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Apple Weekly Rundown: The Mag Safe Edition


by Joe Steinkamp
Microsoft stole most of the week's news with their announcement of Windows 10, Office 16 and those Holo Lens thingies. However, we still have some interesting reads this week regardless. Read more
Posted Sunday, 25-Jan-2015 9:08 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

It's an iOS App Store Bonnanza! 4 New Offerings from Kid Friendly Software, Voice Dream and iBraille


by Joe Steinkamp
Good things usually come in threes. However, this week sees the release of four new apps for your iDevice of choice. Read more
Posted Wednesday, 21-Jan-2015 1:16 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Specular Jumps into the Crowdsourced Help Game, Looking for Beta Testers


by J.J. Meddaugh
The field for crowdsourced helper applications is growing rather quickly, and the latest entrant to this category, Specular, is now looking for beta testers. Specular takes elements of some existing services and adds some new twists, allowing blind users to take a picture of something and ask a question via audio. From the description, the app seems a bit more conversational, allowing the sighted or blind user to ask for clarifying information or a better picture. Since the company is looking for beta testers, go ahead and check the link on this post and apply to join the free program for yourself. Both iPhone and Android apps are promised. Only time will tell if all of these new services will survive, but the landscape is certainly becoming interesting.
Posted Monday, 19-Jan-2015 4:55 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Be My Eyes Has Huge Launch Weekend, over 60K Users and Volunteers Registered


by J.J. Meddaugh
The Be My Eyes app has become one of the most talked-about app launches for the blind in recent memory, receiving a whirlwind of mainstream attention not seen since the early days of Fleksy. Media sources and users have been weighing in, giving both user testimonials and prognostications of the future's viability. Read more
Posted Monday, 19-Jan-2015 1:28 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Minor Victor Stream Update Released with FLAC Support, Other Mystery Changes


by J.J. Meddaugh
HumanWare has posted a new version of the software for the New Generation Victor Stream without much fanfare. Version 4.4.12 doesn't include a changelog as of this post but does seem to include some speed improvements and support for FLAC audio files. One Twitter user reports speed improvements when transferring files from the main memory to the SD card. A bug that caused some users to lose their list of podcast feeds also appears to be squashed. Updates for the stream can be downloaded wirelessly, directly from the unit or from this HumanWare page. If you notice other improvements or changes, post them in the comments.
Posted Monday, 19-Jan-2015 12:41 PM ET in News     Post a comment

I.D. Mate Quest Bar Code Scanner Updated with Item Sharing, History Feature


by J.J. Meddaugh
En-Vision America has released a free update to the software for the I.D. Mate Quest Bar Code Scanner which includes some new social features and bug fixes. Users can now share bar code results with the company to help improve the database. In addition, a history mode can be enabled that allows one to listen to the last 30 scanned items. The entire changelog is posted below. Read more
Posted Sunday, 18-Jan-2015 6:19 PM ET in News     Post a comment

To The Core! Or: This Week's Rundown of Notable Apple News


by Joe Steinkamp
CES is over, so that must mean its time for Macworld. Alas, that event is no more but you sure couldn't tell by the amount of news we have in the run down this week. Read more
Posted Saturday, 17-Jan-2015 12:44 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

Some Window-Eyes Users Greeted with Unexpected Message after Security Breach


by J.J. Meddaugh
Some Window-Eyes 9 users received an unexpected pop-up message earlier today, the result of a security breach on the company's App Central repository. AN updated copy of one of the default scripts was posted to the website by someone who maliciously hacked the server. AI Squared quickly defused the problem, though some users may need to go and redownload the GW Toolkit app. No personal data stored on your computer is believed to be at risk. We've included more info on how to fix the problem and a statement issued by AI Squared below. Read more
Posted Friday, 16-Jan-2015 2:27 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Super Liam from L-Works Released as Freeware


by J.J. Meddaugh
In the world of accessible games, Super Liam was the first accessible side-scroller, taking many of its cues from Super Mario and other past titles. Now, you can relive this chapter in early 2000's accessible games by downloading and playing Super Liam for free. L-Works is releasing several of its older titles for free and users can expect additional releases including Judgment Day in the near future. Check the link to learn more and download the free game, compatible with most versions of Windows.
Posted Thursday, 15-Jan-2015 4:21 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Fool All your Friends; Vocalizer Voices Now on Android from Code Factory


by J.J. Meddaugh
There's no shortage of quality text-to-speech voices available for Android users and now Code Factory, who already has made available a version of Eloquence for Android, has added to the available options by releasing Vocalizer voices for the platform. Vocalizer voices are most commonly associated with the iPhone, including Samantha which is the default United States voice. Similar to Acapela, a free app allows users to browse available voices (more than 80 in all) and individual voices can be purchased for $3.99 each. Early reports indicate the voices are quite responsive. Have you tried out any of the new Vocalizer voices for Android? Let us know what you think.
Posted Thursday, 15-Jan-2015 4:16 PM ET in News     1 comment

Be My Eyes iPhone App Now Available for Download


by J.J. Meddaugh
The Be My Eyes app we previously posted about is now available for free on the iTunes App Store. The app pairs blind or visually impaired individuals with volunteers who can help answer visual questions such as the expiree date on milk or the reading on a thermostat. We've linked to the page on the App Store from this post, and you can hear an interview with cofounder Thelle Kristensen in our Blind Bargains podcast.
Posted Thursday, 15-Jan-2015 4:05 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Blind Bargains Top 10 Stories of 2014: 1. K-NFB Reader Changes the Accessible App Landscape


by J.J. Meddaugh
We've made it to number 1! Thanks for following the top 10 stories of the year in assistive technology, as voted on by our panel: Jeff Bishop, J.J. Meddaugh, Jamie Pauls, Alena Roberts, and Joe Steinkamp. Number 1 was a pretty simple choice for us this year, and we discussed it in detail on the This year in Assistive Technology podcast which you can listen to now. So without delay, the top story of the year. Read more
Posted Monday, 12-Jan-2015 2:27 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

More on Access News from 2014 from a Non-Blind or Low Vision Perspective


by Joe Steinkamp
Those who have been reading our Top Ten lists over the years know that we like to get an idea of what other stories are making news in the general field of Assistive Technology. And who better to ask than a former panelist Mr. Wade Wingler of the INDATA podcast and social media feeds. Take it away Wade! Read more
Posted Monday, 12-Jan-2015 2:07 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

Playtime: Addiction Has a New Name and It Is Trivia Crack


by Joe Steinkamp
In the 80s the board game of choice was Trivial Pursuit. And all you needed to play was a dining room table, a board, a six sided die and all these little pie wedges that fit neatly into a six sectioned pie. You rolled a die and answered trivia questions from one of six genres, determined by where you landed with your dye roll. But now it’s 2015 and surely someone has found a way to put all that into your hand, right? Enter Trivia Crack. Read more
Posted Monday, 12-Jan-2015 2:07 PM ET in Articles     1 comment

Window-Eyes 9 Released with Web Support Overhaul, Google Docs, MathPlayer, Increased Responsiveness, More


by J.J. Meddaugh
AI Squared has released Window-Eyes version 9, the biggest update to the screen reader in a couple years. Among the new features are completely rewritten web support for Internet Explorer and Firefox, which will handle modern web pages with dynamic content. In addition, support for Google Docs, the latest version of QuickBooks, MathPlayer, and preliminary support for the Windows 10 preview are included in the update among other features. Increased responsiveness is also included, especially when arrowing around documents or executing other keyboard commands. Window-Eyes is free for users with a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 or later installed. We've linked to the press release from this post. Read more
Posted Monday, 12-Jan-2015 2:01 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Be My Eyes Sighted Assistance iphone App Going Worldwide on January 15


by J.J. Meddaugh
For the past two years, blind individuals in Denmark have been testing an app which uses the video chat capabilities of an iPhone to provide sighted assistance. Now The app is set to launch worldwide on January 15. Be My Eyes connects volunteers with people needing assistance for cases where an extra pair of eyes could be useful. Examples given include reading mail or adjusting the thermostat. Currently, the nonprofit is looking for volunteers to help run the free service, and is using Thunderclap, a tool to generate interest on social media, to do this. To learn more about the app or join the Thunderclap, which will send their message to over 200 accounts on Thursday, check the link on this post. And, here's a link to the Be My Eyes site. Thanks to Bryan Smart for the tip.
Posted Sunday, 11-Jan-2015 3:59 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Video: Intel CEO Discusses RealSense and Benefits to Visually Impaired in CES Keynote


by J.J. Meddaugh
Intel's keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show included a demonstration of how their RealSense technology has the potential to help the visually impaired be more aware of their surroundings. In the video, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich introduces us to Darryl Adams, a Technical Project Manager at Intel who also happens to be visually impaired. They explain how vibration and other feedback is used to convey nearby information, and how it has opened up new possibilities for Adams. While opinions may differ on the effectiveness of this approach, it's another example of a mainstream company giving time to issues that affect the visually impaired in a major and well-publicized speech. We've linked to the relevant portion of the video in the source so you can watch it for yourself and share your feedback.
Posted Friday, 09-Jan-2015 6:20 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Microsoft Details Accessibility Improvements to Office Online


by J.J. Meddaugh
Google Docs has received the lion's share of attention when it comes to accessibility, but Microsoft has posted a blog message detailing some current and future planned enhancements to Office Online. Included in the changes are increased formatting notifications, virtual buffer reading for smaller files, and improved documentation. While much of the post centers around Narrator support, the help documentation also gives tips for screen reader use with Jaws and Window-Eyes. Check the source link for the post and help files. Have you tried Office Online, and how does it compare with Google Docs? Let us know in the comments.
Posted Friday, 09-Jan-2015 5:57 PM ET in News     Post a comment

