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Blind Bargains Qast 182: Baby Shark Dream Reader

Features abound this week as we look at what's new for Windows 10 in the recently released 2019 Spring Update. Winston Chen joins us to give some amazing insight into the creation of the new VoiceDream Scanner app for iOS. We also tell you about a fantastic new contest where you can win an iPhone and other prizes from AIRA. And, on top of all that, we celebrate Mickey mouse's 90th birthday while humming a popular tune in the "Last Word". Time to watch those progress bars move ever so slowly while you listen to BBQ 182.

Sponsor: AIRA

The Blind Bargains Qast is excited to bring you the new "Game of Words" contest that lets you work with an AIRA Agent to solve puzzles. Tune in, over the next few weeks, to hear if players can claim the Iron Noun for themselves. "Game of Words" is brought to you by Aira, an app that connects people who are blind or have low-vision to highly trained, remotely-located agents for instant access to visual information.

Game of Words is easy to enter! All you need is an Aira account, which you can download at After the app is installed, you can register for a free account by simply providing your phone number. Once you ve registered, visit and fill in your name and phone number in the Game of Words entry form to enter! One contestant will be chosen from the list of entries at the beginning of each week to participate.

Sign up for a chance to be selected to beat the clock and win!

Discussion Topic: Windows 10 2019 Spring Update

The first of the two big Windows updates for 2019 is landing on your computer soon, if it hasn't already, so we thought we would talk about some of the changes coming with this fun free download for the OS.

The Windows 10 Spring update is Here; Check Out All of the Accessibility Improvements

Windows 10 version 1903, May 2019 Update: All the new features and changes

New Accessibility Features In MS Paint

Interview: Winston Chen of VoiceDream

We've spoken about the new VoiceDream Scanner several times since the app's initial release. This week Winston Chen drops by to discuss the app's development process, the costs involved with OCR licensing and how privacy through scanning on device has become more feasible. The duo also delves into how VoiceDream Reader and Scanner can work together or independently. Since 2012, Winston has been providing innovative and affordable solutions with a small team. He explains how it is possible to stay lean and why that matters to him as they consider a new platform for their products. This is a must listen for those who are interested in learning more about machine learning, image recognition and live video detection.

Tip: Celebrate Mickey Mouse's 90th Birthday

Joe demonstrates the new Mickey's Game Show on his Google Home Mini and reminds us that both Google And amazon have several games available for popular Disney properties. He also describes the holiday gifts he purchased for his Niece s Google Home Mini. Otterbox makes a set of Mickey Mouse Ears that form a stand for the Google Home Mini. And you can make Storytime more magical by reading a Little Golden Book Disney title
to your young one with your Google Home providing sound effects and music.

Sound Off:

'Lydia Alverson' sent in her Experience about playing with Legos.

Dear BBQ team,

I really enjoyed playing with legos as a kid. I remember when I was twelve, my dad got me a huge box of legos, and I was hooked. One time, I sat in my room for two hours, building my version of a jetliner. All I really needed back then was my imagination. I never thought that legos could be made in braille, which would be helpful for kids that are learning it.

Thanks for another great show.
Lydia Alverson

Last Word:

Food and music once again take their rightful places for the last segment of the show.
Oreo introduces 5 new flavors, including s'mores, latte and maple
Jamming to 'Baby Shark' can help you learn CPR: This dad used it to teach his 3-year-old

one more show before our WWDC and E3 wrap up shows work their way to you through the pipes of the interwebs. Then it is just a few more weeks to go before we have the A.T. Showcase and our Summer Convention Cavalcade of Audio rolls up to your podcatchers.

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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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