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Blind Bargains Qast 101: I Don't Know About That



Dave Williams, host of the Braillecast podcast, joins J.J. and Joe to talk a whole lot about Braille Displays this week. We also talk about how Site City is unique when compared to similar shows in the U.S. and the big news from VFO. We have a tip and some Amazon related "Last Word" as well. So limber up your Braille reading fingers and dive into episode 101 of the blind bargains Qast.

TalkBack 5.2 for Android, with Verbosity Controls and New Earcons, is Official



Android's latest version of TalkBack is out of beta and now ready for your consumption. Version 5.2 includes new speech verbosity settings, new audio earcons, and other minor improvements

Blind Bargains Qast 97: Scurry Home Narrator



The Easter Bunny may have taken all his candy with him last weekend. However, he did leave behind some gems in all that fake grass that seems to never come out of the carpet no matter how many times you roll a vacuum over the blasted stuff. J.J. continues his typing lessons with David Pinto, Joe compares prices with his fave kitchen scanning device and we have Steven Clower on hand for a mac related tip. All of that plus the "Sound Off" and "Last Word" in one more episode that moves us ever closer to the triple digit mark.

Victor Stream 4.8 Update Adds Daisy Online, NFB-Newsline Improvements



A promised update to the Victor Stream 2nd Generation software has been released by Humanware which will be of most use to users of the Daisy Online service. Version 4.8 supports dynamic menus in Daisy Online, a service used by organizations to distribute books which is popular in many countries but not the U.S.

Blind Bargains Qast 95: No Really, This is a Normal Show



This week, we got a bit of something for everyone. John Taylor from Irie-AT demonstrates the new Index FanFold-D V5 braille embosser. Listener Aaron Spears demonstrates a Bluetooth bathroom scale, and we have just a bit of feedback from last week's podcast. All of that and a bit of technology and legos in last word for podcast 95.

Blind Bargains Qast 94: A Normal Show



J.J., Joe and Patrick are back in the studio to talk news post CSUN. And there tends to be a bit of a theme this go around as we talk about stories with numeric values. TalkBack 5.2, WCAG 2.1 and that brand new Apple File System in the iOS 10.3 update take center stage this week. We also have a tip and a quick look at "Sound Off". This episode is shorter than usual, however, you may find it memorable just the same.

Blind Bargains Qast 93: The 2017 #CSUNATC17 Wrap-up Show; Promises Promises



Blind Bargains Qast 93: The 2017 #CSUNATC17 Wrap-up Show; Promises Promises

We may not be the fastest at publishing our CSUN wrap-up show (it takes some time to recover, ya know?), but we betcha it'll be one of the most informative. Now that things have begun to sink in, J.J., Joe, The Parallel's Shelly Brisbin, and Scott Davert discuss what they saw and heard while covering CSUN from San Diego and beyond.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Hims GoVision Updates and Highlights



The GoVision Transportable Video Magnifier from Hims has received some updates in recent months in both hardware and software. It's now available in 19 and 24-inch models and can be paired with a secondary full-page OCR camera. A recent firmware update supports .PDF among other features. Listen in as Paul Stevenson from Hims gives a tour of the current version of the GoVision and answers questions from session attendees. You can learn more from the Hims GoVision page.

We would like to thank Hims for sponsoring this content from CSUN 2017, and encourage you to look out for our CSUN wrap-up podcast coming soon.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: The Song of the Grackle Makes Google Docs More Accessible



Automated accessibility checking is a common tool used to help website owners make their sites more usable for disabled users, and now this same idea is available in the Google Suite of products. Shelly speaks with Jeff Mills, one of the cofounders of Grackle Docs, to learn about this add-on that can be installed into Google Docs to check for common accessibility errors. The company has several free and paid tools which integrate with a variety of Google services.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: HandyTech's Actilino is a 16-cell Swiss Army Knife



The Actilino is a new 16-cell braille display which features HandyTech's signature Active Tactile Control which will scroll text based on the position of your fingers. It also includes basic notetaking functions, a microphone, and Bluetooth speaker and can be paired with up to 3 devices at once. TO learn more, Chancey speaks with Earle Harrison, President of Triumph Technology and Sigi Kipke, CEO and Owner of HandyTech who both talk about the display and the future of braille technology.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: The eSight 3: Faster, Smaller, Cheaper Glasses to Improve Vision



