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APH Word puzzles needs desktop beta testers



The American Printing House is seeking pc and mac beta testers to provide feedback on a new Word Puzzles application.

Flicktype version 2.5 introduces new features including new gestures, self voiceing, spelling, shortcuts



Users of the Flicktype 3rd party keyboard will be happy to know that version 2.5 was recently released, introducing several new features.

Rice Krispies introduces Braille stickers for blind, visually-impaired kids just in time for back to school



Parents of blind and visually impaired students can now add braille or recorded notes of encouragement for their children in lunch boxes. Parents can obtain heart-shaped stickers that come in 8 pre-written phrases such as "Love You Lots" and "You've Got This" in braille, which fit neatly on the Rice Crispies Writable Wrappers.

Envision AI version 1.5.0 released, introducing several new real-time scanning features and new language



On August 12, Envision AI released version 1.5.0 of their app, introducing several new real-time scanning features. The new tab, called scan and find, is sure to increase the functionality of the app.

Future Product Wants to Teach Braille with an Interactive Hand-Held Device



Braille Teach is a new product from the company Horizon Next, created by Rashid Aliyev, an entrepreneur and inventor based in Baku, Azerbaijan. The product is an interactive hand-held device designed to help teach the Braille alphabet quickly and in a fun way using audio feedback. The company s mission is that Braille literacy must be accessible to all blind and visually impaired people. Braille Teach is designed for pre-school children who are blind or visually impaired who need to learn braille, family members, parents and organizations. Braille Teach plans to go into mass production and is currently seeking grants and investments. To learn more, click the provided link or click this link to visit http://www.BrailleTeach.com.

#NFB18: Details On The Humanware Braille Note Touch July Update



We last caught up with Humanware's Andrew Flatres, Product Manager of Braille Products, at CSUN 18 To speak about the Brailliant 14
launch window. While we didn t capture any audio from Humanware from this year s summer convention coverage, Andrew did send along this summary of what is coming in the Keysoft July update for Braille Note Touch that was outlined in St. Louis and Orlando.

A Hero's Call Version 1.3 released



The latest update to the PC audio RPG, now six months on since its initial release
, rolled out to players with fixes for a few quests and a new enemy to encounter. Below are the release notes from Out Of Sight Games' Joseph Bein.

Hims QBraille XL is an Intriguing Mashup of Braille Display and Computing Features



What do you get when you cross a Smart Beetle with a Braille Edge and add a few extra bells and whistles? Hims has pulled the wraps off the QBraille XL,, a 40-cell braille display and QWERTY keyboard mash-up which will be released this fall.


Deals

3-Pack Amazon Echo Dots for $74.97 [Shipped]



Amazon offers three 2nd-generation Amazon Echo Dots for $119.97 when you add three to your cart. Coupon code "DOT3PACK" knocks them to $74.97. With free shipping, that's $24.99 per Dot and the best deal we've seen for a 3-pack. (It's a low by $45.) The Echo Dot features Alexa voice control, 802.11n dual-band wireless, Bluetooth, and a 3.5mm audio output. Deal ends September 3.

Today Only: Kelodo True Wireless Earbuds for $27.99 [Shipped]



Kelodo via Amazon offers the Kelodo True Wireless Earbuds in White for $39.99. Coupon code "70S570TWSWT" cuts the price to $27.99. With free shipping, that's $12 off list, and the lowest price we could find. They feature a 33-foot wireless range and charging case. Deal ends today.

Save 50 percent or more during the Bargain Bin Closeout Sale at Amazon Warehouse Deals



Amazon Warehouse Deals cuts at least 50% off a vast selection of open-box, used, and closeout items during its Bargain Bin Closeout Sale. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. It yields solid savings on a huge variety of items, like apparel, accessories, toys, electronics, and music.

Beautural Professional 1,875-watt Ionic Hair Dryer for $19.99 [Shipped via Prime]



EverSonic via Amazon offers the Beautural Professional 1,875-watt Ionic Hair Dryer in Black for $24.99. Coupon code "Q4QEOVKR" drops it to $19.99. Plus, Prime members bag free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find for any color by $4. Features include: 3 heat levels & 2 speeds, cool shot button, removable air intake filter, concentrator and diffuser attachments and 6-foot cord. Deal ends August 25.

