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#NFB18: Details On The Humanware Braille Note Touch July Update



We last caught up with Humanware's Andrew Flatres, Product Manager of Braille Products, at CSUN 18 To speak about the Brailliant 14
launch window. While we didn t capture any audio from Humanware from this year s summer convention coverage, Andrew did send along this summary of what is coming in the Keysoft July update for Braille Note Touch that was outlined in St. Louis and Orlando.

A Hero's Call Version 1.3 released



The latest update to the PC audio RPG, now six months on since its initial release
, rolled out to players with fixes for a few quests and a new enemy to encounter. Below are the release notes from Out Of Sight Games' Joseph Bein.

Hims QBraille XL is an Intriguing Mashup of Braille Display and Computing Features



What do you get when you cross a Smart Beetle with a Braille Edge and add a few extra bells and whistles? Hims has pulled the wraps off the QBraille XL,, a 40-cell braille display and QWERTY keyboard mash-up which will be released this fall.

The Updated Guide to Getting Free Food, Rides, Groceries, and More at #NFB18



If you're headed to the NFB convention in Orlando, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy convention just a bit less busy. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.

The Updated Guide to Getting Free Food, Rides, Groceries, and More at #ACB18



If you're headed to the ACB convention in St. Louis, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy convention just a bit less busy. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.

Flicktype Keyboard Version 2.0 released, introducing system-wide keyboard, cursor controls, emoji, and more



Kpaw has just released Flicktype Keyboard 2.0, built from the previous Fleksy keyboard.

Aira partners with VFO to fill in gaps of current screen readers



VFO, partners of the JAWS screen reading solution for blind and visually impaired individuals and Aira, the service which partners blind and visually impaired people to human agents and AI to complete tasks, are teaming up. Now, when using a VFO device or service, such as jaws, and sighted access is required to see the screen, users can access Aira free of charge to fill in some of the gaps to bring blind and VI users closer to parity with their sighted counterparts.

Microsoft news comes to iOS



If you want an alternative to Apple and Google news on iOS, you can now download Microsoft news for even more news updates.


Deals

$10 Prime Day Credit for Spending $10 or more in-store at Whole Foods



As one of its early Prime Day deals, Amazon offers Prime members $10 Amazon Credit for free when you spend $10 or more in-store at Whole Foods. (Customers will need to present their Prime code or mobile number at checkout. The credit must be used on Prime Day.) That's essentially like getting $10 worth of free stuff. Deal ends July 17.

Ambor Anti-Theft Laptop Backpack for $18.89 [Shipped]



CPSZ via Amazon offers the Ambor Anti-Theft Laptop Backpack in Gray for $26.99. Coupon code "N4T9AJEY" knocks it to $18.89. With free shipping, the lowest price we could find by $12. Deal ends July 17.

Prime Day Deal: LifeSmart Sonicool Portable Desktop Air Cooler for $119.99 [Shipped]



For Prime Day only, Amazon offers the LifeSmart Sonicool Portable Desktop Air Cooler for $119.99 with free shipping for Prime members. That's a savings of $80. Stay cool while you work on the computer or at any desk. Deal ends today.

Prime Day Deal: SmartHome Smart Plug For Amazon Alexa and Google Home for $29.99 [Shipped]



For Prime Day only, Amazon is offering the SmartHome Smart Plug For Alexa and Google Home for $29.99 with free shipping for Prime members. That's a savings of $40. Make your home a bit smarter with no expensive hubs. Plug and play with any device you want to control. Deal ends today.

Prime Day Deal: Ultimate Aromatherapy Gift Set for $34.95 [Shipped]



For Prime Day Only, Amazon offers the perfect gift for ladies who love to relax and unwind. They have the Ultimate Aromatherapy Gift Set for $34.95 with free shipping for Prime members. That's a savings of $30. This set includes an Ultrasonic Diffuser & Top 10 Essential Oils - 120ml Diffuser with 4 Timer & 7 Ambient Light Settings. Deal ends today.

