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The Weekly Apple Rundown: No Boot Camp For You Edition


by Joe Steinkamp

It's been a little more than a week since we last dove into the whirlpool of Apple news and events. And you would think, with pre orders for the Apple Watch still weeks away, it would have been quiet during that time. Well, um, not so much it seems.

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Posted Thursday, 26-Mar-2015 9:42 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

NFB Connect App Brings Federation News and Info to your iPhone


by J.J. Meddaugh

Following on the heels of their Newsline app, the National Federation of the Blind has released their second app into the iOS App Store. NFB Connect provides access to commonly requested information such as publications like the Braille Monitor and Future Reflections, a search tool to find a local chapter, and notifications for breaking news items among other features. Browse upcoming events, and read posts from NFB blogs. The free app is available now from the App Store.

Posted Wednesday, 25-Mar-2015 2:05 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Fashion Sense with Jywanza: Shopping Tips and Tricks


by Jywanza Maye

I love finding a bargain. Who doesn’t? If you shop wisely, you don’t have to break the bank to feel and look marvelous!! Before I go on, let me tell you the difference between cheap and Inexpensive clothes. To me, cheap clothes are poor quality. They typically fade, shrink, pill up and don't last. However, Inexpensive clothes are good quality clothes that will last. Please don’t be fooled….. There are some designer brands that make cheap clothes. My clothes are relatively Inexpensive. I can't afford to buy cheap clothes.

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Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 1:38 PM ET in Articles     3 comments

Blind Musician Kevin Reeves Seeking Donations for Audio Description of Album Documentary


by J.J. Meddaugh

Blind musician Kevin Reeves is looking to raise $300 to add audio description to his soon to be released documentary detailing the making of his latest full-length album “Remember to Forget.” Several rewards are offered including documentary and album downloads, as well as signed CD’s and DVD’s. If you are interested in helping out, check out his GoFundMe page.

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 1:20 PM ET in News     Post a comment

LoganTech Taking 6dot Braille Labeler Preorders for $499


by J.J. Meddaugh

LoganTech is now taking preorders for the second generation of the 6dot label maker. Those who visit the link on this post and sign up to their Email list will receive a $100 off coupon, making the price $499 before shipping. Preorders are anticipated to last through April. You can learn more about the 6dot from our CSUN interview podcast.

Posted Monday, 23-Mar-2015 2:05 PM ET in News     Post a comment

University of Colorado Survey Seeks Feedback on Tactile Comics


by J.J. Meddaugh

A study posted by Shaun Kane, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, seeks to gain insights on how to best create accessible comic books. The survey examines various prototypes and will help them in their research to create more accessible comic books in the future. Check the link to complete the free survey.

Posted Monday, 23-Mar-2015 2:02 PM ET in News     Post a comment

4 Strategies for Managing the Clutter in your Email Inbox


by J.J. Meddaugh

Yes, I'm one of those people. Leave me a message in my voicemail box and I might check it once or twice a day. Send me an Email message however, and it's quite possible I'll read and reply to you within 5 minutes. I'm definitely not the world's most organized person, and yes, sometimes messages and requests do slip through the cracks. But over time, I've developed a few strategies for managing the pile of messages that end up in my in-box. Here are a few of these.

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Posted Wednesday, 18-Mar-2015 4:51 PM ET in Articles     2 comments

No more cat food for dinner: Visus Labels Help you to Open the Right Can without Knowing Braille


by J.J. Meddaugh

A new product is available which offers an affordable way to place labels on food, bathroom products, and other items. Visus Labels use tactile patterns to distinguish items from each other, and are designed especially for those who do not have the time or inclination to learn braille. Kits, which include 90 labels and audio instructions, are available for $34.99 for paper labels or $39.99 for a more rigid plastic. For more information or to place an order, visit the Visus Labels website

Posted Monday, 16-Mar-2015 4:35 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Introducing a New Column, Fashion Sense with Jywanza


by Jywanza Maye

Hello, my name is Jywanza and I have been blind since the age of 15. I was born and raised in New York City but currently reside in Indianapolis, Indiana. My interests lie in reading, traveling, dining out and I especially love clothes and beauty products and learning about them. I own over 500 tops, over 200 pair of pants, over 90 pairs of shoes, 15 sport jacket/blazers, 8 suits, over 100 pair of socks and underwear and countless beauty products. When I moved from NYC in January 2006, all of my clothes weighed almost 1800 pounds, Yes, almost 1800 pounds..... That's equivalent to moving 6 new-born baby elephants. I always care about what I am wearing and how I look no matter where I am going and always look put together.

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Posted Monday, 16-Mar-2015 4:26 PM ET in Articles     2 comments

Apple Rundown: The Apple Edition Edition


by Joe Steinkamp

It's a post Apple event week and we're going to examine how the Kool Aid buzz wore off faster than expected in the press. So I'm warning everyone upfront that this week's links will be more negative than positive, as the stock market analogy of buying and selling on hype applies to what gets clicks for Apple news stories. Except in the rumor department that is... Pink iPhones anyone? Yeah, that might be a thing now that gold is starting to lose its luster.

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Posted Monday, 16-Mar-2015 4:10 PM ET in Articles     Post a comment

Verizon Expands Accessibility Offerings with VelaSense, Features Object Recognition, OCR, GPS


by J.J. Meddaugh

A new app suite is now available for Verizon Wireless customers which provides a customized home screen and a variety of additional tools such as OCR, GPS navigation, and object recognition. VelaSense by Visus Technology runs on Android devices with version 4.3 or higher and is available exclusively on Verizon at the moment. It offers a variety of built-in apps including Contacts, a phone dialer, and currency recognition and features as well as a simplified home screen and voice recognition. Verizon customers can get a 30-day free trial of the app before paying the $14.99 monthly fee.

