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).
UberEats is offering several deals to score you free delivery on up to four upcoming orders.
Amazon offers the Seagate 4TB Expansion USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $79.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $10. It includes a power adapter. Note: This item is temporarily out of stock, but can still be ordered at this price for delivery when available.
Amazon offers the Instant Pot Cookbook: Quick and Easy Traditional Indian Recipes for Everyday Eating Kindle eBook for free. That's $3 off and the lowest price we could find.
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.
Cococka via Amazon offers its Cococka 3-in-1 USB 2.0 SD / microSD Card Reader for $8.99. Coupon code "E833NTRW" cuts it to $5.84. With free shipping, that's $3 off and the lowest price we could find. It features USB 2.0 Type-A, micro USB, and USB Type-C plugs and microSD and SD card slots. Deal ends February 28.
KLTrust via Amazon offers its KLTrust 3-in-1 Card Reader for iPhone / iPad for $26.99. Coupon code "N67GUKTE" drops it to $16.19. With free shipping, that's $11 off and the lowest price we could find. It reads SD, microSD, and CF memory cards. Deal ends January 20.
SZDLC via Amazon offers the Cable Bite Cable Protectors 12-Pack for Apple Lightning Cables for $9.99. Coupon code "30DVZJII" cuts the price to $6.99. With free shipping, that's $5 off, and the lowest price we could find. These cable protectors snap on to buttress the sensitive area where the charging cable meets the charging plug. Deal ends January 24.
Unifocus via Amazon offers its Unifocus 6-Foot MFi-Certified Lightning Cable 3-Pack in Black for $12.99. Coupon code "QIABFALM" cuts that to $6.49. With free shipping, that's $7 off and the lowest price we could find. Deal ends January 30.
2018 saw us release 40 episodes, tons of convention audio and lots of demos over the course of the year. And all that audio was nearly perfect in every way. No really, it was because one man one amazingly patient man made us sound much better than the original recordings. Until now. The rest of the BBQ Crew call this traditional episode The Revenge Show , however, you may know it by the moniker Patrick s Outtakes episode. Over the course of 90 embarrassingly, painful for us yet not for Patrick, long minutes you will hear many things that hit the cutting room floor with a resounding thud. And don t worry as the Wolverine returns, Joe s Diva demo cat is back, and a couple of catchy tunes will have your toe tapping along the way. So, sit back and relax as you listen to why we do not do online streams of this podcast. And thanks again to Patrick Perdue for making this all possible!
For the first time, in many years of posting and podcasting these annual summations, we can say "this one is different" for two very distinct reasons. Number one, it has been a very short 11ish months since we looked back at the year that was 2017 thanks to odd schedules amongst the BBQ Crew. And two, we have dispensed with the top ten list for something more conversational and topic driven. There are still lists of things, as you will read below, because it is an internet law that podcasts must do so in order to keep their street cred. The bonus to this decision is that the lists generated below came from you, the listeners, and the most downloaded content of the year.
Shelly Brisbin And Scott Davert Join J.J. and joe on this look back at 2018. The group notes highs and lows in Assistive Technology on a range of topics such as emerging Braille Displays, Visual interpreter Services, Wearable Tech, Google and Apple. The predictions from the 2017 show are revisited, gulp, with some interesting ones making their way on to the scene from everyone about what could be in store for 2019.
It is the last regular format show of the year and wow is it filled with a lot of tech. Longtime friend of the show Steve Nutt
Slid down the chimney to discuss a wide range of electronic goodness. We also managed to fit in a Last Word and some amazing holiday cheer. Be sure to listen to the end as we go out on a high note!
We have a lot to cover this week and it really isn't related to the news section. Social media access takes center stage in our interview section this week with Jesse Beach from Instagram. We revisit the audio format discussion in Sound Off, food for thought in the Last Word and two live demos in the mix as well. Santa may have brought us a few early presents in episode 168 of the BBQ.
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.
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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 .
Lets get started talking about Toggl Free, the app i’m leveraging now to track my time in todays episode that is less then 5 and a half minutes long.
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1:00, The Toggl Free app is the app of the day for today. You can leverage this using the toggl button on windows with chrome or in the web browser, or
I leverage the Toggl free desktop app and the free toggl IOS app:
Toggl: Time Tracker for Work 4+
Learn more about the toggl free app
Did you lose track of your time again? We can help you out. With a single tap, track and save your time with Toggl – anywhere you go.
Or maybe you don’t really want to use the pesky phone keyboard – we get that. That’s why you can now use Siri to track your time with Toggl – no keyboard needed! (This feature requires iOS 12 however)
Toggl also has you covered across all of your devices! Start tracking your hours in a browser, then stop it later on your phone – all of your tracked time is safely synced between your phone, desktop, web & a browser extension (if you want more of a pomodoro timer experience).
the toggl button
2:00 The free toggl app has allowed me to track what i’ve done over the past 14 days
You’ll also learn how I fell into tracking time because i downloaded an app that i thought wasn’t going to be accessible and started fumbling around with it.
then kinda got addicted to it
2:25, that weekly report sample i promised:
household chores 07:10:11
cutting up the chicken 00:44:55
Folding laundry 01:06:03
2:41, and now i’ve found that the toggl free app helps me stay focused on the task at hand
3:04, when you open the application you can leverage heading navigation to jump through each day. Directly after the heading, you’ll find the amount of time that was tracked for that specific day. After that, you’ll find each task that you can leverage voiceover rotor actions to:
and when you activate, you can modify the name of the task, add or create a project and or tag, and modify the beginning and ending time.
3:50, I also explain to you the 3 unlabeled tabs across the bottom of this app.