The eSight 3 is a set of electronic glasses that can help to improve vision for those with some sight, especially for those with central vision loss. The new version is faster, lighter, and priced lower than the previous model at $9,995. Shelly speaks with Patrick Wallace, Vice President of Business Development for eSight, who talks about the latest advancements in eyeware from the company and how they may help low vision users.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

Humanware Releases BrailleNote Touch 3.0 Update with More Voices, Improved Web Support



As promised by Greg Stilson in our recent Humanware CSUN podcast, version 3.0 of the software for the BrailleNote Touch is now available as a free update. This version adds support for opening multiple documents in KeyWord, updated support for WebViews included in newer versions of Android, additional voices and languages, and a smattering of additional features and bug fixes. Greg demonstrates some of the new features and goes into more detail on the podcast linked above. The version 3.0 changelog is listed below and also linked from this post. Thanks to Jay Pellis for the tip.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Hims BrailleSense Polaris Debut



The BrailleSense Polaris received a lot of attention at the CSUN conference including at a session from Hims on Friday morning. In this CSUN session podcast, Dave Wilkinson, Damian Pickering, and Matthew Gonzalez talk more about the device and answer audience questions.
You can learn more by visiting the BrailleSense Polaris page on the Hims website.

We would like to thank Hims for sponsoring this content from CSUN 2017, and encourage you to look out for our CSUN wrap-up podcast coming soon.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: The KNFB Reader for Windows Unveiling



The KNFB Reader for Windows was officially anounced at CSUN, bringing a low-cost OCR solution to the PC market. Although the $19.95 initial price is no longer available, the Windows 10 app still clocks in at under $100. Listen to the unveiling from the Microsoft Suite at the conference with KNFB's James Gashel and Joel Zimba and Microsoft's Jenny Lay-Flurrie.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Rehan Electronics Shows off the Acuity Desktop Video Magnifier with OCR



The Acuity is a 22-inch touch screen desktop video magnifier with multi-touch technology which acts as a plug-and-play magnification and OCR solution. Shelly speaks with Seamus Doyle, President of Irish company Rehan Electronics to learn more about this product which is now being distributed in the U.S. by Irie-AT.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Aira Goes Beyond Exploring to Expand Crowd Assistance Options



Crowd assistance platform Aira is expanding and now opening up its app to a new round of users which they call pioneers. J.J. is joined by Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti to talk about the latest developments with the service including a new more affordable pricing level and app integrations including Uber.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Tapping Your Way to Faster Typing with a Wearable Keyboard



The Tap Strap Wearable Keyboard is a unique way to type with one hand, allowing you to input text into your phone using virtually any surface. Kyra Sweeney from Tap Systems joins guest interviewer Buddy Brannan to explain how this system works and can potentially be faster than touch typing using VoiceOver.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: TrySight Tries Windows 12-inch Magnifier, Stand-alone Reading Machine



TriSight specializes in magnification and OCR products and introduced two such devices at CSUN. The Mercury 12 is a WIndows-based tablet with magnification and full-page optical character recognition while the Patriot Voice Plus is a stand-alone reading machine which also accepts voice input. In this podcast, Shelly speaks with Umang Dua, the President of TrySight to learn about these products.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Read Your Books and Newspapers with the new Dolphin GuideReader



Dolphin has found a lot of success with their Guide product which provide a simple interface to reading and other features, and now they have taken this idea a step further with the Dolphin GuideReader, an all-in-one book and newspaper reading device in tablet or set-top box form. Shelly speaks with Dolphin Sales Director Steve Bennet who explains the machines and gives a brief demonstration in this podcast. The GuideReader is distributed in the U.S. by Irie-AT.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: How the U.S. Military and the DLA Benefit from CSUN



For tech companies, CSUN is largely about sharing, selling, and finding new products but there are many other reasons to attend a large assistive technology conference. J.J. speaks with Section 508 Program Engineer Noel Romey and Section 508 Program Manager Christina Larsen from the U.S. military's Defense Logistics Agency to learn about how their office helps disabled employees obtain the assistive technology they need and some of the other services they provide.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Amazon Rekindles the Fire with Expanded VoiceView



Amazon continues to expand the availability of their VoiceView screen reader for mobile devices while also embarking on a variety of accessibility initiatives. Shelly is joined by Peter Korn, Accessibility Architect for Amazon and Jamie Teh, Executive Director for NVAccess for an interview which features two live demos: reading kindle books with NVDA and accessing content with VoiceView for Amazon's Fire TV. Other initiatives from Amazon are also discussed in this podcast.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Desmos Makes Calculated Accessibility Moves with their Free Math Tools