Posted Monday, 16-Mar-2015 1:24 PM ET in News     1 comment

top 60 TV Markets Getting Audio Description in July; See if Yours is on the List


by J.J. Meddaugh

July 1 is a big day when it comes to video description on television, as stations in 35 additional markets will now be required to carry described programs. NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX stations in the top 60 television markets are required by law to carry at least 50 hours of described programming each quarter, or roughly 4 hours per week. In addition, the top five cable television networks are also bound by this requirement, meaning most cable systems, regardless of location, are also required to carry described programs. An FCC order released today outlines changes that will take effect in July, including the addition of the History Channel and the removal of Nickelodeon from the top five cable networks. This all means that in addition to new described programming, 35 additional television markets will now receive the described feed. We've included a list of the top 60 television markets as of 2014 below, so you can see if yours made the cut.

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Posted Friday, 13-Mar-2015 6:31 PM ET in News     2 comments

Microsoft Seeks Participants for Twitter Research about Images


by J.J. Meddaugh

Microsoft has posted a survey to gauge opinions of blind users of Twitter and how they interact with posted images. As explained on the survey page, "This survey is part of a Microsoft Research project that aims to improve the social media usage experiences of people who are blind by gathering data about the extent to which people who are blind use various social media, the purposes for which they use it, and the challenges they face in participating in this increasingly important aspect of modern social life." The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete with roughly 25 questions total. Upon completion, $1 will be donated to one of several blindness organizations. The survey is available through March 31 or until 1,000 responses have been received. Check the source link to take the survey.
Update: The survey has now closed.

Posted Friday, 13-Mar-2015 1:05 PM ET in News     1 comment

Group Seeks members to Test WordPress Accessibility


by J.J. Meddaugh

A WordPress.org team is looking for new members to test the accessibility of various WordPress themes and add-ons. The WordPress Accessibility group meets each Monday to discuss current projects and also has an Email list where testing results can be discussed. For more information, check out the source link on this post.

Posted Friday, 13-Mar-2015 12:47 PM ET in News     Post a comment

NVDA Remote Access Crushes Goal, Still Accepting Donations, Beta List Coming


by J.J. Meddaugh

The NVDA Remote project we posted about earlier this week looks like it's going to become a reality, thanks to overwhelming support from over 150 donors and climbing. The project has raised $11,258 in just over two days, shattering its $10,000 goal with over a month remaining. Donations are still being accepted through April 21, and will mean more time is spent on the project. In addition, users can donate $100 or more to be a part of a beta test group for the project.

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Posted Thursday, 12-Mar-2015 5:57 PM ET in News     Post a comment

While we were Busy, Window-Eyes 9.1 Released with Browse Mode Fixes, Chrome Support


by J.J. Meddaugh

AI Squared has posted a free update to the Window-Eyes screen reader, version 9.1. This version includes support for the Chrome web browser, the ability to copy both plain text or formatted text from web pages, the return of the placemarker feature, and an enhanced element Many other bug fixes are also included. properties view for websites that may be very useful to developers. It's a free update for users of Window-Eyes 9.0 or the Window-Eyes for Office edition. We've linked to the complete change log from this post.

Posted Wednesday, 11-Mar-2015 3:31 PM ET in News     Post a comment

Team Seeking Donations to Create Free Remote Access Plug-in for NVDA; Crowdfunding Site Now Live


by J.J. Meddaugh

Remote assistance has often been one of those screen reader features that was out of reach for many, often due to its cost and complexity. Christopher Toth, the developer behind popular software programs including QRead and Chicken Nugget, is leading a team to change this. A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for NVDA Remote Access, a forthcoming add-on which will enable remote access support for the free and open-source NVDA screen reader. As explained on the crowdfunding web page, "NVDA Remote Access builds on the open source screen reader NVDA, allowing a blind person to send commands to and hear the speech from another user's computer. This provides an ideal tool for real time communication between workstations and opens doors for a variety of previously-inaccessible job tasks."

The team is currently seeking to raise $10,000 to pay for the development costs for the app, which will be released for free upon completion. In addition to helping the project succeed, various perks are available including beta access and a year of free tech support for the app. You can go here to read more or donate We've listed some of the advantages of NVDA Remote as described by the developers below:

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Posted Tuesday, 10-Mar-2015 5:28 PM ET in News     1 comment

New Version of Talkback Readies for Android 5.1, Includes Host of Changes


by J.J. Meddaugh

The Android Talkback team has released version 4.1 of Google's built-in screen reader. It includes improvements which especially will benefit the upcoming release of Android 5.1, but also additional changes and bug fixes including Improved latency and enhancements to web support. We've included the changelog below and you can get it now from Google Play.

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Posted Monday, 09-Mar-2015 9:52 PM ET in News     Post a comment

iOS 8.2 Released with Watch App, Healthkit Improvements, but Not Much VoiceOver Love


by J.J. Meddaugh

Apple has released a minor update to its iOS operating system with improvements in HealthKit and support for the forthcoming Apple Watch. iOS 8.2 is mostly a bug fixe release, and includes the new Apple Watch app which cannot be deleted. As one would expect, the Watch App is accessible according to some early users. It's available now as an update for anyone running iOS 8 or later. While VoiceOver improvements are mentioned, the changes seem minor. If you find anything we didn't mention, be sure to post a comment. Here's the complete changelog you'll see when you install the update, courtesy of BetaNews.

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Posted Monday, 09-Mar-2015 8:24 PM ET in News     1 comment

The Weekly Apple Rundown: How To Do Stuff, Volume 1 Edition


by Joe Steinkamp

Problem:
Weekly rundown needed after CSUN 2015 coverage. Lack of motivation and energy precludes this from happening.
Solution:
Take all those "how to" links and non-time-sensative resource articles, bundle them all up and add a review from Jan Brown. Poof, column achieved!

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Posted Monday, 09-Mar-2015 11:53 AM ET in Articles     Post a comment


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laptops, tablets and desktop PCs On Sale At The Microsoft Store


by Michael McCarty

Microsoft Store cuts up to $400 off a selection of laptops, tablets, and desktop PCs during its PC Clearance Event. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. Click the provided link to see everything on sale.

