Europe's largest airport now also has the distinction of being the first Aira access location outside the United States. Blind and visually impaired passengers traveling through Heathrow can now download the free aira app and receive real-time assistance from a trained agent to go through security, find gates, restaurants, rest rooms, and receive real-time updates on changes to their flights.
Dystopia, an accessible Reddit app created by a 17-year old high schooler from Colorado, has recently entered beta and is looking for testers.
Instagram has recently become more accessible for the visually impaired with the addition of two new types of caption for its image service.
Google is seeking feedback from accessibility developers regarding their workflow, experience with command line interfaces and browser-based developer tools.
An online auction to raise money for the popular Seedlings Braille Books for Children is ending soon.
AIRA is restructuring its plans including discontinuing its unlimited plan and adding a new option for under 30 bucks a month.
AmazonBasics just released a 700 watt Alexa-enabled microwave with some cool features. It looks like GE is also getting in the voice-controlled microwaves with their GE JES1097SMSS Smart Countertop Microwave Oven.
This GE microwave features Alexa for voice control (Alexa devices sold separately). Speak directly to Alexa to achieve the ultimate in kitchen convenience to cook, defrost or reheat. Scan-to-cook technology takes the guesswork out of frozen food instructions. Cook with the right settings with the GE appliances kitchen app. Just scanthe barcode and the microwave is correctly programmed to the right power level and cooking time, making your food turn out just as the manufacturer intended. Seven pre-programmed sensor menu beverage, dinner plate, pizza, popcorn, potato, reheat and vegetable. Stainless Steel exterior. Unit measures 11 h x 19 w x 14 d (h x w x d) inchs. 900 watts with 10 power settings, clock and kitchen timer.
the barcode and the microwave is correctly programmed to the right power level and cooking time, making your food turn out just as the manufacturer intended. Seven pre-programmed sensor menu beverage, dinner plate, pizza, popcorn, potato, reheat and vegetable. Stainless Steel exterior. Unit measures 11 h x 19 w x 14 d (h x w x d) inchs. 900 watts with 10 power settings, clock and kitchen timer.
Amazon now has the GE JES1097SMSS Smart Countertop Microwave Oven, Works with Alexa, for $139.99 with free shipping.
Alexa is getting smarter, and now she can microwave. The AmazonBasics Microwave simplifies cooking by letting you microwave using your voice and an Echo device. Just say, Alexa, reheat one cup of coffee, and
Alexa will start reheating with the appropriate power and time settings. Quick-cook presets mean there s no need to guess cook times or heat levels when you re defrosting peas or microwaving a potato. There's even an Ask Alexa button right on the microwave. When pressed, there s no need to say Alexa or microwave. To start cooking, use your voice or just press the Ask Alexa button and say your cook time.The button will instantly wake up your paired Echo, just like saying Alexa does. For example, press the Ask Alexa button and say, 2 minutes, or frozen vegetables.
The button will instantly wake up your paired Echo, just like saying Alexa does. For example, press the Ask Alexa button and say, 2 minutes, or frozen vegetables.
Auto Popcorn Replenishment can automatically reorder popcorn when you run low, enabled by Amazon Dash Replenishment technology.
Additional features include: 700 Watts of power, 10 power levels, a kitchen timer, a child lock, and a turntable. Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new presets. The unit measures 17.3 x 14.1 x 10.1 (439 mm x 358 mm x 256 mm).
Amazon now offers the Alexa Enabled AmazonBasics Microwave for an introductory price of $59.99 with free shipping. A payment plan is offered for $12.00 a month. The item will ship on November 18.
NOTE: To use the voice control features and quick-cook presets, the AmazonBasics Microwave must be paired with an Echo device (not included).
Amazon takes up to 50% off a selection of overstock items. Plus, these orders receive free shipping. Shop for a little bit of everything - from groceries to beauty products, jewelry, electronics, homeware, toys, and more.
