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Blaze EZ Patch Enables Direct NLS BARD Downloads


by J.J. Meddaugh

A free patch has been released for the Hims Blaze EZ Multiplayer, enabling direct downloading of NLS BARD titles. Still numbered as version 1.10, this release also includes improvements to the update process and the built-in web radio support. We've linked to the download page and included the release announcement below.

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Posted yesterday 8:46 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Blastbay and VGStorm Team up to Release Psycho Strike Audio RPG/Adventure/Shooter


by J.J. Meddaugh

Blastbay Studios, makers of the Q9 action game, and VGStorm, makers of Paladin of the Sky, have teamed up to release the new Windows audio game Psycho Strike. According to the description, "Psycho Strike is a mix between an RPG, a first person shooter and an adventure game. It captures the best parts of each genre in order to create a truly unique and groundbreaking gaming experience. In Psycho Strike, you take the roll of a gangster leader. Throughout your adventure you will have the opportunity to collect weapons, recruit new criminals for your team of violent outlaws, collect more and more powerful items to fortify your base, and just terrorize the city in general."
A demo version is now available with the game retailing for $24.95. Check the link on this post for more info.

Posted yesterday 7:52 PM ET in News     Post a comment

For those who Have Received It, VarioUltra Firmware Released with Contracted/Computer Braille Toggle


by J.J. Meddaugh

If you're lucky enough to have received your Baum VarioUltra, a free firmware has been released with some minor improvements. Version 1.2 includes a "Master Switch" mode to quickly jump between contracted and computer braille and also returns more quickly from suspend. Here's a link to the complete release notes. Check the link on this post to download the update.

Posted yesterday 5:21 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Beta of TalkBack 4.2 Offers Gesture Customization, Screen Dimming, More


by J.J. Meddaugh

The Android TalkBack team has rolled out a significant beta release to Android's default screen reader. The first beta of TalkBack 4.2 offers the ability to customize gestures and keyboard shortcuts, a built-in screen dimming feature, and various other improvements and bug fixes. To get the beta, you must opt-in to the beta test group and be a member of the Eyes-free Android list from an account also linked to your device. Here's the complete changelog, as posted by Google's Kristian Monsen:

  • More gesture customization available. All gestures can now be customized with all actions. .
  • Assignable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Option to suspend and resume TalkBack by long pressing both volume buttons. This must be enabled in TalkBack settings.
  • Optional new local and global context menus. These can be shown as a regular Android list, the default is the circle style in this release.
  • Optional screen dimming. If enabled the screen brightness will be reduced to almost zero when TalkBack is on and not suspended. The first three minutes after screen dimming is enabled it can be turned off by quickly pressing both volume button three times. During this time there are instructions on the screen on how to disable screen dimming for users who are not familiar with TalkBack.
    All new features are opt in for this release.
    Minor fixes:
  • Sliders, or SeekBars, can now be controlled with the volume keys like EditText.
  • EditText movement with volume control has been improved. Volume keys will now move cursor in EditText if it either has accessibility focus or if it has input focus and there is no accessibility focus on the screen.
  • Checkboxes in preferences should now announce the correct value on Android L.
  • Autoscrolling have been tweaked and will not mostly scroll lists.
Posted yesterday 5:08 PM ET in News     1 comment

The Weekly Apple Rundown: How To, Volume 2


by Joe Steinkamp

Brain hurts... too ... many Apple ... Watch ... links! Can't type sentences without ... ellipses. Can only post ... How Tos!

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Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 10:31 AM ET in Articles     Post a comment

The Other ABC Launches Online Audio Description Pilot in Australia


by J.J. Meddaugh

Another television network is piloting audio described content online, this time in Australia. ABC, no not that ABC, but the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, plans to post up to 14 hours of programming per week on its iview streaming platform. Programs will initially be available on its iPhone and ipad apps, with expansions to Android devices, computers, and high-definition televisions planned during the 15 week pilot project. You can learn more from Media Access Australia.

Posted Tuesday, 21-Apr-2015 5:39 PM ET in News     Post a comment

ATIA 2016 Call for Papers now Open


by J.J. Meddaugh

It's barely spring, but the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) wants you to think about submitting a paper for its 2016 conference. ATIA 2016 will be held February 2-6 in Orlando, and the call for papers is now open.
According to an Email, ATIA welcomes abstracts on the uses of assistive technology in a wide variety of settings - school, home, recreation, rehabilitation, university and workplace - from an equally wide group of qualified individuals including, but not limited to, accessibility professionals, administrators, advocates, AT specialists, communication specialist, consumers/individuals with disabilities, disability services, educators, government/non-profit agencies, IT professionals, occupational therapists, physical therapists, paraprofessionals, pre-service, professional development/training, rehab therapists, social workers, speech-language, pathologists, special education educators, visual impairment specialists and vocational rehab."
"Abstracts should cover the use of assistive technology from a practitioner or user perspective and may be in the form of a case study, demonstration, implementation study, panel discussion, poster session, research paper or tips and techniques workshop."
Submissions can be made through June 19, with a maximum of two submissions allowed per speaker. Accepted speakers will receive registration discounts.

Posted Tuesday, 21-Apr-2015 10:14 AM ET in News     Post a comment

This Blog Post Explains how to Enable VoiceOver on the Apple Watch in Demo Mode, Plus Much More


by J.J. Meddaugh

As the release date nears for the first ever Apple Watch, there's been a lot of talk about what exactly is and is not possible when it comes to accessibility, especially when trying out demo units. Alex Jurgensen has done much of the dirty work and explains many of the watch basics in this post on Apple World Today. It includes a description of the watch layout, a list of many of the available gestures, and a workaround for getting the watch to function when it is in demo mode.

Posted Monday, 20-Apr-2015 4:43 PM ET in News     Post a comment

HumanWare Switches to Video Teasers for KeySoft 9.5; Demonstrates Exam Mode


by J.J. Meddaugh

HumanWare has released the first in a series of snapshot videos highlighting features to be included in the next release of KeySoft for the BrailleNote and VoiceNote Apex. Version 9.5 will include an exam mode, which allows teachers to lock down most of the functions of the notetaker, essentially turning it into a refreshable braille display. With the proliferation of online standardized tests, a braille device which also includes a spell checker, calculator, and other features would likely not be allowed as an accommodation, so HumanWare is aiming to position the Apex as a suitable device for these exams. You can play the video to learn more about the feature from HumanWare's Greg Stilson (yes, it is descriptive). KeySoft 9.5 is scheduled to be released as a free update in May, according to the Email which we've linked to in this post. Interestingly, Greg states in the video that this is the second snapshot look into KeySoft 9.5, yet this is the first video to be posted on the company's YouTube channel.

Posted Monday, 20-Apr-2015 12:20 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Apple Rundown: Brother Can You Spare 100,000 Dimes Edition


by Joe Steinkamp

You could say that the world was on watch last week for news about the new updates to iOS and Mac OSX. Of course, some may be excited about the upcoming WWDC in June. However, let us just get the other news out of the way and then we'll jump into the linkapalooza about the new Apple timepiece. That way those who want to skip, avoid or ignore those stories can while leaving those who pine for their pre orders the ability to drool until the bauble arrives in their local Apple store.

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Posted Wednesday, 15-Apr-2015 7:39 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

High School Freshman Releases Free OCR App for iOS


by J.J. Meddaugh

A high school freshman has introduced a free and lightweight OCR app for IOS devices. Shalin Shah recently released Voice, a free OCR solution which includes a variety of image enhancement techniques, to the iTunes App Store. The app includes a field of view report to indicate when images are in view, adjusts brightness, and corrects skewed or angled images among other features. It's built, in part, using the Google Drive API which recently added optical character recognition as part of its available features. You can try it out now on the iTunes app store and give him feedback via Email at shalinvs@gmail.com.

