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#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.

Amazon Prime Day starts July 16 (expired)



As a reminder. Prime Day is back this year starting July 16 at 12pm PT/3pm ET and will run through July 17. It's an epic day and a half of Amazon's best deals, promotions and great possibilities for you to save money. Make sure you are ready by becoming an Amazon Prime member. Click the provided link to get started.

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.

The Updated Guide to Getting Free Food, Rides, Groceries, and More at #NFB18



If you're headed to the NFB convention in Orlando, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy convention just a bit less busy. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.

The Updated Guide to Getting Free Food, Rides, Groceries, and More at #ACB18



If you're headed to the ACB convention in St. Louis, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy convention just a bit less busy. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.

Flicktype Keyboard Version 2.0 released, introducing system-wide keyboard, cursor controls, emoji, and more



Kpaw has just released Flicktype Keyboard 2.0, built from the previous Fleksy keyboard.

Aira partners with VFO to fill in gaps of current screen readers



VFO, partners of the JAWS screen reading solution for blind and visually impaired individuals and Aira, the service which partners blind and visually impaired people to human agents and AI to complete tasks, are teaming up. Now, when using a VFO device or service, such as jaws, and sighted access is required to see the screen, users can access Aira free of charge to fill in some of the gaps to bring blind and VI users closer to parity with their sighted counterparts.

Microsoft news comes to iOS



If you want an alternative to Apple and Google news on iOS, you can now download Microsoft news for even more news updates.

NLS Bard app for iOS and Android updated to version 1.2



The BARD app created by the National Library Service has just received a major update for both iOS and android.

A New Settings Screen and More in Latest NVDA



The 2nd quarter of 2018 brings the second release of NVDA for the year, with a new settings dialog and much more.

AIRA Prepares for 24/7 Operation; Posts Job Listing for Overnight Agents



AIRA is preparing to launch 24/7 service as it expands internationally, according to a posting on their careers page.

Huge Sale on Voice Dream Apps through Saturday



Voice Dream LLC has their reading and writing apps on sale for huge discounts this week.

Breaking: Baum's Assets Potentially in New Hands in Germany; May Restart Operations



There may be a future for Baum's braille products after all.

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.

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