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Blind Bargains Qast 65: Copyright MMXVI
Joe Steinkamp Friday, 10-Jun-2016 2:00 PM ET
Two episodes and two Android-based hardware reviews. Yep, we wanted to balance the scales before the Apple WWDC round up episode next week. We also have a tip, another large complement of comments in "Sound Off" and a "Last Word" that inadvertently ended up being recorded in two parts. That just seems to be the dualistic nature of the odd-numbered episode 65.
In The News:
Hardware Review: Braille To Go\
You might have noticed that the CSUN Year of Braille" contained several new notetakers. One of those we featured in our interviews from "Sunny San Diego" was NBP's Braille To Go. Scott gets his hands on a debut release unit and he takes us on a tour of the hardware and initial release software. Hear the lowdown on the menus, the build of the device and his impressions on how the device works for daily use.
Tell most voice assistants good morning, and they'll just give you a simple reply. Tell your Amazon Echo good morning, and you just might learn something new.
We start off this week with an email from Kathy about another way to avoid Windows 10.
More information can be found at
Next, from Randi, some information about Ride Hailing at ACB National this summer...
And speaking of Ride Sharing, Jan Brown sends in this email about options in her area.
Bargain Hound left us a comment about "Guardian Circle".
Lastly, and from the episode comment section as well, MattFromFlorida had this to say about the Mystic Access audio for the new HumaWware notetakers.
While Matt isn't wrong, there are a lot of things that are created these days by other parties for a manufacturer that are similar to what Mystic Access did for the Braille Note Touch. the website iMore does this to some degree for Apple products in order to have early access to said Apple products. it's also a great co-promotion for both parties. And outsourcing this kind of work can result in a lowered production cost, it can get the device out faster and [as we said on the show] it gives people the ability to do a deep dive on the device in a format that many would find more favorable than just reading a bunch of text online. Seems like a "win win' for all. But everything online costs something. Just ask those awesome folks over at NVDA about what it costs to make a free screen reader. Oh, and please donate so we can still have a free screen reader out there by the way...
This week we are honored to feature a listener-created bit of audio mashup. And then an example of why Government moves a bit slowly on technology matters.
next week, four letters that should make Apple fans rejoice. its our look at all the news from the WWDC.
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Displaying 1 comment.MattFromFlorida Sunday, 12-Jun-2016 1:34 PM ET:
Well on the blind guy that was refused service for coming thru the drive thru. This is wrong as there should be an exception in the policy! It is just that plain and simple for a Blind or visual person. Also what happen to the manager or supervisor that night! Anyone with plain common sense would have made an exception in this manner! As JJ has said this reaches much farther than just fast food drive thru! There needs to be acception for these cases. Also I don’t know if their policy has not broken the ADA law on this . Shouldn’t the drive through be accessible as well? They could also took his order and brought it outside to him. As well. I just see where there could have been just a little thought put in this just by the manager or supervisor at that time and would have prevented all this! So his only recourse is to sue! Not only for access and on the grounds of discrimination but hit them where it hurts and that is in the pocket book. I hope that 3 to 6 buck meal they did not sell him now cost them a million bucks . If this happen I bet they would change their policy and give training to all the staff! It is sad that we have to take this rout when a little common sense and caring for your fellow person would have went a long way! I really think he will have no problem winning this at all! JMO! Matt From Florida
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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for10 years and podcasting about it for nearly 5 years.
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