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Lighthouse Enchanted Hills Camp Evacuated as California Wildfires Near



The California wildfires are coming dangerously close to a popular camp for the blind.

The U.S. is not the Only Country with Inaccessible Currency



Contrary to popular belief, the United States is not the only industrialized country with an accessible currency problem and one group is trying to solve this.

Small JAWS 18 Update Fixes Outlook 365, Edge Bugs



A small update for JAWS 18 fixes some reported issues with Outlook 365 and Microsoft Edge.

JAWS 2018 Public Beta 2 Fixes Bugs in Many Areas, See the Complete Changelog



With the next version of JAWS just weeks away, the 2nd public beta for JAWS 2018 has been released.

Free Nearby Explorer Online Comes to the iPhone with Lots of Navigational Goodness



iOS users can now experience some of the power of their Nearby Explorer for free.

No Need to Wait Around, Be My Eyes for Android has been Posted



While the official release is scheduled for Thursday, the Be My Eyes Android app has been posted and is available for use by blind and sighted alike.

If You Only Take One Survey This Year, Make it WebAIM's Screen Reader Survey



Perhaps the most important access technology survey is back for another round, allowing screen reader users from across the world to sound off.

Just One Week Left to Submit Papers for #CSUNATC18 in San Diego



If you were planning to speak at next year's CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, you have one week to turn in your submission.


Deals

Morecoo 60-Watt 6-Port Quick Charge USB Charger for $17.27 [Shipped]



Toplife via Amazon offers the Morecoo 60-Watt 6-Port Quick Charge USB Charger in Black or White for $26.99. Coupon code "G6EVTYMD" drops it to $17.27. With free shipping, that's $13 off and the lowest price we could find. It features two quick charge ports and smart recognition for optimizing charge based on your device. Deal ends October 31.

72-count Keurig K-Cup packs are on sale at Amazon



Amazon cuts 20% off a selection of Keurig K-Cups 72-Packs when you clip the coupon on the product page. Plus, take an extra 5% off on most when you check out via Subscribe & Save. Even better, these orders receive
free shipping. Be sure to cancel Subscribe & Save once your order ships or you'll be billed for subsequent shipments. Deal ends October 28.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-76R9 Intel Skylake Core i7 2.5GHz 14.1 Inch 1080p Laptop for $629 [Shipped]



Walmart offers the Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-76R9 Intel Skylake Core i7 2.5GHz 14.1" 1080p Laptop in Gold for $629 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $51. It features an Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz Skylake dual-core processor,
14.1" 1920x1080 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 4-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Aveeno Sample Box with $7.99 Amazon Credit for $7.99 with Free Shipping for Prime members



For Prime members only, Amazon offers an Aveeno Sample Box bundled with a $7.99 Amazon Credit for $7.99 with free shipping. (The credit must be used towards purchases of similar Aveeno items.) Assuming you'll use the credit, that makes the sample box essentially free. Each box includes six or more items, and this deal is limited to one box per customer. Note: It's expected to ship in five to seven days.

Nursal Rechargeable Mini Massager for $24.99 [Shipped]



Nursal via Amazon offers its Nursal FDA Cleared Rechargeable Tens Unit Impulse Mini Massager for $39.99. Coupon code "ZX9NLQA8" cuts the price to $24.99. With free shipping, that's $55 off and the lowest price we could find. It features eight reusable electrodes and twenty intensity levels.

2-Pack First Alert 14-oz. Fire Extinguishers for $21.24 [Shipped via Prime]



Amazon offers Prime members the First Alert Tundra 14-oz. Aerosol Fire Extinguisher 2-Pack for $21.24 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by about $4. It features 4x greater discharge time compared to traditional fire extinguishers.

Acer Spin 3 i5 Dual 15.6 Inch 1080p Touch Laptop for $499 [Shipped]



Walmart offers the 4.74-lb. Acer Spin 3 SP315-51-56Y6 Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 2.5GHz 15.6" 1080p 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop for $499 with free shipping. That's $50 off and the lowest price we could find. It features an Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz Kaby Lake dual-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) IPS touchscreen LCD, 6GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Bluedio F2 Bluetooth Headphones for $36.29 [Shipped via Prime]



Bluedio via Amazon offers the Bluedio F2 Bluetooth Headphones in Black or White for $65.99. Coupon code "BLWJ5JYM" cuts the price to $36.29. With free shipping, that's the lowest price we could find by $63. They feature a frequency response of 15Hz to 25kHz.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Qast 118: Thin Mint TV



The fun of the hardware announcements has died down, for now, with J.J. and Joe finding themselves back with a full slate of news and a demonstration of YouTube TV. We also have a tip, "Sound Off" and a triumphant return of a long-time favorite subject to the "Last Word".

Blind Bargains Qast 117: Another Brick In The Walled Garden



We bring balance to the Force this week with a look at the recent Google Hardware Event. However, Apple Fans, that isn't all we talk about as some of the hardware discussed can connect to iOS as well. We also have "Sound Off", a tip and the craziness that is the "Last Word".

Blind Bargains Qast 116: Pancake Complications Thingy



Apple released new hardware this month with the glass-backed iPhone 8 models and the spiffy Series 3 Apple Watches. BBQ Regular Shelly Brisbin drops by to talk about those objects and give her take on iOS 11. We also have a tip, "Sound Off" and the Last Word" in a very laid back long-form conversational edition of the Blind Bargains Qast.