4:08, Toggl isn’t 100% accessible, however it’s a wonderful start to the addicting world known as time tracking.
4:20, totally didn’t intend for my philosophical moment to land right here… But you can’t improve what you don’t know what you need to improve. 😉
4:30, around my birthday i want to see what i’m doing that I can outsource and or compare my time tracking
4:46, what app do you use to track time?
I am searching for a talking multi meter in any condition. The one I have that is warn out was sold by MPJ in Florida for about $39. It is a wonderful meter that worked well and was easy to use. Sad to say I wore it out and it no longer functions. If you know of a meter like what I am talking about please contact me.
We have 2 Freedom Scientific Braille Blazers for sale. They have the
O Serial or parallel connections to a PC. ( A USB to Serial cable may be
used with these embossers on machines which don't have serial or parallel
O carrying case (built-in)
O Standard computer power cord
O Embosses on 8 and 1/2 X 11 inch fan fold tractor feed paper
O Embosses standard braille, in portrait or landscape mode.
O Embosses graphics
O Is supported by most braille translation software, including Duxbury
O Configuration is accomplished through voice guided instructions
O May be used as a speech synthesizer as well as a braille embosser
O The user manual is available at:
Contact the seller as follows:
Sheryl Pickering at: (830)743-7655
Book Reader, Talking Mp3 Players & accessories!
During this week and up through Martin Luther King Jr Day we have some awesome deals on our Talking Book Reader simple to use Talking Mp3 Player and Book Reader, the Victor Reader Trek and Stream discounted and of course Sansa Talking Mp3 Players! There's also a great discount on microSD cards and other accessories and more!
Daily Deal 2 days only. Order your Talking MP3 Player during this Daily deal for $119.99 and receive a wall charger for free! This is a $10 value! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html
Get nearly $200 off the new Victor Reader Trek Book reader & GPS with Bluetooth capability! Get yours now for a total of just $579.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html
Get the Brand New 2nd generation Victor Reader Stream for just $359.99 with no additional taxes added(unless you live in Florida) + Free Shipping in the US. You can read about and order it from: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html
If you don't need access to NLS/Bard or Audible.com books then it makes more sense to go with either of the below two more affordable players:
If you missed out on getting yourself a Talking Mp3 Player during the Holidays we have the 4GB Sansa Clip Zip Talking MP3 Players for just $119.99! These are set up with Rockbox so even a totally blind person can use them! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Sansa-Clip-Zip-Talking-MP3-Player-4GB_p_12.html
Get the introduction to the Talking MP3 Players at the below link. Press enter on the link then search for the word download and save the file normally.
Our feature-packed new Talking Book Reader 2nd Edition 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 is a great choice for listening to audio content! Listen on its built-in speaker or on headphones! Connect it to your wifi for listening to internet radio stations and podcasts! Record from its built-in mic, external mic/line-in, FM stereo radio, and internet radio! All this and 14 hours of 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 at the below link. Press enter on the link then search for the word download and save the file normally.
Latest model Fire Tablets Available from us on which we've installed the Google Play Store so you can use these tablets not only with Amazon Apps but with Android Apps as well. All 3 the 7 inch, HD8, and HD10, are set up with the screen reader turned on and Google Play installed. These full featured tablets also have Alexa Hands-Free! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.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)
We've been getting great feedback from lots of folks who have received our portable MP3 player AM/FM radio with built in front-facing mono speaker! It plays MP3 and WAV files from either a thumb drive or a microSD card! Although it has no speech it's totally accessible for the blind as it's all button operated. It does have a display but it's not menu driven. One can listen to AM or FM stations or to MP3 or WAV 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. One can also listen in stereo with headphones if preferred. Perfect for listening to music and audio books in MP3 or WAV; 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! Affordably priced at just $29.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/MP3-AMFM-radio-player_p_39.html
Accessories at special discounts to enhance your Holiday gifts, add Bluetooth capability to Talking Players, add memory to your phone, tablet or player or get yourself a new headset and much more:
MicroSD and SD cards at special discounts for your MP3 players, book readers, phones, tablets and other devices. Get large capacity memory cards ready for use on your favorite devices and for your enjoyment we also include some OTR shows on the cards higher than 32GB!
New item 200GB microSD cards for $49.99, 128GB microSD or SD cards for just $42.99, 64GB microSD or SD cards for only $25.99, 32GB for $17.99 & 16GB for $10.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-cards_c_14.html
We have all of our magnetic and regular cables and charging accessories at 20% off: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html
Check out the newest Bluetooth Headphones 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 inside the US 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 $19.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html
To cover your Home wireless audio listening needs, we have two Bluetooth transmitters/receivers, with ranges from about 150 feet up to 160 feet, the latter one with low latency when combined with the Bluetooth Stealth headphones above! 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 Samsung Gusto 3 Phones on sale for just $59.99. 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 on Selectel through us. Note it can't be used internationally or activated on Verizon. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Samsung-Gusto-3_p_80.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
This special goes through Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 21st.
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I have a set of apple airpods with its charging case and USB cable for sale, asking $150 willing to post anyware.
I'm selling a 16-cell Perkins Mini braille display (otherwise known as a Mini Seika) and a VarioUltra 40-cell braille display. Both devices are also notetaking devices. They're both in fantastic condition, with all dots, buttons, and keys working ver well! Both come with carrying cases, neck straps, USB cables, and AC adapters. They both work with Jaws, Voiceover, BrailleBack, and NVDA. Asking $1,575 U.S. for the VarioUltra and $475 for the Mini-Seika. Prices include shipping to North America and Europe. I accept PayPal.