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#CSUN13 Audio: Gotta Love Them Outtakes: The Rest of CSUN 2013



Blind Bargains provided wall to wall coverage of CSUN 2013, featuring interviews and hands-on demonstrations from some of the biggest names and companies in the industry. But not surprisingly, things didn't always go as planned. We now present to you the rest of CSUN 2013.

#CSUN13 Audio: Hands On With the All-new Victor Stream from Humanware



The highly-anticipated next generation of Humanware's Victor Reader Stream is now shipping and includes several new features including wireless capabilities, USB charging, and a smaller size. In this podcast, we speak with Victor Reader Product Manager Matthew Janusauskas to get a hands-on demonstration of some of the new features including the new built-in voices. We also discuss some of the potential features planned for the free firmware updates including expanded use of the wireless chip and an update on Audible support. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: iOS Access for All, an eBook Guide to iOS Accessibility



A new online book will soon be published offering an up-to-date and detailed guide to all accessibility features available on iOS devices. Those purchasing iOS Access for All which is expected to cost less than $10, will also receive free updates as new features are introduced. The effort is lead by experienced Freelance writer Shelly Brisbin who joins us to talk about her experience and her plans for the book in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: @Learning_Ally Adds Text to Some of their Books, Introduces Tools for Teachers



Learning Ally has begun to add text to some of their audio recordings, allowing for readers to both listen to and read several hundred books in their collection. Terrie Noland, National Director of Professional Development and State Initiatives for Learning Ally, joins us to explain how these new services work on this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Dancing Dots Teaches Braille Music with Music Touch



Dancing Dots has created a new set of braille music tutorials using the Talking Tactile Tablet called Music Touch. Bill McCao wnn, President and founder of Dancing Dots, tells us more and gives us an audio demonstration of the tutorials in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: A Vibrating Pocket Watch from Alexandra Vision



Alexandra Vision was showing a new line of elegant vibrating pocket watches which can be used to check the time by touch. Helene Richardot, Marketing and Sales Manager for Alexandra Vision, tells us more and shows us how the watch functions in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: AI Squared Discusses ZoomText for Mac, ImageReader OCR Solution



AI Squared has now released their first version of ZoomText for the Mac and it offers many accessibility features which PC users have come to expect from magnification software. Meanwhile, the ZoomText ImageReader is AI Squared's document camera solution for the PC and works with both ZoomText or a screen reader to provide OCR capabilities. Derek Bove, Technical Product Manager for AI Squared, tells us all about the latest hardware and software from AI Squared in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Logickeyboard offers Large Print Bluetooth Keyboard, LogicLight Keyboard Light



Logickeyboard offers full-size keyboards which include large print symbols for easier viewing for those with low vision. This year at CSUN they featured a new Bluetooth model along with a LogicLight, a usb peripheral for illuminating a keyboard. Sales Director Howard Chan joins us on this podcast to tell us more about the company and their latest offerings. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Bookshare Offers Browser-based Book Reader, New Bookshelf Features



Bookshare has eliminated the need to download books in order to read them by offering a browser-based book reader compatible with most browsers. In addition, some new bookshelf features allow you to organize your favorite titles for easy retrieval. We speak with Allison Hilliker, Collection Development Associate for Bookshare, to learn about the latest developments with the service in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: LookTel Releases VO Tutorial, Gives Update on Breadcrumbs GPS, Going Nonprofit



LookTel continues to release new apps for the iPhone including a new free VoiceOver tutorial. They also continue work on their Breadcrumbs GPS app and are planning to take the company nonprofit. To learn about all of this, we speak with Cara Quinn, Software Developer for Looktel, in this audio interview. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Braille Institute Offers Free Big Browser, App Directory, and Vision Simulator Apps for iOS



The Braille Institute offers several iOS apps for free including a web browser for low-vision users, an app which simulates various eye diseases, and an application directory focusing on accessible apps. To learn more about these apps and a local information service they manage, we speak with Administrative Assistant Eliza Burmester and Reader Services Coordinator and BARD Administrator Brian Albriton in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: The Latest with Mobile Accessibility for Android, Now Free on Several Carriers



Code Factory continues to update its Mobile Accessibility software for Android devices, which is now free on several U.S. carriers including Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. We speak with Ferran Gallego, Chief Technology Officer for Code Factory, to learn about the latest features of the screen reader in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: B2G Android Notetaker Nearing Release, National Braille Press Offering up to $20,000 for App Developers



The B2G, the forthcoming notetaking/PDA solution from the National Braille Press and Deane Blazie, is on its way to being released, perhaps as early as this fall. It'll feature the latest Android operating system and a likely cost of under $2,500 for a 20-cell unit. In this podcast, Brian MacDonald, President of National Braille Press, gives us an update on the project and also how you can win up to $20,000 for developing apps. We also get an update on their research with full-page braille displays. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Free Sight Compass App Helps you Navigate Hotels, Bathrooms, and More



Sight Compass is a new technology which gives travelers information about their environment at a short range using wireless technology, without the need for a phone signal or a data connection. The free app is currently available for the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 and will soon come to Android, Windows and other platforms. Briggs Cunningham, one of the inventors of Sight Compass, gives us a live demo of how the technology works in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Hands-On With the Nearby Explorer GPS Software from APH



Nearby Explorer is a fully-featured advanced GPS solution which was recently released for Android smartphones by the American Printing House for the blind. It includes many advanced features common to accessible GPS solutions including virtual navigation and custom points of interest as well as some new options and functions including public transit integration. We went outside with Technology Project Leader Larry Skutchan to get a hands-on demonstration of the software and some of its latest features. We also ask about the possibility of an iOS version and talk about possibilities with indoor navigation. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Nippon Telesoft Displays Tactile Artwork Created by the Blind with Pico