Posted Thursday, 26-Mar-2015 4:25 PM ET in Desktops     Post a comment

Save 25 Percent Off Men’s Suits, Dress Shirts, Dress Shoes And Accessories at Amazon


by Michael McCarty

Amazon offers savings of 25% on Men’s Suits, Dress Shirts, Dress Shoes and Accessories with free shipping on many items. Use coupon code SUITSNMORE to get the deal that ends on March 31. Click the provided link to see everything available in this sale.

Posted Wednesday, 25-Mar-2015 4:55 PM ET in Apparel     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 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.7GHz 13.3 Inch 1080p Convertible Touchscreen Laptop, model no. TP300LA-UB52T, for $599 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen, plus it's a current price low by $140. 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.

Posted Wednesday, 25-Mar-2015 4:35 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     Post a comment

Refurbished, Unlocked Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Smartphone for GSM Networks for $279.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

MobilePros1 via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Smartphone for GSM Networks in Space Grey for $279.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for any iPhone 5s. (It's also $231 under the best price we could find for a new unit.)

Posted Wednesday, 25-Mar-2015 4:30 PM ET in Cell Phones     Post a comment

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 16GB 10.1 Inch Android Tablet for $299.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Best Buy offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 16GB 10.1 Inch Android Tablet in White, model no. SM-T520NZW, for $299.99 with free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $104. It features an Exynos 5420 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 10.1 inch 2560x1600 touchscreen LCD, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.4 OS (KitKat).

Posted Wednesday, 25-Mar-2015 4:25 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

$5.99 Amazon Prime Pantry Credit for free with No-Rush shipping


by Michael McCarty

Amazon offers Prime members a $5.99 Amazon Prime Pantry Credit for free for every order you place with free No-Rush shipping. That's the first such offer we've seen for Amazon Prime Pantry Credit. Orders placed with No-Rush shipping will arrive in five to seven days. You won't be eligible for the credit if you cancel your No-Rush Shipping order or return items from it. Credit expires May 31.

Posted Wednesday, 25-Mar-2015 4:20 PM ET in Miscellaneous     Post a comment

Please Help Us Out by Taking this Short Survey


by J.J. Meddaugh

We'd love it if you could do us a really quick favor. Blind Bargains is compiling some basic information about our listeners and users so we can better let potential sponsors know what we have to offer. This will help to foster a vibrant and growing website and audio content well into the future. Please take this short survey if you have a moment. It'll only take a couple of minutes. Note: The first question of the survey may seem a bit confusing since we only have one podcast. You can press the next button to continue the survey. Thanks in advance for your support.

Posted Wednesday, 25-Mar-2015 08:31 AM ET in *Site News     Post a comment

Save 30 Percent On Skype Prepaid Cards


by Michael McCarty

PayPal Digital Gifts via eBay takes 30% off digital Skype Prepaid Cards. (The digital codes will be emailed to you within 24 hours.) The deals include a $10 Skype Credit for $7 (low by $3), a $25 Skype Credit for $17.50 (low by $7) and a $50 Skype Credit for $35 (pictured, low by $15).

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 4:35 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

Apple iPad Air 2 128GB WiFi Tablet for $599.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Blutek via eBay offers the Apple iPad Air 2 128GB WiFi Tablet in Black, model no. MGTX2LL/A, Silver, model no. MGTY2LL/A, or Gold, model no. MH1J2LL/A, for $599.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for any color now by $38.

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 4:30 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Apple iPad Air 2 16GB WiFi Tablet for $399.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Blutek via eBay offers the Apple iPad Air 2 16GB WiFi Tablet in Silver, model no. MGLW2LL/A, Grey, model no. MGL12LL/A, or Gold, model no. MH0W2LL/A, for $399.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $33.

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 4:20 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

$25 Kmart Gift Card for $22.50


by Michael McCarty

eBay offers a $25 Kmart Gift Card for $22.50. This card will be delivered via email.

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 4:04 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

$50 Applebee's Gift Card for $40


by Michael McCarty

PayPal Digital Gifts and GiftCardMall via eBay offer a $50 Applebee's Gift Card for $40 (low by $10). This gift card will be delivered via email.

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 3:40 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

$50 Steak 'n Shake eGift Card for $40


by Michael McCarty

PayPal Digital Gifts and GiftCardMall via eBay offer a $50 Steak 'n Shake eGift Card for $40 (low by $10). This gift card will be delivered via email.

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 3:33 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

$50 Domino's eGift Card for $40


by Michael McCarty

PayPal Digital Gifts and GiftCardMall via eBay offer a $50 Domino's eGift Card for $40 (low by $10). This gift card will be delivered via email.

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 3:26 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

$50 TGI Fridays eGift Card for $40


by Michael McCarty

PayPal Digital Gifts and GiftCardMall via eBay offer a $50 TGI Fridays eGift Card for $40 (low by $10). This gift card will be delivered via email.

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 3:15 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

$25 Cold Stone Creamery Gift Card for $20 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

PayPal Digital Gifts and GiftCardMall via eBay has a $25 Cold Stone Creamery Gift Card for $20 (low by $5). This is a physical card that will be mailed to you.

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 3:09 PM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

$100 Staples gift card for $85 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Gift Card Mall via eBay Deals has the $100 Staples gift card for $85 with free shipping. This is a physical card that will be delivered to you. Limit 3 per eBay account.

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 11:41 AM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

Apple iTunes & App Store $100 Prepaid Gift Card for $75 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Want to save some money on the KNFB app for your IOS device? Gift Card Mall via eBay Deals has the Apple iTunes & App Store $100 Prepaid Gift Card for $75 with free shipping. This is a physical card that will be mailed to you. Limit 2 per eBay account.

Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 11:26 AM ET in Gifts     Post a comment

Lexar 64GB Class 10 High Performance microSDXC Memory Card and USB 3.0 Reader for $44.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Amazon offers the Lexar 64GB 633x Class 10 UHS-1/UHS-3 High Performance microSDXC Memory Card and USB 3.0 Reader, model no. LSDMI64GBBNL633R, for $44.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $21. It features a maximum read speed of 95Mb/s and a minimum transfer rate of 10Mb/s.

