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May JAWS Update Gives Firefox 60, Office More Love



More improvements to Firefox support are among the inclusions for the May 2018 update to JAWS 2018.

Say Goodbye to Klango, a One-of-a-kind Audio Social Network



Another popular social network for the blind is closing its doors.

Blindfold Games Looking to Expand to Educational Content; Seeking Feedback with a Quick Survey



Marty's Blindfold Games is looking to bring their accessible games to the education arena and is seeking feedback from teachers and parents to help determine the direction for the company.

Accessible mindmapping application soon to enter beta, seeking testers



The makers of Hiarchy, a mindmapping app soon to enter beta in July, have made their app accessible to blind and visually impaired individuals and are seeking testers when the app officially enters beta in the next few months.

APH Color Star Color Identifier can Identify 1,000 Shades, Speak Colors of LED Lights, Identify Patterns



The American Printing House for the Blind has refreshed their talking color identifier with some modern features.

Alexa Can Now Protect Your Home



Amazon is now offering Alexa-centric home security packages to customers in select areas, complete with professional installation. Costs start at $575, with no monthly fees. Most include an Echo Dot smart speaker to control everything using voice commands, as well as Alexa-friendly gadgets like the Wink Hub 2 and the Ring Video Doorbell. There are currently five packages available to customers in select states. Some focus on security, while others focus on smart outdoor lighting or renter-friendly devices. Click the provided link to learn more or to see if this service is right for you!

Teach Access Offering $100K in Grants for Faculty to Include Accessibility Principles in their Courses



$100,000 in grants are available to faculty who wish to incorporate accessible design principles into their college courses.

Build an Accessible Multimeter and Learn Arduino with a Series of Two Free Workshops



Arduino is a platform which enables people to create DIY projects that are both fun and useful, and now you can learn to build things yourself using Arduino.


Deals

Skullcandy INK'D Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $39.99 [Shipped]



Best Buy offers the Skullcandy INK'D Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $39.99 with Free Shipping. That's a savings of $10. Deal ends May 27.

JBL Free True Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $129.99 [Shipped]



Best Buy offers the JBL Free True Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $129.99 with Free Shipping. That's a savings of at least $20. No coupon code is needed, but the deal ends May 27.

Jabra Sport Pace Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $59.99 [Shipped]



Best Buy offers the Jabra Sport Pace Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $59.99 with Free Shipping. That's a savings of at least $20. Click the provided link to learn more or to purchase. No coupon code is needed but the deal ends May 27.

Free $5 Best Buy Gift Card with $40 Purchase of Domino's Pizza Gift Cards at Best Buy



Best Buy offers a Free $5 Best Buy Gift Card When You Spend $40 on Domino's Pizza Gift Cards. No coupon code is needed, just buy the cards and get $5 free! Deal ends May 27.

Skullcandy INK'D Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $39.99 [Shipped]



Best Buy offers the Skullcandy INK'D Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $39.99 with Free Shipping. That's a savings of $10. Deal ends May 27.

V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones for $249.98 [Shipped]



Best Buy offers the V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones for $249.98 with Free Shipping. That's a savings of at lease $80. Click the provided link to learn more. Deal ends May 27.

JBL Free True Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $129.99 [Shipped]



Best Buy offers the JBL Free True Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $129.99 with Free Shipping. That's a savings of at least $20. No coupon code is needed, but the deal ends May 27.

Free $5 Best Buy Gift Card with $40 Purchase of Domino's Pizza Gift Cards at Best Buy



Best Buy offers a Free $5 Best Buy Gift Card When You Spend $40 on Domino's Pizza Gift Cards. No coupon code is needed, just buy the cards and get $5 free! Deal ends May 27.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Qast 145: Lookout In The Dark



J.J. is back from Google i/o with not one, but two, interviews from the event. Joe has a tasty tip in store, the Last Word is full of audio goodness and we have a lively discussion in the news section. Find that wireless earbud that fell between the couch cushions as we re about to delve into episode 145.

Blind Bargains Qast 144: Oreo Praline Puff Pastry



Blind Bargains Qast 144: Oreo Praline Puff Pastry

Joe is back from MSU and he could not wait to talk to a BBQ Crew member with the letter J in his name. Since J.J. was at Google I/O this week, Joe reached out to Jamie Pauls for assistance in the unpacking of both Microsoft and Google Keynotes. J.J. pops in with a short live report from the bird-filled Google Keynote amphitheater, we have a tip plus an Android name themed Last Word . This one has a ton of info. So you may want to hit pause and pace yourselves accordingly.