Big Savings Event at Walmart



Walmart discounts a wide selection of items including electronics, furniture, apparel, and more as part of its Big Savings Event. In many cases, you can opt for in-store pickup to avoid shipping fees of $5.99. (Orders over $35 receive free shipping, but oversized items may incur additional charges.) Click the provided link to shop this sale.

Back to College Sale at WalMart



Walmart discounts select laptops, furniture, decor, small appliances, and more during its Back to College Sale. Opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping fee, or spend $35 or more to receive free shipping. Click the provided link to shop this sale.

52nd Anniversary Event at Best Buy



Best Buy discounts a selection of phones, tablets, laptops, appliances, TVs, and more during its 52nd Anniversary Event. Plus, most items receive free shipping. (Opt for in-store pickup for items under $35 to avoid shipping charges.) Click the provided link to start shopping this sale.

eBay End of Season Sale



Third-party sellers via eBay take up to 70% off a wide selection of items as part of its End of Season Sale. Plus, take an extra 15% off select orders of $25 or more via coupon code "POPULAR". Most orders qualify for free shipping. Deal ends August 27.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Qast 154: The A-Lady



For many years we ve held back about talking sports. Well, thanks to Brian Fischler
And Yahoo, we found a way to cover sports and Assistive Technology at the same time. But it isn t all gridiron action this week. We have news, a tip and many audio clips in the Last Word . Get your draft on, its game time!

Blind Bargains Qast 153: Allstar Duck Triathlon



J.J. is out communing with nature at his annual summer camp retreat. So, Joe asked Jamie Pauls
to hop into the studio to discuss the matters of the week. David Bradburn, longtime friend of the show, returns to talk about Video Magnifiers and his recent international travel exploits. Jamie has a tip; a fellow podcaster sends in a letter for "Sound Off" and a bit of audio Tom Foolery rounds out things in the "Last Word".

Program Note:

Huge shout outs, and big congrats, to members of the BBQ Crew.
Buddy Brannan
Moved to Austin to start his new gig at that little startup company Apple.
Also, Ricky Enger
Joined the Hadley Institute as a Learning Expert on August 1st. We can t wait to hear the stories that come from these awesome new adventures for our friends!

Blind Bargains Qast 152: 55 Gallon Braille Signage



The annual migration from the convention floor back to the studio has once again come to our merry band of podcasters. J.J., Joe and Patrick take a moment to discuss some of the highlights from our 2018 Summer Convention Coverage and even slip in some of the news from the last month as well. The "Last Word" and "Sound Off" round out this week s offerings. Pack, unpack or just relish the idea that you don't have to do either. Fight over that lone electrical outlet, It s an episode for that layover in the airport-sized BBQ.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

We re teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#ACB18 Audio: Friendly Phone Options For All At Irie-AT



Touch screens on phones and tablets can be very daunting to master for those who are new to vision loss. Cody Mitchell, Sales Manager for Irie-AT, and J.J. talk about some options that are out there for those looking to adopt a more guided focus driven experience on Android. The Synaptic software can be loaded on any device with Android Kit-Katt, on up, and contains features like a built in Video Magnifier and OCR. To check out the accessible phone options mentioned in this interview, head on over to the Irie-AT phones and tablets section of their website.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we re teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#NFB18 Audio: Detect The World Around You With Sunu



We aren t sure if Chancy likes Spiderman or not, but she sure could be Spiderwoman if she wanted to have comic book-like Spider Senses while wearing the Sunu Band. Fernando Albertorio, of Sunu, provides an overview, and outdoor demonstration, of the mobility travel aid. He discusses how the product has evolved and gives some insight into the increased capabilities of the device through its optional smartphone companion app. To learn more about the band, visit the Sunu
Website.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#ACB18 Audio: Know More About Where You Are With WayAround



NFC, or Near Field Communications, is great for paying for things with a phone or watch. But wouldn't it be great if you could apply that same technology to a sign and learn more about where you are or what is around you? Jessica Hipp, Marketing Director for WayAround, explains the company's vision for doing just that. She also shows J.J. how using tags can be used to label shirts, objects, food and so many other items around the home. To learn more about the company, and download their free app, visit the WayAround Website.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#ACB18 Audio: Welcome to Accessible Voting With Votec