Posted Monday, 23-Mar-2015 2:20 PM ET in Memory Cards     Post a comment

Jaybird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth In-Ear Headset for $118.99 [Shipped]


by Michael McCarty

Amazon offers the Jaybird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth In-Ear Headset in Storm White, model no. BBXWH, or Midnight Black, model no. BBX1MB, for $118.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $14. They feature eight hours of playtime, SignalPlus for skip-free music, and in-ear white noise and listener fatigue reduction.

Posted Monday, 23-Mar-2015 2:15 PM ET in Accessories     Post a comment


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Blind Bargains Qast 9: Functional, Decorative And Inclusive BBQ


by Joe Steinkamp

Sponsor:

This episode is brought to you by HIMS, who would like to remind you that "Your needs are our solutions". Check out the E-Bot Video Magnifier, the Blaze EZ reading solution, the new Smart Beetle Braille Display and more by visiting the HIMS website. Or, follow them on Twitter.

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.

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 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.

Find all our conference coverage on our audio page, and don't forget to subscribe to 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. Do you enjoy our Blind Bargains Audio? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

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

#CSUN15 Audio: Accessible Prescription Lables from AccessaMed


by J.J. Meddaugh

Chad Hazen, Director of community outreach from AccessaMed, demonstrates the Digital Audio label. The label is attached to a prescription by your pharmacy, requires no additional device, and speaks all information contained on a printed prescription just by touching the button on the label. Learn more about AccessaMed and find out how to approach your pharmacy for participation by visiting AccessaMed.com.

Find all our conference coverage on our audio page, and don't forget to subscribe to 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. Do you enjoy our Blind Bargains Audio? You can help us out by taking this very short survey.

Posted Monday, 09-Mar-2015 1:12 PM ET in Health/Personal Care     1 comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Researching Technology for Indoor Mapping and More With Cavu


by J.J. Meddaugh

Gordon Fuller, Senior Managing Director of Cavu, joins us to talk about a number of concepts for improving the ability to explore the world and everything in it. From technology for indoor mapping and navigation to advertising and taking advantage of existing accessibility in various venues, Gordon discusses his current research and future plans for himself and his company. Visit the Cavu website for information on forthcoming products, existing case studies on a variety of topics, and much more.

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 11:45 AM ET in Miscellaneous     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: Listen to Your Favorite Internet Content on The Webbox2


by J.J. Meddaugh

In this interview, Werner Han of Solutions Radio joins us to talk about the fully redesigned Webbox2. This is a successor to the Iris Radio, and allows for a variety of content such as Internet radio, podcasts and NLS Bard material to be played through the speaker without the use of a computer. You can learn more and purchase the device by visiting the Webbox2 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 Monday, 09-Mar-2015 11:11 AM ET in Entertainment     Post a comment

#CSUN15 Audio: What's New With Site Cues


by Joe Steinkamp

In this interview, Marc Solomon, sales engineer for Site Cues joins us for a discussion and demonstration of the product. A number of improvements have been made since the program's launch over a year ago, and we hear about a number of sites successfully utilizing the technology. Learn more by visiting the Site Cues web site, or by calling the AISquared main number at ((802) 362-3612.

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 10:51 AM ET in Articles     Post a comment


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Welcome to Accessible Electronic's New Store, Talking Mp3 Player deals!

We've put together a brand new shopping cart which should make it easier for our customers to find out about our products and place orders whether it be using a credit card or through PayPal. It also has other features that just weren't possible on our old site. It's just about complete and we'd like your feedback. It works great with NVDA, but we'd like to hear from you about how it works with the other screen readers out there. Just go to our home page: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/ and click on the link on that page or in our navigation to shop in our new store! (Don't bookmark the store pages yet--some of the URLs will be changing) In celebration, we're offering you savings on any Talking MP3 Player purchase! They're priced as low as $65.99 and you get 25% off accessories when you choose them in the combo boxes found below the player you're ordering. 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 have to say about our players and service. You can download this one from: http://tinyurl.com/p89zlz3 We also have exciting deals on our Bluetooth devices, transmitters, receivers, speakers, headsets along with all the other accessories so check them out at our new store! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/, click shop then browse the categories! This special runs through Thursday April 2nd, 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, 26-Mar-2015 10:30 PM ET in Portable Devices     

ScannaR All-in-one Reading Machine for $200

For sale is a ScannaR reading machine from HumanWare. This is an all-in-one reading machine that uses a flatbed scanner. Ideal for seniors or those who want a simple reading machine solution. Here's some more info. ScannaR (Scan and Read) is a scanner and voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact flat bed scanner automatically scans text and reads it aloud. Users can control speed and volume of speech by turning a dial. All functions are performed using seven buttons with tactile markings. In addition to reading printed materials aloud, the machine can store up to 500,000 pages of text, and can be used to capture print materials for the BrailleNote or VoiceNote notetakers (see separate entries) by transferring the saved files using Active Sync. Unit is testing and works great. We'll also throw in a 90-day warranty against defects. Comes with unit and power cable. Asking $200 plus shipping.
Posted Thursday, 26-Mar-2015 4:12 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

Pearl Portable Document Reading Camera for $300

For sale is a Freedom Scientific Pearl Portable Document Camera. Works with the latest version of OpenBook and comes with a padded carrying case. Works with the latest version of Openbook 9.0 (not included). Asking $300 plus shipping.
Posted Thursday, 26-Mar-2015 4:09 PM ET in Accessories     

ipad Mini Retina 2nd Generation Tablet for $225

For sale is an ipad Mini 2nd generation 16GB tablet. This is one model away from the current version and is in excellent condition. Runs the latest iOS and comes with box and charger. The case is a bit beat up but it was a $10 case and could be replaced. No scratches on the screen itself. Asking $225 plus shipping.
Posted Wednesday, 25-Mar-2015 4:29 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Consultative Document Conversion Services Available

Need paper or electronic documents converted to accessible form? If so, I can provide you with accessible documents tailored to meet your specific needs. Simple file conversion is just $10 per file, and other document access services are also available.
Posted Tuesday, 24-Mar-2015 11:45 AM ET in Services     

Black Otter Box defender series for iPhone 5s.