Blind Bargains Qast 143: Now Playin the Part of Shelly Brisbin, it's Shelly Brisbin



Joe is off teaching some unsuspecting students about technology in Mississippi so Shelly Brisbin, who this week is actually playing the part of herself, steps in. And since
J.J. thought it would be a good week to talk all about the latest updates to Narrator. We've got iOS fans covered with a handy tip, and talk about food in both the Last Word and Sound Off.

Blind Bargains Qast 142: The Awareness Will Come From The Action



Canada isn't just a great place to get maple syrup and poutine, no fellow listeners, it turns out it is a wonderful place where accessibility is on the rise in new and exciting ways. This week Joe sits down with David lepofsky to talk about many Canadian things that are not hockey or that 55 yard line thing they have for football. J.J. has a virtual tip, "Last Word" gets crunchy and "Sound Off" features an email that could have been in the news section.

Blind Bargains Qast 141: 14 Taps And 2 Tips



Episode 140 contained an interview about math. so, it seemed only fair that BBQ 141 balanced the scales with a discussion about words. Okay, typing words with FlickType. There are also not one, but two, handy tips this week. "Last Word" features one of the normal subjects you have become accustomed to expecting at the end of the show.

Blind Bargains Qast 140: Perky Duck Marble Slides



Our first show back in the various studios around the U.S. and we even have a guest joining us for valium medicine the whole episode. Steve Clower of Desmos joins us to talk about Screen Reader friendly math, equations, graphs and more. He even throws in a tip as well. "Sound Off" and the "Last Word" are back after a long absence during our CSUN audio adventures. So plot the X and the Y as the BBQ Crew has returned.

Blind Bargains Qast 139: The Almost Live #CSUNATC18 Wrap-up Show, the Devil's Triangle



And now the podcast you've been waiting for. For the first time ever, we recorded our CSUN wrap-up show live from the Blind Bargains suite in San Diego. Join Shelly Brisbin, Ricky Enger, Chancey Fleet, Joe Steinkamp, and J.J. Meddaugh as they discuss the conference happenings in rapid-fire. We cover it all in just more than an hour, no really we move fast. Braille, wearables, entertainment, and much more.

#CSUNATC18 Audio: A New NVDA Add-on Can Describe Website Images, Plus Accessible Approaching Buses



DescribeIt is an NVDA add-on which uses Microsoft's Computer Vision API to identify graphics on web pages. J.J. speaks with Manshul Belani, Project Associate for the Indian Institute of Technology who explains how the add-on works as well as a system for identifying busses being tested in India.
Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2018 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.


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looking for gently used embosser


Hello. I'm looing for a gently used embosser that does graphics. Specifically I'm looking for a View Plus VP Columbia or MBraille. I'm willing to pay $1300/1500 in August, before going back to school. I'm taking statistics this fall and will be needing to print charts, and graphs. Thanks

Braillesense U2 BT Like-New Condition in Box $4000 OBO


I have a Braillesense U2 BT that has only been used a few times for short periods. It is in like-new condition. It has the original packaging, Braille Command Summary booklet as well as an extra case and strap. The Warranty expired on January of this year. At the time of this writing, it is $650 per year to renew the PMA. The buyer may choose to do that once ownership is transferred. Since it is like-new and is currently on sale for $4595, I feel like this is a good price but I will definitely accept lower offers. It does not have the Optional GPS maps. Available methods of payment: Google Pay Send, Apple Pay, PayPal and Cash App (formerly known as Square Cash.)

Memorial Day savings! Talking Book Players,Talking MP3 Players,Tablets, Phones &...