The worm has turned, or: this week's rundown of Apple-related stories


by Joe Steinkamp
It's the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and that means stories from all parts of tech, from currved televisions to wireless connections for your toothbrush of the future -- except from Apple of course. They don't attend CES. However, they always manage to slip into the news cycle either by luck, chance or just plain shrewd countermarketing. Here are just some of the stories that involved the company this week. Read more
Posted Friday, 09-Jan-2015 5:22 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

Blind Bargains Top 10 Stories of 2014: 2. Another Amazing Freebie


by J.J. Meddaugh
Just one more to go. we continue our written recap of the top 10 biggest and most influential stories of 2014 on Blind Bargains. This year's panel included Jeff Bishop, J.J. Meddaugh, Jamie Pauls, Alena Roberts, and Joe Steinkamp. Number 2 is actually quite a bit related to number 3. Read more
Posted Thursday, 08-Jan-2015 9:59 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment


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Today Only: luggage, backpacks, and bags On Sale at Amazon


by Michael McCarty
Are you going to the summer conventions this year? Has your backpack seen better days? Amazon now cuts an extra 20% off a selection of luggage, backpacks, and bags via coupon code 20LUGGAGE. Plus, Prime members bag free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, it starts around $5.) Coupon expires today.
Posted today 12:05 AM ET in Apparel     Post a comment

Open Box Apple iPad with Retina Display 16GB WiFi Tablet for $239.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Quick Ship Electronics via eBay offers the open-box 4th-generation Apple iPad with Retina Display 16GB WiFi Tablet in White, model no. MD513LL/A, for $239.99 with free shipping. That's $180 below our mention of an open-box unit from last spring and the lowest total price we could find now by $70. Note: This item ships in its original packaging, which may be lightly distressed. A 1-year Quick Ship warranty applies.
Posted yesterday 5:05 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Unlocked LG G2 32GB 4G Android Smartphone for $209.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Quality Cellz via eBay offers the Unlocked LG G2 32GB 4G Android Smartphone in Black or White, model no. D800, for $209.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a new unlocked unit. (It's a current low by $46.) It features a 5.2 inch 1920x1080 (1080p) HD IPS touchscreen, Snapdragon 2.26GHz quad-core processor, 32GB memory, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac wireless,and Android 4.4.2 OS (KitKat).
Posted yesterday 5:00 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment

ZTE Speed 4G No-Contract Android Smartphone for Boost Mobile for $39.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Best Buy via eBay offers the ZTE Speed 4G No-Contract Android Smartphone for Boost Mobile in Black for $39.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $58. It features a 4.5 inch 854x480 touchscreen display, Qualcomm 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB internal memory, rear- and front-facing cameras, Bluetooth, and Android 4.4.4 OS (KitKat).
Posted yesterday 4:55 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment

Audible $10 Credit for Free


by Michael McCarty
Audible offers a $10 Audible Credit for free via coupon code BUDGET2015. That ties our mention from last week as the best free Audible.com credit deal we've seen for everyone. It's valid only for audio content; it can't be used for purchasing membership or gift cards. The credit expires 60 days after redemption.
Posted yesterday 4:50 PM ET in Books/Movies/Music     Post a comment

Dell Inspiron 15.6 Inch Touchscreen Laptop for $579 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Microsoft Store offers the 5.6-lb. Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition Intel Haswell Core i5 1.7GHz 15.6 Inch Touchscreen Laptop, model no. i7537T-1122sLV, for $579 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's a current price low by $21 and a very strong price for a Dell Inspiron touchscreen laptop with this CPU, 6GB RAM, and 1TB hard drive.) It features an Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6 inch 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, 6GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, webcam, USB 3.0, HDMI, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. (No optical drive is included.)
Posted yesterday 4:40 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     Post a comment

Free Super Bowl XLIX Limited Edition Tumbler with Purchase of Five PepsiCo Pantry Items at Amazon


by Michael McCarty
For its Prime members only, Amazon Prime Pantry offers a free Super Bowl XLIX Limited Edition Tumbler with the purchase of five PepsiCo pantry items. (Add the tumbler and five eligible items to your cart.) Plus, get free shipping. (That's a savings of $5.99.) Eligible brands include Doritos, Tostitos, Lay's, Cheetos, Mountain Dew, and more.
Posted yesterday 4:35 PM ET in Food/Drink     Post a comment

Dell Inspiron 15.6 Laptop for $299 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Microsoft Store offers the 4.7-lb. Dell Inspiron Intel Bay Trail Pentium Quad-Core 2.16GHz 15.6 Inch Laptop, model no. i3531-3225BK, for $299 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $51. It features an Intel Bay Trail Pentium N3530 2.16GHz quad-core processor, 15.6 inch 1366x768 LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. (No optical drive is included.)
Posted yesterday 4:30 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     Post a comment

Toshiba Encore Mini Signature Edition 16GB 7 Inch Windows 8.1 Tablet for $79 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Microsoft Store offers the Toshiba Encore Mini Signature Edition 16GB 7 Inch Windows 8.1 Tablet in Black, model no. WT7-C16MS, bundled with a Toshiba 16GB Class 4 microSD Card for $79 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also $29 under the best price we could find for the tablet alone elsewhere.) It features an Intel Atom Z3735G 1.33GHz quad-core processor, 7 Inch 768x1280 touchscreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD, front and rear cameras, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, and Windows 8.1 32-bit.
Posted yesterday 4:25 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

ASUS Transformer Book Flip 13.3 Inch Convertible Laptop for $599 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Microsoft Store offers the 3.9-lb. ASUS Transformer Book Flip Signature Edition Haswell Core i5 1.7GHz 13.3 Inch 1080p Convertible Touchscreen Laptop, model no. TP300LA-UB52T, for $599 with free shipping. (Click PC only to see this price.) That's $200 off and tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen. It converts into a touchscreen tablet and features an Intel Haswell Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 13.3 inch 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, webcam, Bluetooth, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. (No optical drive is included.)
Posted yesterday 4:20 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     Post a comment

$50 iTunes Gift Card for $45 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Best Buy takes 10% off a selection of iTunes gift cards, like this $50 card, now only $45.00 with free shipping. That saves you $5.00. No coupon code is needed to get this deal.
Posted Friday, 23-Jan-2015 5:05 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

$10 iTunes Gift Card 3-Pack for $27 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Best Buy takes 10% off a selection of iTunes gift cards, like this 3-pack of $10 cards, now only $27.50 with free shipping. That saves you $3.00. No coupon code is needed to get this deal. Keep them for yourself, or give as gifts!
Posted Friday, 23-Jan-2015 5:00 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

$25 iTunes Gift Card for $22.50 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Best Buy takes 10% off a selection of iTunes gift cards, like this $25 card, now only $22.50 with free shipping. That saves you $2.50. No coupon code is needed to get this deal.
Posted Friday, 23-Jan-2015 4:55 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

luggage, backpacks, and bags On Sale at Amazon


by Michael McCarty
Are you going to the summer conventions this year? Has your backpack seen better days? Amazon now cuts an extra 20% off a selection of luggage, backpacks, and bags via coupon code 20LUGGAGE. Plus, Prime members bag free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, it starts around $5.) Coupon expires January 27.
Posted Friday, 23-Jan-2015 4:55 PM ET in Apparel     Post a comment

Up to $600 Off During The Microsoft Store New Year Signature PC Sale


by Michael McCarty
Microsoft Store cuts up to $600 off select laptops, tablets, and desktops during its New Year Signature Edition PC Sale. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. Click the provided link to see the various systems included in this deal.
Posted Friday, 23-Jan-2015 4:50 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     Post a comment

Sports Fans Save Up To 70 Percent During The Game Day Sale at Amazon


by Michael McCarty
Amazon takes 25% to 70% off select NFL, NBA, NCAA, NHL, and MLB apparel. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, it starts at around $5.) Choose from jerseys, T-shirts, caps, helmets, flags, cups, hoodies, and bags.
Posted Friday, 23-Jan-2015 4:45 PM ET in Apparel     Post a comment

Mpow Armor Waterproof Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker for $29.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Patozon via Amazon offers the Mpow Armor Waterproof Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker for $35.99. Coupon code MPOWARMO cuts the price to $29.99. With free shipping, that's $26 off and the lowest total price we could find. It features a 5-watt driver and emergency power supply up to 1,000mAh.
Posted Friday, 23-Jan-2015 4:40 PM ET in Accessories     Post a comment

$15 iTunes Gift Card for $13.50 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Best Buy takes 10% off a selection of iTunes gift cards, like this $15 card, now only $13.50 with free shipping. That saves you $1.50. No coupon code is needed to get this deal.
Posted Friday, 23-Jan-2015 4:35 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 Inch Laptop for $999.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Dig Jungle via eBay offers the Apple MacBook Air Intel Core i5 1.4GHz 13.3 Inch Laptop, model no. MD761LL/B, for $999.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from a month ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's also a current price low by $99.) It features an Intel Core i5 Haswell 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 13 inch 1440x900 LCD, 4GB RAM, 256GB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Facetime camera, Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Posted Thursday, 22-Jan-2015 4:40 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     Post a comment

Inateck Wireless Bluetooth Portable HiFi Speaker for $49.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty
Inateck Online via Amazon offers the Inateck Wireless Bluetooth Portable HiFi Speaker in Black, model no. BTSP-10, for $69.99. Coupon code B464XVD8 cuts it to $49.99. With free shipping, that's $140 off, and the lowest price we could find. It features a 1,500mAh lithium polymer battery, up to 10 hours playback, and USB.
Posted Thursday, 22-Jan-2015 4:20 PM ET in Accessories     Post a comment


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Blind Bargains Podcast 2: Voices, Eyes and Fashion Runaways


by Joe Steinkamp
"So... we were worried that January would be a slow news month for the launch of our new podcast series. Seems we didn't have to worry after all about that as we have a ton of news to talk about this week. And who better to discuss it all with J.J. and Joe than the incomparable Chancey Fleet. This week we have a demo of some new voices for Android, two great discussion topics and some early podcast names in our bag of mail section. Also, if you were thinking about a name for our show, one lucky commenter will win a copy of Shelly Brisbin's brand new book, iOS Access for All. Listen to learn how. Or, if you can't wait for us to choose a name, run out and get the book now from the official site. Read more
Posted Wednesday, 21-Jan-2015 6:34 PM ET in Shows     3 comments