Amazon discounts a selection of items during its 12 Days of Deals Event. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping on all orders. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping.) Each day of the sale will feature a different theme, with new items being continuously added throughout the day. Deal ends December 14.
Domain HHH via Amazon offers the Zamkol Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $49.99. Clip the 10% off coupon and apply coupon code "P27SKESB" to cut the price to $24.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest price we could find by $35. It features two 12-watt drivers and a built-in mic. Deal ends December 12.
E-Bour via Amazon offers the Homfu 30-Liter Folding Backpack in Black or Purple for $22.99. Coupon code "BAGHOMFU" drops it to $13.79. With free shipping, that's $9 off and the lowest price we could find. This waterproof backpack features exterior pockets and adjustable shoulder straps. Deal ends December 31.
Kamal Store via Amazon offers the Kindaiyi Wireless Bluetooth Headset in Black for $19.89. Coupon code "QKMLDYVN" cuts that to $15.91. With free shipping, that's $4 off and the lowest price we could find. It features up to 20 hours of talk-time per charge, and includes three sizes of ear tip. Deal ends January 31.
ThinkGeek offers the Star Trek Captain's Tea Set for $59.99 plus shipping. The set includes a teapot and lid, creamer, sugar bowl and lid, 2 teacups, and 2 saucers so you can pick your favorite crew member to relax with. The teapot features the United Federation of Planets logo, and the cups, creamer, and sugar bowl all feature the Starfleet Command logo. It'll remind you to constantly search out the truth. And also the last of the supply of Earl Grey.
Amazon Warehouse Deals takes an extra 20% off select open-box, used, and closeout items. (Discount applies at final checkout.) Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. Items include office supplies, computer accessories, luggage, home security, phone accessories, baby items, and automotive parts.
Walmart offers the Apple iPhone 6 32GB Prepaid Smartphone for Straight Talk in Gold or Grey for $99 with free shipping. (Straight Talk match this price; it should appear on the home page but you can also search "iPhone 6 Gray 32GB".) That's the lowest price we've seen for an iPhone 6 in any condition. (It's the best deal now for any carrier by $41.)
We re back in the studio proper and we even have some news on hand despite it being the last month of the year. Joe follows up last week s TV tips with a demo of his new sound bar. The Last Word is food-related and Sound Off asks a question about BBQ history. Hide your nose from old Jack Frost and settle down with us for a warm winter s episode of the Qast.
We re a little light on news this week and we decided to pivot over to doing some demos of stuff we have on hand. Hear Joe talk about talking TVs, and J.J. jumps in with a look at an entertainment device. Don t worry as both have speech on board and there are several wild audio clips to keep things interesting.
Welcome to our 4th annual Blind Bargains Holiday Shopping Guide. This year, we've brought the deals straight to your audio feed. Sit back and relax as some of your favorite merchants, or perhaps some that are new to you, tell you about their latest products and services as well as some holiday deals. We'd like to sincerely thank all of the companies who were apart of this show. Below you'll find information about each company in the order they appear in the show.
Be sure to stay with Blind Bargains for lots of deals from Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond. We hope you have a safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving and we'll be back to our normal? format next week.
Greg Stilson Returns but not as a co-host. No, he s here to answer questions about AIRA and its newly announced plans. We also have a timely musical story in the Last Word , a seasonal shopping tip and more in episode 164. The one before Black Friday .
It used to be that the latter part of the year meant a slower news cycle for a little program like ours. That trend seemed to disappear in 2016 and it looks like it has no sign of stopping as this week's news section makes up the bulk of this episode's runtime. A great interview with Sam Latif of Procter & Gamble, a listener-submitted tip and the stylish "Last Word" help round out a show where all three of us were under the weather to some extent.
