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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

Discussion Topic: 2018 Summer Conventions

Here are a few of the interviews we highlight from our coverage. Big thanks to Chancy for once again braving the NFB Exhibit Hall for us and congrats on her new role as President of the NFB A.T. Trainers Division.

Directing Big Data and Technological Innovation: Perspectives on the Importance of Leadership by the Blind

#ACB18 Audio: HIMS Has A Hybrid Theory With The New QBraile XL

#ACB18 Audio: A Book And A BrailleMe From NBP

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

#NFB18 Audio: Lets Go Crazy For GoBraille From Irie-AT

#ACB18 Audio: Interlace Your Interpoint With Duxbury v12.3

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

#NFB18 Audio: The Next Generation Of Travel Tools Are On Display With RuffWear

#ACB18 Audio: Welcome to Accessible Voting With Votec

In The Other News:

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

Microsoft Seeing AI update adds even more languages and lets you browse your Camera Roll with ease

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

A Hero's Call Version 1.3 released

Sound Off:

This question came in from ]Twitter via the Blind Bargains account](

JaneSuh5: Has anyone used the tap keyboard? got me interested because of the @blindbargains interview. For those who have used it, does it come with one strap only?

Only one Tap comes to a package. But in the future you may want to have one for each hand. Find out more in our interview.

#NFB18 Audio: Be A One-hand Wonder by Typing With Tap

Last Word:

We are still celebrating the joy of the hunt from Prime Day 2018. Yet we already morn missing these deals from yesteryear.
Strangest Prime Day Deals Ever

Next week's episode is a mystery, in that we have no idea about what it will be, feature or otherwise contain. Tune in to see what could possibly be the subject of episode 153!

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.

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