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Microsoft helps Blind/VI children to develop an interest in coding from a young age with Code jumper



Code Jumper, a new offering developed by Microsoft by Microsoft enables children to learn coding skills through Project Torino, a physical programming language. It will soon be available from the American Printing House for the Blind.

QRead Version 3.21 Released, including improved heading navigation, improved goodreads search, and more  



Last weekend, Accessible Apps released QRead version 3.21.
This release includes improved heading navigation, improved Goodreads support, improvements to the document progress slider, and more.

New Cane and Guide Dog Emojis Coming in 2019, We Asked Aira to Describe what They Look Like



Another set of new emoji is being added for you to use on your mobile devices, including some characters related to blind and visually impaired people.

#ATIA19: Humanware Refreshes the BrailleNote Touch with Faster Hardware, Android 8.1



Less than three years after its original release, the BrailleNote Touch is getting a makeover.

Resources for accessing and using Google Suite with a screen reader



Do you or your students struggle to use Google Suite with a screen reader? National Braille Press has recently released a beginner's guide to using all google products, mail, drive, docks, sheets, slides, Chrome, Hangouts, and Calendar, on a pc, along with some notes about Mac and iOS usage as well.

AppA11y is attempting to port dice world to Alexa, and they need your help



Dice World, the incredibly popular iOS and Android app containing 6 free dice games, is attempting to offer its players a hands-free experience by porting the app to Alexa.

NVDA user Survey attempts to find most pressing issues



NvAccess is offering a user survey to attempt to narrow down and locate the most pressing issues for the majority of NVDA users.

Heathrow airport becomes the first Aira access location outside the United States



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.


Deals

Planters nuts On Sale at Amazon



Amazon takes 20% off select Planters nuts via this clippable coupon. Even better, get an extra 5% off when you order via Subscribe & Save. Plus, these orders receive free shipping.

Papa John's Large 1-Topping Pizza for Free for Sprint customers



For Sprint customers only, Sprint offers a Papa John's Large 1-Topping Pizza for free when you download the My Sprint Rewards app for iOS or Android. (It's free to download and join. A promo code for the pizza will appear as a reward after you have downloaded and verified the app.) That's a savings of around $17 and a rare freebie from Papa John's.

20-Sachet Package Zest Tea High Caffeine Blend for $9.71 [Shipped]



Amazon offers the Zest Tea High Caffeine Blend 20-Sachet Package in several flavors for $9.71 with free shipping via the steps below. That's the lowest price we could find by $4. It purports to have as much caffeine as coffee. To get this deal: 1. Click the provided link. 2. Clip the 20% off coupon on the product page. 3. Order via Subscribe & Save for a final price of $9.71. Note: Be sure to cancel Subscribe & Save after your item arrives to avoid being billed for future shipments.

24-Pack RXBar Real Food 1.83-oz. Protein Bars for $31 [Shipped]



Amazon offers the RXBar Real Food 1.83-oz. Protein Bar 24-Pack in Peanut Butter for $41.34. Clip the on-page coupon and check out via Subscribe & Save to cut the price to $31. With free shipping, that's $10 less than you'd pay in local stores. Each bar contains 12g of protein. Note: Be sure to cancel your subscription after your order arrives to avoid being billed for subsequent shipments.

20-Pack Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razors for $12.99 [Shipped]



Closeout Center via eBay offers the Schick Xtreme3 Disposables Razors 20-Pack in Refresh Scent for $12.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $11. Each razor features dual comfort strips, a rubber handle, and lubrication for a burn-free shave.

Panasonic Wet/Dry Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer for $10.99 [Shipped]



Circuit City via eBay offers the Panasonic Wet/Dry Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer for $10.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $4. It features a micro-vacuum system and stainless steel blades and runs up to 90 minutes on one AA battery (not included).

Cococka 3-in-1 USB 2.0 SD / microSD Card Reader for $5.84 [Shipped]



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.

Aira releases a free 7 day trial to guests of the platform



Aira releases a free 7 day trial to guests of the platform

If you are not currently an Aira explorer, you can now receive a free, limited time, 7 day trial.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Qast 173: Alien Probing Cane



J.J. is back from Orlando with the interview that got away from him at ATIA, Bardo Hoffmann Of VisioBraille. We also have a product review in "Sound Off", a ton of news along with a couple of Joe's tweets that influenced a Windows Tip and J.J.'s contribution to the "Last Word". Make a good pot of coffee, or tea, because this one will last more than a simple cup full of content.