Hello, I'm selling a black Otter Box for iPhone 5s for $29.99 or best offer. This includes free shipping.
Posted Monday, 23-Mar-2015 4:58 PM ET in Accessories     

Used Juliet Pro 60 Embosser in Pristine Cosmetic Condition, $1000 Plus Shipping

I have a Juliet Pro 60 embosser in need of a loving new home. This is a great embosser... very durable, can emboss on tractor feed paper, and includes ET Speak voice guidance prompts for easy navigation. The Juliet is in wonderful cosmetic condition. However, after some discussion with the fantastic tech support folks at Enabling Technologies, we discovered that it's likely that it has a solenoid that isn't impacting the paper, causing blocks of text to not emboss correctly. It works beautifully in single-sided mode, but due to this issue, won't work correctly when printing in interpoint mode. I already have an RMA out on it, but haven't been using the unit enough to justify the cost of repairs, and have just been using it in single-sided mode. I would rather send it off to a nice new home where it'll get the use it deserves. Perhaps the contact info on my existing RMA request can be changed on it, if the new owner would like to go ahead and get it repaired, thus saving him or her a step in explaining the issues to tech support. The embosser will come with the power cord and a parallel to USB converter cable (this unit is one of the older models without a USB port, but I connected and used it with no problems), and I'm happy to throw in some tractor feed paper, as well. While I don't have a disc (I bought this unit used and it didn't include one), I'll happily point you towards the driver, manuals etc, and if you need Braille translation software, I can send you the links for a demo of Duxbury, as well. I'm asking $1000 for the unit, plus shipping. I was told by the Enabling Technologies staff that the cost of repairs would be between $700-$1300, and generally the cost is right at or a little under $1000. That means that should you purchase and choose to have this unit repaired, you'll be getting a fabulous embosser for well under the $4495 you would spend for a new Juliet Pro 60. You can learn all about the specs of this embosser at the following link: http://store.brailler.com/juliet-pro-60.html I prefer PayPal for payments, but will also accept a money order or check. Checks must clear prior to item being sent. While I'm not a regular seller there, you're welcome to check out my Ebay feedback profile to give you an idea of my character. Honesty and integrity are traits I live by, and I have over 130 positive feedback ratings and comments you're welcome to read through. My user ID on Ebay is kll2277. Feel free to contact me at: kll2277@hotmail.com
Posted Monday, 23-Mar-2015 1:00 PM ET in Printers/Embossers     

For Sale: Hims Braille Edge 40-Cell Braille Display with Executive Products Carrying Case

This Bluetooth/USB braille display is in excellent condition! All cells work perfectly! AC adapter is included, along with a very nice leather carrying case and neck strap from Executive Products. The Braille Edge can, in addition to being used as a braille display with any Apple device running Voiceover and with most Windows-based screen-reading software, be also used independently as a notetaking device, scheduler, and calculator. Asking $2,100, including shipping to anywhere in North America.
Posted Monday, 23-Mar-2015 12:03 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

Telex ACC-4000 Cassette Copier, Pay Only Shipping, $60

I am offering a Telex ACC-400 unit that can copy up to three cassettes. It was purchased in 1992 for $2000, and though it has not been used in the past several years it is still in good working order. This is a stereo copier, which means it can copy 4-track tapes. I am offering it for the cost of packaging and shipping the unit within the US for just $60, a real bargain for anyone still using this technology. Contact me by email with further questions or if you are interested: I will accept payment through PayPal.
Posted Sunday, 22-Mar-2015 2:37 PM ET in Miscellaneous     

Focus 14 Braille display | Perfect condition

I recently acquired a Freedom Scientific Focus 14 Braille display from a very close friend. It is in perfect condition, neither of us have used the unit and I have everything that comes in the original box: Focus 14 Blue braille display, AC adapter, USB Cable, 6-foot, Carrying Case, Manual in Print and braille and the Companion CD. Originally $1,295 retail, with the case at $50 and the warranty at $250, I am selling this for $1,125 shipping included, and $1,300 if you want the warranty included, also with shipping included. I will ship anywhere in the continental U.S., but if you're outside of the contiguous states or from somewhere outside of the U.S., contact me and I'm sure we can work something out. This is a great deal. No reasonable offers will be refused. PayPal is preferred. Hurry!
Posted Thursday, 19-Mar-2015 10:09 PM ET in Accessories     

Humanware Trekker Breeze Talking GPS for The Blind Visually Impaired, $350 or BO

Humanware Trekker Breeze Talking GPS for The Blind Visually Impaired, works good. Breeze is gently used, and in good condition. Comes complete with box and all accessories, case and strap, memory card, charger, USB cable and remote. $350, free shipping. Write me with any questions.
Posted Thursday, 19-Mar-2015 10:09 PM ET in Accessories     

Free Wall Charger with Talking Mp3 Players & Accessory Deals extended!

Due to customer demand, we're extending this special just one more week, so take advantage of the many savings! 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 $69.99 for the 4GB and $89.99 for the 8GB Talking Sansa Clip Zip or $65.99 and $85.99 for the Talking Sansa Clip Plus, not only that, this week we're adding a free wall charger to your purchase ($10.99 value)! Prices on the site reflect the special prices. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html 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/specials.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/other-players.html Our bluetooth special is still 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-and-receivers.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/headsets.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/speakers.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/speakers.html This special runs through Thursday March 26th, 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, 19-Mar-2015 8:20 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Freedom Scientific Sapphire portable magnifier, practically no use, $550 in original box

A 7 inch color screen makes this a great tool for those that need more magnification than the little hand-held magnifiers can provide. It uses very simple controls that anyone can master in a matter of moments. You can also connect it to a TV or monitor to provide even greater magnification. See a demo of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2q_B6oA_ao This Sapphire was purchased for an elderly relative that used it on only a hand full of occasions before her eyesight declined to the point where it was no longer of use. It is in flawless cosmetic and working condition, and will be sent to you in the original box, with all of the original accessories: charger, carrying case, shoulder strap, A/V cable, and manual. I'd like $550, and will accept Paypal. I have sold items on BlindBargains before, and have a well established online reputation. I will be happy to provide references to you upon request, and/or speak with you by phone prior to purchase.
Posted Thursday, 19-Mar-2015 12:57 PM ET in Portable Devices     