Blind Bargains Podcast: CES 2015, Be My Eyes interview and totally a tween!


by Joe Steinkamp
Welcome everyone to the first show of our new weekly series that discusses what's new and notable from all around the net. Joe and J.J. welcome Ricky Enger aboard this initial episode to talk about what happened at CES. Also, she hangs out during our interview with Be My Eyes's' Thelle Kristensen. Be My Eyes just launched in the U.S. iOS App Store and it is worth a spin. Read more
Posted Thursday, 15-Jan-2015 4:06 PM ET in Shows     1 comment

Audio: This Year in Assistive Technology 2014, Counting Down to Number 1


by Joe Steinkamp
Welcome to this Blind Bargains Audio exclusive, where   we take   a look back at what big stories impacted the Blindness and Low Vision community in the field of Assistive Technology in 2014. This year J.J. Meddaugh, Jeff Bishop, Jamie Pauls and Joe Steinkamp discuss there voting decisions for the top 10 stories and add some commentary on the year that was. Our panel discusses trends in 2014, and we even wax nostalgic by reviewing what made our list back in 2009. You might be surprised about what has and hasn't changed over the last five years!
Posted Thursday, 08-Jan-2015 1:49 PM ET in Shows     1 comment

Audio: Wolf Products Makes Learning Math Fun


by J.J. Meddaugh
When I was a kid, I found that I learned concepts much more efficiently by touch. Wolf Products produces a line of boards for students learning math which makes learning complex concepts much easier. The Math Window is a magnetic board with hundreds of braille tiles representing everything form simple numbers and operators to complex algebra and geometry symbols. To learn more, we spoke with Roger Wolf, President of Wolf Products, who explains how their tools can benefit learners in a variety of math classes. This podcast was recorded at the Michigan AER Conference in Livonia.
Posted Tuesday, 27-May-2014 1:53 PM ET in Miscellaneous     Post a comment

Audio: My Braille Cell, A Simple Teaching Tool for the Budget-minded


by J.J. Meddaugh
We often talk about educational technology that costs thousands of dollars, but sometimes the best learning aids can be purchased for the price of an inexpensive meal. My Braille Cell is a simple tool for teaching braille to children and adults using blocks and wooden pegs. We spoke with Lillian Quickley, CEO of Small Bizness Research and Development, who explains how a simple learning tool can benefit those learning braille. This podcast was recorded at the Michigan AER Conference in Livonia.
Posted Friday, 23-May-2014 1:52 PM ET in Miscellaneous     1 comment

#CSUN14 Audio: Accessible Braille Emergency Alerts from NPR


by J.J. Meddaugh
We're often impressed by the work of NPR Labs displayed at the CSUN conference in bringing radio to new and often overlooked audiences. This year at their booth, technology to provide emergency alerts to the deaf-blind via radio was being demonstrated. Maryfran Tyler, Senior Director of Enterprise Strategies and Planning for NPR, tells us more in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 28-Apr-2014 4:13 PM ET in Services     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: Perkins Products ZoomCapture Magnifying Lens and LightAid Tool for Kids


by J.J. Meddaugh
Perkins Products was demonstrating some new products for low-vision users as well as early learners. The ZoomCapture is a lens that connects to a laptop to provide visual feedback, especially while in class while the LightAid is a tool for early learners which provides games and activities using differing light paterns. Joe Martini, Director for Assistive Technology at Perkins Products, joins us to talk about these products as well as Perkins distributing the Odin VI cell cell phone in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 28-Apr-2014 3:15 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: Tactalis Presents Visual Information Magnetically


by J.J. Meddaugh
Finding new and innovative ways to present visual information has been an ongoing challenge over the years. Tactalis is a new company which is using magnets moved around an LC screen to present spacial and other information to a blind user. Tactalis Ceo Douglas Hagedorn joins us to explain his vision for the technology and how it all works in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 28-Apr-2014 2:17 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: Chat Online with the Job Accommodation Network


by J.J. Meddaugh
The Job Accomodation Network has served as a resource for employers and jobseekers alike since the 1980's, and now they've expanded their offerings with a live online chat service for gaining necessary job information. In this podcast, Chancey Fleet speaks with JAN Co-Director Louis Orslene and Employment services specialist Jason Olen to learn about the details for the chat system and how JAN may be of benefit to someone seeking accomodations for their career. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 28-Apr-2014 12:31 PM ET in Resources     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: Harpo Lets you Type with One Hand with the BraillePen, Introduces New Mountbatten


by J.J. Meddaugh
Harpo was at CSUN 2014 showing off the latest updates to the BraillePen 12 Touch including a one-handed mode for input as well as an updated Mountbatten brailler called the Braille Whisperer. Jarek Wiazowski, Expert Manager at Harpo Poland, joins us to explain both of these new products in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 28-Apr-2014 12:18 PM ET in Peripherals     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: Wordpress Accessibility Making Big Gains


by J.J. Meddaugh
You may recognize the name Wordpress from reading your favorite blog, but it's actually a very flexible platform for web publishers and now, thanks to some dedicated individuals, a more accessible platform for website developers. Joseph Karr O'Connor, an accessibility consultant who is also heavily involved with the Wordpress accessibility team, joins us to explain what the team is doing to make Wordpress a more accessible platform both for users and site administrators. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 28-Apr-2014 12:16 PM ET in Miscellaneous     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: Bones Turns a Milestone into a Vibrating Clock


by J.J. Meddaugh
At first glance, we thought we had found a new Milestone from Bones, but the company was actually showing off a new alarm clock and timer for the deaf-blind using the same shell and vibration feedback. To learn more, we spoke with Bones Managing Director Stephan Knecht who gives us a demonstration of the Helen Vibrating Clock in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 28-Apr-2014 12:12 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: Discovering Access to Microsoft SharePoint


by J.J. Meddaugh
You may not have heard of Microsoft SharePoint, but it's one of the most widely used collaboration tools used amongst large organizations including most of the Federal government. We spoke with Bruce Stover, Chief Marketing Officer for Discover Technologies, who explains how their company is bringing access to this widely-used program for both users and administrators. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 28-Apr-2014 12:10 PM ET in Software     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: I.D. Mate Quest, It's Much Smaller Than a Loaf of Bread


by J.J. Meddaugh
En-Vision America has been selling their I.D. Mate line of bar code scanners since 1997, and their latest model, the I.D. Mate Quest, looks quite a bit different in both form and function than the first version. To update us on the latest with the Quest, Chancey Fleet spoke with David Raistrick, Vice President for Envision America, who talks about the history of the I.D. Mate and some of the latest features. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 28-Apr-2014 12:09 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Audio: The Quest to Make Board Games Accessible


by J.J. Meddaugh
64 Ounce Games is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to purchase equipment to make a variety of board games accessible to blind people. They've already reached their initial goal, and additional donations will help them to produce materials for even more titles. To learn more, we spoke with Richard Gibbs, Owner and Lead Designer of 64 Ounce Games, to learn about his passion for board games and what the company is doing to bring board games to an entire new group of people.
Posted Saturday, 12-Apr-2014 12:06 PM ET in Toys/Games     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: National Braille Press Awarding up to $20,000 for Accessible Software and Hardware


by J.J. Meddaugh
The National Braille Press is accepting nominations for its 2014 Touch of Genius prize, which awards up to $20,000 for software or hardware in four different categories. This year's deadline is April 15. Chancey Fleet talks to National Braille Press President Brian MacDonald to learn about the new focus for the prize and more about the award in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 31-Mar-2014 10:30 PM ET in Miscellaneous     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: Getting Down to Business with Accessible QuickBooks


by J.J. Meddaugh
After 20 years, one of the most popular software programs for Windows is becoming accessible for the first time. Intuit's recent accessibility efforts along with a collaboration with My Blind Spot have led to improved access to QuickBooks 2014 with screen readers. To learn more, we spoke with Intuit's Cheryl Aranha, Ted Drake, and Lori Samuels and My Blind Spot's Albert Rizzi in this extended podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 31-Mar-2014 10:27 PM ET in Software     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: Math Equations Are Getting A Whole Lot More Accessible


by J.J. Meddaugh
Access to mathematical equations is getting a whole lot easier, thanks to the efforts of Design Science and their MathPlayer application. One of the leading peple behind this effort is Sina Bahram, President of Prime Access Consulting, who joins us to give a demonstration of accessible math equations using Window-Eyes 8.4 and the MathPlayer plug-in for Microsoft Word. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Monday, 31-Mar-2014 10:26 PM ET in Software     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: Dancing Dots Sees the Light with New Lime Lighter Models


by J.J. Meddaugh
The Lime Lighter from Dancing Dots has become more versatile with some new configurations to meet a variety of music needs including a model which sits on an existing keyboard stand to provide magnified sheet music. Bill McCann, Founder and President of Dancing Dots, joins us to talk about these devices and how they are making music more accessible to students and professionals. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Sunday, 30-Mar-2014 3:37 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     Post a comment

#CSUN14 Audio: The E-bot, the Magnifier behind the Hims Robot


by J.J. Meddaugh
Hims caught many people's attention at CSUN with Big E, but the real E that is for sale is their new E-bot video magnifiers which feature support for WIndows and APple tablets. James McCarthy, President of Hims in Austin, joins us to give a demonstration of the device and how it might benefit low-vision users in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2014 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
Posted Sunday, 30-Mar-2014 3:36 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     Post a comment


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Posted Sunday, 25-Jan-2015 9:35 PM ET in Software     

Simple Mobile phone plans $20 off! Unlimited & Intl plans! & 10% off Accessible phones

