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Firefox Quantum May Slow Down your Screen Reader on Tuesday; Here's What You Can Do



Firefox 57 Quantum will be released on Tuesday, and many screen reader users may want to avoid the update.

Now you can Describe Chicken Nugget in 280 Characters with Version 4.5



Accessible Apps has released another free update to the Chicken Nugget Twitter client for Windows and now Twitter is twice as fun.

Breaking: Germany's BAUM Retec AG Files for Bankruptcy Protection as it Restructures, BAUM USA Still Open



BAUM Retec AG, the parent company of BAUM USA and makers of the VarioUltra braille displays, has filed for bankruptcy protection in Germany. Baum USA remains open, however.

One International Airline Now Offers Boarding Passes in Braille



While smartphones have made it easier to gain access to important travel information, sometimes you might just want a boarding pass in braille, and one airline is doing just that.

SuperNova 16.06 Fixes more than a Dozen Bugs



If you've experienced crashes in PowerPoint or Windows Live Mail or more than a dozen other issues, they may be fixed in the latest free update for Dolphin's SuperNova.

TalkBack 6.1 Beta Adds Quick Language Switching, Enhanced Navigation in Native Apps



A new round of beta testing for Android's TalkBack screen reader has begun as the first beta of TalkBack 6.1 has been posted.

JAWS 2018, not JAWS 19 Now Released



On the heels of another round of public betas JAWS 2018 is now ready for mass consumption.

APH Blasts Through Textbook Barriers with Free Advanced Transcription Tool



APH's New Braille Blaster may become an indispensable tool for transcribers and students, and it's available now for free.


Deals

Extra 15 percent off select Walgreens Health Brand products



Walgreens offers an Extra 15 percent off select Walgreens Health Brand products. Use coupon code "WALGREENS15" to get the deal that ends November 19. Click the provided link to shop this sale!

Up to 50percent off unique coffee and tea Mugs at CafePress



CafePress offers Up to 50 percent off unique Mugs, perfect for Christmas gifts. Use coupon code "MUGS17" to get the deal that ends December 21.

Extra 10 percent off Vitamins at Walgreens



Walgreens offers an Extra 10 percent off all Vitamins. Use coupon code "EXTRA10VITA" to get the deal that ends November 19. Click the provided link to start shopping this sale!

Up to 50 percent off T-Shirts at CafePress



CafePress offers Up to 50 percent off unique T-Shirts. Use coupon code "TSHIRTS17" to get the deal that ends December 21.

Save 15 percent during the Accesssory Sale at Guitar Center



Guitar Center offers savings of 15 percent on your total qualifying purchase of Guitar Accesssories. Use coupon code "ACCESSORY" to get the deal. Restrictions: Maximum Discount $500. Deal ends November 18.

Receive free shipping and 3 free gifts on orders of $99 or more at the Chicago Steak Company



Set your holiday table with great food! The Chicago Steak Company offers free shipping and 3 free gifts with orders of $99 or more. Use coupon code "FREEGIFTS" to get the deal that ends on November 30.

Shure Holiday Sale at Musician's Friend



Musician's Friend offers great savings during their Shure Holiday Sale. Deals include microphones and headphones. No coupon codes are needed to get the savings. Click the provided link to get started. Deal ends January 1.

Yamaha Holiday Keyboard Bundles: All-in-one packs for all player levels - From $249.99 at Musician's Friend



Musician's Friend offers a variety of Yamaha Holiday Keyboard Bundles. All-in-one packs for all player levels, with prices starting at $249.99. No coupon codes are needed to get the deals that end on December 2. Click the provided link to see all items in this sale.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Qast 122: The Keepsake Edition



J.J. is recording from a mystery spot in New Jersey this week. Joe is no longer distracted by illness nor baseball. That means there is a user-requested discussion about grocery shopping in the cards for the middle portion of the episode. But don't worry, as a live tip, the "Last Word" and an amazing email arrived for "Sound Off".

Blind Bargains Qast 121: Palindromes



The news is always the portion of the program we can never predict from week to week. Surprises are always welcome and this time is no exception. It is a good thing that Brian Fischler dropped by to give us a few chuckles and a primer on "Laugh For Sight" because it definitely adds some levity to the proceedings. We also have a tip, a brief "Sound Off" and a BBQ first in the "Last Word".

Program Note:

A beloved member of just about every part of the Blindness Community passed away recently. Chris @toonhead Skarstad was one of those unique people you rarely encounter in life. He had the uncanny ability to provide a supportive comment, a kind message or a well thought out constructive remark for just about any situation. We will miss you greatly and so will others as demonstrated by this moving thread over at Apple Vis. RIP Toony...
Sad news to report

Blind Bargains Qast 120: The Doughnut On The Desk



This is one of those times where we get to talk about actual new hardware with said hardware actually on hand. Joe has the new Google Home mini in the office and J.J. asks him questions about the little round Google Assistant. Jay Forry also returns to talk about the 5 films that turned out not to be good from the summer movie season. And then we get into the spirit of "All Hallow's Eve" in the "Last Word". So get that bowl of trick or treat candy, you know the good stuff you aren't giving out to the neighbors, as we will commune with the week's ghostly news and ghoulish access technology.