Accessories Get ready for Memorial Day with the following savings on the Victor Reader Trek, Victor Reader Stream, Talking Book Reader, and Talking MP3 Player. We also have Magnetic Lightning and microUSB cables, AM/FM radio MP3 players, plus special prices on Home Bluetooth transmitters/receivers. We have Talking Phones and Talking Tablets on sale as well! Great for use with any Book Readers such as Victor Trek, Stream, our Talking Book Player and others or any other device which uses SD cards! Greatly increase the memory capacity of your devices with our Daily Deal Get yourself a large capacity 64GB SD card which will hold a ton of music 16,000 songs or other files; we'll even include some Old Time Radio audio files for your listening pleasure. Comes completely set up for use on your favorite device with an SD card slot. Daily deal price is just $29.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html Our Talking Book Reader 2nd Edition has a stereo FM Radio! Connects to your wifi so you can download podcasts and listen to internet radio stations! Listen to unprotected Daisy books and eBooks with Daisy navigation! Very high-quality Ivona speech using Sally and Joey to speak everything on the player including your folders and files! Plays unprotected music, audio book, OTR, and other media files including the audio from some video file formats! One button recording in MP3 or WAV from the FM radio, internet radio, built-in mic, line in, or external mic!. Memory is expandable with the use of SD cards up to 32GB (or higher if the card is formatted properly)! For example I've been using a 200GB card in it and it works flawlessly! It comes with a wall charger, earphones, USB cable, and OTG cable. Our low price is just $229.99. You can read about it and place your order here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Daisy-Book-Media-Player-Newest-Edition_p_111.html We still have some brand new 4GB Talking Sansa Clip Zip MP3 players for just $109.99. They're going fast so read about and order here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Sansa-Clip-Zip-Talking-MP3-Player-4GB_p_12.html Download the introduction to the Talking MP3 Players by pressing enter on the below link, then search for the word download and press enter: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZaA5IZqhkPpCDyHNYI9vUp0S5yQV9YGdYX Both the 2nd gen Victor Reader Trek and Stream come with 8GB SD cards, earphones, wall chargers, long & short cables, and silicone protective cases. The Trek also comes with a lanyard. Save really big when you order from us as we don't charge you for shipping in the uS and we only have to charge tax in the state of Florida! Your order goes out the very next business day! Fast and friendly service! On top of that we're also giving you a free gift that will extend the life of your Stream or Trek, a Magnetic microUSB cable to keep your charging port from getting damaged, a $16 value! For a limited time only save nearly $200 off the new Victor Reader Trek Book reader & GPS with Bluetooth capability! We have a limited number of Victor Reader Treks in stock so get yours now at the lower $579.99 price! Humanware has raised their price to $699.99 plus shipping and tax! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html Read this new press release on the Victor Reader Trek: http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw190504 We have the Brand New 2nd generation Victor Reader Stream for just $349.99! You can read about and order it from: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html We have the brand new 2017 7-inch, HD8, and HD10 Fire Tablets available on which we've turned the screen reader on and installed the Google Play Store as well so you have the choice of Amazon or Android apps! With the latest firmware update all 2017 models have Alexa Hands Free! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html Protect your Fire tablet with one of these awesome cases which doubles as a stand and have 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 Note: You can connect a regular USB keyboard or a thumb drive to these tablets with the use of an OTG cable (see link below) or pair a Bluetooth keyboard with it 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 forget our deals on Micro SD and SD cards to greatly increase the capacity of your devices: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-SD-cards_c_14.html Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you choose PayPal Credit at Checkout. (subject to credit approval) Our new portable MP3 player AM/FM radio with built in front-facing mono speaker plays MP3/WAV files from either a thumb drive or microSD card! One can listen to AM or FM stations or to MP3/WAV files! 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 one can play other devices through its speaker! It includes a wrist lanyard and detachable belt clip. 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. I'm totally impressed with its features and the volume one can get out of it! 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 one 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 Protect your expensive electronic devices with one of these new magnetic cables! As most of you know one of the weakest links on any device which is most susceptible to damage due to wear and tear is the charging port. Well, we now have a great solution for this problem! It's a magnetic microUSB cable! Think of a regular USB cable, on one end is the plug one inserts into a USB port. The other end has the microUSB plug which is inserted into the device's charging port. That plug which goes into the charging port connects to the rest of the USB cable magnetically so when done charging one just slides the cable part away while leaving the small microUSB plug inserted inside the charging port. As one never has to remove and reinsert it there's no more stress put on that charging port avoiding any damage to it! It would be understandable if one were to forget it was there as the part that's exposed is less than 0.08 inches and doesn't even interfere with the very snug fit of any case! Works with any device with a microUSB charging port such as the 2nd gen Stream, Trek, Clip zip, tablets, Android smart phones, Samsung Haven/Gusto. We have them in three feet $13.99 and five feet $15.99 so choose the size you want in the combo box: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html New Magnetic Lightning cables! Protect your iPhone with this magnetic cable! works with the following iPhones; iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Get a 5-foot cable for just $15.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Magnetic-Lightning-DataCharging-Cable-for-iPhones_p_130.html Need extra magnetic microUSB or Lightning tips? Note that they aren't interchangeable so you can't use a Lightning tip with a microUSB cable or vice-versa. Order them here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Magnetic-Micro-USB-or-Lightning-Cable-Additional-Tips_p_131.html We have some great deals on new Bluetooth accessories for your players and phones: 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! We have the Miccus long range Home RTX Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver, up to 150 feet, one of my favorites and which I use to stream from my office to the rest of the house, on sale for $49.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Home-RTX-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver_p_16.html The newer version is the Miccus Home RTX 2.0 Long Range Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver, up to 160 feet, for just $59.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Home-RTX-20-Long-Range-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver-_p_120.html Check out this great 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 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 also have the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker this week for just $19.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html Talking Phones: We now have Brand New Packaged Talking Samsung Gusto 3 Phones or the Samsung Haven 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 battery, and more, use it on Verizon, Page Plus, Tracfone or Selectel Wireless: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Samsung-Gusto-3_p_80.html Check out the Selectel phone plans for use with the above phones, they're now providing much better plans for the money than Page Plus: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Selectel-Phone-Plans_ep_53-1.html Don't forget we have 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: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html This special lasts through Thursday May 25th so hurry and take advantage of these special deals! 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. It works like the Samsung Haven with improvements such as ability to change the speed of the voice, Bluetooth capability, longer batterylife and more, For use in the US on Selectel Wireless only (see the plans below): 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: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Selectel-Phone-Plans_ep_53-1.html If you want to use the Samsung Gusto 3 on Verizon get the Verizon Wireless Postpaid Version for just $65.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Samsung-Gusto-3-for-Verizon-Wireless_p_121.html Don't forget we have 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: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html This special lasts through Thursday May 24th 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 PaypalMe link sent. Your questions are always welcome.