Good news! We now also offer Simple Mobile and Net-10 and can activate your phone providing a significant discount on your first month for a limited time only! Simple Mobile uses the T-Mobile network and can be used with any unlocked GSM phone, T-Mobile or unlocked AT&T phone. If your AT&T phone is not unlocked it probably can be or we can offer you Net-10 which uses the AT&T network. As you may know we also have Page Plus if your using a Verizon phone that isn't unlocked for GSM networks. These are great plans for Unlocked or T-Mobile phones. The $60 Nationwide for example includes up to 10 GB of data at 4G speeds if you need a lot of data plus they have great unlimited International Plans! Special deal: Get $20 off when you activate with any of the Simple Mobile Unlimited Talk, Text & Data plans which start with 1 GB of data at 4G LTE speeds and goes up to 10 GB of data depending on which plan you choose! You may purchase a Simple Mobile SIM card at $5 for the card and $20 for a $40 plan, $30 for $50 plan, $40 for $60 plan and $50 for $70 International plan. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/simple-mobile.html or give us a call. Simply order and after it's shipped and you let us know you received it, we'll activate your plan. This discount is through our site and company only. We save your SIM card number to make your activation simple. After your initial month you may purchase refills from us directly or any other Simple Mobile dealer you wish. For convenience we can put you on Auto-renew upon request. There's no contract so you may also of course switch plans at your convenience. Simple Mobile Plan details: Nationwide Plans: $40 Unlimited Talk/Text & Data with 1 GB of data at high speeds 4G LTE $50 Unlimited Talk/Text & Data with 3 GB of data at high speeds 4G LTE $60 Unlimited Talk/Text & Data with 10 GB of data at high speeds 4G LTE International Plans include Unlimited International Talk & Text $50 Unlimited Talk/Text & Data with 1 GB of data at high speeds 4G LTE $60 Unlimited Talk/Text & Data with 3 GB of data at high speeds 4G LTE $70 Unlimited Talk/Text & Data with 5 GB of data at high speeds 4G LTE *Includes a fixed amount of high-speed data per 30-day cycle as set forth in the Plan descriptions. If you reach the high-speed data threshold, your data speeds will be reduced for the remainder of the 30-day cycle. High-speed data is restored once a new 30-day card is redeemed at the end of the 30-day plan cycle. Other restrictions, terms and condition of service apply. **4G/4G LTE networks are not available on all devices and in all locations. 4G/4G LTE networks require a capable device and SIM card. Actual availability, coverage, and speed may vary. Don't forget we have 10% off all phones on our site and we have the unlocked 16GB Google Galaxy Nexus running KitKat thanks to a very stable custom ROM. Price with the discount: $189.99 (Regularly $209.99) with TalkBack and Explore by Touch turned on customized with additional apps of your choice. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/accessible-phones.html Not yet on our site but we'll also be carrying the Moto X First Generation with 16GB for $225. For now please email or call us for details and to order This phone. The Moto X is the only phone that works with Google Now with accessibility and TalkBack turned on. It's the closest to a pure Android experience of any Android phone out there aside from the Google Nexus phones. $10 off any new Page Plus http://www.talkingmp3players.com/page-plus-plans.html or Net-10 Plans http://www.talkingmp3players.com/net-10.html Don't miss this week's great deals on our Talking Mp3 Players and new Bluetooth enabling devices for your Bookplayers on our specials page: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html 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) 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 have a Paypal payment request sent. Your questions are always welcome.
Posted Thursday, 22-Jan-2015 9:59 PM ET in Cell Phones     

Selling a Next Generation Perkins Brailler in Decent Condition for $150 plus shipping

I am looking to sell the Next Generation Perkins Brailler for $150 plus $20 for shipping. This light-weight unit functions well. There are 2 cosmetic issues. 1. Part of the plastic on the top of the Brailler has a minor crack. Nothing is broken off in this area. 2. The button to quickly slide the carriage to the right is missing the plastic cap which makes up the top of this button. The carriage can still be easily and normally moved. You can simply press down on what is typically under the cap but is now exposed. I find this completely functional, and do not find it uncomfortable I do not find that writing Braille is negatively affected at all by these small issues. But I am still offering a somewhat low price, in my opinion, because of these issues. I prefer to use Paypal, and my e-mail for this method is benvercellone@gmail.com
Posted Thursday, 22-Jan-2015 5:42 PM ET in Miscellaneous     

21 inch freedom scientific Topaz CCTV $1000 plus shipping rarely used

For sale is a rarely used Freedom Scientific Topaz CCTV. It is about 3-1/2 years old and is in great condition. I am asking $1000 plus shipping. If interested please ask questions. I prefer paypal as payment, but I am willing to discuss price and payment method. I would really like to sell this product. Thank you for reading.
Posted Thursday, 22-Jan-2015 3:31 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

Valentines With Vendors

We, at NFB Live, would like to invite everyone to our first Valentine's Day shopping event which will be held on Saturday, January twenty fourth at 2:00 PM eastern in the Events Center. Our guest venders will be there to make certain that every taste will be fulfilled, so come one come all and find out what treats are in store for you! Our first presenter will be Mickey Casey from the Holiday Inn Capitol Hotel Gift Shop. She will talk to us about a variety of gifts including her superb fudge which comes in 23 flavors. Laura Legendary of Elegant Insights Braille Creations will then discuss her distinctive collection of jewelry and accessories embossed in Braille. We will continue our Valentine's Day shopping event with Judy Davis of Sweet tooth Chocolates who offers us her home made chocolates, candy and gifts, most of which can be embossed in Braille. Finally, we will conclude with The Harbolt Company and Brent Harbolt who specializes in electronics, great and novel gift ideas for everyone including products that are accessible for those who are visually impaired. We hope that you will choose to spend your week with the folks on NFBLive for all of the sweet treats that will be coming your way If you have questions or comments, please contact Julie at: julie@nfblive.com See you there.
Posted Wednesday, 21-Jan-2015 12:29 PM ET in News     

Selling Pristine 13 inch MacBook Pro $925

For Sale: Apple 13 inch MacBook Pro late-2011 in excellent condition. Configured with a dual core Intel I7 2.8Ghz processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and OSX 10.10 Yosemite. Also includes a clear, hard-shell case and the Apple mini displayport to VGA adapter. This unit has spent the majority of its life sitting on a desk. The battery was recently replaced by Apple. The unit is still under the AppleCare plan until March 2015. If desired, I can use BootCamp to install Windows 7 on the computer along with NVDA, as well as a demo version of Jaws or Window Eyes. I can use a valid Windows 7 activation key provided by the buyer or install a new activation key at an additional cost of $95 for Win 7 Home Premium. The price of the computer as described above is $925 firm. I will ship the unit via Priority Mail or UPS Ground, fully insured. I will ship to the U.S. only and payment must be via PayPal. The unit will be shipped in its original shipping container, packed exactly as it was shipped from the factory. If interested and for more information, please email me at jobhunter@box547.com.
Posted Tuesday, 20-Jan-2015 4:32 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     

Selling an unlocked iPhone 4 in black for only $125

Hello, I'm selling an iPhone 4 16 GB in black. The phone doesn't have the orginal box but it comes with the USB cord and new earphones. I accept PayPal As well as checks. If you'll want to contact me please give me a call at 832:421:1581 or by my email below
Posted Monday, 19-Jan-2015 11:52 AM ET in Cell Phones     

A Bearly Used Second Generation Brailler for $250 and Two Pattery Pack for $30

Hello, I'm selling a bearly used Second Generation Brailler. This brailler is light in weight and and has an attached handel. This brailler is blue and the Perkins style keys are in silver. In addition, the space bar, the back space, and the line spacer are in silver too. This brailler has 28 spaces accross and very dourable and easy to use. I'm asking for $250 plus shipping. The second two items that I'm selling are two battery packs. The first battery pack that I'm selling is an Anker battery pack and this pattery has 10000 AMPS and it can charge up to two devices at once. This battery pack charges with a USB cord using a computer or even using an iPhone charger plug to charge it with the USB. It charges the device less than a half an hour and it's bery relyable. So, I'm asking for 15 dollars for this battery pack. The second battery pack that I'm selling is a Mofi battery pack and it's a mini version. This pattery pack can fit your pocket and be charging your device while moltitasking and doing other things. This battery pack charges with an USB cord and when it's charged you charge your iPhone with using your iPhone USB and can be used on the go. This battery pack is very convenient to have with you at all times just because those devices dye really fast and you might be without your phone. So, I'm asking for $15 and including shipping. I accept checks as well as PayPal. Please contact me for any questions at 832:421:1581 or by my email below
Posted Monday, 19-Jan-2015 11:51 AM ET in Accessories     

Juliet Pro Braille Embosser $2200 or best offer.

Juliet Pro Braille Embosser with the VT220 Bluetooth device. Approximately eight years old. Only used occasionally for three years then in storage for the last five years so embosser is in excellent condition and still works like new. Price $2200.00 or best offer Plus Shipping Charges.
Posted Sunday, 18-Jan-2015 5:38 PM ET in Printers/Embossers     

Macbook Pro in Excellent Condition for $950 or best offer

I have for sail a 2011 13-in Macbook pro with a 2.4-ghz Intel Core i-5 processor, 16-gb of ram and a 320-GB hard drive. It is in excellent condition and runs perfectly with Apple's latest version of the Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite. I have re-installed the original Mac OS X Snow Leopard that came with the computer, but the upgrade to Yosemite is free. I can install Yosemite on it instead, but if you have not downloaded the upgrade to Yosemite using your Apple ID, you will not be able to register it. This computer has served me extremely well and I have had no problems with it. I am asking $950 for it, and that price is negotiable. It has a CD/DVD drive, two USB ports, fire wire and thunderbolt ports, and an SD card slot.
Posted Saturday, 17-Jan-2015 12:45 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     

Listen to your Talking Mp3 Player or Bookplayer wirelessly! New items & discounts!