Those rumors of Apple holding another hardware event were true as the company pulled back the curtain on new iPads, a Mac mini refresh and a beefier MacBook Air. BBQ Crew Regular Shelly Brisbin
Is back to discuss the latest in MacLand. She joins J.J and Joe in deciphering what features stand out the most amongst the now multiple offerings in the Apple product catalog. Joe and Shelly even get a chance to give their takes on newly purchased Apple hardware featured from the previously covered September event
Autumn brings about a change in the weather, the leaves find their seasonal colors and the smell of nutmeg is everywhere thanks to the craze that has Pumpkin Spice in all things from coffee to breakfast cereals. With J.J. traveling this week, Joe ran his fingers across the BBQ Rolodex for a guest host and landed on a familiar voice that just so happened to have some big news to discuss. A listener-submitted tip a musical Last Word and Sound Off round out this episode in what we self-mockingly call a "traditionally formatted" show.
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The Google hardware event is now over, and the BBQ Crew takes almost as long as the event itself to discuss the important bits. Access Ana
Aids J.J. and Joe in the unpacking of all the news from the event. She also provides her thoughts on the new Voice Access app
And the Tick Watch
Running Ware OS. We additionally want to thank all 156 of our listeners who took our short survey. Congratulations to Ron McEwen for being the lucky person to win the Google Home Mini giveaway.
Fire tablets, Stocking Stuffers & more!
The countdown to Christmas will have advanced to about two weeks when you receive this message so It's high time you checked some items off your Christmas shopping list! See the below specials and Stocking stuffers!
We have the below in stock and ready to go so you can receive them in plenty of time before Christmas but don't delay as the later you place your order the harder it will be to get it to you in time.
For our Daily Deal we have for you a free Magnetic microUSB cable when you order a Victor Reader Trek which combines the Trekker Breeze GPS unit with the 2nd gen Victor Stream, has 32GB of Internal memory plus an SD card slot, a faster processor, FM radio to be activated by a future firmware update, as well as the long-awaited Bluetooth capability! Yours for just $579.99! We won't be charging you tax unless you live in Florida and priority mail shipping is free in the US! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html
The latest Victor Reader Stream is just $359.99 this week! No shipping cost in the US and no tax unless you're in Florida. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html
Don't need access to NLS/Bard or Audible.com books then get our feature-packed new Talking Book Reader which comes with the high quality Ivona voices built in and plays all sorts of unprotected files including Daisy books, eBooks, music, audio books, and even video files! It has internet capability for internet radio stations and podcasts! It records from its built-in mic, external mic/line-in, FM stereo radio, and internet radio. Provides 14 hours of battery life on a charge. yours for just $229.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Daisy-Book-Media-Player-Newest-Edition_p_111.html
Get the introduction to the Talking Book Reader 2nd Edition at the below link. Press enter on the link then search for the word download and save the file normally.
We have 4GB Sansa Clip zip Talking MP3 Players for $119.99. Order from here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Mp3-Players_c_1.html
Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you choose PayPal Credit at Checkout. (subject to credit approval)
A great gift or Stocking Stuffer! Portable MP3 player AM/FM radio with built in front-facing speaker! It plays MP3 files from either a thumb drive or a microSD card! It's totally accessible for the blind as it's all button driven. It does have a display but it's not menu driven. One can listen to AM or FM stations or to MP3 files on the 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 your other devices through its speaker! It includes a wrist lanyard and detachable belt clip. I've been playing with it and am totally impressed with its features and the volume you can get out of it! One can also listen with headphones if preferred. Perfect for listening to music and MP3 audio books; it remembers where you left off listening! It's just a bit larger than a Victor Reader Stream or Trek but packs a much stronger punch! Priced at just $29.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/MP3-AMFM-radio-player_p_39.html
Blowout special lowest prices of the year Stocking Stuffer deals on our large capacity 64GB, 128GB and 200GB microSD cards ready for use on your favorite devices and including some OTR for your enjoyment starting at just $21.99 for a 64 GB card! We also have 16 and 32GB microSD and SD cards for greatly increasing the capacity of your devices with expandable memory slots all at reduced Stocking Stuffer prices: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-SD-cards_c_14.html
On Sale: We have the latest 2017 7 inch, 8 inch, and 10 inch Talking Kindle Fire tablets on which we've turned on the screen reader and set up with the Google Play Store so you can use Android apps as well as the apps from the Amazon app store! You can read about them and place your order here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html
You can connect a thumb drive or a regular USB keyboard to these tablets with the use of an OTG cable, or you can use a Bluetooth keyboard to make navigation and typing easier for those who haven't fully mastered the use of a touch screen. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/OTG-On-The-Go-cable_p_96.html
Protect your Fire tablet with one of these awesome cases which doubles as a stand! These tablet cases have a sleep/wake feature when you open and close them. Available in the combo boxes found below the tablet on its own page or from here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cases_c_37.html
We have Samsung Gusto 3 Phones on sale for just $54.99. This is an easy to use accessible push button flip phone. The Samsung Gusto 3 works like the Samsung Haven with improvements such as ability to change the speed of the voice, Bluetooth capability, longer battery life, and more. Use this phone in the US on Selectel through us: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Flip-Phones_c_25.html
Check out the Selectel phone plans available through us for use with the above phone or bring your own Verizon phone: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Selectel-Phone-Plans_ep_53-1.html
Don't miss these accessory Stocking Stuffer items!