Smart Beatle 14 Cell display


Rarely used, Smart Beetle 14 Cel display from HIMS. Great condition, included will be a soft velvet pouch, hard case with carrying strap and a charging cable. I am asking $550. I am willing to trade for the following items: braille 32 or more display or a note taker that has bluetooth or wifi connections.

Browse The Mystic Access Catalog Conveniently Using Your Touch Tone Phone


Are you uncomfortable browsing and ordering online, because you have difficulty in navigating websites? Would you rather have a friendly voice to guide you through the entire process? Mystic Access recognizes that you or someone you love may not be as proficient online, and we have a solution for you. We're very pleased to introduce the Mystic Access automated phone catalog. You may learn about our products, services, free and paid virtual events, and other free offerings, all with just your telephone keypad. Sereproc Katherine, our friendly (and very life-like) text to speech voice, will walk you through all menus and describe all Mystic Access offerings in detail. Whether you wish to discover our ever-expanding line of comprehensive audio tutorials, one-on-one training opportunities, or upcoming free and paid virtual events, our phone catalog will provide all of that information and more. Just press pound at any time to reach customer support, and we'll be happy to place an order for you, or answer any aditional questions you may have. To reach the Mystic Access phone catalog, please call: (716) 404-4166. Long-distance charges may apply depending on your calling plan. Please note that while the catelog is available 24 hours a day, if you require customer service assistance through the catalog after regular business hours, we won't be available to assist you personally. Please leave a voicemail when prompted, and we'll be happy to return your call during regular business hours. We hope you find our phone catelog to be a valuable tool to support your shopping experience. If you know others who may benefit from the catalog, please share this information with them. Many thanks, and happy browsing.

Selling iPod Touch 5G, Samsung Haven, and Samsung Gusto 3


These items are all in good condition. They are used, but work well. I'm selling because I no longer need them. PayPal preferred and shipping included on all items within the lower 48 United States.

1. Apple iPod Touch 5G: $100. Includes 16GB iPod Touch, case, and lightning cable. VoiceOver is already running, so you can enter your information and use it right away without sighted assistance.

2. Samsung Haven: $25. Includes phone and charger. This is an unlocked flip phone with full read-out enabled. It will arrive charged and speaking, ready for you to add a service plan of your choice.

3. Samsung Gusto 3: $30. Includes phone and charger. This is also an unlocked flip phone. This one includes camera and bluetooth capabilities. It will arrive charged and speaking. Just add a service plan.

Please email with any questions.

Thank you,

Kieran



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