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Seedlings Offers over 350 items in Online Auction to Raise Money for Braille Books



An online auction to raise money for the popular Seedlings Braille Books for Children is ending soon.

Seedlings Offers over 350 items in Online Auction to Raise Money for Braille Books (expired)



An online auction to raise money for the popular Seedlings Braille Books for Children is ending soon.

AIRA Killing Unlimited Plan, Raising Prices for Others, Adding $29 Intro Plan



AIRA is restructuring its plans including discontinuing its unlimited plan and adding a new option for under 30 bucks a month.

GE and Alexa Work Together to Create a Voice-Controlled Microwave with Scan to Cook Technology



AmazonBasics just released a 700 watt Alexa-enabled microwave with some cool features. It looks like GE is also getting in the voice-controlled microwaves with their GE JES1097SMSS Smart Countertop Microwave Oven.

This GE microwave features Alexa for voice control (Alexa devices sold separately). Speak directly to Alexa to achieve the ultimate in kitchen convenience to cook, defrost or reheat. Scan-to-cook technology takes the guesswork out of frozen food instructions. Cook with the right settings with the GE appliances kitchen app. Just scanthe barcode and the microwave is correctly programmed to the right power level and cooking time, making your food turn out just as the manufacturer intended. Seven pre-programmed sensor menu beverage, dinner plate, pizza, popcorn, potato, reheat and vegetable. Stainless Steel exterior. Unit measures 11 h x 19 w x 14 d (h x w x d) inchs. 900 watts with 10 power settings, clock and kitchen timer. the barcode and the microwave is correctly programmed to the right power level and cooking time, making your food turn out just as the manufacturer intended. Seven pre-programmed sensor menu beverage, dinner plate, pizza, popcorn, potato, reheat and vegetable. Stainless Steel exterior. Unit measures 11 h x 19 w x 14 d (h x w x d) inchs. 900 watts with 10 power settings, clock and kitchen timer.

Amazon now has the GE JES1097SMSS Smart Countertop Microwave Oven, Works with Alexa, for $139.99 with free shipping.

Microwave Cooking Just Got Easier with AmazonBasics and Alexa



Alexa is getting smarter, and now she can microwave. The AmazonBasics Microwave simplifies cooking by letting you microwave using your voice and an Echo device. Just say, Alexa, reheat one cup of coffee, and Alexa will start reheating with the appropriate power and time settings. Quick-cook presets mean there s no need to guess cook times or heat levels when you re defrosting peas or microwaving a potato. There's even an Ask Alexa button right on the microwave. When pressed, there s no need to say Alexa or microwave. To start cooking, use your voice or just press the Ask Alexa button and say your cook time.The button will instantly wake up your paired Echo, just like saying Alexa does. For example, press the Ask Alexa button and say, 2 minutes, or frozen vegetables. The button will instantly wake up your paired Echo, just like saying Alexa does. For example, press the Ask Alexa button and say, 2 minutes, or frozen vegetables.

Auto Popcorn Replenishment can automatically reorder popcorn when you run low, enabled by Amazon Dash Replenishment technology.

Additional features include: 700 Watts of power, 10 power levels, a kitchen timer, a child lock, and a turntable. Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new presets. The unit measures 17.3 x 14.1 x 10.1 (439 mm x 358 mm x 256 mm).

Amazon now offers the Alexa Enabled AmazonBasics Microwave for an introductory price of $59.99 with free shipping. A payment plan is offered for $12.00 a month. The item will ship on November 18.

NOTE: To use the voice control features and quick-cook presets, the AmazonBasics Microwave must be paired with an Echo device (not included).

The Apple Rundown: The Excess To The Max Edition



It has been almost two weeks since the BBQ Crew sat down to discuss the big reveals from Apple's September hardware event
And in that short amount of time we ve been given a bunch of updates to Macs, iPhones, Apple TVs, watches and that speaker that needs a coaster under it, so it doesn t harm your wooden table. Then for good measure, not the iOS 12 feature I promise, Apple let loose a duo of .1 updates for tvOS
And Watch OS

Breaking: Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act Unanimously Passes House, heads to President for Signature



After nearly a decade of work and debate, people in the United States are on the brink of being able to obtain accessible books from international sources.

Second WebAIM Low Vision survey open for participants until September 30



Download Frequency Missing and experience an old-school point and click style adventure game



Frequency missing, the first game by the University of Sk vde, has recently been released and can be played for free.

Flicktype releases version 3.0, introducing accessible half screen mode, new colors, and new gestures



Version 3.0 of the Flicktype keyboard introduces many new features for blind and visually impaired typists. One of the most impactful of these is the new half-screen and minimalist mode, which were previously only accessible for low vision users.

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.

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.

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