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#CSUNATC19: Seeing AI 3.0 Lets you Explore Photos by Touch, Adds iPad Support



Popular OCR and recognition app Seeing AI has received a major update, just in time for the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference.

#CSUNATC19: The 10 Year Challenge For Product Diversity In A.T.



This article is something I ve spoken about with J.J. a few times before we boarded our respective jets westward for the yearly pilgrimage to CSUN. But it wasn't until the beginning of this year, when that 10 Year Challenge thing blew up on social media, did I feel I had a good framing reference for this story.

I.D. Mate Galaxy Brings Battery Status Fixes And More In The Latest Update



We haven t seen a firmware update for the EnVision I.D. Mate Galaxy in a long time. However, with CSUN right around the corner, some bits and bytes have emerged from the ether for Galaxy owners looking for some much anticipated fixes. Here s a rundown of what the latest update contains.

Check Your Mailbox, Your Inbox And Even Your Spam Folder Because The Library of Congress Wants to Hear from You



The following email was sent out to patrons of the Talking Book Library of Texas on March 1st. Those in other States may want to check in with their own local libraries if they have not seen a message, like the one listed below, if they are interested in participating in the survey. We ll update this story with more information as it comes along, but for now, here is the text of the email sent to Texans. Note that contact information for the NLS program in your state will be different than that listed here.

Audio Described Avengers Assemble! Catch Up On Your Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Before Avengers: End Game



A monumental moment of pop culture will arrive in theaters on April 26th. 11 years in the making, and spanning more than 20 movies, Marvel will cross a milestone as it wraps up the 4th phase in their lucrative cinematic universe. And the best part is that almost all of it is audio described. We say almost because 2008 s The Incredible Hulk does not offer an audio description track at the time of this writing. However, the rest of the comic tales are described, and we have your guide to catch up on all of them in their official Marvel chronological timeline.

Microsoft helps Blind/VI children to develop an interest in coding from a young age with Code jumper



Code Jumper, a new offering developed by Microsoft by Microsoft enables children to learn coding skills through Project Torino, a physical programming language. It will soon be available from the American Printing House for the Blind.

QRead Version 3.21 Released, including improved heading navigation, improved goodreads search, and more  



Last weekend, Accessible Apps released QRead version 3.21.
This release includes improved heading navigation, improved Goodreads support, improvements to the document progress slider, and more.

New Cane and Guide Dog Emojis Coming in 2019, We Asked Aira to Describe what They Look Like



Another set of new emoji is being added for you to use on your mobile devices, including some characters related to blind and visually impaired people.


Deals

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.

Panasonic Wet/Dry Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer for $10.99 [Shipped]



Circuit City via eBay offers the Panasonic Wet/Dry Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer for $10.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $4. It features a micro-vacuum system and stainless steel blades and runs up to 90 minutes on one AA battery (not included).

Aira releases a free 7 day trial to guests of the platform



Aira releases a free 7 day trial to guests of the platform

If you are not currently an Aira explorer, you can now receive a free, limited time, 7 day trial.

How to Get Free Delivery on Up to Four UberEats Orders



UberEats is offering several deals to score you free delivery on up to four upcoming orders.


Podcasts

#CSUNATC19 Audio: Verizon Media Reminds us that Accessibility is Also for Fun and March Madness



You may not have heard of Verizon Media but you may recognize some of the properties that they work on including Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Fantasy Football and Yahoo! Finance.
J.J. talks to Mike Shebanek, Head of Accessibility at Verizon Media to learn how you can win $1,000,000 and other prizes by filling out an accessible NCAA tournament bracket and about other accessibility initiatives at the company.

CSUN 2019 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit www.afb.org/aw.

Blind Bargains Qast 175: Accessibility With An Asterisk



J.J. is already on the road, and Joe is sitting on his still not yet packed, empty suitcase, during the recording of this show. The pair share their thoughts on some news and rumors making the rounds. J.J. also provides us with some stories, plus a few audio clips. from his time in Kentucky at the Indoor Navigation Symposium. No tip this week, however, we have plenty of "Sound Off" and the "Last Word" has your next date night planned. So, pack a blue tooth brush for this one foot out the door BBQ.

