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Accessible calendar app Fantastical switches to a subscription model



Fantastical has long been a popular alternative to Apple's native Calendar app for many users. Its accessibility also made it very popular for blind and visually impaired people. Now, it has shifted from a one-time purchase model to one based on a monthly or yearly subscription.

Nvda Version 2019.3.1 released, bringing support for new braille displays, screen curtain, more



Version 2019.3 of the popular free screen reader Nvda has been released, bringing built in screen curtain, highlighting, and support for new braille displays.

Breaking: Aira Tech Corp Acquired by Southern California Investment Group



A majority stake of Aira Tech Corp has been acquired by the Blue Diego Investment Group in a deal announced Friday. Terms of the deal between the two privately-held companies were not disclosed.

5 things that aren't writing apps that are still useful for productivity



I've talked a lot about the best writing apps for iOS. Whether you're writing a blog, a novel, or just some notes for class, iOS offers a wide range of apps that can make writing--and organizing-- your work a lot easier.

But writing is more than just finding the right app. Its also finding a routine that works for you, tools that you enjoy using, and, possibly, doing a lot more self reflection than you ever expected. Today's article is all about those little things that help you write, before, and after, you start putting words on the page.

Department of Transportation Outlines New regulations for Service Animals



The department of Transportation is attempting to formalise the conditions under which passengers may fly with service animals. The rules outlined below are under review, and open to comment.

2020 Holman Prize now taking applications



The Holman Prize is accepting applications for its 4th year until March 2020.

Breaking: Flicktype Keyboard for iOS Changes Pricing, Pivots from Subscription Model



As of January 11, Flicktype is no longer a subscription-based app. The app can now be purchased in the App Store for $2.99

Join Us Monday for a Canute Multiline E-Reader Live Demo and Q&A



This Monday, join J.J. from A. T. Guys for an informal demonstration and Q&A with the Canute, the world's first multiline E-reader and 360 cell braille display. We will discuss the features of the unit, let you hear how it sounds, and leave plenty of time for questions. The Canute is coming to the U.S. and will be shipping to customers within weeks.


Deals

Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind goes on sale for the holidays



Six Ages, a popular iOS exploration, resource management, and strategy game set against a mythic backdrop of enegmatic gods and legends, is on sale in the iOS App Store.

Get Voice Dream Apps Now In a Huge Holiday Sale



From now to December 28, buy all Voice Dream apps, reader, writer, and scanner, for 50 percent off or more.

Purchase AIRA Minutes and Credits for Yourself or someone else this holiday season with Aira



From now until January 3, Aira credit can now be purchased for yourself or someone else.

Rubik's Tactile Cube for $11.28



Amazon.com has the Rubik's Tactile Cube for $11.28. Shipping is free for Amazon prime members. This accessible version of the Rubik's Cube adds tactile shapes to each of the 6 sides, allowing you to solve the classic toy by touch.

#NFB19: Get a Shipt Grocery Delivery Membership for $49 a Year and Avoid Pesky Minibar Charges



We're big fans of Shipt, the grocery delivery service which is now available in most of the country. Now, you can get an annual membership for over half off, or just $49 by using this link.

Buy 1 Month of the Aira Intro Plan for $29, Get 3 Months Free; New Users Only



Remote assistance app Aira is offering 3 months of service for free on the Intro plan when purchasing the first month.


Podcasts

#ATIA20 Audio: View Plus Introduces 2nd Generation Power Dot Technology



We were honestly lucky to get a few minutes to talk with Dan Gardner, CEO of View Plus, as his booth was constantly filled with convention attendees. Some of that was due to an ATIA promotion, an awesome TSA friendly bottle opener as a booth giveaway item but it mostly was due to the announced debut of the new Power Dot technology being used with the company's embossers. Dan explains how the new feel has come to their embossed braille and how people can compare it to their previous levels of quality. To learn more about Power Dot, or find a dealer in your area, visit the View Plus website

ATIA 2020 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

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

#ATIA2020 Audio: Speaking To The Edges Of Video Magnification With Patriot Vision



Video Magnifiers have been adding more options and features as they adopt off the shelf technology in their design. But imagine Joe's surprise when John Palmer, President of Patriot Vision Industries, informed him that you could use Alexa with a Video Magnifier. In this interview the pair discuss the new features of the Patriot Pro including voice control. The interview also provides and overview of the new Edge Mode feature that came to the Patriot Viewpoint last year. Lastly, John gives a sneak peek at a product coming to CSUNATC 2020. To learn more about the products mentioned in this interview, visit the Patriot Vision Industries website

ATIA 2020 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

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

#ATIA20 Audio: Absorbing Audio Information Into Meaningful Ways With Glean



Podcast fans would probably be the first people who could speak to the value of speech and how it conveys the meaning behind the presenter s message. Of course, in a classroom or meeting setting, the importance of adding meaning for contextual value matters when it comes to organizing thoughts and follow up actions. David Tucker, Co-Founder and CEO of Sonocent, spoke to Joe about his company's history with the Audio Notetaker product and how that experience is powering their next generation technology named Glean. The web based audio notetaking software is currently being tested and the newly redesigned interface is aiding people with the ability to tag, filter and sort information in new ways. Visit the Sonocent website if you would like to know more about Audio Notetaker. If you would like to assist in the accessibility testing of the new software mentioned in this interview, visit the Glean sign up page