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. http://www.humanware.com/en-usa/home
Posted Wednesday, 18-Mar-2015 5:40 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Wanted: Braille Sense U2, Mini U2, and Unlocked Odin VI Cell Phone

I have a Braille Edge with Executive Products case that I'd be willing to trade, and I've got an iPhone 5 32GB with Otterbox Defender case. I'm also willing to pay cash through PayPal. Thanks.
Posted Wednesday, 18-Mar-2015 1:59 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

I-PHONE 4S, 16 GB Verizon unlocked w/Defender case and holster, excellent, V/O for blind

I-Phone 4S, 16 GB, was under contract of Verizon Wireless. Excellent condition, and works great. Comes with data cable and transformer, and a sturdy blue defender case with black holster. $200 for all
Posted Tuesday, 17-Mar-2015 9:37 PM ET in Cell Phones     

VoiceNote mPower with Lots of Accessories for $300

For sale is a VoiceNote mPower in excellent condition. IN addition to the unit, it includes a power supply, braille/print manual and cables, GPS receiver, wireless card, 16GB compact flash card, and more. Battery was recently replaced. Asking $300 plus shipping. I accept Paypal, credit cards, or money orders.
Posted Monday, 16-Mar-2015 12:14 AM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

Perfect Condition BrailleNote Apex $2300

I have a BrailleNote Apex QT in perfect condition. It will ship with the Sendero GPS software, the AC charger, 2 batteries, and an Executive Products leather case. I am asking $2300. I accept payment via PayPal. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. You will find my contact info below.
Posted Sunday, 15-Mar-2015 4:53 PM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     

MacBook Pro 2010 for $600

I have a 13 inch 2010 MacBook Pro for sale. This Mac is in excellent condition and has 4 gigs of RAM, a 256 gig SSD, WIFI and Bluetooth. It currently has the latest version of OSX Yosemite installed. The battery was recently replaced by Apple, so the battery life is great. As the headline says, I am willing to let this machine go for $600. I accept payment via PayPal. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. You will find my contact information below. I will ship as soon as payment is received.
Posted Sunday, 15-Mar-2015 4:53 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     

Free Wall Charger with Talking Mp3 Players & more

If you're looking for a very affordable way to play your music and audiobook files, take a look at our Talking MP3 Players. Listen to this introduction so you can see just how accessible our players are: http://tinyurl.com/of3usq8 They're currently specially priced at $69.99 for the 4GB models and $89.99 for the 8GB Talking Sansa Clip Zip or $65.99 and $85.99 for the Talking Sansa Clip Plus, not only that, this week we're adding a free wall charger to your purchase ($10.99 value)! Just a hint that the Clip Zip is the better player IMHO. Prices on the site reflect the special prices. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html Here's what our customers had to say about our Talking MP3 Players and service: http://tinyurl.com/p89zlz3 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  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/other-players.html Our bluetooth special is still going on as well! Check out our choice of bluetooth items at the following links, including a new Bluetooth Receiver that speaks! • 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-and-receivers.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/headsets.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/speakers.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 any of your players securely while you listen to your favorite jams in this portable carrying case! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/speakers.html This special runs through Thursday March 19th, 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, 12-Mar-2015 10:01 PM ET in Portable Devices     

GPS Receiver, made by Sendero Group

Unit is to be used with the BrailleNote Apex. Never been out of the box. Asking $1200, or best offer
Posted Thursday, 12-Mar-2015 3:18 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

SenderoMaps and Sense Navigation audio tutorials

If you have SenderoMaps or Sense Navigation and would like an audio tutorial that walks you step by step through the functions of each product, look no further. The Sense Navigation tutorial runs for around 3 hours. The SenderoMaps tutorial runs for around 2.5 hours. You can purchase each one on its own or as a bundle. Sense Navigation Audio Tutorial audio tutorial. This tutorial is 3 hours in length and covers topics such as: 1. Installing Sense Navigation. 2. Sense Navigation menu system. 3. Using the location dialog to do address searches by city, and zip/postal code as well as using the history and favorites lists. 4. Exploring in virtual mode. 5. Searching for, creating and modifying Points of interest. 6. Creating and following routes. 7. Walking outside with Sense Navigation. 8. Using GPS Replay files. 9. Miscellaneous options. You can hear a sample of the tutorial from the following link. http://www.mysticaccesspodcast.com/audio /introducingsensenavtutorial.mp3 SenderoMaps, More than a Map Manager Audio tutorial This SenderoMaps audio tutorial is over 2 hours in length. The tutorial covers SenderoMaps the virtual map product from Sendero Group. We walk you through the basics such as: 1. An introduction to the tutorial. 2. Installing SenderoMaps on your Windows based computer. 3. Using the menu system and main screen. 4. Looking for an address by city and zip code as well as using the history and favorites lists. 5. Exploring in virtual mode. 6. Points of interest, creating modifying and deleting. 7. Routes, automatic and manual. 8. Miscellaneous options. 9. Sendero PC GPS. The SenderoMaps software runs on Windows based computers or MACs running Windows. This tutorial will guide you through the features and functionality of the product. If you run BrailleNote GPS and Sense Navigation v2012 or later you have access to the SenderoMaps software for free. Sendero PC GPS is a product that allows real time navigation to SenderoMaps and is an aditional fee from Sendero Group.
Posted Thursday, 12-Mar-2015 3:18 PM ET in Accessories     