Blind Bargains Qast 174: Rick And Morty Laundry Adventures



Welcome to our first installment of BBQ Bites (spelling under construction.) It's a new show format that we are taking out for a test spin. In these smaller length podcasts you will find a deeper dive into a subject than we would usually do on our so-called traditional format episodes. On this maiden voyage of BBQB (acronym under construction(, Ricky
and Joe discuss the process they undertook to find a new washer and dryer. The pair talk about what they discovered when trying to find a more Blind-friendly control panel, the fun they had adding their new laundry devices to their Wi-Fi network and then hear a demo of the washer and dryer connected through their Google home.

Blind Bargains Qast 173: Alien Probing Cane



J.J. is back from Orlando with the interview that got away from him at ATIA, Bardo Hoffmann Of VisioBraille. We also have a product review in "Sound Off", a ton of news along with a couple of Joe's tweets that influenced a Windows Tip and J.J.'s contribution to the "Last Word". Make a good pot of coffee, or tea, because this one will last more than a simple cup full of content.

#ATIA19 Audio: Command Multiple Devices With The HIMS QBraille XL



At ACB 2018 we caught up with Jenny Axler to learn about the debut of the QBraille XL. The hybrid device is now shipping and on display at ATIA19. J.J. caught up with Damion Pickering and Earl Harrison of HIMS, to talk about how the QWERTY keyboard Braille display has changed since its summer splash onto the A.T. scene. If you would like to find out more about the unit s features, or discover what else is happening at HIMS, visit their website

ATIA 2019 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit www.afb.org/aw.

#ATIA19 Audio: Aces Are Hight For The Acesight And Zoomax



David Bradburn, President of Zoomax USA, on BBQ 153
Provided us with some details about a new product coming to the wearable video magnifier line. He also amazed us with stories of his gastronomy adventures from his travels around the world. Now, from the ATIA Exhibit Hall floor in Orlando, David gives J.J. an update and launch specifics regarding the newly renamed Acesight. But sadly, there was no time to discuss the finer points of convention cuisine. To learn more about this new unit, visit the Acesight website

ATIA 2019 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit www.afb.org/aw.

#ATIA19 Audio: Humanware Pulls Back The Curtain On Their Reveal 16 Video Magnifier



We speculated in BBQ 172 about the features of Humanware s newest Video Magnifier with the idea that we would learn more when J.J. traveled to ATIA. Enter Eric Beauchamp , Product Manager For Low Vision Devices, who stepped into the Humanware suite with all the info about the new Reveal 16 and then some. Hear how the unit folds down, the battery life and the operating system in this interview. Then go back to our previous episode and see if we guessed right. To order the Reveal 16, or to learn more about Humanware's Low Vision line of products, head over to the company's website

ATIA 2019 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit www.afb.org/aw.

#ATIA19 Audio: IRIE-AT Is Totally Your Braille Buddy When It Comes To Phones And Video Magnifiers?



The cool thing about ATIA is that you can sometimes get an early look at an upcoming product before it arrives at the summer shows. Jeff Gardner, CEO of IRIE-AT, gave J.J. a look at a prototype video magnifier called the Read Easy Evolve. Hear a description of the unit and then a live demo from the Exhibit Hall floor. The conversation then moves toward Braille as Jeff gives an overview of the Braille Buddy embosser and provides some information about accessible phones. And that is just scratching the surface of the products being displayed at ATIA. To learn more about the products mentioned in this interview, and so much more, head over to the IRIE-A.T. website

ATIA 2019 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit www.afb.org/aw.


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Hims Braille Edge 40 for $1500


This braille Edge 40 is in excellent condition. It can be used with all available modern devices including iPhones, iPads, Android devices as well as windows and Mac computers. It will come with its original charger, USB cable and carrying case. Asking $1500 or best offer.

Want a chance to win $100? Your odds are excellent and it costs nothing!