Yes, you can listen to your music and books wirelessly with Bluetooth. If your music or bookplayer isn't natively Bluetooth enabled, listen to this audio in which I demonstrate how to enable any device with a 3.5mm or 1/8th inch headphone jack including your Victor Stream, BookPort, Plextalk Pocket, NLS player, computer, etc, to use Bluetooth: http://tinyurl.com/ltzetfc This week, we have a major accessory sale plus we're introducing Brand new Bluetooth accessories! All accessories and micro SD cards are 20% off including our usual stock of Bluetooth enabling and listening devices. If you order a Talking MP3 Player, as low as $69.99 this week, the accessories are an extra 5% off excluding the Bluetooth devices which would remain at 20% off. We're also introducing some great new items for your Bluetooth listening pleasure: While we'll still be carrying the Miccus TX and RX to enable your non-Bluetooth devices to connect wirelessly, there are now newer devices with some additional capabilities from Miccus using Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, an increased range of up to 45 feet, and last longer on a charge! First up is The newest portable Bluetooth transmitter called the Mini-jack TX4 which can be plugged into any headphone jack and thereby transmit its audio signal via Bluetooth to up to two Bluetooth enabled headphones or speakers. You can connect it to such items as your Victor Stream, NLS player, BookPort Plus, PlexTalk Pocket, our own Talking MP3 Players, home stereo, or any device which has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Full price: $79.99, this week: $65.99! Second is The new portable Bluetooth receiver called the Miccus® Mini-jack AX4 which is designed to be plugged into almost any audio receiver with a stereo input jack; stream music from your Miccus Mini-jack TX4 or TX, Smartphone, or other Bluetooth enabled device to your existing home or car audio system. Full price $59.99, this week just $49.99! We also have a new comfortable over the ear headset, the Audition Bluetooth 4.0 headset by Avantree which will be replacing the Hive headset in our stock, which by the way is still a great headset which we have only 2 left of! The Audition can also connect either by Bluetooth or directly with a cable and can even connect with your Smartphone with a touch if your phone has NFC as an additional choice for pairing. Easily connect this aptX-codec-enabled Bluetooth headphone with built-in microphone to 2 devices simultaneously and listen to hi-fi stereo sound and crystal-clear phone calls wirelessly. Full price $79.99, get it this week for $69.99! The 20% off accessories includes: * The Miccus Pool Party Bluetooth speakers, the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower speaker and regular portable speakers. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/speakers.html * the Miccus Bluetooth Transmitters and Receivers that enable your non-Bluetooth devices to transmit and receive Bluetooth signals. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/bluetooth-transmitters-and-receivers.html * Bluetooth Headsets and regular earbuds, http://www.talkingmp3players.com/headsets.html * All other items such as microSD cards, chargers, cables, etc. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/accessories.html We also have a great deal on all of our Talking MP3 Players, which are discounted as low as $69.99 for either the Sansa Clip Plus or the latest player the Sansa Clip Zip! Use the combo boxes below the player you're ordering to get 25% off accessories: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html To find out more about Talking Mp3 Players and their features, listen to my podcast: http://tinyurl.com/mb7jes5 All Talking MP3 Players come with earphones, USB cable, free friendly tech support, our new audio tutorials, free shipping in the US, greatly discounted quality international shipping, and 1-year replacement warranty!http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html  Visit our accessible phones page, http://www.talkingmp3players.com/accessible-phones.html to see the variety of lightly used accessible phones we carry at 10% off this week including the Samsung Haven and several Android and iPhone models, plus we have special deals on phone plans to go with these devices! Introductory offer for Simple Mobile plans, only $20 for a $40 plan: Unlimited Talk & Text & data 1GB at 4G speed! Send email for info to phones@talkingmp3players.com 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) 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 have a Paypal payment request sent. This special ends on Thursday January 22nd, so hurry and get your order in Your questions are always welcome.
Posted Thursday, 15-Jan-2015 9:16 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Come check out all of our cool electronics, headphones, speakers, and accessories!

If you haven't checked out the Harbolt Company, then you are missing out on some of the coolest electronics and gadgets assembled in one place! Our fully 100 percent accessible web site and audio descriptions for every item we sell will make your shopping experience a great one! And our premium audio area will give you some of the best sounding headphones, earphones, ear buds, and speakers around. Not to mention all of the Bluetooth ear buds, speakers, and headsets that talk. Want a talking Summit MyCharge portable backup battery? We have them! How about Monster or TDK ear buds that sound amazing? We have them! How about a pair of weather proof speakers for the outside that look like rocks? Yep, got em. We carry accessories for Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod, computers, Bluetooth, and everything in between. We even carry things like a Swiss gear electronics backpack for up to a 17 inch laptop and space for tablets, and other electronics. We carry all types of brands like Klipsch, TDK, Skull Candy, Plantronics, Monster, Logitech, Akai, and the list goes on. Right now we are running a huge sale on many of our premium audio headphones and ear buds. Check out our sale items at: http://www.harboltcompany.com/specials.html You can see all of our items at: http://www.harboltcompany.com/All-Items/ All first time orders will receive a coupon for $5 off their next order. Join our newsletter and get special discounts and our deal of the day items. Visit http://www.harboltcompany.com to check out our site and sign up for our newsletter. You will be glad you did! Find out why everyone is talking about the Harbolt Company and where everyone goes to find some of the coolest electronics at some of the coolest prices! We have things you never knew existed and things you never knew you needed but now can't live without! We never pay retail for anything and you shouldn't either! Blessings, The Harbolt Company http://www.harboltcompany.com sales@harboltcompany.com 405-633-2572
Posted Wednesday, 14-Jan-2015 11:51 PM ET in Accessories     

ID Mate Omni for sale. Only $225.00

Excellent condition ID Mate Omni. Comes with charger, carrying case, and dozens and dozens of labels. Free shipping to the U.S. or Canada. The unit is about 6 years old and the batteries are about 2 years old. Only asking $225.00
Posted Tuesday, 13-Jan-2015 7:17 PM ET in Portable Devices     

MacBook Pro $700 and MacBook Air $600

I have two MacBook laptops up for sale. The first one is a mid 2010 13 inch MacBook Pro. This machine is in great condition. It has 4 gigs of RAM, and a 256 gig SSD drive. It is currently running the latest version of Mac OSX Yosemite. I am asking $700. The second is a 2010 13 inch MacBook Air. This machine is also in great condition. It has 2 gigs of RAM, and a 128 gig SSD drive. This machine will also run the latest version of Yosemite. I would like $600. I accept payment via PayPal. Please do not hesitate to contact me at: jmcahs@yahoo.com with any questions. Thanks, and have a great day.
Posted Tuesday, 13-Jan-2015 11:26 AM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     

Descriptive exercise routines are now available from BlindAlive!

Descriptive exercise routines are now available from BlindAlive! Current offerings include two levels of cardio, two Sculpting with Weights, a Boot Camp Style, and a stability ball workout, with others planned for the near future. Workouts can either be downloaded to your computer or purchased on CD. For more information, you may visit BlindAlive on the web: www.BlindAlive.com , send email to support@BlindAlive.com , or leave a message for a return call at (570) 212-9979.
Posted Monday, 12-Jan-2015 2:31 PM ET in Health/Personal Care     

For Sale, Lowered Price: Braille Sense Plus and Focus 14 Braille Display

Braille Sense Plus is in excellent condition! This 32-braille-cell unit comes with carrying case, neck strap and AC adapter. Now asking $1,050, which includes shipping to North America. Also selling Focus 14 braille display, also in excellent condition! Now asking $850, including shipping to anywhere in North America. This display comes with braille manual, USB cable, carrying case, and neck strap. I accept PayPal, money orders, and cashiers checks. Please don't hesitate to ask questions about this equipment if it is unfamiliar.
Posted Monday, 12-Jan-2015 12:20 PM ET in Portable Devices     

APH Refreshabraille 18 for sale

For sale is a used original APH Refreshabraille 18 portable Braille display. This unit works with all major screen readers on Mac, Windows and iOS, via bluetooth or USB. Note; This is the first hardware generation running firmware 3.00. This unit comes with a USB cable, and is in excellent functioning and cosmetic condition. Asking $800 or best offer.
Posted Sunday, 11-Jan-2015 8:33 PM ET in Portable Devices     

JAWS 15 OR 16 WANTED

Looking for either Jaws 15 or Jaws 16 home or professional to be used on a Windows 8.x Pro system. If have either let me know by e-mail djrisavyjr@att.net or by phone at 850-208-1923.
Posted Sunday, 11-Jan-2015 8:33 PM ET in Software     

everest v4 braille embosser 3250 ono

I am selling my Everest v4 to buy a sara scanner for a friend who needs one and can't afford it. It is a few years old but only used for 13 weeks and not much in that time. It uses duxberry 11 I believe. I live in Australia so someone in Australia would be great but am prepaired to sell over seas if needed and to go halves in shipping. paypal preferred.
Posted Sunday, 11-Jan-2015 8:33 PM ET in Accessories     

for sale or swap samsung galaxy s5

I would like to sell or swap my Samsung galaxy s5 for sale $550 or swap for iphone 5c or 5s. paypal preferred.
Posted Sunday, 11-Jan-2015 8:33 PM ET in Cell Phones     

Braille Note Apex QT 32 Cell Model

I have a Braille Note Apex Qt 32-cell model for sale. The device has been serviced and is running KeySoft 9.4.1. I am asking $2,500 or best offer.
Posted Sunday, 11-Jan-2015 5:04 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

Quicklook portable CCTV for $225 or best offer

Quicklook portable CCTV magnifier from Ash Technologies, used a half dozen times and in like new condition. Note that this is not the current touchscreen model, but an older generation without touchscreen features. Uses swing out camera design for easy writing. Good for looking at mail, labels, etc. Includes handheld unit, wall charger, and carrying case with shoulder strap. $225 or best offer.
Posted Sunday, 11-Jan-2015 2:43 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Unlocked Nokia E73 Cell Phone, with TALKS screen-reader, for sale, asking $80.00.