Blind Bargains Qast 115: Thoughts Of Seeing AI Dog



The new iOS 11 is live and ready to download. Jamie Pauls
and Scott Davert
return to talk about the perils and pitfalls for those who want to install that shiny new OS on their IDevices. We'll also catch up on the news, check in with "Sound Off" and enjoy some Dog Feelings in the "Last Word".

Blind Bargains Qast 114: A 4K Face ID Adventure



Big news requires a big discussion group. That's why we asked Jamie Pauls and Scott Davert to return to the BBQ to talk all things Apple. X, 8, TVs and other acronyms will be mentioned. Also, you won't believe which Qast host defends one particular Apple device or why.

Blind Bargains Qast 113: Steam Immersive Fruit Ninja



We've talked a bit already about how J.J. has used NVDA with OCR to play some games. And Joe has spoken about Xbox accessibility with Narrator. But that barely touches the surface of the types of games that are now available. Michael Feir and Jessie Anderson are on hand to talk about other forms of games access in this long-form discussion episode. The group also talks about the rise of crowd funding in the games sphere, how 3d printing is helping board gaming and how the future of games is going to involve lots of Augmented Reality.

Blind Bargains Qast 112: Tesseract Cane Shield



This week's episode is chock full of demos, tips and even an interview. James Boehm stops by to talk about a use for your old canes. Andre Louis also supplies us with an OCR demo for the Mac. Also, hear about the new NVDA and a look at the latest Apple accessory on the market before all that new stuff is announced on September 12th.

Blind Bargains Qast 111: BoHo Pizza Rat



Style and fashion might be scary words to some of us who are not fans of clothing shopping. In this week's episode, Ricky Enger stops by to talk about Clothing Subscription Services that might just take the fear of the unknown out of the shopping equation. We'll also reverberate in the "Last Word" and find out how you can make those new voices in NVDA even faster than the default in our tip of the week.


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Franklin Language Master, Sharp EL-640 Calculator, Classco 9900CW, Accessible 15k Battery


We have all kinds of cool unique and hard to find items for sale including Franklin Language Master LM6000 Special Edition talking dictionaries, Sharp EL-640 talking calculators, Classco 9900CW talking caller ID with call waiting support, 15,000 mAh accessible power banks specifically designed for the visually impaired, reversible micro USB cables that go in either direction, plus much much more. You can see all our rare and hard to find items here: http://www.harboltcompany.com/Rare-and-Hard-to-Find-Items-New-or-Gently-Used/ How about some awesome Bluetooth speakrs or ear pods? We have iPhone accessories, Apple Watch accessories, computer accessories, plus tons of other cool items all in one place and all with audio descriptions. You can see all of our our items on our web site here: http://www.harboltcompany.com We accept all credit cards and paypal and even have layaway options. Take a look at our site and we also welcome phone orders at 405-633-2572. We ship all over the world.

blue yeti microphone for $90


THis blue yeti microphone delivers impressive stereo audio and has four different modes. It is essentially brand new and has only left the box a few times. This price includes priority two day shipping anywhere in the United states. The original price was $130.

brl blazer $120, mid2012 mbp 13 2.9 I7 8gb $500, iPhone 7 w/ case $600, bc640 $1200


I am looking to part with a few things before the end of the month as I'm traveling and need a little extra money. My loss is your gain. First I'm listing the last of 3 braille blazer embossers I had. It comes in a red carry case, power cord and parallel cables. It is in excellent working condition. Adjustments to the paper alignment have already been made. Standard 8.5 by 11 only. Can be used with a serial/parallel to USB adapter and dbt witha laptop or desktop. Ships free matter for the blind priority 2 day mail through the post office. $120 firm out the door. Next is a gentally used macbook pro 13 inch from mid 2012. It has a 2.9 I7 processor and 8 gb of 1600mhz ddr3 memory. It is in perfect cosmetic and working order. I am selling to upgrade to a new machine I'm getting for school. Asking $500 or something very close to that. Next is my iPhone 7. I will be upgrading to the iPhone X and I have only had this 7 for a short period of time and it has been in a defender case which will also come with the phone. The phone will ship in the original box, with earbuds, charge block and cable. I can include either a t-mobile or straight talk sim card if you would like. Please note I will ship this phone only after I have received my new phone as I cannot be without a phone. This is the silver 32 gb model and is unlocked, currently I'm using it on Verizon but I've had it on straight talk and t-mobile. Lastly I'm listing an alva bc640 with feature pack. This is a bluetooth 40 cell display that has stereo speakers, a braille keyboard and long battery life. It has internal storage and can actually drive a computer with no accessibility tools on it. It's a nice display and it was recently serviced, it hasn't been used since. $1200. Ships with USB mini and power supply. I accept paypal only. All items ships free matter for the blind. Packages shipped free matter over 13 oz automatically ship priority.

For sale, Blaze ET digital book and music player with OCR from Hims. Specifications includ


For Sale, Blaze ET Multi-Player with OCR for Books, Music, Documents, Podcasts, Recording, DAISY and More, asking $325.00 with free shipping.

Two DecTalk Express Serial Speech Synthesizers with Cables $100 each


I have two DecTalk Express synthesizers for sale. Each comes with the required proprietary cables and a universal power supply. You will likely need a serial to USB adapter to use on a modern machine. Asking $100 each plus shipping.

Selling 32 Cell BrailleNote Apex BT $1200


I am selling my 32 Cell BrailleNote Apex BT. It is in good condition. It includes the faux leather protective case and charger. Selling as is. The unit is running Keysoft9.4.1. I am asking $1200 or best offer.


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