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Blind Bargains Qast 42: The Accessible Holiday Shopping Guide 2015

Welcome to our special Blind Bargains Holiday Shopping Guide. This year, we've brought the deals straight to your audio feed. Sit back and relax as some of your favorite merchants, or perhaps some that are new to you, tell you about their latest products and services as well as some holiday deals. We'd like to sincerely thank all of the companies who were apart of this show. Below you'll find information about each company in the order they appear in the show.
Be sure to stay with Blind Bargains for lots of deals from Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond. We hope you have a safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving.

Mystic Access

Mystic Access wishes to make the holidays brighter with gift ideas that educate, empower and take the intimidation factor out of learning assistive technology. Whether you're searching for a comprehensive audio tutorial, one-on-one training, or accessible electronics which can be enjoyed by sighted and blind loved ones alike, we have your gift-giving covered.

Our audio tutorials are professionally recorded, produced, and created from a blindness perspective. We offer tutorials on a variety of topics, including our eight-hour deep-dive into the second generation Victor Stream, which walks you through all functions and features, and includes a full tour of the HumanWare Companion software. Purchase as a download or on an SD card. We also offer high-quality tutorials on orientation software and VOIP services.

We're excited to share our line of accessible Bluetooth devices, including our Bluetooth speakers, all of which include voice prompts for easier navigation. We also offer a Bluetooth transmitter receiver, which allows streaming audio from a non-Bluetooth device to a Bluetooth speaker or headset, and streaming a Bluetooth-enabled device to a non-Bluetooth audio player. Each of our Bluetooth devices includes an extensive audio tutorial which covers orientation and functions. Audio samples are available for each product, so you can listen to demos prior to purchasing. Tutorials are also sold separately.

For a highly-personalized gift of love, you may wish to consider our personalized audio tutorial service, where we will custom-design something to meet your specific needs and desires. With the same exceptional quality as all our tutorials, this is a gift which can be enjoyed and appreciated for years to come.

If one-on-one training is on your gift list, we offer a variety of options to meet your needs. From DAISY players to IOS and android, to screen readers and beyond, we can remotely support your learning in a fun and relaxed atmosphere from the comfort of your own space. all training sessions come with MP3 recordings so that you can listen again anytime. For even greater support and empowerment, we offer personalized consulting and self-advocacy sessions.

Mystic Access looks forward to empowering you. Check out our announce-only mailing list, and contact us with any questions. (716) 543-3323, or We wish you a beautiful and safe holiday season filled with joy and love.

A T Guys

Black Friday at A T Guys is Live. We've started our Black Friday sale early, with some huge discounts and never before seen deals on some of our most popular items. Never be stuck with a dead phone with the MyCharge talking Battery Packs, compatible with any modern smartphone, now only $59.95. Get our RII Mini Bluetooth keyboard for $35. From stocking stuffers to braille displays, there's a sale to fit any budget.
Check back, as new items may be added from time to time.
Go to our A T Guys Black Friday Page

Now you can control your fan, heater, coffee maker, and more directly from your iPhone and Siri. Switch is the new connected wall plug from iDevices, makers of the iGrill Thermometers. Turn items on and off with a Siri command, or from the app. Plus, you can now monitor energy usage with the accessible iDevices app and cut down on your electric bill. It's a new kind of HomeKit product that we think you'll love.

Get the Switch Connected Plug Now for $59.95
Note: Our phone lines are closed over the weekend while we indulge on turkey, but you'll still be able to place orders online via our secure shopping cart. Please E-Mail us with any questions and we'll do our best to respond as soon as possible. You may call us on Monday to place orders over the phone at (269) 216-4798. Please leave a message if we don't answer, as our lines will be busy.


If you have a body, and we re pretty sure you do, then BlindAlive has workouts that are right for you? If you re new to working out, or it has been awhile, consider our Pilates, Yoga, or Gentle Workout Sets. If intensity is the name of your game, we have Cardio, Weights, Stability Ball, and BootCamp workouts. All audios are described, so there s no guess work. We also have accessories to help you become more active like our Pilates Ring and high-quality Jade Yoga Mats. Be sure to check out the BackTpack. Rumor even has it that Santa is considering using one of these in place of that spine-killing sack he s carried for years!
Visit today to see all that BlindAlive has to offer. []

Mac for the Blind

If you got yourself a Mac or iPhone or iPad for Christmas and you need help getting started on it, check out the wide range of affordable and high-quality audio tutorials Mac for the blind offers. If personalized training is preferred, ask about customized training packages from an Apple Certified Trainer.

The Harbolt Company,

At the Harbolt Company, you get what you pay for, and much more. We offer everything from spectacular speakers to sparkling jewelry, Bluetooth devices to backpacks, wireless and wired audio to water bottles, and premium headphones to housewares. Provided with each item is an audio description. All our items are accessible for the visually impaired. If we can't use it, we won't sell it. While our inventory may change often, our dedication to our customers stays the same.
Come and join us and our commitment in continuing to provide a wide variety of quality and unique products at amazing prices!

The Harbolt Company

Training by Raul Gallegos

Tis the season to get training! Are you overwhelmed with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch? Do you need help with that new Windows laptop? Are you frustrated with iTunes? Interested in surfing the web without drowning? Now, here s your chance to get quality one-on-one training from someone who has been involved in the field for over 15 years. Contact Raul to discuss your individual training needs. Raul can show you how to better use Window-Eyes, Jaws, or NVDA using Windows 10, 7, or even XP. Using iOS? No problem, Raul can show you how to navigate that touch screen as well. Braille display users are welcome. All training sessions are customized to meet your individual needs.
Regular cost of training is $50 per hour. A block of 10 hours costs only $400. That s a 20% savings. As a holiday special, that 20% will also apply to single hours making them only $40 during the month of November and December. If you have questions or want to get your training scheduled, email or call 832.554.7285. Scheduling fills up fast, so get your training scheduled right away.

KNFB Reader

Fast, Accurate, Efficient
First released in September of 2014 as a joint venture between the National Federation of the Blind and Sensotec nv, KNFB Reader harnesses the power of digital photography to make access to virtually any printed material by the blind or visually impaired more convenient than ever before.
With the touch of a button, your iOS or Android Smartphone will turn the contents of books, menus, or even computer screens into easily-understood speech or Braille.

For more information go to:

To purchase KNFB Reader for iOS go to:

To purchase KNFB Reader for Android go to:

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.

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