Nfb Live Presents Working Blind

Working Blind A discussion panel on employment and blindness Join us on NFB Live on Sunday March 15, at 3:00 PM Eastern in the Events Center for an inspirational discussion panel on blindness and employment titled, working blind. People with vision loss experience a rate of unemployment that far exceeds that of the general population. The American Foundation of the Blind reports that in September 2010, the most recent period for which there is data, 75 percent of the estimated 4 million adults in the U.S. who are completely or partially blind are not in the labor force. A number of factors contribute to this high rate of unemployment among the blind, and the exact rate of unemployment itself is difficult to determine. Our presentation, Working Blind, will introduce you to four blind or visually impaired individuals who are currently employed. We will talk with them about their careers, their lives and the satisfaction their jobs give them. Our four presenters are a varied group. We will begin with Shelley Gagnier, who works in Customer Service for Hi-Vee Foods Inc, Ray Wayne, who is a supervising attorney at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, Jonathan Brayfield, who is the manager of Southern Pride Vending, and Charlie Richardson, who works as a Telesales Agent for AT&T. Each of our guests will talk to us about their road to employment, how they got their job, what they do, and the challenges and rewards of their chosen professions. Shelley Gagnier: Shelley has been employed for the past six and a half years by the Hy-Vee Inc. grocery chain. As of February, 2014, Hy-Vee had 236 stores located in 8 states, with more opening each month. Hy-Vee employs over 60,000 individuals and is the largest employer in the state of Iowa. Shelley works in Customer Service, answering the phones and responding to the many questions that are asked by the shoppers stopping by the Customer Service counter during her shifts. Shelley also prepares the many ad signs which reflect pricing changes each week. Shelley graduated from Mount Mercy College in 1980 with degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice Administration. She is married with two sons, Scott and Matt. Ray Wayne: Ray is a supervising attorney at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, where he has worked for over twenty years. He investigates and prosecutes complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation. Before moving to the Commission, Ray was a litigation attorney at the New York City Law Department. Ray is a 1985 graduate of Harvard Law School. Charlie Richardson: Charlie works for AT&T in one of their national call centers in the wireless department as a Telesales Agent. His main duties are to sell new lines of cell phone service and set up new accounts, but can help customers with general requests. He also cross sells home services. He has been doing this for almost a year. If you are not a member of NFB Live, join us by completing the form at: http://talkingcommunities.com/communities/1098/signup/?cid=6b74989dbde74854c2c7634ca7da1633 Registration is free. We hope that this forum will serve as a springboard to promote discussion and create interest in employment for the blind. The blind are not psychologically or mentally different from the sighted. We are neither especially blessed nor especially cursed. We need jobs, opportunity, social acceptance, and equal treatment-not pity and custody. I believe that blindness has no more importance than any of a hundred other characteristics and that the average blind person is able to perform the average job in the average place of business, and do it as effectively as the average sighted person similarly situated. The above quotes from Dr. Jernigan are found in: KENNETH JERNIGAN, THE MASTER, THE MISSION, THE MOVEMENT; Compiled writings of Dr. Kenneth Jernigan with editorial introduction and notes on the text. A publication of the National Federation of the Blind. If you require more information on our presentation, Feel free to contact Julie at: julie@nfblive.com
Posted Wednesday, 11-Mar-2015 4:39 PM ET in Resources     

voice sense for sale for 400

I have a voice sense for sell running latest firmwhere comes with power cord calbe asking 400 will take paypal
Posted Tuesday, 10-Mar-2015 3:36 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Looking to Sell an Index Basic-D Version 3 Braille Embosser

I am looking to sell my Index Basic-D Version 3 Braille Embosser. I have had it since about 2006. It still works quite well. I also will include the cabinet which lessens the volume significantly. I am asking $1500 for both pieces. If only the embosser is desired, I am asking $1400. I will be glad to give more specific information over the phone or by e-mail. The cabinet is rather bulky, so we can discuss shipping options and costs.
Posted Monday, 09-Mar-2015 5:00 PM ET in Printers/Embossers     

Described Workouts for Purchase

Descriptive exercise routines are now available from BlindAlive! Current offerings include two levels of cardio, two Sculpting with Weights, a BootCamp 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. BlindAlive also has a free sample workout, a blog, and podcasts, all available at the website.
Posted Thursday, 05-Mar-2015 11:13 PM ET in Health/Personal Care     

Talking Mp3 Players:Savings on accessories & lowest prices ever on microSD cards!

This week we have our Talking MP3 Players priced as low as $69.99 and 25% off all accessories with your player order including a huge blow-out, lowest price ever 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 reflect the special discount. You can read about and order our Talking MP3 Players here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/specials.html Special deal on MicroSD cards when purchased separately as well: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/micro-sdhc-cards.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 which is 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 Check out 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, enabling 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/demo.html If money is a bit tight, we have another MP3 player that's really basic and easy to use, still priced at the introductory price of $19.99 which also comes with a free wall charger this week as well as 25% off accessories! You can read about it here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/other-players.html All accessories are 20% off without the purchase of a player this week, portable speakers, wall chargers, auxiliary cables and more: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/accessories.html Our bluetooth accessories are on sale on as well! Check out our choice of bluetooth items at the following links, including a new Bluetooth Receiver that speaks! • 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-and-receivers.html • Bluetooth Headsets starting at $39.99, including our latest addition, the Avantree Audition Bluetooth headset with introductory savings! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/headsets.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/speakers.html This special runs through Thursday March 12th, 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, 05-Mar-2015 8:09 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Alva Satellite 544 40-cell Braille dDisplay

I am selling a lightly-used Alva Satellite 544 braille display. Please see the eBay listing.
Posted Wednesday, 04-Mar-2015 1:35 PM ET in Accessories     

proofreading, editing, and resume/cover letter consultations starting at $3.00 a page.

Looking to polish up your resume to land that dream job? Need someone to edit an article, blog post, or manuscript? Trying to ace that next term paper? I offer editing, proofreading, and resume/cover letter consultation services. I have over seven years of experience as a writing and English instructor and have evaluated a range of documents, including essays, reports, memos, resumes, and theses and dissertations. Please see a full list of services and rates below, and feel free to check out my website at http://www.fmarinaro.com Editing: $4.00 per page Proofreading: $3.00 per page Resume and cover letter consultations: $30.00 flat fee for resume or cover letter; $50.00 for resume and cover letter together I look forward to working with you!
Posted Wednesday, 04-Mar-2015 1:31 PM ET in Services     

OpenBook Pearl Camera! Great condition with carying case. $400 or best offer!