There are a lot of rules and laws at play when it comes to the process of voting. Douglas Towne, of Votec Corperation, discusses some of the ins and outs of that process in this interview from the ACB Exhibit Hall floor. Find out about pollbooks and hear an overview of the Welcome Voter Kiosk. To learn more about accessible voting, visit the Votec w ebsite.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

#NFB18 Audio: Let Your Fingers Do The Walking Along The Tactile Mapping Automated Project’s Pages



Chancy initially spoke to Scott Blanks of the San Francisco Lighthouse about the tactile maps being embossed on a View Plus Columbia Braille Embosser
At the Tactile Mapping Automated project s booth. Except, being the intrepid reporter that we all know her to be, the interview soon expands outward to cover several aspects of the wide array of services offered by this famous organization. To learn more about the maps mentioned at the beginning of this interview, or about any of the services spoken about afterwards, visit the San Francisco Lighthouse
Webpage.

Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.


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So, I started this thing awhile back. Fedora Outlier LLC was already doing pretty well, but I really wanted to surround myself with smart folks that could help us come up with new ideas and strategies. It worked even better than I would have dreamed possible (and boy we are glad we did it). Here’s what’s going to happen next as a result: https://youtu.be/v89jzPbuvVI And remember, if you haven’t already, Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/FedoraOutlier for your chance to win $100 in September!

Apple MacBook Air 512gb ssd, I7 dual core, 8gb ram $849, iMac I7 quad core, ssd, $1249!


Selling my gently used Apple mac book air with Intel I7 dual core processor, 512gb ssd, 8gb ram, thunderbolt etc for $849, Apple imac desktop computer with Intel I7 quad core processor at 2.8gHz per core, 16gb ddr3 ram, 256gb ssd, 1tb 7200rpm second internal drive, firewire 800, thunderbolt, dual layer dvd burner etc for $1249. Paul reed smith SE standard 22 electric guitar with gig bag and accessories for $399, Ibanez AZ 242 electric guitar with seymour duncan hyperion pickups, ten way pickup selector switches, goto trem, locking tuners, American basswood body, roasted maple neck and fingerboard, includes whammy bar, tools, and hard case for $899. Lauten Audio la220 ld studio condenser microphone with shock mount for $199, art mp pro stereo tube rack mount preamp for microphones and instruments, too many ffeatures to list here, $229. focusrite Saffire pro 40 20 in/20 out firewire and thunderbolt audio/midi interface for mac and windows, $369. Prices do not include pay pal fees or shipping. Pay pal preferred. If you want more than one item, I'll give you a discount!

Urgent! need to sell two LENOVO laptops! $200.00 per laptop. Only serious buyers please


two quad-core AMD laptops that are exactly the same. 4GB ram, 1TB hard drive, two USB 2.0 ports, and one USB 3 port. if interested, I can provide exact specs. they do come with windows 10 installed on them.

Hot Summer Sale on Talking Fire Tablets, Book readers, MP3 players & Deals on Accessories!