ATIA 2020 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

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

#ATIA20 Audio: The Quest For Greater Access For Microsoft And Windows 10



Joe and Jason Grieves, Product Manager Low Vision Windows Accessibility, sure find interesting places to conduct interviews. A coffee shop with a Bose nova soundtrack was the setting for their NFB 2019 chat. This year the pair sat out by the pool with wind, light rain and bad cover songs in the background. Regardless of the auditory conditions, Jason and Joe talk about what's recently come to Windows Magnifier and Narrator in the latest Windows 10 updates. And Jason provides some idea of what is in store with the next update arriving later this year such as Magnifier Reader. To stay up to date with everything going on with access at Microsoft, and to attend their new webinar series, follow Microsoft Access on Twitter

ATIA 2020 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

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

#ATIA20 Audio: Ace And Snow Are In The Forecast With Zoomax



Last year David Bradburn, President of Zoomax USA, shared with us the launch specifics for Acesight. in our latest interview Joe gets an update on the progress of not only the Acesight, but a sneak peek at a new product in the wearable line. The duo also discuss the Snow 12 portable Video Magnifier and a quick log entry from the BBQ's unofficial Travel Correspondent. To learn more about the products mentioned in this interview, visit the Zoomax website

ATIA 2020 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

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

#ATIA20 Audio: Speaking To The Power Of Braille Literacy With Objective Ed



The BBQ Crew last caught up with Marty Schultz, Founder of Blindfold Games and Co-Founder of Objective Ed, at CSUNATC19 where he receive the Touch of Genius award From the National Braille Press for his work in providing new game based tools for Education. The accolades don't stop there, as Joe learns in this interview, the company was awarded a Microsoft AI For Accessibility grant for using Speech Recognition to teach Braille Literacy. Tune in to hear how Objective Ed is using a Refreshable Braille Display, speech and the Microsoft Cloud to build out skills. Plus, you get to learn about a Wayfinding game in a Medieval town. To learn more, and possibly be accepted for one of the company's upcoming pilot projects, visit the official Objective Ed website

ATIA 2020 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

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

#ATIA20 Audio: Q Is For Qwerty But That's Not All For HIMS



Joe last spoke to Damian Pickering, Vice President of Sales for HIMS, in Las Vegas where updates were the major subject in that interview. We continue that trend in Orlando with a few insights on what's next for the Q Braille, a sneak peek at the next Polaris software release and a preview of what is in store for the U2's final firmware. GoVision and joe's old friend eBott also are mentioned near the end of the recording. To learn more about these upcoming releases, or to jump on board the possible promotions, visit the HIMS website

ATIA 2020 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

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

#ATIA20 Audio: Dolphin Enhances Guide, Supernova And More



Joe has known Gareth Collins, Tech Support Manager for Dolphin, for a longer amount of time than either would probably like to admit. But here's a clue... Joe started out as a Dolphin beta tester for Supernova/Lunar v3.0 ages ago. A lot has changed from that version and from our ATIA 2019 coverage. Mr. Collins provides Joe with some of the key features that come in Supernova 19 regarding text sharpening and other text enhancements. He additionally gives an overview of the new Guide Connect and its remote control options. Lastly, Joe learns about some updates to Easy Reader and Dolphin Converter. To learn more about these products, visit the Dolphin Computer Access website