#ATIA19 Audio: Command Multiple Devices With The HIMS QBraille XL



At ACB 2018 we caught up with Jenny Axler to learn about the debut of the QBraille XL. The hybrid device is now shipping and on display at ATIA19. J.J. caught up with Damion Pickering and Earl Harrison of HIMS, to talk about how the QWERTY keyboard Braille display has changed since its summer splash onto the A.T. scene. If you would like to find out more about the unit s features, or discover what else is happening at HIMS, visit their website

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: Aces Are Hight For The Acesight And Zoomax



David Bradburn, President of Zoomax USA, on BBQ 153
Provided us with some details about a new product coming to the wearable video magnifier line. He also amazed us with stories of his gastronomy adventures from his travels around the world. Now, from the ATIA Exhibit Hall floor in Orlando, David gives J.J. an update and launch specifics regarding the newly renamed Acesight. But sadly, there was no time to discuss the finer points of convention cuisine. To learn more about this new unit, visit the Acesight website

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: Humanware Pulls Back The Curtain On Their Reveal 16 Video Magnifier



We speculated in BBQ 172 about the features of Humanware s newest Video Magnifier with the idea that we would learn more when J.J. traveled to ATIA. Enter Eric Beauchamp , Product Manager For Low Vision Devices, who stepped into the Humanware suite with all the info about the new Reveal 16 and then some. Hear how the unit folds down, the battery life and the operating system in this interview. Then go back to our previous episode and see if we guessed right. To order the Reveal 16, or to learn more about Humanware's Low Vision line of products, head over to the company's website

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: IRIE-AT Is Totally Your Braille Buddy When It Comes To Phones And Video Magnifiers?



The cool thing about ATIA is that you can sometimes get an early look at an upcoming product before it arrives at the summer shows. Jeff Gardner, CEO of IRIE-AT, gave J.J. a look at a prototype video magnifier called the Read Easy Evolve. Hear a description of the unit and then a live demo from the Exhibit Hall floor. The conversation then moves toward Braille as Jeff gives an overview of the Braille Buddy embosser and provides some information about accessible phones. And that is just scratching the surface of the products being displayed at ATIA. To learn more about the products mentioned in this interview, and so much more, head over to the IRIE-A.T. website

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: Becoming Modern With Microsoft And Low Vision Access In Windows



Microsoft has been steadily adding features and enhancements to Windows 10 over the course of a series of Spring and Fall updates. Braille support, speech during the installation process and having the ability to use Narrator in safe mode are just some of the accomplishments the Accessibility Teams at Microsoft have brought to the operating system. Jason Grieves, Product Manager Low Vision Windows Accessibility, had a moment at ATIA to chat with J.J. about how the company is now providing that same focus for Windows Magnifier. Jason outlines features coming to magnifier in the Spring Update that include enhancements to pointers, centralized focus and how users can do more with Narrator and Magnifier running together. 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 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: There Is More Described And Captioned Media Out There Thanks To The DCMP



Many of us consider the rise of Audio Description and Caption services as something that came about recently. However, what if we told you that early forms of these services date back to 1958? In this interview Kyle Sisk, Information Systems Manager for the Described and Captioned Media program, provides J.J. a look at how accessible content goes all the way back to the 16 millimeter film strip. Kyle then talks about how the DCMP is one of the largest creators of educational based described and captioned content currently through more modern delivery services like the web, iOS app and even a Roku Channel. Tune in to hear how the DCMP has worked with Netflix and how you can become a member of their free services. If you would like to know more, visit the DCMP website

ATIA 2019 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.

#ATIA19 Audio: Dolphin Can Guide And Connect You With Greater Ease



Gareth Collins, Tech Support Manager for Dolphin, is no stranger to the BBQ microphones as we try to catch up with him at each of the major Blindness and Low Vision events. This time around Mr. Collins has much to bring J.J. up to speed on with Dolphin as the easy to use Guide software has seen a dramatic re-write from the ground up. Hear about the changes coming to Guide, more about GuideConnect and learn about how this combination is great for those out there who want to use computer services without having to know, or troubleshoot, the inner workings of a computer. The pair also discuss what is new with the soon to be released Supernova 18. And don't forget that Dolphin s free EasyReader app is available for Android and iOS. To catch up with all the goings on at the company, or to obtain free trials of the software mentioned in this interview, venture over to the Dolphin Computer Access website

ATIA 2019 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.


Classifieds

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2 Victor Reader Streams for Sale


I have 2 HumanWare Victor Reader Stream devices, in excellent working condition, that I no longer use. I have one model with Wi-Fi capabilities and one without. The model without wireless capabilities, is slightly used (only 3 or 4 times). I've misplaced the original packaging, but the device will come with its original AC adapter, and a 2GB SD card. I am asking $150 for it, + half of the shipping costs (which vary depending on location.) The model with wireless capabilities is brand new. It's only been used one time, and will include original packaging, micro USB charging cable, device cover, and the SD card. I am asking for $225 for this device, + half of the shipping costs. Please feel free to get in contact with me if interested in either of these products. I am willing to negotiate prices, or work out payment plans if necessary.