We have Talking Book Readers including the New Victor Reader Trek at nearly $200 off Humanware's price and our own new Talking Book Reader. Save nearly $200 over Humanware's price by ordering your Victor Reader Trek from us and get free uS priority mail: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html Get our feature-packed Talking Book Reader which comes with the high quality Ivona voices built in for only $229.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Daisy-Book-Media-Player-Newest-Edition_p_111.html Check out my audio demonstration 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 Visit the above links for more information. Remember we don't charge you for shipping inside the US and we only charge tax in the state of Florida! Get 6 months to pay with No Interest on orders over $99 when you choose PayPal Credit at Checkout. (subject to credit approval) For our daily deal: To increase the memory on your Talking Tablet or other devices... Order a 128GB microSD or SD card for just $55.99! Store approximately 32000 songs or a ton of audio books plus we'll include some OTR for your listening pleasure! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html This week we have very special deals on Talking Fire Tablets, starting with the 7-inch, 3 different models of the HD 8, and the 10-inch tablet with ability to use Google Playstore added, screen reader turned on for you, and all can use Alexa! Note that only the 2017 models are capable of using Alexa Hands-Free. On top of the discounts we're including a free OTG Cable! Be sure to check the combo boxes below the tablet on its own page for the protective wake/sleep case! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html You can use either a Bluetooth keyboard wirelessly or connect a regular USB keyboard to the tablet 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 Well, it's happened. As we've been letting you know for some time now the prices of the brand-new Sansa Clip Zip players have increased due to their increasing scarcity. At this time we can offer you a refurbished 4GB Sans aClip Zip for $109.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Sansa-Clip-Zip-Talking-MP3-Player-4GB-_p_134.html Check out my demonstration 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 Don't forget that if you have your own Sansa Clip Zip or earlier Sansa model you can send it to us to be set up for just $39.99! Contact me by email to set this up. Protect and extend the life of your expensive electronic devices with one of the below awesome magnetic cables! For a microUSB cable which is the one which has the two little bumps, which will work with any device with a microUSB charging port such as the Victor Reader Trek, or Victor Stream, Sansa Clip zip, Kindle Fire tablets, Android smart phones & tablets, Samsung Haven/Gusto, in 3 feet $13.99 and 5 feet $15.99 choose the size you want in the combo box: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Magnetic-Micro-DataCharging-USB-Cable-for-Victor-Trek-Victor-Stream-Mp3-Player-Phones-Tablets-_p_127.html For a Lightning cable which works with iPhones 5 and above. Get a 3 foot cable for $13.99 or 5-foot for just $15.99 choose the size you want in the combo box: 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 Grab this very-affordable and accessible portable MP3 player AM/FM radio with built in front-facing mono speaker! It plays MP3/WAV files from either a thumb drive or microSD card! 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! No, it doesn't talk. Read more and order yours for just $29.99 from here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/MP3-AMFM-radio-player_p_39.html We have deals on Micro SD and SD cards to greatly increase the capacity of this and your other devices: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-SD-cards_c_14.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 you'll have the necessary directions to set up and use them without any assistance from anyone else! To cover your Home wireless audio listening needs, we have 2 Home transmitter/receivers, with ranges from 150 feet up to 160 feet with low latency when combined with the below Bluetooth headset! Don't forget my offer of assistance in helping you figure out what you need to fill your Bluetooth wireless listening needs. You can read about and order the above here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Transmitters-Receivers_c_7.html Check out these Bluetooth Headphones on our site, the Miccus SR-71 Stealth Bluetooth Headphones with microphone. Get it this week 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 for just $19.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.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 We have Samsung Haven and 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 battery, and more. Use these phones 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 phones or bring your own CDMA/Verizon phone: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Selectel-Phone-Plans_ep_53-1.html This special lasts through Monday August 20th 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 email me to have a PaypalMe link sent. Your questions are always welcome.

Apple MacBook Air with ssd, imac with ssd, PRS electric guitar, microphone, headphones etc


For sale: Apple mac book air laptop with Intel I5 dual core processor, 1 terabyte solid state drive, 8gb ddr3 ram, thunderbolt etc. Apple iMac with Intel I7 2.8ghz quad core processor with turbo boost, 256gb ssd, 1tb 7200rpm drive, 16gb ddr3 ram, firewire, thunderbolt etc, Paul Reed Smith SE standard 22 electric guitar, lauten audio studio condenser microphone, focusrite saffire pro 40 audio/midi interface, art pro stereo tube instrument and microphone preamp. Tascam and Senyzer professional grade studio headphones, and two pairs of airpod style wireless bluetooth earbuds with magnetic charging cases.

MacBook Pro Mid-2015 for $1,000


I bought this MacBook Pro Mid-2015 model in May of 2016. It's been used moderately since, and I have no use for it. Specs are as follows: 16GB DDR3 RAM at 1600mHZ 4th gen Intel Core I7 Processor at 2.8gHz, Turboboost up to 4.0gHz 512GB Solid-State Drive Intel Iris Pro Graphics Card (Built-In) AMD Radion R9 M370X Graphics Card at 2#B 15-inch Retina Display Asking price is $1,000, or make me an offer.


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