I have an in like-new condition Nokia E73 cell phone, which has been factory unlocked. I am asking $80.00 for the item. The phone also comes with a fully functional and transferable license for TALKS, which will allow someone without site, to fully use the phone. It has the original box, manuals, warrantee card, earbuds, battery charger, and the car charger accessory. I have an iPhone 5, and want to see someone who wishes a QWERTY-style phone, to obtain this item. I can be reached at: (207) 353-5007 or: rrc@ime.net. I really wish to get this phone over to someone who will be able to make good use of it, so I hope someone will be in a position to acquire this Nokia E73 handset. Have an awesome day!!
Posted Saturday, 10-Jan-2015 2:55 PM ET in Cell Phones     

Overstock after holidays sale! Discounts on Accessible Mp3 Players, phones etc...

We hope the holidays were a fantastic time for you all! We had stocked up on some items so that we could pass on the savings to you, our customers. As not everything was sold out, we do have some slightly overstocked items and would like to reduce some of our inventory so we're offering a special discount this week through January 15th only! • All Talking MP3 Players discounted $10, plus you get 25% off accessories and micro SD cards with your Talking MP3 Player purchase! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html • You still have a chance to get the Pocket MP3 Player for the introductory price of just $19.99 and for this week only we're adding in a free Travel Charger (a $10.99 value for use in North America)! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/other-players.html • Stereo Speaker case for just 15.99 and for $1 more we'll include the batteries. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/speakers.html • 20% to 25% off all accessories and micro SD cards including Bluetooth http://www.talkingmp3players.com/accessories.html • All iPhone and Android phones 10% off. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/accessible-phones.html • Accessible Samsung Haven flip phone only $59.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/accessible-phones.html 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) This special runs through Thursday January 15th, so hurry and save big on our holiday overstock sale! 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 have a Paypal payment request sent. Your questions are always welcome. We wish you and yours the best of 2015!
Posted Thursday, 08-Jan-2015 9:37 PM ET in Portable Devices     

For Sale: Braille Sense Plus and Focus 14 Braille Display, Like-New Condition

Braille Sense Plus is running the latest firmware from Hims. Both devices come with AC adapters, carrying cases and neck straps. Both work well with Apple and Windows devices. The Braille Sense Plus also allows for notetaking, E-mailing, surfing the web, and has many more features. I accept Paypal, money orders, and cashiers checks. Asking $1,250 for Braille Sense Plus, and $895 for Focus 14. This includes shipping to anywhere in North America.
Posted Thursday, 08-Jan-2015 4:55 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

Looking for the original Sharp Talking Time I.

If, by any stretch of the imagination someone does not want to keep their Sharp Talking Time, I am interested. My husband and I have one we LOVE, for sentimental reasons, and I've thought about trying to find another to have on hand, in case anything happenes to the one we already have. Asking price is negotiable.
Posted Thursday, 08-Jan-2015 2:47 PM ET in Household     

Note Taker and Braille Display for Sale

Hey there folks, I have here two things I want to sell for some cash to help pay the bills, or for a trade of equivalent devices. First is a first-generation Brailliant 40-cell Braille display. The device is pretty simple, consisting of forty cells with accompanying cursor routing buttons and three navigation keys on either end. Unfortunately however, while this display is meant to be portable and is supported by IOS devices like IPhones and IPads, the battery on it has died, so it only works while plugged in. As it is, therefore, this display is ideal if you want a simple, no frills display for home or office use. I've tested it with Jaws, NVDA, OSX, and IOS and it works like it should. IT supports USB and Bluetooth connectivity. I'm asking six hundred bucks for this guy, though I would be willing to haggle over the price to a reasonable degree. Keep in mind that at the date of purchase this was almost three grand, and even though the battery doesn't work, the display itself is in perfect working order, with every dot being as crisp and reliable as it was when I first got it. The second item on my need to get rid of list is my old Braille Note PK. I got this little guy back in 2008, right as I was starting college. Considering how old it is, it's served me quite well, and is a nice little device if you want a simple note taker with an 18-cell Braille Display, 8-dot Braille keyboard, a compact flash card slot, mini USB port for connecting to a computer, and an internal microphone and memo recorder. It does have some signs of use on it, since I've worked with it pretty consistently, but everything still works exactly as it should. It's currently running Keysoft version 7.5, Build 31, which is the latest upgrade my SMA allows. At date of purchase, this was almost six thousand dollars. Nevertheless, I realize that this note taker is quite old, has been used often, and its capabilities are limited by today's standards. Therefore, I'm asking for 500 dollars for it, which is less than ten percent of the original price. For any or both of these items, all shipping charges are on me. For practicality's sake, I'm only shipping to U.S. addresses. Check or PayPal transactions accepted. If interested in purchasing any of these devices, or to arrange a trade, please contact me by email at albano.berberi@Gordon.edu Thanks for reading, Albano Berberi.
Posted Wednesday, 07-Jan-2015 8:34 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

Looking to Trade PacMate Qx440 for new Model BrailleSense

I am looking to trade my PacMate Omni QX440 for a recent new model of the BrailleSense. I need something smaller, and for my purposes, my iPhone and a braille display isn't an option. The PAC Mate is in very good working order but does need to have three keys replaced. The 40-cell braille display has no bad dots and works as expected.
Posted Wednesday, 07-Jan-2015 6:00 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

Wanted, DecTalk Express speech synthesizer in working condition

Wanted, DecTalk Express External Speech Synthesizer in working condition. If you have one of these synthesizers lying around and not being used, please contact me. Price is negotiable.
Posted Wednesday, 07-Jan-2015 6:00 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

UPDATED - Free tech workshops on iOS, Google Apps, NVDA and more in NYC

Free Upcoming Technology Workshops at the Andrew Heiskell Library Registration is required for all workshops. To register, email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or call (212) 621-0627. Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with guest expert Ed Plumacher Patrons are asked to sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating and organizing your schedule and notes. This course will run on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 PM. When registering please let us know whether you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours. Dates are as follows. January 13: Hardware, gestures, and the Phone app. January 27: Contacts and Mail. February 10: Messages, Calendar, Reminders and Notes. February 24: Going online with Safari. March 10: Settings, the App Store, and review. Getting Started with Google Apps: Short Course Google’s free tools for word processing, calendar management, and business communication are available on almost any computer, tablet or smartphone, but the usability of these apps varies widely depending on which operating system, screen reader and browser you use; and how much you know about how your screen reader interacts with Apps. This series of workshops will teach you which combinations of technology work best for accessing apps; how to use keyboard commands to work in apps for efficiently; and how to use the key features of apps. Dates and times are as follows: Jan 20, 5:00 - 6:45 PM: Overview of Google Apps with screen readers. Discover what this web-based suite of applications can do, and discuss situations where working with Google Apps could be preferable to using traditional productivity software. Learn about the accessibility of GMail, Calendar, Groups, Hangouts and Docs on IOS, PC, IOS and Android. Get to know Google’s own screen reader for the web. Find out where to go online to learn about Apps accessibility and report accessibility issues. Feb 3, 5:00 - 6:45 PM: GMail. Learn how to use the web-based version of GMail using your scccreen reader. Discover techniques for quickly creating, sending, replying to and forwarding messages; selecting multiple messages for action; and handling attachments. Explore the advantages of using GMail with a desktop client or mobile app. Feb 17, 5:00 - 6:45 PM. Hangouts and Groups. Learn how to communicate with your friends, family or team using text, video and voice chat; and stay on top of plans and projects with the Google Groups messaging system. Find out how to position a webcam and microphone; invite participants to a Hangout; share your screen; and use Hangouts to make free domestic phone calls. Discover keyboard commands for quick and easy searching, reading and posting in Google Groups. Mar 17, 5:00 - 6:45 PM. Docs and Drive. Find out how to store, search and receive your files from anywhere; share your work with friends and colleagues; create, name and format a document; check your formatting and spelling; and send your document to someone who doesn’t use Google Apps. Mar 31, 5:00 to 6:45 PM: Collaborating with Docs. Find out how to structure your document so it’s easy to navigate and understand; learn how to make revisions and suggestions; and discover how comments and real-time collaboration can help you work with friends or colleagues on a document. On the Move: Mar 12, 5:00 - 6:30 PM This workshop will introduce you to online tools to help you select a destination, get where you’re going and be in the know once you arrive. We’ll cover: HopStop transit directions; Google Business Search; finding menus and retail information online; contacting businesses to arrange assistance; and finding out about accessible cultural happenings. Discovering Podcasts with guest expert Mark Ramnauth: Feb 26, 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. This workshop will introduce you to a wealth of free, downloadable audio (and some video) programming. From tech to cooking to true crime, learn how to discover, download, and play podcasts you’ll love. This workshop is open to users of IOS, Android, Mac, and PC. Tackling Twitter: Jan 24, 11:00 A.M. to 1 P.M. Learn how to use this social media tool for concise communication to stay informed, connect with far-flung family and friends, spread the word about your business or community project, and engage with individuals and organizations across the world. This workshop will focus on universal Twitter concepts, and is open to all technology users. Patrons with questions about particular devices are invited to stay after the workshop and consult with our coaches. Android Accessibility Basics with guest expert Walei Sabry: Feb 21, 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Android tablets and phones include accessibility features for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other disabilities. You’ll learn about what accessibility features are available on different versions of Android; how to enable and use settings for magnification and speech feedback; and where to go online to learn more about using Android accessibility features. This workshop will be demonstration-based, but you may bring your device to follow along. Siri and Dictation for IOS - January 15, 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. You can use your voice to compose emails, search the web, set reminders, and do much more. During this workshop, you will learn how to: Dictate text effectively; Ask Siri the “right” questions; Set reminders and alarms; Make calculations and check dates; Search for information on the web IOS and Android Apps for Independence: February 19, 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. This discussion-based workshop will explore free and low-cost apps that make life easier or just more fun for people with vision loss. We encourage you to bring your IOS device and prepare to talk for a minute or two about your favorite app. We’ll cover apps that magnify images, describe what’s in front of the camera, read text and labels, identify currency, and more! IOS with Keyboards and Braille Displays: Mar 13, 12:00 - 2:00 PM Learn how to pair your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with a bluetooth keyboard or braille display for faster writing, reading and navigation. You’ll learn how to pair bluetooth devices, what to consider when purchasing a bluetooth device, and how to use keyboard and braille commands to control IOS and Voiceover. BARD Orientations: January 20th, Noon – 2 P.M. February 19, 3-5 P.M.; March 11, 1 -3 P.M. Learn how to download BARD books with confidence using your Mac, PC, IOS device, or personal book player. Nonvisual Desktop Access, a Free Screen Reader for Windows: Jan 17, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM; and Mar 25, 2:00 - 4:00 PM NVDA is a free and powerful screen reader that can provide users with low or no vision with complete access to a Windows computer. This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to install NVDA on your laptop or try it on one of ours. You’ll also learn how to: Set NVDA voice and keyboard settings; Hear what’s under the mouse; Read and edit text; Navigate the Windows desktop and menus; move among programs; and work with popular applications Accessibility and Advocacy with guest expert Dawn Suvino. Jan 31, 12:00 to 3:00 PM Have you encountered a webpage, service or piece of technology that seems difficult to use nonvisually? This interactive workshop will help you determine how accessible a website or technology is; articulate your issues with and suggestions for improving accessibility; and re-evaluate your options for pursuing accessibility improvements to the products and services you care about. You’ll also learn where to go online to find other users of assistive technology who can help you investigate and address accessibility issues. We’ll include demonstration and discussion of accessibility advocacy techniques, and an opportunity to address real-world accessibility issues in small groups. Technology Coaching at the Library Are you interested in learning to use a computer with screen magnification or screen reading software? Would you like to learn how to use an iPhone or iPad to read books, take notes and manage your calendar? Do you aspire to be more effective at finding information online? The library offers small-group workshops and individualized consultations on a range of technology and information literacy topics. You’ll find a selection of what we offer below, but please call or email to inquire about additional small group trainings that may be organized as patrons request them. Call 212-621-0627 or email chanceyfleet@nypl.org to register for all workshops so that we may anticipate the size and particular needs of each group. Registration is always free. Literacy Consultations Would you like to sign up for our Braille Audio and Reading Download service (BARD), the NFB-Newsline newspaper and magazine program, Bookshare’s digital library, the Learning Ally collection of textbooks, or an NYPL library card? We can help! Please call for a 1-on-1 appointment which will give you the opportunity to learn about and sign up for literacy resources in one convenient location. Smart Brailler Gives a Shout-Out to Braille Learners! Our new Perkins Smart Brailler combines a traditional brailler (a device similar to a typewriter that produces braille) with a tiny computer to provide real time spoken and very large print feedback while you’re brailling. Learners and writers of all ages can use this brailler to hear and/or see each letter, word or line spoken as they write. Come in and give it a try! (If it’s your first time using the Smart Brailler, please call ahead to register for a brief one-on-one orientation). New Software, Hardware and Books for Assistive Technology Users: All of these items are available for patrons to use by appointment. We are happy to provide training too. (No appointment needed for the ClearView): ClearView Plus CCTV with Speech, for reading with magnification and speech together; E.A.S.Y Tactile Drawing Tablet, for creating raised-line drawings; Talking Typing Teacher, for learning to type; National Braille Press titles for onsite reference, including Tweeting Blind, Getting the Picture (on blind photography) and more; iMac, with Voiceover and Zoom built in; NVDA, the free and open-source screen reader; Victor Stream 2nd generation, for learning to download BARD books wirelessly; KNFB Reader (available on iPod Touch devices), an app that allows you to snap a picture of text and have it read out loud and/or magnified; iOS Without the Eye
Posted Wednesday, 07-Jan-2015 4:07 PM ET in Miscellaneous     