Posted Tuesday, 14-Apr-2015 7:53 PM ET in News     Post a comment

April Jaws 16 Update Includes Google Docs Fixes, Smattering of Enhancements


by J.J. Meddaugh

A free update has been released for users of Jaws 16, and it may be a welcome one to users experiencing frustrations when trying to use Google Docs. In addition to bugs fixed when using Docs, improvements for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook, and Skype are also included. The complete list of reported changes is listed below. If you get a chance to test out Google Docs with Jaws 16, let us know what you think.

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Posted Tuesday, 14-Apr-2015 7:33 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Survey Seeks Feedback from Android TalkBack Users


by J.J. Meddaugh

A short survey has been posted to gain feedback from users of Android's TalkBack screen reader. The one-page survey includes several open-ended questions asking what users like and dislike about Talkback as well as what they feel is the biggest thing that needs to be fixed. Check the link on the post to take the survey.

Posted Tuesday, 14-Apr-2015 7:19 PM ET in News     1 comment

How to Enable Audio Description on Netflix for iPhone, Android, and Apple TV


by J.J. Meddaugh

As announced earlier, audio description tracks for Marvel's Daredevil series on Netflix are now available. Here's how to enable it using some of the most popular devices. Audio description is listed among the list of alternative language tracks, so any Netflix app which supports alternate languages should also support this new feature.

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Posted Tuesday, 14-Apr-2015 6:48 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Netflix Bringing Audio Description to House of Cards, Daredevil, Other Programs


by J.J. Meddaugh

In a move that may have ripple effects across the industry, Netflix will be supplying audio description tracks for many of its original programs, according to a post on its blog. The descriptive audio tracks will start with Marvel's Daredevil series and then spread to other popular titles including House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.
"Netflix is actively committed to increasing the number of audio-visual translations for movies and shows in our English-language catalogues. We are also exploring adding audio description into other languages in the future," according to Tracy Wright, who authored the post on the Netflix US and Canada blog.
Netflix is also planning to work with studios to make audio tracks available for other programs as well as exploring the possibility of tracks for other languages. Have you seen the audio tracks on Daredevil or any other shows yet? Sound off in the comments.

Posted Tuesday, 14-Apr-2015 3:30 PM ET in News     4 comments

Fashion Sense with Jywanza: Developing your Style


by Jywanza Maye

Before I get to this week’s colum, I would like to answer a question and reply to a comment I have received. Louis D asked my opinion about Old Navy. I am not a huge fan of Old Navy. Old Navy’s quality isn’t up to par compared to The Gap and The Banana Republic. If you want your clothes to last for years to come, I wouldn’t shop at Old Navy. That being said, Old Navy is a great place to shop for trendier items. I had a comment regarding this column’s intended targeted audience…. I am a male and while I try to provide some general information in each column that isn’t gender specific, this column’s intended targeted audience is men. Please keep the questions and comments coming and I will try my best to answer them. Now to this week’s column.

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Posted Friday, 10-Apr-2015 4:29 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

Is Your TV Your Next Windows Computer?


by Michael McCarty

The Intel Compute Stick, a snazzy $180 dongle that can turn anything with an HDMI port into a full-fledged Windows computer, made a bit of a splash when it touched down at CES 2015. Now, it's landing for real, preorders have started at Amazon.

The device features a Quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of solid state storage, running Windows 8.1. It will be available on May 6th, and we can't wait to mess with one to see if it can run with NVDA. Imagine having a computer connected to your TV with a screen reader and everything! If it works, it's exciting to think about all the things we'll do with it. Sighted assistance will be needed to get NVDA started, but that's the only negative thing I can find about it at the moment.

Posted Tuesday, 07-Apr-2015 7:41 PM ET in Articles     1 comment

The Weekly Apple Rundown: Happy Birthday iPad Edition


by Joe Steinkamp

The collective internet has the general opinion that some news comes along in pairs or even threes. Today, on the 5th birthday of the iPad, we'll take a look at a few stories that either directly conflict, or conversely, complement one another.

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Posted Saturday, 04-Apr-2015 1:39 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

Cornell University Researchers Exploring Viability of Smart Glasses to help Low Vision users


by J.J. Meddaugh

If you are a low vision user and live in or near New York city, a research team is interested in your feedback on the viability of using smart glasses to attain information. Participants will be compensated for their time and travel costs. We've included the Email below.

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Posted Friday, 03-Apr-2015 7:59 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Nearby Explorer 2.2.2 Includes OpenStreetMap, Bug Fixes


by J.J. Meddaugh

APH has released another free update to its Nearby Explorer GPS software for Android devices. This release includes bug fixes and some incremental improvements, including a Voice Search button on the search screen, support for OpenStreetMap for addresses, and support for expressing the distance to nearby places using clock face, such as 11 o'clock. It's available now from Google Play, and we've included the complete changelog below.

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Posted Thursday, 02-Apr-2015 3:46 PM ET in News     Post a comment


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Latest Deals

Today Only: Open-Box Apple iPad Air 32GB WiFi Tablet with Retina Display for $289.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Quick Ship Electronics via eBay offers the open-box Apple iPad Air 32GB WiFi Tablet with Retina Display in White/Silver, model no. MD789LL/A, for $289.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a 32GB iPad Air. (It's currently $114 below the lowest total price we could find for a new one.) Deal ends today.

Posted today 04:03 AM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Today Only: Seagate 5TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $119.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Newegg via eBay offers the Seagate 5TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. STBV5000100, for $119.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $9. It features a data transfer rate of up to 640MB/s. Deal ends today.

Posted today 12:18 AM ET in Hard Drives     Post a comment

Up to 40 Percent Off Mother's Day Flowers and Gifts at 1-800-FLOWERS off


by Michael McCarty

1-800-Flowers cuts up to 40% off a selection of Mother's Day flowers and gifts, with prices starting from $19.99. Alternatively, take 20% off select orders of $49.99 or more via coupon code MTHR49. (The coupon will not stack with already-discounted items.) Shipping starts at $14.99. Item availability may vary by ZIP code. Some exclusions apply. Deal Ends May 10.

Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 6:29 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

Refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 5 64GB GSM Smartphone for $239.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Garage Cell via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 5 64GB GSM Smartphone in Black, model no. MD662X/A, for $239.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a 64GB iPhone 5 GSM phone.

Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 5:00 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment

Microsoft Store Spring PC Sale


by Michael McCarty

The Microsoft Store cuts up to $401 off a selection of laptops, tablets, and desktop PCs during its Spring PC Sale. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. There are several products to choose from, click the provided link and choose the system that's right for you.

Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 4:55 PM ET in Computer Parts     Post a comment

Unlocked Amazon Fire Phone and One Year of Prime for $189 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Amazon offers its Unlocked Amazon Fire 32GB Smartphone bundled with a One-Year Amazon Prime Membership for $189 with free shipping. That's a savings of $359 and the lowest total price we've seen. This accessible GSM phone features a 4.7 inch 1280x720 touchscreen LCD, Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 3.0, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps, dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing, and Fire OS 3.6.8 (a heavily-modified version of Android OS).

Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 4:50 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment

HP 15.6 Inch Laptop for $299.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

ANTOnline via eBay offers the 4.8-lb. HP 250 G3 Intel Haswell Core i3 1.7GHz 15.6 Inch Laptop, model no. M5G69UT#ABA, for $299.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $60. Features include an Intel Core i3-4005U 1.7GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6 inch 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 3-cell battery, HDMI, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.

Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 4:40 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     Post a comment

Refurbished Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 10.8 Inch Tablet for $329.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

BuyDig via eBay offers the refurbished Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.5GHz 10.8 Inch 1080p Tablet for $329.99 with free shipping. That's $255 below our last mention of a new model and the lowest total price we could find for this tablet. (It's also a current low for a refurb by $77.) It features an Intel Haswell Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 10.8 inch 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, webcam, USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends April 30.

Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 4:35 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Seagate 5TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $119.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Newegg via eBay offers the Seagate 5TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. STBV5000100, for $119.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $9. It features a data transfer rate of up to 640MB/s. Deal ends April 27.

Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 4:35 PM ET in Hard Drives     Post a comment

Aukey Wireless A2DP Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Headset for $15.99 [Shipped via Prime]


by Michael McCarty

Aukey Direct via Amazon offers the Aukey Wireless A2DP Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Headset, model no. EP-B3, for $19.99. Coupon code YIRE5V85 cuts it to $15.99. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $6.01.) That's $24 off list and the lowest total price we could find. It features active noise cancellation and can connect with up to two devices at once.

Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 4:30 PM ET in Accessories     Post a comment

Open-Box Apple iPad Air 32GB WiFi Tablet with Retina Display for $289.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Quick Ship Electronics via eBay offers the open-box Apple iPad Air 32GB WiFi Tablet with Retina Display in White/Silver, model no. MD789LL/A, for $289.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a 32GB iPad Air. (It's currently $114 below the lowest total price we could find for a new one.) Deal ends April 27.

Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 4:25 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Seagate 1.5TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $49.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Newegg via eBay offers the Seagate 1.5TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. STBX1500401, for $49.99 with free shipping. That's a current low by $17, and the lowest total price we've seen. It runs at 5400 rpm.

Posted Wednesday, 22-Apr-2015 4:25 PM ET in Hard Drives     Post a comment

JBL Synchros S500 Powered Over-Ear Headphones for $69.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Shop Divvy via eBay offers the JBL Synchros S500 Powered Over-Ear Headphones, model no. SYNAE500STL, in Slate for $69.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $107. They're powered by two AAA batteries (included) and feature an inline 3-button remote, microphone, carrying case, 50mm drivers, and steel headband.

Posted Tuesday, 21-Apr-2015 4:55 PM ET in Accessories     Post a comment

Western Digital 3TB MyBook Essential USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $89.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Adorama via eBay offers the Western Digital 3TB MyBook Essential USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN, for $89.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $29.
It features a USB 3.0 interface and password protection with hardware encryption.

Posted Tuesday, 21-Apr-2015 4:50 PM ET in Hard Drives     Post a comment

Refurbished, Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB GSM Android Smartphone for $197.95 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

BidAllies via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB GSM Android Smartphone in Black or White for $197.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for an unlocked S4 model. (It's also $68 under the best price we could find for a new unit.) This quad-band GSM phone features a 5 inch 1920x1080 touchscreen Super AMOLED display, 4G LTE connectivity, 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, 1080p video recording, accelerometer, compass, barometer, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS.

Posted Tuesday, 21-Apr-2015 4:45 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment

Apple iPad Air 128GB Wi-Fi and AT&T for $499.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Best Buy offers the Apple iPad Air 128GB Wi-Fi and AT&T in Silver for $499.99 with free shipping. This particular model originally sold for $929. That's the best price we ve ever seen on this fully-loaded iPad. It features a 9.7 inch Retina display, 10-hour battery life, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 64-bit A7 chip.

Posted Tuesday, 21-Apr-2015 4:40 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

HP Envy 15.6 Inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop for $499.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Best Buy offers the 5.29-lb. HP Envy Intel Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6 Inch 1080p Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop in Natural Silver/Black, model no. 15-u110dx, bundled with Webroot Secure Anywhere 3-Device 1-Year Subscription for Windows/Mac for $499.99 with free shipping. That's $180 under the lowest total price we could find for the laptop alone. It features an Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6 inch 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, webcam, 802.11ac wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, Bluetooth, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.

Posted Tuesday, 21-Apr-2015 4:35 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     Post a comment

Braun Series 3 Wet & Dry Shaver for $39.95


by Michael McCarty

A little something for Father's Day? Walmart offers the Braun Series 3 3-340s Wet & Dry Shaver for $39.95. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $4.97 shipping charge. That's the lowest price we could find by $25. It features a rechargeable battery and is 100% waterproof.

Posted Tuesday, 21-Apr-2015 4:30 PM ET in Health/Personal Care     Post a comment

25 Percent Off Mother's Day Plants at 1-800-Flowers


by Michael McCarty

1-800-Flowers cuts 25 percent off a selection of Mother's Day Plants via coupon code MDAYPLNT. Shipping starts at $14.99; additional delivery fees may apply on select dates. Deal ends May 10.

Posted Monday, 20-Apr-2015 4:30 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

Unlocked Apple iPhone 6 16GB Smartphone for $609.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Monoprice via eBay offers the Unlocked Apple iPhone 6 16GB Smartphone
in Space Gray, Gold, or Silver for $609.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a new unlocked unit. (It's a current low by $26.) It's compatible with GSM and CDMA networks.

Posted Monday, 20-Apr-2015 4:20 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment


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Blind Bargains Qast 13: Super Uber Sensearound Kilt


by Joe Steinkamp

J.J. and Joe cover some of the past week's news and delve a bit more into Audio Description with "Daredevil". Mike May, from Sendero takes us along on a trip using the Uber ridesharring service. Plus we have a tip, your feedback in "Sound Off" and Easter leftovers? Oh, never mind, it is what J.J. calls this episode's "Last Word".

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Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 9:34 PM ET in Shows     Post a comment

Blind Bargains Qast 12: Organic Audio Tours For Your Peers


by Joe Steinkamp

This week J.J. and Joe find themselves in a descriptive discussion, at a crossroads for the summer and JJ takes a tour of a technology landmark. All that, plus a tip and Sound Off, in Episode 12!

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Posted Thursday, 16-Apr-2015 8:00 PM ET in Shows     Post a comment

Blind Bargains Qast 11: Audio Gaming With Goat herds On Demand


by Joe Steinkamp

Our look at gaming continues, and who better to talk with JJ and Joe but Mr. Audyssey himself, Michael Feir.
Michael has been giving talks about games recently, he has started work on a book detailing the history of audio gaming and he is about to embark on the biggest adventure of them all with his impending marriage later this year. Since this is a Canadian wedding, poutine might be on the menu for the wedding reception. Or maybe not. However, Jenine Stanley shows us some of the best ways to cook potatoes in our demo segment. Plus we have a tip, your feedback and of course the odd story or two in the "Last Word" all coming up in episode 11!

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Posted Saturday, 11-Apr-2015 3:37 PM ET in Shows     Post a comment

Blind Bargains Qast 10: April Foolin' Around


by Joe Steinkamp

This week Jamie, Ricky and Joe meet up to banter about tech and stuff. Buddy Mays drops by, there are a few cameos along the way and the triumphant return of … “The Mailbag”!!!