Prime Day Deal: Handsome Pack Essentials for $59.99 [Shipped]



For Prime Day only, Amazon has a perfect gift for the guy who loves to camp out. They are offering the Handsome Pack Essentials for $59.99 with free shipping for Prime members. That's a savings of $40. This gift set includes Aftershave / Moisturizer, Pocket Tool and Camping Lantern. Deal ends today.

Today Only: 3 Months of Kindle Unlimited for 99 Cents



New for Prime Day this year, Amazon is offering a special limited time offer of $0.99 for 3-months of Kindle Unlimited for new subscribers (regularly $29.97). In addition, back by popular demand there is also 33% off 12-month and 40% off 24-month Kindle Unlimited paid membership plans. Click the provided link to learn more or to sign up! Deal ends today.

Prime Day Deal: Pur-Well Microbead Travel Neck Pillows for $14.99 [Shipped]



For Prime Day only, Amazon offers the Pur-Well Microbead Travel Neck Pillows for $14.99 with free shipping for Prime members. That's a savings of 50%. Deal ends today.


Podcasts

#ACB18 Audio: A Book And A BrailleMe From NBP



J.J. and Brian McDonald, President of National Braille Press, found some time to escape from the ACB Exhibit Hall floor to talk about the new affordable BrailleMe display. Brian walks us through an overview of the product and provides some insight into the unit s unique pin design. The pair also discuss a forthcoming update to the B2G and the differences between it and the BrailleMe. To learn more about both the BrailleMe and the B2G, or to pick up any number of Braille books as well, head over to the National Braille Press 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: The Next Generation Of Travel Tools Are On Display With RuffWear



Chancey met up with the most obedient Service Animal on an Exhibit Hall floor ever. Okay, it was a dog statue wearing a new next generation harness, but good dog! Greg Freyberg, Product Line Manager for RuffWear, describes the design and the plan for a product rollout next year for this telescoping handle based harness. He also provides more information on an audible beacon light and a collapsible bed for travel. To learn more about the products mentioned in this interview, Visit the RuffWear 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.

#ACB18 Audio: Feed Your Need to Read With The Latest From BARD



We recently posted an article about some of the changes that came in the BARD App update for iOS and Android.
Don Olson, Bard Operations Officer, describes to J.J. a more in depth look at those changes and outlines some additions coming to Bard Express as well. Fans of Braille and Amazon devices won t want to miss this interview. To keep up with the latest information on Bard, and other services, visit the National Library Service 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.

2018 Summer Convention Special #Sponsored: New Features For Google ChromeVox, Chromebooks and Chrome OS



Most families with school-aged children are probably familiar now with Google Classroom. Chances are, if you are a school-aged or college attending student, you probably could teach a thing or two on how to use a Chromebook to your parents. And some out there, working in I.T. Professional jobs, may even want to sit in on some of those lessons as more and more vocations are considering the use of a Chromebook at the work site.

J.J. sat down with Laura Allen, Program Manager for Accessibility on Chrome and Chrome OS, to discuss the multiple changes to the ChromeVox and Chrome OS experience that have been implemented over the last year. Tune in to discover the thoughts behind the redesigned ChromeVox screen reader, new USB Braille Display support and how ChromeVox interacts with touch screen based Chromebooks.

Laura also provides an overview of features for Low Vision users in the new levels of magnification supported, a docked magnifier window and enhancements to the visibility of the cursor and mouse pointer within Chrome OS. There is even a sneak peak at what is coming to Select to Speak in upcoming milestone releases.

Be sure to note the suggestions for learning ChromeVox and ChromeOS so you can distinctly know your Earcon from your Emoticon!

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.

#ACB18 Audio: Test Your Luck With The Blind Lottery And The Blind Life Channel



With more than 400 videos over a 5 year period, The Blind Life podcast s Owner and Creator Sam Seavey has been one busy fellow. Sam talks with J.J. about how he creates his content and what inspires him to share with others. Assistive Technology reviews, interviews and daily living are just some of the subjects Sam covers on the channel. To learn more, visit The Blind Life YouTube page

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: Be A Partner On A Winning Team With Guiding Eyes



Jessy DiNapoli, of Guiding Eyes, was still in good voice and retained a lot of energy after being on the NFB Exhibit Hall floor at the end of two days. Trust us, that is no small feat! In this interview Chancy speaks to Jessy about the differences in the various programs offered, alternate communication methods and how technology plays a role in Guide travel. To learn more about the services spoken about in this podcast, visit the Guiding Eyes For The Blind 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.