Blind Bargains Qast 119: The Nighttime, Sniffling, Sneezing, Stuffy-Head, Fever, so you can Rest Qast



J.J. reports from a remote location and Joe is on autopilot due to the first school year based family sickness. But that didn't stop either of them from bringing along some topical news, "Sound Off" and a few "Last Words". Jay Forry returns as well to talk about summer movies. Which it just so happens to be a great idea for our two hosts since J.J. is traveling and Joe can barely manage to find the remote option on his Apple Watch.

Blind Bargains Qast 118: Thin Mint TV



The fun of the hardware announcements has died down, for now, with J.J. and Joe finding themselves back with a full slate of news and a demonstration of YouTube TV. We also have a tip, "Sound Off" and a triumphant return of a long-time favorite subject to the "Last Word".

Blind Bargains Qast 117: Another Brick In The Walled Garden



We bring balance to the Force this week with a look at the recent Google Hardware Event. However, Apple Fans, that isn't all we talk about as some of the hardware discussed can connect to iOS as well. We also have "Sound Off", a tip and the craziness that is the "Last Word".

Blind Bargains Qast 116: Pancake Complications Thingy



Apple released new hardware this month with the glass-backed iPhone 8 models and the spiffy Series 3 Apple Watches. BBQ Regular Shelly Brisbin drops by to talk about those objects and give her take on iOS 11. We also have a tip, "Sound Off" and the Last Word" in a very laid back long-form conversational edition of the Blind Bargains Qast.

Blind Bargains Qast 115: Thoughts Of Seeing AI Dog



The new iOS 11 is live and ready to download. Jamie Pauls
and Scott Davert
return to talk about the perils and pitfalls for those who want to install that shiny new OS on their IDevices. We'll also catch up on the news, check in with "Sound Off" and enjoy some Dog Feelings in the "Last Word".


Classifieds

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vintage sharp elsi-620 calculator for sale!


Hello all, I have a vintage elsi-620 sharp calculator for sale. This calculator is in working condition. I'm asking 65 dollars plus shipping.

Free Payment Card Reader + Free Online Shopping Software


The PayWithChip Marketplace is a new, easy to use, accessible shopping application that provides amazing access to popular products from major online shopping websites. No web browser required. Navigation is very user friendly, using four keyboard keys - up, down, enter, escape. Currently available as a Windows PC installable application. Tested with NVDA and JAWS. A few of the stores on our list are Walmart including groceries, Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Ebooks by Feedbooks.com and many more. Upcoming stores include Groupon, Overstock.com, Musicians Friend, Trader Joe's and many more. Checkouts are easy and simple, which means no more typing card numbers or saving card information. Customers receive a complimentary USB payment card reader. Checkout is completed securely and quickly with just a card inserted and the press of the enter key.

Holiday Deals: New Bluetooth transmitter/receiver, Victor Stream & New Victor Reader Trek,