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Posted Wednesday, 01-Apr-2015 09:25 AM ET in Shows     Post a comment

Blind Bargains Qast 9: Functional, Decorative And Inclusive BBQ


by Joe Steinkamp

What's in a name? Quite a lot, actually. For Superman and mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent, it can define who he is and what he does depending on which persona he has adopted at any given time.
For Clint Eastwood and the classic Speghetti Westerns, the man with no name" signified that the movie's protagonist was powerful beyond a simple label or surname. Thanks to our amazing listeners, and their helpful comments on a recent survey, our little series has a moniker that not only rolls off the tongue easily, and trust us that helps in podcasting a lot, but it can mean a great many things when you hear it spoken. With that said, and thanks to Alex Hall for the suggestion, we are delighted to bring you episode 9 of the Blind Bargains Qast ... or BBQ!

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Posted Thursday, 26-Mar-2015 5:27 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Kurzweil 1000 Presentation With Steve Baum


by Joe Steinkamp

Kurzweil 1000, the venerable desktop OCR program, celebrates the recent release of version 14. In this audio, Steve Baum, Vice President of Engineering at Kurzweil Education, takes us on a brief tour of version 14 and even discusses what we might expect in the future for K1000.

We sincerely thank Mr. Baum for allowing us to capture this audio, and we encourage you to test drive the latest version of K1000 for yourself.

Find our conference coverage and weekly podcast on our audio page, and discover how to access our content from your mobile devices by visiting our apps page. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Do you like what you hear on our podcasts and conference coverage? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Monday, 23-Mar-2015 12:03 PM ET in Software     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Read How You Want With The Latest Technology From HIMS


by Joe Steinkamp

In this special, join Dave Wilkinson, Business Development Manager, as he discusses a number of reading options from HIMS including the new Smart Beetle 14-cell Braille display supporting connections to multiple devices simultaneously. In addition, Dave discusses the Blaze EZ and ET portable DAISY players including OCR support. We thank HIMS for their generous sponsorship of our CSUN 2015 coverage. To learn more about the latest from HIMS, you can visit the HIMS website, and you can also follow HIMS on Twitter and check out their Facebook page.

Find our conference coverage and weekly podcast on our audio page, and discover how to access our content from your mobile devices by visiting our apps page. Do you like what you hear on our podcasts and conference coverage? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Wednesday, 18-Mar-2015 2:41 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Meet The E-bot Portable Video Magnifier from HIMS


by Joe Steinkamp

In this special, join James McCarthy, President of HIMS Inc. as he discusses the E-Bot portable video magnifier. The unit allows for reading, writing, and near and distance viewing, and the advanced models have OCR support. The unit has a number of options for displaying materials, including a standard monitor, an iPad, and an Android tablet demonstrated here. We thank HIMS for their generous sponsorship of our CSUN 2015 coverage. To learn more about the latest from HIMS, you can visit the HIMS website, and you can also follow HIMS on Twitter and check out their Facebook page.

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Posted Tuesday, 17-Mar-2015 2:22 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

Blind Bargains Podcast 8: #CSUN15, Apple and Taptic Burritos


by Joe Steinkamp

Jet lag, day light saving and then an Apple event on top of all that. It's been one wild week and a half for JJ, Joe and Jeff. It is a good thing that Jamie came along to keep everyone on task this go around as the group sits down to cover some of the highlights in the world of Assistive Technology. We'd like to thank our partners at AFB, Blindy.TV and HIMS Inc. for their support in bringing you audio and stories from sunny San Diego and CSUN 2015.

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Posted Thursday, 12-Mar-2015 5:30 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Custom Accessible Phones From Claria for Blind and Low Vision users


by J.J. Meddaugh

In this interview, we speak with Marie Tranbahuy, Managing Director for the UK branch of Claria. Marie demonstrates a Nexus 5 phone modified with both a hardware overlay and customized software including basic functionality such as phone and email applications, as well as blindness-specific applications like GPS and a DAISY reader. A version is available for both blind and low vision users, and you can learn more from the Claria website, or from their U.S. distributor Odin Mobile.

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Posted Tuesday, 10-Mar-2015 7:21 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Accessibility Oz Provides Automated Accessibility Tools, Accessible Video Player and


by J.J. Meddaugh

In this interview, Gian Wild, CEO of Accessibility Oz, joins us to talk about a number of accessibility tools and testing procedures from her company. Accessibility Oz conducts both automated and user-based testing for its clients, and also provides them with tools and training which enable them to ensure accessibility independently. To learn more about Accessibility Oz, including the fully accessible Oz Player for videos, visit the Accessibility Oz website.

Find our conference coverage and weekly podcast on our audio page, and discover how to access our content from your mobile devices by visiting our apps page. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Do you like what you hear on our podcasts and conference coverage? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Tuesday, 10-Mar-2015 7:07 PM ET in Resources     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Free Currency Reader from Bureau of Engraving and Printing


by J.J. Meddaugh

Sabra Pressman, Meaningful Access Specialist for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, joins us to discuss the process for obtaining a free currency reader. On the BEP website, you'll find the online application for receiving the reader, as well as links to the iOS and Android currency identification apps. To learn more, visit http://www.bep.org

Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Enjoy our Podcasts? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Tuesday, 10-Mar-2015 6:06 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Nemeth Braille Tutorial, TI-84 Plus and More With APH


by J.J. Meddaugh

Larry Skutchan, director of Technology Product Research, joins us to talk about a number of products of interest available from APH. Most recently, APH has released a free, cross-platform Nemeth tutorial for use by students and teachers interested in learning Nemeth code. Additionally, Larry talks a bit about other products such as the accessible TI-84 Plus calculator, Nearby Explorer and more. You can learn about these, plus a wealth of other technology and information on offer from APH by visiting the APH website.

Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Enjoy our Podcasts? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Tuesday, 10-Mar-2015 5:25 PM ET in Resources     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Shh! Listen to The Mountbatten Whisper From Harpo


by J.J. Meddaugh

Jarek Wiazowski, International Sales and Support for Harpo, takes a few moments to talk about and demonstrate the new Mountbatten Whisper. The unit is built to be much quieter than a standard Brailler, and includes Bluetooth for interface with an app available for iOS, Android and Mac. The app allows for real-time print-to-Braille and Braille-to-print translation so students and teachers can interact effectively. Humanware is the exclusive distributor for the device in the U.S. and Canada, and you can also read more on the Harpo international website or visit the Harpo Facebook page.

Find our conference coverage and weekly podcast on our audio page, and discover how to access our content from your mobile devices by visiting our apps page. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Do you like what you hear on our podcasts and conference coverage? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Tuesday, 10-Mar-2015 5:07 PM ET in Printers/Embossers     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: The Updated Phoenix Gold Edition Braille Embosser from Enabling Technologies


by J.J. Meddaugh

Tony Schenk, President of Enabling Technologies, shows off the shiny new Phoenix embosser for Braille and tactile graphics. Turns out the unit isn't made of gold, which might be a bit heavy anyway, but it is packed with features and includes the Firebird software suite. The gold edition is priced the same as the silver edition, and you can learn more about it and other high quality Braille embossers by calling (800) 777-3687, or by visiting the Enabling Tehcnologies website.

Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Enjoy our Podcasts? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Tuesday, 10-Mar-2015 5:05 PM ET in Printers/Embossers     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Join The Revolution With an All-in-one CCTV and Android Tablet from North State AT


by Joe Steinkamp

Cory Hanosh from North State AT tells us about a revolutionary new product, aptly named the Revolution. This device functions as a CCTV, with the unique addition of an Android tablet serving as a touch screen and providing access to the Google Play Store and more. A basic and professional version of the device exist, and the best way to learn more is to call the company toll free at (877) 682-0452. You can also visit the North State AT website but note that at the time of this recording it is still under construction.

Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Enjoy our Podcasts? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Monday, 09-Mar-2015 4:51 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Latest News and Upcoming Conference for IAAP


by J.J. Meddaugh

In this interview, we hear from Christine Murphy Peck, CEO of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. This organization aims to connect like-minded accessibility professionals with each other, as well as provide accessibility workshops and certifications. IAAP plans their first annual conference later in 2015 in Las Vegas, and members will receive a discounted registration price. To learn more about IAAP and sign up for a student or associate membership, visit the IAAP website.

Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Enjoying our coverage of CSUN15? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Monday, 09-Mar-2015 4:16 PM ET in Resources     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: The Latest on The KNFB Reader


by J.J. Meddaugh

Jim Gashel, Chief Technology Officer of KNFB LLC, talks a bit about the success of the KNFB Reader app since its launch in september and gives us a quick look at the future roadmap of the app. A number of improvements are slated for inclusion in the iOS version, and an Android prototype is in active development for future availability on that platform. You can get the iOS app for $99, and you can visit the KNFB Reader website for information and support.

Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Enjoy our Podcasts? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Monday, 09-Mar-2015 2:27 PM ET in Software     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Real-time iOS OCR from Amedia


by J.J. Meddaugh

In this interview, Rena Takiguchi, International Sales and Purchasing Representative for Amedia, gives us a quick look at the iYomube app for OCR on iOS. This app is meant to be used with streett signs and the like, and can also be used to OCR standard printed pages. You can get the app for $29 in the app store, and you can visit the Amedia website to learn more about Amedia's products.

Be sure to check our audio page for more exhibit hall coverage, and check out our new weekly podcast for news and features about technology and beyond. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Enjoy our Podcasts? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Monday, 09-Mar-2015 2:14 PM ET in Software     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: What's New With The Ace Plus from ABiSee?


by Joe Steinkamp

Lori Berkey, Customer Support and Marketing Associate from ABiSee joins us to talk about the latest features on the Eye-Pal Ace Plus. This unit is much like the Ace, but with wi-fi capability. It has now been updated to include support for NFB Newsline, and has been slightly redesigned to support a user-replaceable battery. For more information about this and many other products for blind and low vision users, visit the ABiSee website or call (855) 354-4080.

Find our conference coverage and weekly podcast on our audio page, and discover how to access our content from your mobile devices by visiting our apps page. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2015 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind. Do you like what you hear on our podcasts and conference coverage? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Monday, 09-Mar-2015 1:29 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     Post a comment


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Save $200 on the SmartView 360 electronic magnifier – online purchase only

Classroom work, studying and homework are made easier through the power and versatility of the SmartView 360 desktop magnifier. From the blackboard to books, students of all ages can quickly and easily move the camera for a close up view. The SmartView 360 makes everyday life much easier. Simply point the camera to read textbook, do homework, and for personal tasks such as applying make-up and styling hair. Camera rotates 360 degrees offering desktop, distance and self view modes, Integrated 19 in. LCD monitor, setting memory for each viewing modes,16 enhanced contrast modes
Posted Friday, 24-Apr-2015 12:14 PM ET in Desktops     

Handy Tech Active Braille 40 Mint $4000 Or Best Offer

This Handy Tech Active Braille 40 is in Mint condition. Works great with Windows, Mac, IOS. 8 dot braille keyboard for input. Micro SD card for storing books and notes. Basic note taking functions like text editor. Built-in application for reading Braille Music. Auto Tactile control for automatically advancing to next line. A fantastic braille reading experience.
Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 9:35 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

32 cell braille sense u2 looking for a good home $4500

Thanks for looking. Up for sell is a 32 cell Braille Sense U2 note taker. It is six month old. I just purchased the qwerty verssion so have no use for this one. It comes with a case, head phones and charger. I originally purchased it for 5,595 from HIMS. Manual and cd included as well. This note taker has the latest firmware including social networking features and much more..
Posted Thursday, 23-Apr-2015 9:35 PM ET in Accessories     

Last Chance 20% off: Enable your Talking Mp3 Player & other devices to use Bluetooth!

Mother's Day is coming up so we have several deals this week! We've had 20% off Bluetooth devices for a few weeks now & this will be the last week for awhile. We're also giving away Free wall chargers with our Talking Mp3 Players and also the easy to use and simple to operate Pocket Mp3 Player! We still have the free phone plans with Samsung Haven & iPhones til the end of the month. Visit our new site at http://TalkingMp3Players.com & select a category! This article is mainly to give you information on our Bluetooth enabling devices & the Bluetooth headsets & speakers we have! If you're like me, wearing wired headphones is at times too restricting or the wires just get in the way of what I'm doing. Although it does get annoying, I still want to listen to an audiobook or music while I perform some chore or task that doesn't require my full attention. If you feel the same way, read on. There are several ways in which one can listen to audio from a computer, stereo, or any of the portable devices with which we listen to our audio content, whether that be Audible.com, NLS, internet streaming, or whatever. As long as it's audio content, it can be done using Bluetooth devices. In order to accomplish wireless listening one would need two devices; one would transmit the audio signal, and the other would receive the audio signal. Some devices are already Bluetooth enabled and will transmit Bluetooth signals such as smartphones, tablets, some computers, and the occasional player, I can think of the BookSense XT off the top of my head. So with these particular devices one wouldn't need a Bluetooth transmitter but would need a Bluetooth device to receive the signal. Bluetooth recievers are such items as Bluetooth speakers, headsets, or a dedicated Bluetooth receiver that one would connect to stereo systems, computers, headsets, and powered speakers to enable them to receive the Bluetooth audio signal. If your audio devices aren't Bluetooth enabled, listen to this audio in which I demonstrate how I easily enabled my non-Bluetooth Talking MP3 Player to transmit it's audio over to my non-Bluetooth Stereo Speaker case wirelessly! http://tinyurl.com/lfbzx9s If you think you might be interested in using Bluetooth yourself but are unsure or have questions, just contact me and I'll be happy to answer your questions and provide you with some guidance as to what you might need to accomplish what you want. My contact information is found below. We have an extensive choice of Bluetooth items at very good prices on our site. I'll provide some links below for different Bluetooth categories: • Bluetooth transmitters and receivers starting at $39.99, including our latest transmitter, the Mini-jack TX4, and reciever, the Mini-jack AX4 which speaks when turned on, off, and in pairing mode, with introductory savings: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Transmitters-Receivers_c_7.html • Bluetooth Headsets starting at $39.99, including our latest addition, the Avantree Audition Bluetooth headset with introductory savings! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Headsets_c_19.html • Bluetooth speakers starting at $23.99, including the Miccus Pool Party Bluetooth stereo speakers and the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker, both of which can be used to answer calls! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Speakers_c_17.html As I said, if you have any questions at all, contact me and I'll be happy to help answer your questions and provide any needed guidance in making an educated choice for your intended use. 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, 23-Apr-2015 9:28 PM ET in Portable Devices     

LOVE ELECTRONICS? LOVE GADGETS? LOVE GREAT HEADPHONES AND SPEAKERS? IF YES, CHECK US OUT!