Desmos is a company that uses the slogan "Beautiful, free math" and thanks to recent efforts, beautiful also means accessible. Jason Merrill is the lead engineer for the Desmos Graphing Calculator, a free tool that students or anyone can use to perform simple or mor advanced calculations. J.J. joins Jason who provides an audio demo of the calculator and explains some of the ways his team has made a visual graphing calculator more auditory. By the way, former AI Squared employee Steven Clower is also involved in this project, though some canceled flights prevented him from making an appearance with us this week.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: NorthState AT Enlarges Tablet Options for Low Vision Users



North State AT has featured specialized Android tablets which also do OCR and text-to-speech for awhile, but now they have expanded, or should we say contracted, their lineup to add a smaller 10-inch model as well as a Windows-based Tablet. Joe speaks with Cory Hanosh, owner of NorthState Assistive Technology, to learn about the company's latest options especially geared toward students and the education market.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Be my Eyes Nears One Million Available Eyes; Launching Updated App with New Features



Be My Eyes was one of the first of what we have commonly called crowd assistance apps and has expanded over the past two years to offer a network of hundreds of thousands of sighted volunteers helhelping tens of thousands of blind and visually impaired users. Alexander Hauerslev Jensen, who works with partnerships and business development for Be My Eyes, talks with Shelly about some of the latest developments with the app and what to expect in the next version for iOS and soon Android. The new app will let users request help with a specific specialty such as computers or cooking, add a rating system, and let volunteers select windows where they wish to be available among other features.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Reinecker Talks Mezzo, Magnification, and More



Reinecker Vision offers a range of desktop video magnifiers and reading systems, starting with a 16-inch model for under $2,000. Shelly is joined by Melissa Balbach, the Master Importer for Reinecker Vision, to get an update on the latest happenings from the company.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Second Sight May be able to Bring you Sight this Second



The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is a fancy name, but simply put,it is a system which can return vision to persons with certain eye conditions. It's also an operation that may be covered by insurance in some states. J.J. is joined by Duane Tsutsui, Head of Marketing for Second Sight Medical Products to learn about how the system works and also of upcoming field trials which may bring vision to a wider array of individuals.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Wearable Navigation with the Sunu Band Smart-Watch



The Sunu Band Ultrasonic Smart-Watch is a wearable device which includes a variety of sensors and features to aid the wearer in navigating indoor and outdoor spaces. J.J. is joined by Marco Trujillo, CEO of Sunu who tells us more about the device which will also soon connect to additional apps, such as those for GPS navigation and fitness tracking. Sunu will have mobile apps available soon as well.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Humanware is Updating All the Things



A year ago, Humanware debuted the BrailleNote Touch at CSUN as the first combination Android notetaker and tablet. Since that time, a lot has changed with the Touch and other Humanware products, so Joe caught up with Greg Stilson, Product Manager for Blindness Products for Humanware to learn what's happening. Version 3.0 of the BrailleNote Touch firmware, scheduled for release in March, has improved support for webviews, thanks to the use of newer Android accessibility components. KeyWord now will let you switch between multiple documents, and users can have up to 10 language profiles available at one time. Meanwhile, Version 2.0 of the Prodigi Connect now supports Bookshare which allows a user to read over 500,000 books directly on the device within the confines of the video magnifier. The Victor Reader Stream 2 has a new forthcoming release which focuses on updates for European countries including support for dynamic menus, a feature used especially by libraries. additionally, a numeric keypad mode has been added for input, notes can be renumbered, and time synchronization has been improved. Much more, including Greg attempting some math, is included in this extended interview.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: Enhanced Vision has some MoJo, Plus the Return of the Jordy



There is a lot of magnification products at CSUN but Enhanced Vision has debuted something a bit different. The MoJo Electronic Monocular is a battery-operated and full-color monocular designed to view things that are near you such as text, store prices, or mail as well as some things further away including street signs. Joe speaks with Marc Stenzel, President of Enhanced Vision to learn about the MoJo and its many uses, including as a portable travel aid and a CCTV when placed in its docking station. Mark also teases the return of the Jordy, a popular head-mounted magnification unit which will relaunch in the coming months.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

#CSUNATC17 Audio: The Dot Watch is Real, and Brings Braille to your Wrist



After a lot of waiting, the Dot Watch, the first refreshable braille smart watch, is just about ready for primetime. Alex Lee, Director of Sales and Marketing for Dot Incorporation joins J.J. to talk about the watch and its many features including display of the time and date, battery percentage in graphical form, and the ability to read notifications and incoming call alerts. More features will be added over time, largely powered by the Dot apps for iOS and Android.