Talking MP3/Book players, & Talking Tablets! Allright folks, there are less than 40 days until Christmas and you sure don't want to be one of those who puts your Holiday shopping off until it's almost too late. We have lots of devices which would make great presents plus lots of accessories which make great stocking stuffers! New Daily Deal: Speaking of stocking stuffers, you can pick up a Miccus TX4 portable Bluetooth transmitter for just $35.99 during this Daily Deal. You can find more info about it below... Get it on the Daily Deal here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html New Home bluetooth transmitter/receiver now available! The new Miccus Home RTX 2 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. Availble right now for just $59.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Home-RTX-20-Long-Range-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver-_p_120.html Those who ordered their Victor Reader Trek earlier than anyone else have either already recieved it or are just about to. I urge you to place your order now to save your place on our first come first served list for this fantastic device! For a limited time we're offering you a chance to save big when you order your new Victor Reader Trek! It has a faster processor, 32GB of internal memory as well as the long-awaited Bluetooth capability! Our price is just $579.99 which gives you a savings of $120 off the price of $699.99! Not to mention no shipping charge for US orders and we only have to charge tax on Florda sales! Take advantage of this very substantial savings off its price! Visit this page for more information about the new Victor Reader Trek: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html Not interested in the GPS aspect of the Trek? We're continuing to offer the 2nd generation Victor Reader Stream! This week it's on sale for only $339.99 and as with any Humanware products just as from Humanware but with big savings! 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 plus records from its built-in mic, external mic/line-in, FM stereo radio, and internet radio. It has internet capability for internet radio stations and podcasts with over two times the old model's battery life 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 here:https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZ3vzGZeSdSOCHGJ3kglro6lkt3n5BqUg0V Brand new Sansa Clip Zip 4GB Talking MP3 Players for only $109.99! Yes, I said brand new! Still with our 1 year limited warranty! As some of you know the Sansa Clip Zip players haven't been manufactured since 2012 and it's difficult to source brand new players non-refurbished so we have a short and limited supply of Brand New Ones we can put on sale at this price! We Rockbox the Players and set them up so they talk and are accessible to the blind among many other features. Over 26 hours of battery life with its latest firmware update! Here's my demo: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZcvzGZ5PHsEb5dec5rWatGSGVRpyffUooV Order your Talking MP3 Player here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Sansa-Clip-Zip-Talking-MP3-Player-4GB_p_12.html Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you choose PayPal Credit at Checkout. (subject to credit approval) On Sale: We have the latest 7 inch and 8 HD 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 apps from Android 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 With an OTG cable you can connect a thumb drive to access your files, or a regular USB keyboard to make typing easier. Available in the combo boxes found below the tablet on its own page or from here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/OTG-On-The-Go-cable_p_96.html Protect your 7 or 8 inch Fire tablet with one of these awesome cases which doubles as a stand! The 8-inch tablet's case has a sleep/wake feature when you open and close the case. Available in the combo boxes found below the tablet on its own page or from here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cases_c_37.html Pick up some stocking stuffers with these great deals on Micro SD and SD cards for greatly increasing the capacity of your devices with expandable memory slots: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-SD-cards_c_14.html Some more choices for stocking stuffers like 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 may be found here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html When you order any Bluetooth device from us you'll get the description and instructions from a totally blind perspective emailed to you at no charge! I describe the device so you won't have any trouble figuring out what controls are where and following my directions you'll be able to set up and use them without any assistance from anyone else! The Bluetooth 4.0 Miccus TX4 portable Transmitter which is only $39.99 would also make a fine gift or stocking stuffer! It'll enable your book readers/players to use Bluetooth which is the one I recommend due to its features and sound quality. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Mini-jack-TX4-Bluetooth-40-Transmitter_p_18.html Another Bluetooth device which would make a great gift or stocking stuffer is the Talking Miccus AX4 Reciever which is only $35.99 which speaks when turned on, off, and in pairing mode to enable any powered speakers, stereo systems, even headphones to use Bluetooth. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Mini-jack-AX4_p_14.html Check out this fine Miccus SR-71 Stealth Bluetooth Headset 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 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 $59.99! 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 $19.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html To cover your wireless audio listening needs, we have several portable solutions and some non-portable ones, with ranges from about 30 feet up to 160 feet as well as some low latency options when combined with the above Bluetooth headset! Don't forget my offer of assistance in helping you figure out what you need to fill your Bluetooth wireless listening needs. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Transmitters-Receivers_c_7.html We have Talking brand-new Samsung Gusto 3 Phones on sale for just $59.99. These are great easy to use accessible push button flip phones. The Samsung Gusto 3 works like the Samsung Haven with improvements such as ability to change the speed of the voice, Bluetooth capability, longer batterylife and more, use it in the US on the Verizon towers, Selectel Wireless, Page Plus, or Tracfone: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Samsung-Gusto-3_p_80.html Just $30 for unlimited talk and texts! Check out the Selectel phone plans for use with the above phone, they're now providing much better plans for the money than Page Plus: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Selectel-Phone-Plans_ep_53-1.html This special lasts through Thursday November 23rd, except of course the daily deal so hurry and take advantage of these special deals! 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.

2 voice senses with external braille displays $300 for the pair, or $150 each.


These are 2 note takers with onboard help, and braille keyboards. They both have chargeable batteries as do the external braille displays. There are 2 ac Adapters which charge the units and 2 cords with connect the external braille displays to the voice senses. No personal information will be on either of these units. 2 cords will be included to connect thumb drives to the voice senses. I have only one extra battery which will be in with one of the units With the onboard help, you should have no trouble getting started. If you do you can always call HIMS INC. at 512-837-2000 As for payment, you can pay me with the cash App on your iPhone, or through Pay Pal. To contact me, please email me at outofsiteradio@icloud.com Thank You, kevin Shields

Trekker breeze plus 300 dollars


I am selling my trekker breeze plus I know longer have the cd’s I just have the unit And charger

Seeking Web Designer and Hosting Provider for New Radio Station


We desire to start a new internet radio station, wherein we will host, music as well as technology related shows. We are seeking a web designer for our station's website, as well as a hosting provider to host email lists, as well as either an icecast or shoutcast server for the licensed radio station we would like to bring online in January or February. WE are also seeking interested broadcasters as well. Please contact us if there is interest in any of these three options, as we really wish to create a viable station with no adult content that truly has lots of programming and offers a lot of variety for everyone's listening pleasure.


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