Want a chance to win $100? In a short Sentence there are at least 100 reasons to tune into MCBVI Radio from 1:00 to 6:00 PM eastern on Saturday, March 16th. MCBVI Radio is celebrating our first anniversary and we would like you to be a part of it. Along with a chance to hear and interact with all our current live presenters you have an excellent chance of winning $100, which is first prize, by answering a few easy questions. It’s going to be a fun day and we’d love it if you will join us. To listen go to www.mcbviradio.com/listen.php and select your favorite player. Or listen on Alexa. You can enable the skill for MCBVI radio on the Alexa app. Once enabled, be sure to say play M C B V I radio enunciating each letter slowly for her to understand you. If you have trouble finding a way to listen, please email management@MCBVIRadio.com. There is also a web player and you can even listen on the phone by calling (605) 313-0850. Long-distance and cellular charges may apply.

2017 iMac in great condition - $2500


I have an iMac from 2017, purchased this last October from Best Buy. It is a great computer, but I find myself using Windows on it more than Mac OS, and I have a more powerful Windows desktop, so for me, it makes more sense to go ahead and sell. Here is all the info you should need. Memory: 8 gb Storage: 2 TB Model: 27 inch iMac Processor: 3.8 GHZ Core I5 This is the best iMac of 2017. I am missing the original power cable, but will provide you with one that works. Also, I no longer have the original box and packaging. I am asking $2500 for the Mac, and $30 for shipping. I am willing to negociate on price, but the computer must be paid in full before it will be shipped. I accept Paypal for payment. If this does not work for you, please contact me to make other arrangements. Phone: 620-714-0820 Email: justin171185@gmail.com Thanks for your time and interest. I look forward to doing business with you soon.

Lowest price On Victor Reader Trek, savings on other Talking Devices & awesome accessories