Blind Bargains audio coverage of CSUN 2017 is generously sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.

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Cal State Northridge Pennant Full Size Felt

$8.95 from College Flags and Banners Company via Amazon.com
Our CSUN Matadors Pennants are an easy way to show your college team allegiance in your sports room, game room, office, bedroom, or any room by displaying on any wall! These college pennants measure a full size 12x30 inches, are made of felt, and are single-sided screen printed with the school insignias and logos, as shown. Each Cal State Northridge Pennant Full Size Felt is Officially Licensed by the selected team and California State Northridge which insures current school insignias, wordmarks, and authentic college colors. The NCAA pennants also include a pennant sleeve on the left side which can be used to insert a pennant stick, if desired. Category: Misc..

CSUN Northridge Men's custom Tee Shirts White

$10.36 from FTYHJKKML via Amazon.com
100% cotton pre-shrunk T-Shirt. American adult sizes S-2XL. Unique art Heat Press and Digital direct injection print on front. Wash inside out in cold water, hand dry recommended. Please check our store for all other varieties.The "CSUN Northridge" Graphic t shirt is on the front of the confortable and soft tee shirt. Category: Apparel.

CSUN Matadors Bumper Sticker (3 x 11 Inch)

$4.99 from TheBestStickers via Amazon.com
CSUN Matadors Bumper Sticker (3 x 11 Inch) MADE IN USA. Make your car a reflection of you! Get your point across with this quality bumper sticker that will outlast heavy rain, intense sunlight, and the most severe of traffic jams. 3 x 11 inch - Large enough for any message. 100% weatherproof. Made from durable vinyl with a strong adhesive back that will hold up under the most severe of conditions. Printed with water-resistant ink that won't fade or run.

W Republic Apparel Structured Corduroy Cap, CSUN, Charcoal, One Size

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Our College Corduroy Cap is a traditional 6 panel constructed cap with a cotton sweatband and pre-curved bill, It features eye-catching high definition 3-D embroidery over a crown made of a smooth woven corduroy pattern, You'll love cheering on your favorite team in this hat from W Republic Apparel. 100% Cotton One Size Fits Most Low Crown 3-D High Definition Embroidery WRepublic Woven Label Included Officially Licensed Imported Category: Apparel.

W Republic Apparel Relaxed Denim Cap, CSUN, Blue, One Size

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Add a little vintage flair to your style with our College Washed Denim Cap, features a high definition 3-D embroidery on the front and flat embroidery on the side, this 6-panel relax cap is made of 100% Cotton with an integrated cotton sweatband, curved bill and a buckle closure to ensure a secure fit, show your school pride the right way with this awesome and stylish Denim cap from W Republic Apparel! 100% Cotton Washed Denim Buckle Closure One Size Fits Most 3-D High Definition Embroidery WRepublic Woven Label Included Officially Licensed Imported Category: Apparel.

CSUN YD

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Category: App.

FEDNS Women's California State University Northridge CSUN T Shirt

$10.98 from Lacyser via Amazon.com
California State University Northridge CSUN Is 100% Preshrunk Cotton Print T-shirt. If You Are In Between Sizes, Please Choose Larger Tee. Category: Apparel.

Csun Csediment by Litesalive

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ACMIRAN Cal State-Northridge CSUN Personalize Headband One Size Ash

$6.90 from Vivian Cool Store via Amazon.com
Fabric: 15% Cotton Wool 85%.Size: Hat Depth: 20cm, Hat Wai: 40-52cm.Good Elasticity And Softness.Suitable For The Crowd: Knitted Cap, Autumn And Winter Season With A Very Suitable. Category: Apparel.

Centon 10" Classic Black Tablet Sleeve CSU Northridge - CSUN

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Centon Apple iPad Case: Strong and lightweight neoprene material protects against bumpsFaux fur lining keeps your notebook cozy and scratch-freeInner elastic straps help prevent accidentsFits both Apple iPad and iPad 2 models
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