2nd Generation Victor Reader Stream for $300


This device is unused and still in the original packaging. I am asking $300 but am willing to negotiate.

Post President's Day deals on all of our Talking Devices, Bluetooth enabling Devices...


Memory Cards & More! We have Talking Kindle Fire tablets, Talking Mp3 Players/Book Readers including the Victor Reader Trek, the Victor Stream, Sansa Clip Zip Talking Mp3 Players and our Very own Talking Book Reader. We also have Talking phones & Bluetooth accessories to enable devices to use Bluetooth that don't already and memory cards for all! The extra special Holiday discount price on Magnetic USB cables ends after this special so get your Magnetic cables now! See below for link... We're offering the following special deals on the below items: We have Victor Reader Treks in stock so you can save nearly $200 off the regular price and get them delivered to you very swiftly! Get yours now at the lower $579.99 price plus free priority mail shipping! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html Check out our Daily Deals page for a special discount on 128GB microSD cards for use on any devices which use microSD cards or with devices which take SD cards such as the Victor Reader Stream or Trek with the use of the included SD card adapter. It will arrive ready to work with your device plus we'll include some OTR audio files for your enjoyment. Get yours for just $39.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html Our current stock of 4GB Sansa Clip Zip Talking MP3 Players is starting to get very low so this may be your last chance to get them for just $119.99! These are set up with Rockbox so even a totally blind person like me 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. https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZcvzGZ5PHsEb5dec5rWatGSGVRpyffUooV Get the latest Victor Reader Stream on sale for just $359.99 with no shipping fees in the US or tax unless you're in Florida. It comes with a free 8GB SD card, Long and short USB cables, protective silicone covering, earphones, and wall charger in the box. You can read about and order it from: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html Our feature-packed 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. https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZ3vzGZeSdSOCHGJ3kglro6lkt3n5BqUg0V 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 awesome portable MP3 player AM/FM radio with built in front-facing mono speaker plays MP3 and WAV files from either a thumb drive or a microSD card! 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 We have the latest 7-inch, HD8, and HD10 Fire tablets with the screen reader turned on and Google Play Store installed at some very good prices! These tablets are as functional as any tablet with the ability to do email, browse the internet, play music and audio books plus these tablets take advantage of the Amazon services such as Kindle books, Audible.com and more! Get Alexa Hands-Free on these tablets! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html Protect your Kindle Fire tablet with one of these awesome cases which doubles as a stand! The cases have a sleep/wake feature when you open and close the case. Available from the above pages or from here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cases_c_37.html Save $2 off the case when you order it in the combo box on the tablet's page when you purchase a Fire Tablet from our site! Don't forget you can use either a Bluetooth keyboard or connect a regular USB keyboard to these tablets with the use of an OTG cable to make typing easier or for those who haven't fully mastered the use of a touch screen yet. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/OTG-On-The-Go-cable_p_96.html Don't miss the deals we have on all of our Bluetooth and other accessories! Find out more below... 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 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! Get 200GB microSD cards for $59.99, 128GB microSD or SD cards for just $42.99, 64GB microSD or SD cards for only $25.99, 32GB for $17.99 & 16GB for $9.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-cards_c_14.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. Only $65.99! Available only inside the US. 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 Monday February 25th. All prices are in US dollars. We accept major credit cards 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.

HIMS Braille Sense U@


I have a 2015 Braille Sense U2 Qwerty in very good condition. The unit has built-in speech, a full size keyboard and a braille display. The device has 3 USB slots and is bluetooth capable; you can also hook the device into a computer as well. The device comes with a carrying case and a power source. I am looking to upgrade and I am asking for $2,000.00. I am willing to negotiate on price; and the buyer will be responsible for shipping. Thank you and have a great day!

braillenote apex BT 32


Selling a gently used braillenote apex bt BY humanware. Includes everything needed: Power supply, Printer adapter, 3 usb ports, sd port. It also has a word processor, planner, headphone jack, wifi and muilti-language support. It is in great condition, works like new. Selling for $1400 Obo

Eschenbach Electronic Video Magnifier $300


I have an Eschenback electronic video magnifier in perfect condition. It was only used for demonstration purposes. This device has a five inch lit screen and can magnify up to sixteen times the font. I have the device with is in perfect condition, the charger, as well as the original protective case and carrying bag. Asking $300 but I am open to other offers. Please email me if interested. I will cover shipping cost and I can take paypal payments, check or money orders, as well as card payments using any major credit or debit card. swmodisabilityadvocate@gmail.com


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