Interpolation



Oreos are amazing. Two solid cookies with something flavored in the middle. Think of this episode like an Oreo. This is the middle bit between two tech wrap up shows. Last week, in 194, we covered the Microsoft Surface event. And in 196 we ll cover the upcoming Google Hardware announcements. J.J. is traveling this week. Which left Joe to fly solo with this Features Format show. Just a word of warning, for those listening in on or near Google Assistant phones or devices the Google wake phrase gets used a lot this week.

Blind Bargains Qast 194: UberWoof Neo



This show comes to you a little later than usual because, to J.J.'s chagrin, we wanted to cover the Microsoft Surface event. Was it worth the wait or was joe wrong in thinking there was news to talk about? Well, Joe was wrong about something as you will see in "Sound Off". but the BBQ Crew was right about the future of pet transport as can be seen in the "Last Word". Catch a train while you wonder if we can get an episode recorded before J.J.'s groceries can arrive in episode 194.

Blind Bargains Qast 193: The EchoSystem



We were not sure we would have enough news to talk about this week. Then, thankfully, Amazon decided to announce a metric ton of stuff. This fits in perfectly with our topflight interview with the man himself at Top Dot, Dean Martineau. And we end the show with an all comment section filled "Sound Off", a new tip for Chrome along with food and an auditory odd link in the "Last Word".

Blind Bargains Qast 192: Rubber Tree Gum



Some things just fit into place when it comes to podcasting. Kind of like how you can easily snap together a pile of Legos into a nifty completed construction project. This week J.J. learns more about how to do just that with new accessible tools that will make him a Master Builder in no time with Matthew Shifrin , a consultant from Lego. There is also a ton of news, a few long time listeners in "Sound Off" and the "Last Word" is for the dogs. Look through your blocks for that elusive small blue two studded piece, it was just in our hands a minute ago we swear, while consuming BBQ 192.


Classifieds

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Remote iPhone and computer training, $15 per hour


Blind friends know, when it comes to tech training there are some things Rehab just can’t cover. For the grandparent who wants to learn email so they can write to the grand kids, For the working person who wants to learn social media, For the stay at home parent who just wants to get better with technology, for the college student in need of a little brush-up, and for the person who just got a new iPhone and wants to learn how to use it, I have the solution. I offer JAWS based, 100% remote tech training for the affordable rate of $15 an hour. You don’t need an employment goal, you don’t need to sign a million forms, you don’t even need a reason. All you need is the desire to learn and the time to work. Contact me if interested, and we can schedule a consultation as early as this evening.

Tiger Cub Jr. Embosser and BrailleNote Apex for Sale


I have two items for sale. 1. I am selling a Tiger Cub Jr. Braille Embosser. A USB to Parallel cable is included, along with the power adapter and a box of tractor feed paper. I am asking $550. 2. I am also selling a used BrailleNote Apex BT32. It comes with the original carrying case, power adapter, and USB cable. It is running the latest version of keysoftt, which is version 9.51. I am asking $650. Shipping is included.

Affordable reader services, just $.50 per page


Do you have documents at home that are printed, that you wish to be read aloud in audio? Do you have an inaccessible PDF that you need read aloud? We can help you with our affordable reader service. We do anything up to and including: leaflets, contracts, user manuals, personal letters, meeting documents and articles into audio. If you have such a document, please send pictures of the pages, or the PDF by e-mail. Of course your documents will be discretely handled. The Things we cannot do include: things meant to be used by commercial organizations texxts that still have to be editted texts requiring knowledge of a specific subject area We charge USD0.50 per page. Texts can range from a few pages, to an entire novel. All documents will be read by a sighted individual, and sent back as MP3 files. Please e-mail me at: harrytu3@gmail.com if you wish to take advantage of the service.

5 Month Old 13 Inch Macbook Air for just $750 US plus shipping!


Hello,I'm looking to get some extra cash to get me through rough times so today I'm listing my perfect condition 5-month-old silver Macbook Air 13 inch laptop. This laptop comes with a 120 gig solid state drive and 8 gigs of RAM. Like I said, this laptop is in perfect condition. Comes with original charger and wall brick. I look forward to finding a new home for this solid computer.

Humanware Brailliant B80 and BrailleNote MPower


I am selling a Humanware Brailliant B80 Braille display and a BrailleNote MPower. The B80 is an 80 cell Braille display with USB and bluetooth connectivity, and front thumb keys for navigation. It is in brand-new condition, has barely been used, and is still in its original box. The BrailleNote MPower is in great condition but needs a new battery. Please contact me if you are interested in either product for more information or to make an offer. Price is negociable.

Wanted: Non-functioning Braille Display


I am looking to purchase a non-functioning Braille display. This device will be used as a prop, when I am presenting on digital accessibility to groups of normally sighted persons. In the past, I have shown a picture of a Braille display, but having an actual device that can be touched would be so much better. I have reached out to the various Braille display manufacturers, seeking a non-functional unit, but have received no response. So, if anyone has one sitting around, never to be used again, I would like to take it off of your hands. Please email: bb19@box547.com. Thanks, John


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