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Audio Player Blind Bargains Qast 29: Stars, Moons And Legal Correspondants

The news might be slowing down, until Apple's big reveals next month, yet our interview segments just keep getting better. This week, our newly self-named "Outstanding Legal Correspondent"," Tim Elder discusses some of the finer points of topics we've covered on the show this year. Additionally, we have a tip and feedback along with more food items in the "Last Word".


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In The News:

First Guide Dog Certified as a Runner Guide

Index Embossers Join the Windows 10 Party; Includes Legacy V3 Embosser Support

No Data Connection in Orlando? Smart City's Illegal Practices May have Been to Blame

New Dominos Games Available from Spoonbill Software

Google TalkBack joins the 1 billion installs club:

New Android devices will not come with Google+, Play Games, Play Books and Newsstand installed

After Sight, A vision aid for the blind and vision impaired based on The vOICe sensory substitution technology

Crowdsourcing our way to better eye care

These next four stories hopefully address some of the questions our listeners have been sending us in regards to visual perception and the importance of why people rely on these concepts for personal interaction.

More campuses are scanning students' eyeballs instead of IDs

Why you're seeing a face in this purse

Look into my pupils: Pupil mimicry may lead to increased trust

Seasons affect how human eyes process color

Discussion Topic: legal Access Considerations With Tim Elder

Tim Elder, Principal Attorney for TRE Legal, has been a fan of BBQ for some time, and he heard our cries for a person with a real understanding of the law to come around and speak about some of the topics we haven't been able to cover in a deeper fashion. Tim notes the how and the why to some of the legal considerations that he must review when providing research and council on these subjects. he also offered to come back and give us more background information on some other stories in the future. Therefore, Tim is also on Twitter at @TRELegal
we welcome our new legal Expert to the BBQ fold!

TIP: Back to Top in iOS

Joe explains a very simple way to get back to the top when you're in a long list in iOS.

Sound off:

Thanks again to our listeners who participated in our, now ended, jet promotion. here are a few more comments from that episode. first up, Ibrahim.

"Hey first of all I want to say that this is one of my favorite podcasts to catch up on new AT I also really loved your interview with Alex . I hope they can meet their funding goal . Finally Joe since you mentioned candy on this show . I suggest you check out peanut butter and M&Ms sandwiches Thanks and keep up the awesome work. Best Ibrahim"

One of the BBQ regulars, Lisa Salinger, provides this bold vision of the future.

"I'm thinking it is only a matter of time before you cover the iArm, the must have appendage for the blind person who must have every new watch to hit the market. Just remember where you heard the prediction first, and keep the great shows coming!"

mcikeyc sent in this comment...

"Hi. This is a good post. I enjoy them when I have the time to listen. I appreciate what you do for our community."

Look! A tip from Elizabeth !

"Hello My name is Elizabeth Bowden. I first want to say that your podcasts have allowed me to stay in touch with much of the ever changing world of assistive technology. I like the variety. I also have a tip. When completing entries in iOS such as contacts, I have heard many trainers provide instructions to enter information in to a field, then use swiping to locate the next field in the form. Alternatively, you can press return to get to the next field requiring text entry. This works until you encounter a button for adding something such as a phone #. Thanks, and have an excellent weekend! "

Changeling wrote;

"I was listening to this episode yesterday, and got to the part where everyone gives out their Twitter handles. It got me wondering, Where did Joe's handle, RangerStation, come from?"

Joe explains on the show that "Ranger" comes from his fandom of "Babylon 5" and "1138" was a portion of the title of George Lucas's film "THX 1138". Together, as Ranger 1138, Joe has used that call sign since the mid 90s. Except on Twitter that is. The very nice Forest Ranger who has @ranger1138 beat him to it for her Twitter name. so, taking the title from his blog, Joe went with @rangerstation instead. These next three tweets contain two questions and a comment from a previous show.

@BorrisInABox: Does anyone know where to download a copy of the Keynote Gold PCMCIA dos driver?

@HPFANFICTION: Lol! Armpit season. I've so been there and can empathize. :)

@FGL4life: When do you guys think its ok to upgrade to windows 10? what screen readers work best?

While we don't have an answer for our dear Borris, our general answer about Windows 10 still stands from episode 25. If you don't have a need to upgrade right now... then don't. let others pave the way until the waters calm down a bit. We'll look at the operating system again before the holidays. so stay tuned!

Last Word:

Pumpkin Spice Peeps might have been gross. However, this week we may have topped that with these strange stories.
Man sets super-sized world record by eating 17 Big Macs in one hour
Now, there s a Pop-Tart beer
How to cook beautifully crisp bacon in the microwave

If you head back to school this week, the best of luck to you! Tell us what was easy to access and what isn't even close to being accessed with the technology you have on hand. Leave us a note in the comments section or drop us a line

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