The Harbolt Company has some of the coolest electronic items and accessories assembled in one place at awesome prices! We pride ourselves in having some of the most premium headphones, ear buds, bluetooth headphones, an stereo speakers. We guarantee you can find something that fits your needs or desires. All items are completely accessible and include audio descriptions. We accept all forms of payment including credit cards, paypal, etc. We also ship anywhere in the world. we would love for you to come chec us out and see some of the cool items we offer. Items include cell phone accessories, computer accessories, iPhone, iPad, and iPod accessories, bluetooth items, speakers, headphones, ear buds, portable batteries, and everything else in between. You can check us out by visiting http://www.harboltcompany.com or you can email us at sales@harboltcompany.com or call us at 405-633-2572.
Posted Wednesday, 22-Apr-2015 08:21 AM ET in Accessories     

Barely Used Black iPhone 4 16 GB comes with all accessories for only $100

Hello, I'm selling an iPhone 4 unlocked phone. This iPhone 4 has 16 GB and looks new. this iPhone will include the following items with it. USB charging cable, wall adapter, car charger, and new pair of earphones. As I said, this iphone is unlocked and it can be used with any carrier. In addition, I will throw two Speck cases that will fit this phone if the purchase. One case is black and the other is silver. I only ship inside the US and I accept checks as well as PayPal. Shipping isn't included but I'll try to ease it a little if the price is high. To contact me please call me at 832:421:1581 or by my email below...
Posted Sunday, 19-Apr-2015 9:21 PM ET in Cell Phones     

AFB Refreshabraille 18 in perfect working condition, and leather carrying case for sale.

Less than one year old, and in perfect working condition. This unit comes with a leather carrying case and gives about 15 hours of battery life on Bluetooth. Cost is $700 including shipping.
Posted Sunday, 19-Apr-2015 2:34 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Hover Cam Solo 5 for $150, A Dell Inspiron 3135 Series 3000 for $250

Hello, I'm selling two items. The first item that I'm selling is a Hover Cam Solo 5. This device is a document camera that serves you to scan printed matterials. This document camera is foldable and it can be reduced so that you can take on the go. This document camera has a case to be protected and it takes really good pictures of print. The document camera has a light incase you are in a dark room and it also comes with a positional rubber mat to line up the paper with the camera. This camera is a really good tool to have on the go and use with OCR programs for the blind. This can be used with the famous OCR programs like OpenBook and Kurzweil. As I said I'm selling this item for $150 and it's in a perfect condition. The second item that I'm selling is a Dell Inspiron 3135 Series 3000. This laptop is a very nice looking laptop and it's very light and compact to take on the go. It's a 11.5 inch laptop that has 500 GB hard-drive and has four GB of ram and beside of that has touch screen and lastly has Windows 8.1 and has an AMD processor. In addition, this laptop has three USB ports and has also a VGA port as well. This laptop is very good to have for traveling and and just be doing basic tasks on it. So, I'm asking for $250 for this laptop and by the way this laptop is only a month old. if there's any questions please contact me with my phone at 832:421:1581 or with my email below.
Posted Sunday, 19-Apr-2015 1:17 PM ET in Accessories     

2014 mac book pro for sale $1600 including shipping

2014 mac book pro for sale $1600 including shipping. Quad core i7, 16 gigs of ram and a 512 gig ssd. The machine currently has windows 8.1 installed via boot camp-the drive is split half for Mac, half for windows. I can delete the boot camp partition if the buyer wants. Included with this package, is the Mac Book, a plastic shell that protects the machine from getting scratched, the power cord and a zipper padded case with lots of compartments. The remainder of the warranty which exspires in September, 2015 will be transferred to the owner also
Posted Saturday, 18-Apr-2015 9:49 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

Talking Mp3 Players as low as $65.99, discounted accessories + audio tutorials

Read on to get information on our current special and to find out about our audio tutorials on speeding up or slowing down audio files, recording from the FM stereo radio or voice notes, using the wake up alarm, sleep timer, creating and using playlists, how to enable your player to use Bluetooth devices, and much more! All these tutorials are included on every player. You can also download them from our site: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Presentations_ep_43-1.html This week we have our Talking MP3 Players priced as low as $65.99 as well as 25% off all accessories with your player order including a 25% off blow-out special on all microSD cards which you can use to greatly expand the capacity of your player and store your special files up to an extra 64 gigabytes! Just choose the accessories you want in the combo boxes found below the player you're ordering. The prices shown in the combo boxes reflect the discount. You can read about and order our Talking MP3 Players here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Mp3-Players_c_1.html To hear what our players sound like and hear some of their features being demonstrated, download our Introduction to Talking MP3 Players MP3 file also included on each player: http://tinyurl.com/of3usq8 You can also hear what our customers from all over the world have to say about our Talking MP3 Players and the level of customer support we provide by downloading this MP3 file: http://tinyurl.com/p89zlz3 This special runs through Thursday April 23rd, so hurry and save big! 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. Of course, your questions are always welcome.
Posted Thursday, 16-Apr-2015 8:50 PM ET in Portable Devices     

For Sale: BrailleNote Apex QT-32 With Sendero GPS, Gently Used, $1,700, Includes Shipping

This BrailleNote Apex comes with command summary in braille and print, AC adapter, leather carrying case, carrying strap, and Sendero GPS. It has been used only a few hours. Battery and braille cells are in excellent condition! No defects at all with this unit. Works very well as a notetaking device, but can also be paired with an iPad, iPhone, or with a PC running Windows. I accept PayPal. Please E-mail me with any questions.
Posted Sunday, 12-Apr-2015 9:05 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

iPhone 5 16GB White Unlocked Bundle $250

iPhone 5 16GB White Unlocked Bundle $250 Like new. No scratches and it's in great condition. Shipping only in United States. Free Shipping. Paypal Payments only. Bundle Includes: • iPhone 5 16GB White Unlocked • Phone Charger • Pink Otterbox Case • Kate Spade Silicone Phone Case Never Used (Pink Polka Dots on White Background) • Pink Hello Kitty Phone Case Never Used (Pink Background with White Hello Kitty face) • Pink & Silver Rhinestone Phone Case (It goes around the border of the phone and on the Home Button)
Posted Sunday, 12-Apr-2015 9:02 PM ET in Cell Phones     

Free Wall Charger & other New Grand opening deals!

We're continuing our grand opening celebration this week with some new special deals! Check out our new shopping cart and take advantage of the many savings found below! Take a look at this very affordable way to play your music, audiobooks, podcasts, described TV shows and movies. Give a listen to this audio introduction so you can experience just how accessible our Talking MP3 Players are: http://tinyurl.com/of3usq8 They're currently specially priced at $65.99 for the 4GB Talking Sansa Clip Plus and $85.99 for the 8GB or $89.99 for the 8GB Talking Sansa Clip Zip, not only that, this week we're adding a free wall charger to your purchase ($10.99 value)! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Mp3-Players_c_1.html You may have noticed that the 4GB Sansa Clip Zip was not included above. This is due to the fact that not only are we completely out of them but they're becoming more scarce and also getting more expensive to procure. It's the old law of supply and demand at work. So if you're thinking of ordering a Sansa Clip Zip, I would recommend you do it now. Here's what our customers had to say about our Talking MP3 Players and customer service: http://tinyurl.com/p89zlz3 All Talking MP3 Players come with earphones, USB cable, free friendly tech support, our audio tutorials, free shipping in the US, greatly discounted quality international shipping, and 1-year limited replacement warranty!http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Mp3-Players_c_1.html If money is a bit tight, we have this really basic and easy to use MP3 player that's still priced at its introductory price of just $19.99 which also comes with a free wall charger this week! You can read about and order it here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Pocket-MP3-player_p_39.html We have a Bluetooth special going on as well! Check out our choice of Bluetooth items at the following links, including a new Bluetooth Receiver with speech! • Bluetooth transmitters and receivers starting at $39.99, including our latest transmitter, the Mini-jack TX4, and reciever, the Mini-jack AX4 which speaks when turned on, off, and in pairing mode, with introductory savings: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Transmitters-Receivers_c_7.html • Bluetooth Headsets starting at $39.99, including our latest addition, the Avantree Audition Bluetooth headset with introductory savings! It also works with SIRI on your iPhone! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Headsets_c_19.html • Bluetooth speakers starting at $23.99, including the Miccus Pool Party Bluetooth stereo speakers and the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker, both of which can be used to answer calls when paired with your smartphone! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Speakers_c_17.html Plus, you can still get 30% off the Stereo Speaker Case - only $16.99 with batteries included! This is a great sounding stereo speaker zipper case which will hold your player securely while you listen to your favorite jams in this portable carrying case! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/iLuv-Clip-on-Stereo-Case-Speakers_p_21.html Free phone plan with the Talking Samsung Haven Flip Phone plus 10% off accessible iPhones & Androids: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Accessible-Phones_c_22.html This special runs through Thursday April 16th, so hurry and save big! 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, 09-Apr-2015 10:10 PM ET in Portable Devices     

