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Blind Bargains Qast 163: Smart city jacket

It used to be that the latter part of the year meant a slower news cycle for a little program like ours. That trend seemed to disappear in 2016 and it looks like it has no sign of stopping as this week's news section makes up the bulk of this episode's runtime. A great interview with Sam Latif of Procter & Gamble, a listener-submitted tip and the stylish "Last Word" help round out a show where all three of us were under the weather to some extent.

In The News:

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

Our goal is reached! JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2019 coordinated release

OrCam My Eye Gets New Features

Web Aim, Survey of Users with Low Vision #2 Results

Mac users burned after Nuance drops Dragon speech to text software

Blind Call of Duty player picks up first Black Ops 4 elimination

Interview: Sam Latif And Herbal Essence Products Tactile Marking

Exhibit Halls are places of wonder and surprises. Take J.J and his recent jaunt to the NFB Colorado State Convention for an example. There he met Sam Latif, Inclusive Design Consultant at Procter and Gamble, who is one of the key designers of the new tactile markings initiative at P&G. Hear Sam describe the process of how these new markings came to market and her reaction to their arrival on store shelves. To learn more about these new products in the Herbal Essence line, visit this link on YouTube


"Darrell Shandrow Hilliker sent along this tip regarding electronic business cards.

" Hi,
You may wish to consider the following tip for an upcoming podcast.

Exchange business cards at a conference? Want an easy way to add their contact information to your smart phone? Ask your friendly @airaio agent to visit enter the information from the card and email the VCard to you. Quickly add the information as a contact in your Android or iOS device. Awesome!"

Sound Off:

Kathy sends along this follow up to the Beep Baseball book recommendation from a previous email.

A recorded edition of the book, Beep! Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind, is also available from BARD.

Kathy Blackburn"

Last Word:

Food and style meet in this week's final portion of the show.

We Mainlined McDonald s Huge New Breakfast Sandwich, and Our Arteries Will Never Forgive Us
Self-heating smart jacket responds to changes in temperature

Greg Stilson, co-host from BBQ 161, will be back to talk about the new Aira pricing. Send any questions you might have to us via our Feedback Email
or pass them along to us on Twitter

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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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