#ACB18 Audio: Plan Travel Better With Planit Patrick



It sure would be nice to have a list of airports that contain the Guide Dog relief areas post TSA pat downs rather than outside the airport complex itself. That way you know where, and how much time, it would take to find a friendly Service Animal spot between planes or prior to boarding one. Well, Patrick Rooney Web Designer for Bumpy Pages, is out to make that list as a part of his Planit Patrick travel blog. Listen to Patrick describe his plans for the travel blog to J.J. And note the other services Patrick is involved with web design at Bumpy Pages .

Here are the web sites Patrick mentioned in this interview

Planit Patrick
Sea See Trips
Bumpy Pages

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.

#ACB18 Audio: Fearless Adventures In Art And Jewelry For Neat Artist Studio



J.J. is always looking for things to enhance his wardrobe ensemble. Perhaps a Braille embossed tie clip with Believe inscribed upon it will be the perfect accessory to that power suit and tie combo? In this interview Kate Schroder, Owner and Operator of Neat Artist Studio, describes the process in which she creates her well defined jewelry and art. Her company offers pins, keychains and more with the ability to fulfill custom orders for any occasion. To learn more, visit the Neat Artist Studio website for ordering information.

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.


Classifieds

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Pacmate QX400 for $500 or best offer (all offers considered)


This is a used Pacmate Omni QX400 and comes with a detachable 40 cell refreshable Braille display.The unit is in working order and comes with the manual, Freedom Scientific CDs and power cord. All serious offers considered!

BraillePen 12 Braille Display - Reduced to $300


I am re-listing my BraillePen 12 braille display (see description below). I have been asking $400. I think it is worth that but I need to sell it so, I am reducing it to $300. I don’t plan to reduce it any further. This is a good deal for this display. This is a BraillePen 12, 12 cell braille display. It works with PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, etcetera. It has keys for braille input and panning buttons. It does not have curser routing keys. It has a rechargeable battery and pares by Bluetooth. It has some very limited built in note taking functions which I know little about because I have never used that feature. It is in excellent condition and has not been used much. I am selling it simply because I find that I rarely use braille with my iPhone, which is what I bought the BraillePen for. I am asking $300, which includes shipping within the continental United States. If interested, please E-mail me at scottduck1977@gmail.com. Thank You, Scott Duck

MacBook Air with 1tb ssd, Apple iMac with 256gb ssd, 16gb ram, I7 quad core etc.


Apple MacBook Air with 1 terabyte ssd, 8gb ddr3 ram, Intel I5 dual core processor, glass touch pad, thunderbolt etc. $1199. Apple iMac with Intel I7 quad core processor, 16gb ddr3 ram, firewire, thunderbolt, sd card reader etc. $1599. You can install windows seven or ten on both machines alongside Mac OS. Both will ship with a clean install of the latest version of Mac OS High Siera. Buying both these machines from Apple new would cost you almost five thousand dollars! I'll give someone a great deal if they buy both! Pay pal preferred. Prices include packing, shipping, tracking, and full insurance to anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Great deal on braille embosser and more!!


Hello out there! I have a Sara CE that is approximately 3-years old. It’s in perfect working cosmetic and working state. I’m asking $900 or best offer. I also have a Juliet Pro 60. This machine is about 4-years old. It too is in perfect working and cosmetic condition. I’m asking $4000 for it. I’m in-need of some cash, so I would most likely take a good offer if you give me one. I only except checks or money orders. I will not ship until the money is in my hands! Please contact me if you have an offer or are interested.

SmallTalk Ultra 2 w/carrying case, WE installed, and double-capacity battery. $400


SmallTalk Ultra 2 in excellent condition , rarely used . Contains carrying case, new double capacity battery, and other accessories. Window-Eyes installed.

Braille Blazer. Excellent condition. Box of paper included, $800.


Braille Blazer in excellent condition with carrying case and box of paper. Asking $800 negotiable, + shipping.


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