New Orleans Condo for Sale

For Sale or Rent! 1602 Audubon Trace, Jefferson, LA This is not the usual ad found here on Blind Bargains, but I strongly feel that the benefits of this location will provide the ideal living situation for the blind. I am selling a 1288 square feet, two-story condominium, furnished with amenities, including central air conditioning and heating, carpeting, ceiling fans, a real wood-burning fireplace, large closet space, separate makeup area, washer and dryer, electric stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Rooms include one master bedroom suite, with full bath and vanity and one bedroom or office (upstairs) and one half bath, one kitchen, one living room, and one dining room (downstairs). This quiet community is perfect for the blind, offering all the conveniences of the city in a small area. Security cameras ensure your safety, while a personal patio, two pools, and a hot tub on grounds provide relaxation. If you have a guide or pet dog and need to walk him or her, or if you would like to enjoy a stroll outdoors with your cane, without the hassles of traffic, the walking track is perfect for you. You can easily and independently buy items at the drug store or bakery across the street, or have a family member or Paratransit take you to one of the shopping centers close by. If you use public transportation, the bus route can easily be accessed from here. If you are the parent of a blind child, he or she can easily and safely walk to the high school or middle school adjacent to the complex. A library next door offers the chance for him or her to do research. Elderly parents or relatives can receive the help they need in the retirement community nearby. Friends and family members can park in one of your two dedicated parking areas. If interested, please contact me at ffoxhunter2167@gmail.com for pricing. If you cannot buy, but wish to rent, I accept Section 8!
Posted Wednesday, 08-Apr-2015 2:45 PM ET in Household     

ABiSee ace plus

Brand new never opened. The eye-pal Ace Plus, via Wi-Fi connection, you can easily scan and send any document or send a voice attachment by email to your friends and relatives. You can browse the Bookshare online library and download books available with your subscription. You can also download any NFB Newsline® publication you choose onto the device with an NFB Newsline® account. The device is capable of reading these downloaded books and publications the same way it does with scanned documents. Passwords and search criteria can be entered with the large, comfortable controls on the device, or by connecting a keyboard to the USB port. Eye-Pal Ace Plus weighs only 3.5 pounds and is easy to carry around. Its rechargeable battery allows you to stay connected when you're not near a wall outlet. Compatible with several braille displays Several demos of this device on YouTube. Case included $2300.00 free shipping.
Posted Tuesday, 07-Apr-2015 12:41 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Brand New Hims Braille Sense U2 QWERTY - $3500

This is a new in the box Hims Braille Sense U2 QWERTY. Asking $3500 which includes shipping. I prefer payments via PayPal but can accept credit cards if needed. Please contact me with any questions. If you would like to chat over the phone, please email me and I will provide my phone number.
Posted Monday, 06-Apr-2015 1:11 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

Kustom Cane! Colored Handles-Bluetooth SPeaker Charm-Unique Canes!

^^^New Canes and Charms! ^ Coordinate your cane design or sports team themed cane with our colored handles! Colors include: Standard black, pink, orange, and blue! ^ New charms! Standard speaker charm.Smaller than a small egg! Use for listening to music, reading books, talking to friends, or use as a speakerphone for teleconferences! Price: $20 Colors such as pink, red, blue , and green available… ^ Deluxe Bluetooth Speaker Charm! The smallest bluetooth charm you can get! The size of a game dice! Powerful punch for its size! Use to listen to music, talk to friends, read your emails, or as a speakerphone for meetings. Price:$30 Colors available are yellow,blue, and green! 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 Monday, 06-Apr-2015 09:20 AM ET in Miscellaneous     

Lowerd Price BrailleNote Apex Bt 18 For Sale $1700 Or Best Offer

For sale, is a perfect condition BrailleNote Apex BT 18. All cells work and the battery holds a charge. The unit will be shipped along with all cables charger and case. I accept pay pal as form of payment to Irma.hess17@gmail.com I am asking a lowered price of $1700 or best offer. No partial payments or trades accepted.
Posted Sunday, 05-Apr-2015 5:09 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

Braille Sense Plus B32 $1,750

All functions works great, comes with leather carrying case and charging cord. Clean/no damage.
Posted Saturday, 04-Apr-2015 1:05 PM ET in Accessories     

Brand New FS Ruby Hand Held Video Magnifier for sale or trade, $300 or Pearl Camera

Hi, I have a brand new in the box Freedom Scientific Ruby hand held video magnifier for sale or trade. I would like to get $300 for the device, which sells for $545, or I would like to trade it for a Pearl Camera for use with Freedom Scientific's Openbook OCR software. The Ruby is still in the box, and has never been registered with Freedom Scientific, so the warranty has never been activated. For a sale of the Ruby, I will need $15 for shipping, and for a trade, then each party can pay to ship their part.
Posted Friday, 03-Apr-2015 2:43 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Talking MP3 Players Grand opening special with free gift; read below

This is the grand opening of our new shopping cart! We've created a much better and more accessible shop for our site, so drop by for a visit! In celebration, we're offering a free gift for the first 5 people who place an order of $75 or more. The free gift is a tiny microSD card MP3 player which comes with the USB cable and earphones! Plus get free shipping inside the US! Check out our new shop and save on your Talking MP3 Player purchase! They're priced as low as $65.99 plus you get 25% off accessories when you choose them in the combo boxes found on each player's individual page. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Mp3-Players_c_1.html Take a listen to our presentation on what a Talking MP3 Player is and what it does. Download it here: http://tinyurl.com/of3usq8 Also listen to what our customers from all over the globe had to say about our players and service. You can get this one from: http://tinyurl.com/p89zlz3 The following items are discounted up to 20% off the normal prices: • Bluetooth transmitters and receivers including a new receiver which talks: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Transmitters-Receivers_c_7.html • All Speakers Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html • All Headsets Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Headsets_c_11.html • All other accessories are 20% off and 25% off with the purchase of a Talking MP3 Player! Check them out by activating the appropriate category link on the home page. • Our micro SD cards are discounted over 25% and even more when purchased with a Talking MP3 Player: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-cards_c_14.html • Our accessible phones are discounted 10%: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Accessible-Phones_c_22.html • And the phone plans are discounted between $10 and $20!: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Prepaid-Phone-Plans_c_29.html This special runs through Thursday April 9th, so hurry and save big! 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, 02-Apr-2015 9:08 PM ET in Portable Devices     

For Sale: Hims Braille Edge 40-Cell Display, $1,700, Including Shipping, Excellent Shape!