I have used this Pearl Camera only a few times and it's very useful and accurate. It is in great condition and needs a new home. It runs for $795 retail, but I am asking for $400 plus shipping. Thank you very much!
Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 3:48 PM ET in Accessories     

24, TheOffice, GreysAnatomy, Friends, Seinfeld, FullHouse, FreshPrince and more BestOffer!

TV shows in great condition; give me your best offer! 24 seasons 1-6, the office seasons 1-4, Greys anatomy seasons 1-2, Friends Seasons 1-10, Seinfeld seasons 1-9, Full house seasons 1-8, Fresh prince seasons 1-4, Buffy the vampire slayer seasons 1-4, Curb Your Enthusiasm season 6, californication season 1, 7th heaven Season 1, Thanks a lot!
Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 3:48 PM ET in Books/Movies/Music     

1 Olympus dm420$100 or best offer

The only thing missing is the cord. The power switch is a bit temperamental in that it takes a bit longer to turn on, but what I have been doing is keeping it on charge as it thens on when plugged in to power. I will include for compensation of the cord missing is a 1 gig Micro SD card that still works and works well. It's already in the unit. Also I'll include an extra set of triple A rechargeable batteries as well in the package. This thing looks pretty much brand new and sounds awesome. Should you have any questions please contact me.
Posted Monday, 02-Mar-2015 3:00 PM ET in Portable Devices     

Apple MacBook Pro 2012 with upgrades, $1000 US

Mid 2012 model. 13.3 inch screen, 8 GB ram, 2.9 GHZ I7 processor. Upgraded with a 750GB Samsung Evo 840 SSD. Comes with North American charger and extension, as well as a nice case with removable shoulder strap. In excellent working condition, just have a new laptop I prefer. Shipping from Canada. US shipping is $50, Canada is $35. I can accept Interac ETransfer for Canadians, or PayPal for worldwide. Will ship anywhere, but you're responsible for making sure the power adapter works in your country, and shipping will need to be calculated for places other than listed above.
Posted Sunday, 01-Mar-2015 8:00 PM ET in Laptops/Netbooks     

factory unlocked 32 GB iPhone 4 S including otterbox case for $200.00 or best offer.

For sale a factory unlocked 32 GB iPhone 4 S including otter box case for $200.00 or best offer. I purchased it new in December 2013. Charger, holster for the otter box case and several charging cables are also included. For more information or questions you can contact me by email.
Posted Sunday, 01-Mar-2015 6:14 PM ET in Cell Phones     

Victor Reader Stream 1st Gen For $150

I am selling a Victor Reader Stream 1st Gen unit in excellent condition. It comes with an Executive Leather Case, Power Cord, USB Cord, and Female USB Adapter Cord for use with NLS Cartridges. The unit and all accessories is $150.
Posted Sunday, 01-Mar-2015 6:14 PM ET in Portable Devices     

AdaptiveWare winter clearance sale: The new Blaze EZ, $625; 15 inch laptops with screen reader, $450; BookSense XT, $295; PenFriend, $120; Touch Memo, $160; ReadIt Wand $995; BraillePen, just $925.

AdaptiveWare is having a winter clearance sale with specials on many products. The Blaze EZ is a pocket-sized digital book player/recorder with OCR that provides near-instant audio playback of printed materials. Regularly $695, now just $625. Laptops with NVDA pre-installed and ready to use, just $450; with MS Office suite and Window-Eyes just $550. BookSense XT digial player/recorder, just $295. The ReadIt Wand turns your computer into a video magnifier with full speech output. Just $995. The PenFriend labeling system, reg. $139 is on sale for $120 or just $135 with an extra package of 380 labels. The Touch Memo, another labelling system with tactile and laundry labels, is now just $160. And the BraillePen 12 Touch, great for use with your iOS device, is a bargain at just $925! For more information on any of these items or other specials, please contact AdaptiveWare via the contact information below. Payment plans may be possible.
Posted Sunday, 01-Mar-2015 6:14 PM ET in Miscellaneous     

Iphone 5c Blue for Cricket LN

Hi, This phone is in like new condition. Has a tempered glass screen protector and a new tpu case. Comes with charger, cable and earbuds. The phone is blue and is for the Cricket Wireless network. Excellent condition for $190.00 with free priority ship in usa. Paypal accepted by me.
Posted Saturday, 28-Feb-2015 7:37 PM ET in Phones     

original 18-cell braillenote - £25 or nearest offer

This is an original 18-cell Brailleenote, purchased around 2003. I have had new batteries installed recently. It comes with a leather carrying case and charger. Please contact me for any more specs. Thanks.
Posted Saturday, 28-Feb-2015 2:48 PM ET in Computers/Hardware     

Looking for an Optacon in good working condition.

I am an avid Optacon fan, use one every day at work, and am looking for another as backup. Would rather put money into a working model than one I have to pay to have fixed. If you have an Optacon and are not using it and don't know what to do with it, definitely contact me.
Posted Friday, 27-Feb-2015 10:29 PM ET in Portable Devices     

I refurbish and sell a variety of Freedom, Blazie & other notetakers & computers for Blind

I buy many non-functioning Blazie, Freedom Scientific, Humanware, HIMS, and Pulse Data machines. I refurbish as many of them as I can then have a blind friend check them out, delete old files, optimize settings, etc. and then I offer them at modest cost via eBay. I maintain a very high positive rating and have over $1,000,000 eBay sales history. (mostly NOT products for the blind). My eBay seller ID is interface-rick. I also work on machines for individuals, replacing battery packs with upgraded ones, replacing CMOS batteries, cleaning Braille displays and replacing damaged Braille cells where possible. If you have an old Blazie or Freedom Scientific product and have been unable to find or afford repair, feel free to call me to discuss your needs. I can be reached days 9AM to 5PM EST except Wednesday and Sunday at 603-357-5040.
Posted Friday, 27-Feb-2015 11:07 AM ET in Notetakers/PDAs     


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