The makers of the Seika braille displays were displaying some tactile artwork drawn by blind Japanese students, using a pen-shaped device called the Pico which transfers balls of wax into raised lines. Hideaki Kaneko, president of Nippon Telesoft explains how it works in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: The Cheaper Milestone 112 from Bones Focuses on Recording



The Milestone 112 is the latest in the Bones line of digital audio recorders and is now their low-end model, focusing primarily on digital recording. We speak with Robert Kempf, Product Manager for Bones, to learn about the device and the latest with the company in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Accessible Tactile Graphics Software from IRIE AT



The TactileView Tactile Graphic Design Software allows you to print a wide variety of graphics and images on to most modern embossers, and can also be used with a custom tablet to create images accessibly. Emily Axelsson, Customer Service Director for IRIE AT tells us how it all works in this audio interview. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: What's New with Window-Eyes 8.1 from GW Micro



The free Window-Eyes 8.1 update includes some bug fixes and enhancements, especially for Windows 8 and Office 2013 users. We speak with Doug Geoffray, Vice President of Product Development and Support at GW Micro, to learn about the latest features and the future of Window-Eyes including potential touch screen support and how long Windows XP users will have until they have to upgrade in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: New Consumer and High-speed Embossers from American Thermoform and Braillo



The Braille and Print combines an Index Everest embosser with an HP ink cartridge for a one-box solution for producing braille and print simultaneously without losing any braille lines on the page. Meanwhile, the Braillo 300 is the latest in high-speed embossers for production houses and larger transcribing firms. We speak with Jason Castaneda, Director of Sales and Support for American Thermoform Corporation and David Merriman, Director of Sales for Braillo Norway, to learn all about them in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Latest HandyTech Braille Displays and More from Triumph Technology



Though the name has changed, Triumph Technology is still the master distributor for Handy Tech braille displays in North America, and their new Basic Braille line is more affordable than prior generations. To learn more, we speak with President Earle Harrison in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Ask Earl and He'll Read you the Newspaper on your iPhone



Earl is a new iPhone and soon-to-be Android app which presents newspapers using a simplified audio and voice-driven interface for blind users and those who are less comfortable with smartphones. Angle, LLC president and founder David Bong and chief evangelist Bill Spiry give us a hands-on demo of the app and talk about its development in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: The Accessible Firefox Browser for Android and the Development of the Firefox OS



The Firefox browser for Android is now fully accessible with Android devices, providing a fully-functioning browser experience for Talkback users, even with older versions of Androids. Meanwhile, work is progressing on the Firefox OS, a new and open-source mobile platform which will eventually include a built-in screen reader. Eitan Isaacson, Software Developer for Mizilla, demonstrates the latest with Firefox for Android and the development of the Firefox OS in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: @Optelec Announces the ClearView Speech Desktop Video Magnifier with OCR



Optelec unveiled the ClearView Speech, a new add-on module for the Clearview Desktop Video Magnifier which provides full-page OCR capabilities. Stephan Terwolbeck, President of Optelec, snuck us into the booth shortly before the reveal to give us a hands-on demonstration of the unit in this audio podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Updated Software Unleashed for the Phoenix Embosser



In 2011, we covered the new Phoenix embosser from Enabling Technologies, a single-sided unit that also features high-resolution graphics. Since that time, the graphics software has received some major updates. In this podcast, we welcome back Enabling Technology's President Tony Shenk to give us the latest on this embosser and the software. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Smart911 Helps You Stay Safe in an Emergency



A new service called Smart911 is available which connects directly with local 911 call centers to provide important safety information in case of an emergency. We speak with Community Marketing Manager Jessica Olson who explains how the service works and how you can sign up. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Building Robots Accessibly with Lego Mindstorms NXT



Lego Mindstorms NXT is perhaps one of the most popular holiday gifts for teenagers and adults, and how blind people can be a part of the fun as well, thanks to a program called JBrick. In this interview, We spoke with Stephanie Ludi, an Assistant Professor of Software Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology, to learn how this free and open-source software can be used accessibly to program robots to do fun things and learn about computer science. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: New Phones from Clarity Products for Seniors and Hard of Hearing



While many companies focus on advanced smartphones with Internet access and dozens of other features, one company features simple-to-operate devices designed for seniors and those who are hard of hearing. Gary Moore, Account Manager National for Clarity Products,</a. tells us about the latest in amplified and accessible phones in this podcast. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13 Audio: Hands On with the Accessible TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator



One of the most talked about devices at CSUN 2013 was the forthcoming accessible graphing calculator. Orbit Research and APH are colaberating to create an accessible version of the hugely popular and mainstream TI-84 Plus Graphinc Calculator and we talked to doctoral student and product tester Sina Bahram to learn all about it and try it out. This podcast is presented in stereo so you can hear the full effect of the graphs, and we recommend listening to it with headphones for the best effect. Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2013 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUN13: HIMS Releases More Information on Sense Firmware V8.0



HIMS has given more information on the upcoming 8.0 firmware release for the BrailleSense and VoiceSense line of notetakers. In addition to Dropbox and RSS support, the new version will include the ability to stream videos from YouTube, an Excel spreadsheet viewer, a much faster web-browser, and more. Unfortunately some features, such as Dropbox and YouTube will be exclusive to the U-2 line of notetakers. Version 8.0 will be a free update for existing customers and available at the end of march.
Note: This information was obtained from a press-release emailed from the company. As soon as we have an updated link to the information from the HIMS website, it will be added to this post.

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