Special deal on our 3 foot Magnetic micro USB and Lightning cables just $10.99 & $13.99 for our 5 ft cables plus get a special deal on extra tips in the combo box. With these you just keep the tips in the charging port and can easily attach the magnetized cable, more accessible plus it saves the charging port on your expensive devices: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html
Some more choices for stocking stuffers like regular USB data/charging cables for your players/book readers and phones, OTG cables, Stereo Audio Auxiliary 3.5 mm Male to Male cables, Samsung Haven charging cradles, and wall chargers found here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html
New Home Bluetooth transmitter/receiver now available! The new Miccus Home RTX 2.0 can transmit up to 160 feet! It offers true aptX Low Latency. You can pair it with two Bluetooth speakers or headphones at the same time or with 2 Bluetooth transmitting devices at once. It uses Bluetooth version 4.2. Available right now $5 off for just $54.99! I'll send you my directions from a totally blind perspective as well: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Home-RTX-20-Long-Range-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver-_p_120.html
Check out the newest Bluetooth Headset on our site, the Miccus SR-71 Stealth Bluetooth Headphones with microphone. This is a very nice headset which works wirelessly with either Bluetooth or use the included cable to connect it to a headphone jack. It's a very comfortable headset. It goes over your head and cups around your ears so you don't disturb anyone when you decide to turn it up! Works with the new Victor Reader Trek, smart devices such as phones and tablets, or paired with one of the Miccus Bluetooth transmitters. Very low latency headset with 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 $17.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html
This special goes through Monday December 17th so hurry and take advantage of these special deals!
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Can't move this new braillenote touch so if you are interested in owning one, now you can offer a trade or a price you can afford. I will consider any offer so don't be shy, i just need to get rid of this. its brand new in the box. make me an offer now via email firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone 916-812-1542
For sale is a brand new Victor Reader Trek which has never been taken out of the box. Owner had another unit so this one was not needed. $650 including free shipping anywhere in the U.S. Please Email email@example.com if interested.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core I5, Windows 10 pro)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the tablet that can replace your laptop.
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iAccessibility, the creators of the iACast Podcast Network, is here with a few holiday deals.
iAccessibility has offered training services for over a year, and we are running a special where you can receive training for $15 per hour. This is down from our $18 dollars per month that we normally offer. This also includes one hour for free. Head to https://iaccessibility.net/training to learn more.
Our next offer is for our TeamTalk Hosting service. TeamTalk is a very popular service for people to use to collaborate and even record podcasts. iAccessibility offers TeamTalk services at $3 per month, but you can sign up today and get your first month for free. Head to https://iaccessibility.net/teamtalk to learn more. You can learn more about TeamTalk at http://bearware.dk.
These deals will last until the end of the month, but keep checking back at iaccessibility.net in case we have more to come later in the month.