help modifying espeak free open source synthesizer

I need help modifying espeak to do the following. 1. make it raise the pitch more when reading phrases with question marks and exclamation marks. 2. Modify certain words such as the word thanks so it sounds more american and less british when set to american english. and 3. modify klatt variant so it sounds a bit more like keynote gold. 4. i need examples of how to use tunes statements to make espeak talk different with some more intelligent inflection, a bit more like keynote gold perhaps.
Posted Wednesday, 07-Jan-2015 4:07 PM ET in Software     

Wanted: Braille Edge, iPod Touch 5th Gen., and 40-Cell USB Braille Display

Would prefer if Braille Edge came with Executive Products case and that unit hasn't been used much. I have a Focus 14 Blue and a Braille Sense Plus I can trade, both in excellent condition! Looking for iPod Touch 5th Generation, which can have scuffs or scratches, as long as unit works and screen is in good shape. Also wanting a USB 40-cell braille display for an adult life skills training centre in Rwanda, to which I'm donating a laptop. Am willing to pay around $400 for the USB display.
Posted Wednesday, 07-Jan-2015 1:04 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

Focus 40 cell for $1000 or best offor.

I'm celling a focus 40 cell braille display for $1000 or best offor. If you would like to speak with me about the braille display, email me and we can discuss pricing further.
Posted Tuesday, 06-Jan-2015 5:36 PM ET in Peripherals     

Free tech workshops on iOS, Google Apps, NVDA and more in NYC

Free Upcoming Technology Workshops at the Andrew Heiskell Library Registration is required for all workshops. To register, email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or call (212) 621-0627. Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with guest expert Ed Plumacher Patrons are asked to sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating and organizing your schedule and notes. This course will run on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 PM. When registering please let us know whether you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours. Dates are as follows. January 13: Hardware, gestures, and the Phone app. January 27: Contacts and Mail. February 10: Messages, Calendar, Reminders and Notes. February 24: Going online with Safari. March 10: Settings, the App Store, and review. On the Move: Mar 12, 5:00 - 6:30 PM This workshop will introduce you to online tools to help you select a destination, get where you’re going and be in the know once you arrive. We’ll cover: HopStop transit directions; Google Business Search; finding menus and retail information online; contacting businesses to arrange assistance; and finding out about accessible cultural happenings. Discovering Podcasts with guest expert Mark Ramnauth: Feb 26, 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. This workshop will introduce you to a wealth of free, downloadable audio (and some video) programming. From tech to cooking to true crime, learn how to discover, download, and play podcasts you’ll love. This workshop is open to users of IOS, Android, Mac, and PC. Tackling Twitter: Jan 24, 11:00 A.M. to 1 P.M. Learn how to use this social media tool for concise communication to stay informed, connect with far-flung family and friends, spread the word about your business or community project, and engage with individuals and organizations across the world. This workshop will focus on universal Twitter concepts, and is open to all technology users. Patrons with questions about particular devices are invited to stay after the workshop and consult with our coaches. Android Accessibility Basics with guest expert Walei Sabry: Feb 21, 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Android tablets and phones include accessibility features for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other disabilities. You’ll learn about what accessibility features are available on different versions of Android; how to enable and use settings for magnification and speech feedback; and where to go online to learn more about using Android accessibility features. This workshop will be demonstration-based, but you may bring your device to follow along. Siri and Dictation for IOS - January 15, 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. You can use your voice to compose emails, search the web, set reminders, and do much more. During this workshop, you will learn how to: Dictate text effectively; Ask Siri the “right” questions; Set reminders and alarms; Make calculations and check dates; Search for information on the web IOS and Android Apps for Independence: February 19, 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. This discussion-based workshop will explore free and low-cost apps that make life easier or just more fun for people with vision loss. We encourage you to bring your IOS device and prepare to talk for a minute or two about your favorite app. We’ll cover apps that magnify images, describe what’s in front of the camera, read text and labels, identify currency, and more! IOS with Keyboards and Braille Displays: Mar 13, 12:00 - 2:00 PM Learn how to pair your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with a bluetooth keyboard or braille display for faster writing, reading and navigation. You’ll learn how to pair bluetooth devices, what to consider when purchasing a bluetooth device, and how to use keyboard and braille commands to control IOS and Voiceover. BARD Orientations: January 20th, Noon – 2 P.M. February 19, 3-5 P.M.; March 11, 1 -3 P.M. Learn how to download BARD books with confidence using your Mac, PC, IOS device, or personal book player. Nonvisual Desktop Access, a Free Screen Reader for Windows: Jan 17, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM; and Mar 25, 2:00 - 4:00 PM NVDA is a free and powerful screen reader that can provide users with low or no vision with complete access to a Windows computer. This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to install NVDA on your laptop or try it on one of ours. You’ll also learn how to: Set NVDA voice and keyboard settings; Hear what’s under the mouse; Read and edit text; Navigate the Windows desktop and menus; move among programs; and work with popular applications Accessibility and Advocacy with guest expert Dawn Suvino. Jan 31, 12:00 to 3:00 PM Have you encountered a webpage, service or piece of technology that seems difficult to use nonvisually? This interactive workshop will help you determine how accessible a website or technology is; articulate your issues with and suggestions for improving accessibility; and re-evaluate your options for pursuing accessibility improvements to the products and services you care about. You’ll also learn where to go online to find other users of assistive technology who can help you investigate and address accessibility issues. We’ll include demonstration and discussion of accessibility advocacy techniques, and an opportunity to address real-world accessibility issues in small groups. Technology Coaching at the Library Are you interested in learning to use a computer with screen magnification or screen reading software? Would you like to learn how to use an iPhone or iPad to read books, take notes and manage your calendar? Do you aspire to be more effective at finding information online? The library offers small-group workshops and individualized consultations on a range of technology and information literacy topics. You’ll find a selection of what we offer below, but please call or email to inquire about additional small group trainings that may be organized as patrons request them. Call 212-621-0627 or email chanceyfleet@nypl.org to register for all workshops so that we may anticipate the size and particular needs of each group. Registration is always free. Literacy Consultations Would you like to sign up for our Braille Audio and Reading Download service (BARD), the NFB-Newsline newspaper and magazine program, Bookshare’s digital library, the Learning Ally collection of textbooks, or an NYPL library card? We can help! Please call for a 1-on-1 appointment which will give you the opportunity to learn about and sign up for literacy resources in one convenient location. Smart Brailler Gives a Shout-Out to Braille Learners! Our new Perkins Smart Brailler combines a traditional brailler (a device similar to a typewriter that produces braille) with a tiny computer to provide real time spoken and very large print feedback while you’re brailling. Learners and writers of all ages can use this brailler to hear and/or see each letter, word or line spoken as they write. Come in and give it a try! (If it’s your first time using the Smart Brailler, please call ahead to register for a brief one-on-one orientation). New Software, Hardware and Books for Assistive Technology Users: All of these items are available for patrons to use by appointment. We are happy to provide training too. (No appointment needed for the ClearView): ClearView Plus CCTV with Speech, for reading with magnification and speech together; E.A.S.Y Tactile Drawing Tablet, for creating raised-line drawings; Talking Typing Teacher, for learning to type; National Braille Press titles for onsite reference, including Tweeting Blind, Getting the Picture (on blind photography) and more; iMac, with Voiceover and Zoom built in; NVDA, the free and open-source screen reader; Victor Stream 2nd generation, for learning to download BARD books wirelessly; KNFB Reader (available on iPod Touch devices), an app that allows you to snap a picture of text and have it read out loud and/or magnified; iOS Without the Eye
Posted Tuesday, 06-Jan-2015 4:44 PM ET in Miscellaneous     