We have a large supply of Victor Reader Treks and Streams ready to go, we have the Fire tablets, Talking MP3 Players and Book readers, Plus lots of other devices such as Bluetooth transmitters/receivers and many other accessories for use with them. We're offering the following special deals on these items: Check out our Daily Deals page for some awesome savings on the latest HD 8 Fire Tablet with 32GB of internal memory! Yours for just $99.99, with a free OTG cable: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html Important for those of you who have either a Victor Reader Stream or Trek. As you know the part of these players which fails the easiest is the charging port which can cost over $200 for humanware to fix! Well, we have a great solution to keep this from happening to your Stream or Trek... It's a magnetic microUSB cable! You insert the tip once and never remove it or put it back in etc. No strain is put on that very fragile seeming charging port ever again. This will also work with Sansa Talking Mp3 Players, Fire Tablets, some Android Phones and most flip phones We have them in three and five feet lengths so choose the size in the combo box. We also have them for iPhones: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html Our feature-packed new Talking Book Reader 2nd Edition 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 is a great choice for listening to audio content! Listen on its built-in speaker or on headphones! Connect it to your wifi for listening to internet radio stations and podcasts! Record from its built-in mic, external mic/line-in, FM stereo radio, and internet radio! All this and 14 hours of battery life for just $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 Order your Victor Reader Trek and save nearly $200 off the normal price including tax and shipping! Get yours now for just 589.99 price; the lowest price around! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html Get the new Victor Stream 2nd gen on sale for just $359.99 with no tax or shipping charges in the US! It comes with a free 8GB SD card, Long and short cables, protective silicone covering, earphones, and wall charger in the box. You can read about and order it from: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html Get your Sansa Clip Zip 4GB Talking MP3 Player for only $119.99! These players are all set up with Rockbox so even a totally blind person like me can use them! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Sansa-Clip-Zip-Talking-MP3-Player-4GB_p_12.html Get the introduction to the Talking MP3 Players 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 Enjoy substantial savings on any accessories when you order them along with any MP3 player, book reader, or tablet so pick up some of the new Bluetooth devices, memory cards, charging accessories, etc by choosing them in the combo boxes located below the player, reader, or tablet on its own page. Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you check out with PayPal and choose PayPal Credit. (subject to credit approval) Our awesome portable MP3 player AM/FM radio with built in front-facing mono speaker plays MP3 and WAV files from either a thumb drive or a microSD card! It's totally accessible for the blind as it's all button operated. It does have a display but it's not menu driven. One can listen to AM or FM stations or MP3/WAV files on the microSD card or thumb drive! Jump to specific tracks or radio stations by entering the track number or the frequency! It has a user replaceable rechargeable lithium battery! For those who have some sight it also has an LED flashlight! It has a line-in jack so you can play your other devices through its speaker! It includes a wrist lanyard and detachable belt clip. I've been playing with it and am totally impressed with its features and the volume you can get out of it! One can also listen in stereo with headphones if preferred. Perfect for listening to music and audio books in MP3 or WAV; it remembers where you left off listening! It's just a bit larger than a Victor Reader Stream or Trek but packs a much stronger punch! Affordably priced at just $29.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/MP3-AMFM-radio-player_p_39.html We have the latest 7-inch, HD 8, and HD 10 Fire tablets with the screen reader turned on and Google Play Store installed at some very good prices! These tablets are as functional as any other tablet with the ability to do email, browse the internet, play music and audio books, etc, plus they take advantage of the Amazon services such as Kindle books and Audible.com and more! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html Protect your Fire tablet with one of these awesome cases which doubles as a stand! The cases have a sleep/wake feature when you open and close it. Available from the above pages or from here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cases_c_37.html Save $2 off the case when you order it in the combo box on the tablet's page when you purchase a Fire Tablet from our site! Don't forget you can use either a Bluetooth keyboard or connect a regular USB keyboard to these tablets with the use of an OTG cable to make typing easier or for those who haven't fully mastered the use of a touch screen yet. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/OTG-On-The-Go-cable_p_96.html Don't miss the deals we have on all of our Bluetooth and other accessories! Find out more below... MicroSD and SD cards at special discounts for your MP3 players, book readers, phones, tablets and other devices. Get large capacity memory cards ready for use on your favorite devices and for your enjoyment we also include some OTR shows on the cards higher than 32GB! Get 200GB microSD cards for $59.99, 128GB microSD or SD cards for just $42.99, 64GB microSD or SD cards for only $25.99, 32GB for $17.99 & 16GB for $9.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-cards_c_14.html We have all of our magnetic and regular cables and charging accessories at 20% off: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html To cover your Home wireless audio listening needs, we have two Bluetooth transmitters/receivers, with ranges from about 150 feet up to 160 feet, the latter one with low latency when combined with the Bluetooth Stealth headphones above! Don't forget my offer of assistance in helping you figure out what you need to fill your Bluetooth wireless listening needs: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Transmitters-Receivers_c_7.html Check out the Miccus SR-71 Stealth Bluetooth Headphones with microphone. This is a very nice headset which works wirelessly with either Bluetooth or use the included cable to connect it to a headphone jack. It's a very comfortable headset. It goes over your head and cups around your ears so you don't disturb anyone when you decide to turn it up! Works with smart phones, tablets, or paired with one of the Miccus Bluetooth transmitters. Very low latency headset with great sound and long battery life. Get it now for just $65.99! 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 this week for just $19.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html We have Samsung Gusto 3 Phones on sale for just $54.99. This is an easy to use accessible push button flip phone. 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 this phone on Selectel through us. Note it can't be used internationally or activated on Verizon. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Samsung-Gusto-3_p_80.html Check out the Selectel phone plans available through us for use with the above phone or bring your own Verizon phone: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Selectel-Phone-Plans_ep_53-1.html This special goes through Monday March 18th so place your order right away. All prices are in US dollars. We accept major credit cards and PayPal on line or you can call 727-498-0121 to place your credit card order or email laz@talkingmp3players.com to have a PaypalMe link sent. Your questions are always welcome.

$900 or best offer for MLB autographed collection


Welcome to my baseball game used signed collection! I want to sell to all the blind or visually impaired baseball fans who might not use amazon. I've got: Aaron Judge Gary Sanchez signed bat in bold silver, Tyler Nevin game used bat signed in gold, LaMonte Wade game used signed batting gloves and a superfractor 1/1 baseball card graded 9.5 gem of Greg Bird. Card is graded by Beckett. All best offers welcome, please email me at the address below or call 484-403-8189.

Eschenbach Smartlux Digital Handheld Magnifier $220


This magnifier is in great condition. It was a demo unit and hasn't seen much use. 60 Day warranty


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