I've installed the latest firmware from Hims on this display. Battery works great, and the braille cells are flawless. Comes with Hims carrying case, which has a neck strap. AC adapter will be included. The Braille Edge works very well with most Windows Screen-reading programs and with Voiceover. Can be connected via bluetooth or USB. Please E-mail me any questions on the display.
Posted Thursday, 02-Apr-2015 5:35 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

13-in Macbook Pro with Core i-5 and 16-GB of Ram for $600

I have for sale a 13-inch macbook pro. It has a duel-core Intel Core I-5 processor at 2.4-GHZ, 16-gb of ram and a 320-gb hard drive. This machine is in excellent shape, and runs perfectly under apple's latest operating system, OS X Yosemite. With the extra ram, it is a very high performance laptop, and it is compact and light. It is the model with the built-in DVD drive, and has USB and Thunderbolt connectivity, as well as Bluetooth and wifi. This machine has only been lightly used, as I primarily used a PC while owning it. I am only asking for $600, and I think it will be an excellent machine for anyone who needs a great computer for a decent price.
Posted Wednesday, 01-Apr-2015 3:41 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     

Here's an opportunity to read articles written by the blind for the blind!

The Blind Perspective newsletter is conducting a Mother’s Day contest. You could win one of three Amazon gift cards. For complete details visit our website at http://www.theblindperspective.com While you’re visiting the site you can follow the instructions to subscribe to receive the monthly newsletter for free. You can also read the current newsletter or previous issues. Remember to tell all your friends about The Blind Perspective. It truely pays to Be plugged into The BLIND PERSPECTIVE where we aim to keep you entertained and informed!
Posted Tuesday, 31-Mar-2015 8:05 PM ET in News     

Victor Stream 1st Generation and APH BookPort 1st Generation

I have a Victor reader stream 1st generation for sale asking $120.00 and a APH Bookport 1st generation asking $60.00. Each device plays NLS, Bookshare, and RFBD contents along with other file types. I accept payment via Paypal only.
Posted Tuesday, 31-Mar-2015 11:37 AM ET in Accessories     

Selling a linovo laptop, used less than 1 year, $300 or best offer

I'm selling a linovo laptop. It has been used less than one year, with very few hours on it. Specs: Idea pad s415, AMD a6-5200, 4 gb ram, 500 gb hard drive It's a perfect computer for getting things done on, and would make a great companion for anyone looking for an inexpensive laptop. Asking 300+shipping or best offer. Shipping only within the continental USA. I accept payments through paypal.
Posted Tuesday, 31-Mar-2015 11:37 AM ET in Computers/Hardware     

Selling imported fanny bags, $20 each

Are you looking for a wonderful present to give a friend or loved one, that would be both stylish and practical? Are you looking for something that can hold many items, yet is not heavy on its own? Well look no further than the Invisibag! This is a strap that clips easily around your waste with a standard backpack strap. It contains two zipperred pockets, one for a conventional water bottle, and one that is the perfect size for your smartphone. With the water bottle pocket you will be able to carry around a water bottle, without the need to carry a purse or backpack, as it simply hangs around your belt. The cellphone pocket allows you to carry your cellphone in a safe, secure environment; you can feel your cellphone vibrating, yet it is difficult to steal as one must open the zipperred pocket to get the cellphone out. And when you're done using it for the day, just take all your items out and let it sit around your waste; it is so light you will not even notice. As these are imported products, you will not find them anywhere on the U.S. market; these are an exclusive. I personally handle all the importing and costs myself. I'm asking only $20 per each one.
Posted Tuesday, 31-Mar-2015 11:37 AM ET in Accessories     

Dell Laptop for Sale $600/Best Offer

I have a Dell laptop for sale. It runs Windows 8.1, has a 15 inch touch screen, includes web cam, 6 GBDDR3 RAM, 500GB hard drive, and Intel Core I5 processor. The unit is in perfect condition. There is no Cd/DVD drive.
Posted Monday, 30-Mar-2015 1:31 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     

Brailliant BI40, lightly used. $2,100 and free shipping

Brailliant BI40, in original box and paperwork for sale. This unit was used a maximum of 4 times, and is in perfect working and cosmetic condition and comes with documentation, display, padded sleeve and original box cable and papers. Brand new this display sells for $2,900 or more. I am asking $2,100 and I'll ship it for free, next day if I can. If you have any questions please contact me.
Posted Sunday, 29-Mar-2015 10:28 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

BrailleNote Apex BT 32 in Excellent Condition

BrailleNote Apex BT 32 cell Notetaker (with case, manual, power cord, and CD drives) for sale. This Apex was purchased last year and was used no more than 5 times. The original price is $5495 from Humanware and I'm asking for $4000 or best offer. Here is the website from Humanware of the exact model: http://store.humanware.com/hus/braillenote-apex-bt-32-braille-notetaker.html Feel free to email me for further questions or if you want to see pictures. Thanks
Posted Sunday, 29-Mar-2015 6:48 PM ET in Accessories     

Last chance for Free shipping on selected products on HumanWare.com

Free shipping on selected products on HumanWare.com Until March 31, purchase one of the following products on HumanWare.com and get it shipped at no charge. • Victor Reader Stream: Digital talking book player offering wireless capabilities: online podcasts, Internet radio, wireless access to NLS Bard, Bookshare, Wikipedia and more. • Trekker Breeze: The unique all-in-one talking GPS for efficient orientation and mobility for people who are blind or visually impaired. • SmartView Versa: Easy to carry handheld magnifier that can be used for spot reading at the restaurant, at the store or at home.
Posted Sunday, 29-Mar-2015 6:48 PM ET in Portable Devices     

A 256 GB PNY flash Drive for $70, A Hover Cam Solo 5 for $150, and an iPhone 4 for $125

Hello, I'm selling a couple of items. The first item that I'm selling is a brand new PNY 256 GB flash drive. This flash drive is brand new and is very helpful to have. So, I'm selling this flash drive for $70. The second item that I'm selling is a Hover Cam Solo 5. This item is a document camera that can be used with various OCR programs that blind and visually impaired people use. This Hover cam comes with everything it came with including the box and USB cord and manuals. The driver for this document Camera can be downloaded from the site. So, I'm asking for $150 for this item. The last item that I'm selling is an iPhone 4 that looks new. This iPhone is a 16 GB iPhone and in black. It will come with a three feet iPhone cable and a wall plug as well. I'm asking for $125 for this item. By the way this phone is unlocked so it can be used with any phone company. Please contact me by my phone if there's any questions at 832:421:1581 or by my email below.
Posted Sunday, 29-Mar-2015 6:48 PM ET in Accessories     

Perfect Condition BrailleNote Apex BT 18 For Sale $2,000 Or Best Offer

For sale, is a perfect condition BrailleNote Apex BT 18. All cells work and the battery holds a charge. The unit will be shipped along with all cables charger and case. I accept pay pal as form of payment to Irma.hess17@gmail.com
Posted Sunday, 29-Mar-2015 6:47 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

For Sale: Braille Edge 40-Cell Braille Display with Executive Products Case, $1,800

The $1,800 includes shipping to anywhere in North America. The carrying case is leather and includes the neck strap. Also included is AC adapter. All dots are in perfect condition. Works well with iOS devices running Voiceover, and with several windows screen-reading programs. Display can be used independently as a notetaking device, and has a Perkins-style braille keyboard.
Posted Sunday, 29-Mar-2015 6:47 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

Trekker Breeze LIKE NEW $250

Hi, This Trekker Breeze is like brand new. Comes with over the shoulder strap, leather case, charger and external speaker. Has Wisconsin,Illinois and Indiana maps installed, You may install your preferred maps from the HumanWare website at no cost to you. Will Ship for free in the Usa. I accept PayPal. Thanks, Tony
Posted Sunday, 29-Mar-2015 6:47 PM ET in Miscellaneous     


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