need old megadots for ms-dos from 1993

I need an old copy of megadots on floppy disk from 1993 or so to run in my ms-dos and windows3.1 virtual machine. I also need an old copy of duxbury from 1993 or 1994. I would also like for someone to modify the braille n speak server so it works with DecTalk access32. Also to run ms-dos and windows3.1 you will also need pySerial and the com0com with signed drivers google it and get com0com from the google code website.
Posted Monday, 05-Jan-2015 3:46 PM ET in Software     

Index Basic-D in good condition with soundproof cabinet, $1800 OBO

For sale is an Index Basic-D embosser (about 5 years old but hardly ever used). I thought I would need it but it turns out it mostly sits idle in storage. It comes with an Index soundproof cabinet (quality construction which makes the embosser remarkably quiet, note this is the full-sized cabinet, approx. 5 feet high and has some extra shelves convenient for storing embosser accessories). I paid around $3000 for the combo some years ago, so I am listing it at $1800 (plus $100 for shipping). I am open to slightly lower offers though (not under $1200), because I want this thing to be used where it is needed. I am not open to exchanges as I do not need other accessories. Contact me through here, or by email at birkir.gunnarsson@gmail.com if interested. Thanks and have a wonderful 2015!
Posted Monday, 05-Jan-2015 3:44 PM ET in Printers/Embossers     

request braille n speak server modifications

I am looking for someone who knows python programming language to modify the braille n speak server to use dectalk access32 from the NVDA dectalk addon for speech output. If anyone can help please get in touch.
Posted Monday, 05-Jan-2015 3:26 PM ET in Services     

want to relive the days of ms-dos?

Do you want to relive the days of ms-dos? Do you want to dust off those old dos applications such as megadots1.5, vocal-eyes, asap screen reader for dos, word-perfect5.1 and more? The good news is now you can. Contact me to learn how if interested.
Posted Monday, 05-Jan-2015 3:18 PM ET in Software     

Freedom Scientific RUBY Handheld Video Magnifier for $250 + Humanware Classmate Rearder

I have a perfect condition Freedom Scientific RUBY Handheld Video Magnifier for $250 and Humanware Classmate Reader in very good condition for $100. Please email me at cuteprincess9213@gmail.com for pictures and info.
Posted Monday, 05-Jan-2015 2:56 PM ET in Accessories     

nokia n95-3 for sale with talks screen reader and accessories

Hi, I have a Nokia n95-3 with the talks screen reader  and the following accessories   for sale. 1 spare battery, 1 leather case that can be used   with or with out a belt clip 1 wired wh-201 headset. 1 desktop  battery charger with spare charging slot for a second battery.    This phone does not support international 3g it supports US/Canada 3g service.  I'm asking $200 I prefer paypal. To discuss this email me at dennisl1982@gmail.com
Posted Monday, 05-Jan-2015 2:55 PM ET in Accessories     

Kustom Cane Personalized Canes,Charms, Braille, Tips, Cane Protectant Coating-Gifts

Why be plain? Go Kustom Cane! Do you or someone you know use a mobility cane? Do you enjoy style an coordination in your dress? Who doesn’t like to show their team spirit and pride and display their teams logo and colors? Don’t be plain, Go Kustom Cane. How about an inexpensive way to advertise your business or support for a cause? Their is no better conversation starter with your very own one of a kind cane from Kustom cane. Kustom Cane has been in the restyling and customizing industry for over 18 years.Our focus has gone from automotive restyling to cane and mobility products. Our long time experience and commitment to customer satisfaction ensures that you will receive a quality product reasonably priced, customized to your desire.Our vinyl is a high performance 3M grade providing you the best quality on the market.Don’t Go plain! Embrace your cane with your personality-whether it is a folding aluminum, graphite, or telescoping- we got it! What a perfect gift for a friend or family member. Need a cane for church, formals, or special occasions? Check out our other products- The Mobility Bell and Cane Shield Protection for your cane. Do you like charms? Charms- charms- and more charms! From sterling silver accent cane charms to customized and personalized braille charms of all shapes and sizes-you will indeed have a one of a kind cane! Don’t forget about our personalized braille charms for your guide dog AKA furry friend’’s collar or harness! Remember.. Don’t be plain! Go Kustom Cane! See our website at www.Kustomcane.com , That’s k for Kustom and C for Cane.Current promotion is a free charm with all cane purchases! -New cane designs! We call it - The Camo Cane! Camouflauge at it’s finest! Another new Cane! design!!! !! The Chameleon Cane- Changes colors depending on the angle the cane is viewed and the way light reflects off of it!!! Choose from two designs *From green to blue to purple or * from gold to copper to purple Kustom Cane is your one stop cane shop- So don’t be plain! Go Kustom cane! Call us to acquire gift certificates! for friends or family members! What a unique gift! Contact us today at 901-483-1515 or at our website, www.kustomcane.com.”Like” us on Facebook!
Posted Saturday, 03-Jan-2015 1:47 PM ET in Miscellaneous     

Listen to your favorite music or bookplayer wirelessly 20 to 25% off & more super savings!

Happy New Year everyone! We hope 2015 will be a great year for you and yours! You can listen to your music and books wirelessly with Bluetooth. If your music or bookplayer isn't natively Bluetooth enabled, listen to this podcast in which I demonstrate how to enable any device with a normal-sized 3.5mm or 1/8th inch headphone jack to use Bluetooth: http://tinyurl.com/ltzetfc You can now get 20% off all our Bluetooth devices as reflected on the prices on the site, you can also get a Free Wall Charger with the purchase of any Talking Mp3 Player including the latest model which you can purchase for as low as $69.99, plus other accessories and micro SD cards at a 25% discount. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html and major savings on cell phones and plans: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/accessible-phones.html All these deals are through Thursday January 8th! You can use either of the following two Bluetooth speakers to Listen to music, audiobooks, or answer your Bluetooth capable phone in the shower! They're both very easy to pair with your BT device or Bluetooth transmitter. Up first is the Miccus Pool Party Bluetooth speakers, with cable so it can also be used without Bluetooth, audible sounds when turned on and paired, easy tactile buttons, splash proof (use out by the pool, beach, or in the bathroom while you shower) with 5 Watt, 2+1 speakers providing great sound. Next is our new small portable Bluetooth splash proof 3 Watt shower speaker with a suction cup in the back to stick on the rim of your bathtub, on your desk or to the back of a cell phone etc. and use it as a stand. It also has tactile controls with audible sounds. You can read more about and order either of these easy-to-use Bluetooth speakers from: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/speakers.html Listen to my audio demonstration showing how easy it is to pair and use the Miccus Pool Party Bluetooth speakers: http://tinyurl.com/mq5owys Here's what some of our customers had to say about the Miccus Pool Party Speakers: 'It sounds in a way better then the bose.' RJH 'I wanted you to know that the Pool Party speaker works very well. It's amazing to hear such good sound from a small box!' JG 'I just got my new Miccus Pool Party Speakers and I love them.  Now all I need is the pool! Your directions are perfect and made it so very easy for me to figure everything out without the help of my sighted husband.  Big smiles from Brenda AZ' JM We have several Bluetooth transmitters and receivers such as the Miccus Mini-jack TX transmitter which enables your audio device to use Bluetooth), it's companion product the Miccus Mini-jack RX receiver that you can connect to any headphones, speakers, home or car stereo system etc, and enable it to receive Bluetooth signals, as well as the Miccus Home RTX with which you can transmit or receive stereo sound from up to 150 feet away featuring Bluetooth Wireless Technology! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/bluetooth-transmitters-and-receivers.html We also have several types of Bluetooth headsets for wireless listening. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/headsets.html 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) As always we have free shipping in the US and discounted International Priority mail! 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 have a Paypal payment request sent. All these deals are through Thursday January 8th! Your questions are always welcome.
Posted Thursday, 01-Jan-2015 10:51 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Looking for computers running Windows 7? or even XP? Computers starting for $160

Are you in a need of an affordable computer? I can provide computers for as little as $160. I specialize in building custom computers. As well as fixing and upgrading old systems. So don’t hesitate and contact me today regarding your computer needs. You will be pleasantly surprised in what I can provide you with. I have over a decade long experience working with computers and making them perform at their peak.
Posted Sunday, 28-Dec-2014 2:57 PM ET in Services     


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