ATIA 2020 coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

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


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Devices, Memory Cards & More! We have Talking Fire tablets, Talking Mp3 Players/Book Readers including the Victor Reader Trek, the Victor Stream,the new Benjie T6 Talking Mp3 Players and our Very own Talking Book Reader. We also have accessories, memory cards and Bluetooth devices to enable anythinng with a headphone jack to use Bluetooth! Keep in mind you get free shipping inside the US and discounted international shipping and we won't charge you tax unless you're in the state of Florida! Daily Deal:Today only! 1 left at this price. Get your Victor Reader Trek Book reader & GPS with Bluetooth capability before you lose this great opportunity! Get yours now at the lower $599.99 price after that the price will be on special for $624.99. Get free priority mail and a free magnetic cable on top of the savings! 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Read about them on our Talking Tablets page: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html Be sure to order one of our protective cases for your Fire tablet: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cases_c_37.html Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you check out with PayPal and choose PayPal Credit. (subject to credit approval) Our Portable MP3 player AM/FM radio has a built in front-facing speaker! Although it doesn't speak it's totally accessible for the blind as it's all button operated. It does have a display but it's not menu driven. Listen to the radio or to MP3 files on a microSD card or thumb drive! Jump to specific tracks or radio stations by entering the track number or the frequency! It has a user replaceable rechargeable lithium battery! For those who have some sight it also has an LED flashlight! It has a line-in jack so you can play other devices through its speaker! 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For those wishing to get Bluetooth capability on players like the Victor Stream, Bookport, etc, or those wishing to use Bluetooth with your stereo, PC, etc, any device with a headphone or Line-in/Line-out jack, you can get one of our below two transmitters/receivers, the portable one or the Home version. Both have dual pairing and offer true aptX Low Latency. Portable Miccus Swivel Jack RTX Bluetooth transmitter/receiver for just $49.99! Perfect for making your Victor Stream or any other device with a headphone jack, able to connect to your Bluetooth headphones or speaker! Connect it to your computer's USB port and have it come through your Bluetooth headset or speaker! The receiver side speaks everything from power on through power off! It boasts a range of 100 Feet and much more... http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Swivel-Jack-RTX-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver_p_18.html The latest Miccus Home RTX 2.0 is the home version meant to be unportable. It can transmit up to 160 feet or more in direct line of sight! Available right now $5 off for just $54.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Home-RTX-20-Long-Range-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver-_p_120.html If you're looking for Bluetooth headphones we have two choices from Miccus, the Miccus Stealth Earbuds or the Stealth headset. Both have mics and work with smart phones, tablets, and have very low latency when paired with one of the above Two Miccus Bluetooth transmitters/receivers. Miccus Stealth Earbuds for just $44.99! These are sweat proof and have speech feedback, up to 66 feet range, dual pairing, and 10-hour battery life! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Stealth-Earbuds-with-Voice-prompt_p_25.html Miccus SR-71 Stealth over-the-head Bluetooth Headphones. Very nice padded headphones which work wirelessly with either Bluetooth or use the included cable to connect it to a headphone jack. It cups around your ears so you don't disturb anyone when you decide to turn it up! Get great sound and long battery life. Get it now for just $65.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-SR-71-Stealth-Bluetooth-Headphones-with-microphone_p_15.html We have the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker this week for just $16.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html This special goes through Monday February 24th so hurry and take advantage of these special prices! All prices are in US dollars. We accept major credit cards, Amazon Pay, and PayPal on line or you can call 727-498-0121 to place your credit card order or email laz@talkingmp3players.com to have a PaypalMe link sent. Your questions are always welcome.

AT&T Iphone 8Plus, Verizon ipad 5gen, I.D Mate Summit, and Romeo 25 embosser!!!


I have a brand new AT&T 8Plus 64 gig black iPhone that will come in a purple odder box with screen protecter. All packaging willl be included, shippping costs also included in asking price. Asking $400 but open to other offers. I have a Verizon 5th gen 128 gig ipad I am loking to rehome. I price includes a $100 Zagg case that turns the ipad in to a laptop. Price includes shipping costs as well. Asking $300 but open to other offers. I also have an I.D Mate summit barcode reader I would like to rehome. This is outdated of course but in great condition. Will come with carrying case and charger. Price includes shipping costs. Asking $100 but open to other offers. Last but not least is my Romeo 25 embosser. Has only been used a couple of months but has been in storage in the back of my closet for a couple years. This is a product of enabling technologies and connects to your device using a USB connection. Price also includes shiping costs. Asking $600 but also open to other offers. All items are in great condition. Price as stated above also includes shipping, tracking, and insurance fees. If interested please message me: Swmodisabilityadvocate@gmail.com

Braille note touch lowered to $2000 or best offer


Selling my Braille note touch. It works great, comes with case, SD card and power cord. I’ll ship anywhere in North America. Contact me if u have any questions.

Want to help me make my small home studio more accessible and get a free album?


Would you like to help me make my small home studio more accessible and get a free album in the process? https://www.gofundme.com/f/accessible-home-studio-for-blind-composer

Goalball Equipment - LIKE NEW! $100 CDN


- Women’s XL Goalball padded shorts, elbow pads, and eye shades. - Shorts are from Targe; eye shades from GOALFX in the UK; elbow pads from Amazon. - Elbow pads were never used; shorts and eye shades worn only twice. - I never really got into Goalball as the local practices are at an inconvenient time for me. Willing to ship within Canada; buyer pays shipping cost.

Want to earn cash without waiting on employers or government handouts?


Here’s How To Supplement Your Income In 2020 Earning money online is the new employment. The cool thing is there’s nothing preventing blind go-getters from joining the movement. All you need is a few tips, strategies, and resources to get started. And Blind Entrepreneurship 101 is here to help. This groundbreaking course is for blind entrepreneurs by blind entrepreneurs. Over nine weeks you’ll learn how to: •Develop a viable money making idea •Craft a powerful message •Identify your dream customers •Design a targeted marketing plan •Build a website or landing page •Understand the magic behind SEO •Accept payments online •And so much more Even sweeter… We’ve made everything flexible and convenient for you. The entire course is 100% online so you can learn at home or on the go. Go here to grab the details, and the doors to this course slam shut on March 1, 2020 so we can focus on current students. https://blindemployment.solutions/be101


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