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Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:08:01 -0400

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Portion of Enchanted Hills Camp Destroyed by California Wildfires, Lighthouse Pledges to Rebuild

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:34:10 -0400

A major portion of Enchanted Hills Camp including staff and camper residences has been destroyed by the California wildfires. The fires have destroyed the permanent residence for 5 staff members as well as various buildings and structures in the area known as lower camp. Other buildings including the dining hall and lakeside cabins remain intact as of Monday Evening. The news was delivered in an Email from San Francisco Lighthouse CEO Bryan Bashin. No events will be scheduled at the camp for the coming months, and a fund has been established to rebuild and improve upon the portions of the camp which have been destroyed. The camp was previously evacuated as the fires approached, and no staff or campers were on site during the fires. More details are included in the Email which is pasted below: Dear Friends of Enchanted Hills Camp, For the last week the extended LightHouse community has been aching to have some ground truth about what will become of our beloved Enchanted Hills Camp. Today, all roads to camp remain closed, active fires are still burning in the area, and Enchanted Hills remains in the center of the worst wildfire in recorded California history. We now have more substantial information to share about the state of our 311-acre property, and will continue to update you as details emerge. After a week of continued wind, dry weather and persistent uncontained fires, embers eventually found their way to set fire to our vegetation and eventually the structures of much of lower camp, an area dense with redwoods, camp cabins, staff lodging and our hand-constructed natural Redwood Theater. Before today, when we were sent new photographs from Napa Supervisor Ryan Gregory, we only had satellite images, which we followed day-by-day, hour-by-hour, as a sea of red encircled our camp. For most of the week the satellite maps showed camp surrounded but unscathed by fire. Though the fire eventually made it onto the property, we believe that our ongoing fire prevention efforts over the past seven years did make a difference during this crucial period. As far as we ve learned, most of Upper Camp has survived the devastation, but most of lower camp did not. I want to share as much information as we have today to help our community understand the challenges we face as we rally our resources and guide charitable giving to rebuild Enchanted Hills Camp, stronger than ever. In the photograph below you can see some of the devastation in lower camp; Ryan Gregory snapped this photo of a Douglas fir tree still actively on fire, and the blackened lower camp landscape behind it. An active fire at the base of a Douglas fir tree. We know that we lost most of the structures in lower camp, including the 10 cabins that housed up to 120 summer campers since the 1950s. The photo below shows the complete devastation of these cabins, as well as the remains of the Boystown bathrooms. Also in the area, we lost the Assistant Director s cabin and some storage buildings. The Foss cabin, miraculously, appears to be in tact. A storage shed in lower camp was reduced to ashes. A final and heartbreaking photo, below, shows the remains of our cinder block staff house which up until last week was home for five permanent camp employees. Other storage sheds and outbuildings also took a hit, and there are still some key buildings of which we still await a status update. Our dedicated site staff, who had very little time to rescue their possessions from the threat of fire and are now, like so many others, mourning the loss of their homes. The burnt out cinder block staff house. The good news from Supervisor Gregory s photographs is that the major capabilities of Upper Camp are still there. The photo below shows our Art Barn and studio, completely intact. So are the Lodge, the Hogan, and the Kiva, shown in the accompanying photos. We have also heard that the large dining hall is in good shape and so are the Lakeside cabins; the photo below is of Lakeside #1. The pool, the horse barn and the gathering house all seem to be standing. The Art Barn stands unscathed[...]



Morecoo 60-Watt 6-Port Quick Charge USB Charger for $17.27 (Shipped)

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:02:12 -0400

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.

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

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:44:04 -0400

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.

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Blind Bargains Qast 118: Thin Mint TV

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:00:03 -0400

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". Sponsor: HIMS Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified futureproof notetaker with no touchscreen required. Visit us on the web at https://hims-inc.com to learn more. In The News: Free Nearby Explorer Online Comes to the iPhone with Lots of Navigational Goodness Seeing AI v1.3 brings 3d Touch support and save original document enhancements ZoomText 11.6 released for Fusion and ZoomText Magnifier/Reader Small JAWS 18 Update Fixes Outlook 365, Edge Bug JAWS 2018 Public Beta 2 Fixes Bugs in Many Areas, See the Complete Changelog JAWS Wide Open The U.S. is not the Only Country with Inaccessible Currency Court: Movie Theaters Must Accommodate Deaf-Blind Patrons Demonstration: YouTube TV More and more Americans are cutting the cord. Yet not all of the options available are speech or magnification friendly. And in some cases your particular television market may not be able to view any local network channels. In this demonstration of YouTube TV, on Android and Windows, J.J. shows us what the service has to offer and gives us an idea on the pros and pitfalls of using access technology to view all those wonderful channels. After that, Joe asks J.J. some questions about the experience and the pair discuss some aspects of the cord cutting alternative on the iOS platform. If you find that you want to try YouTube TV out for yourself, there is a free trial, head over to the official website to learn more. Tip: Share WiFi Passwords In iOS 11 The new version of Apple's mobile operating system allows you to easily share a WiFi password with a guest in just a few simple steps. This article outlines how to do this but beware that both devices need to be on iOS11 for this tip to work. Sound Off: From Duyahn Walker, a bit of Amazon news that eluded our grasp last week. "Hello: I noticed that in the Amazon music app that there's a new feature. This feature is now Alexa. When swiping to the right on the app, you will find an unlabeled button for Alexa. You have to get VoiceOver to see it. Once you do, you double tap this button and Alexa is ready to listen. However, you've got two voices fighting for attention. One is the Alexa voice, and the other is VoiceOver. When you double tap this option, VoiceOver is telling you that it is listening to you. But when you try to speak to Alexa, VoiceOver is getting in the way, and you can not issue your commands. This is a major problem. You don't want to shut VoiceOver off if you are totally blind because you need to be able to hear what your doing. Even if your low vision, your dealing with the same problem if you can't see the screen very well. I've tried to speak to the accessibility department about this issue and they don't want to file tickets to the developer's. In my personal opinion, this bothers me quite a bit." We had a number of people write in to tell us the real identity of the Math Flash voice. For example, this guess from Beth. Hey, listening to BBQ116 and that voice is Bob Boots. Beth Good guess, but no. We actually had APH confirm this to us on Twitter, the true identity of the Math Flash voice is Lou Harpenau. Last Word: Dipping sauce and cookies are the things that we found most interesting this week. Girl Scout Thin Mint Cereal This DIY Recipe for That McDonald's Szechuan Sauce From "Rick and Morty" Is Pretty Damn Good It feels strange not to have a big company telling us that they have new hardware to sell. However, we'll take the quiet time to focus on other matters next week. Remember, backup all your data as the next version of Windows 10 is on the way come midmonth! Post a comment Shopping is a breeze with our Blind Bargains Apps. S[...]



Lighthouse Enchanted Hills Camp Evacuated as California Wildfires Near

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:50:23 -0400

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

The Enchanted Hils Camp, a recreational facility managed by the San Francisco Lighthouse, has been evacuated and the roads in the vicinity have been closed. According to a Thursday evening update from the Lighthouse:

"As of 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, all our onsite staff are safe and staying at 1155 Market Street or with friends in the greater Bay Area. Mount Veeder Road and the adjacent roads remain closed and county officials have observed a spotty pattern of fires across the mountain. Maps suggest that the fires are skirting our property, though conditions continue to change. It is likely that it will be days or even weeks before we will be allowed to inspect the condition of camp."
The death toll from the California wildfires has reached 31 and thousands of structures have been destroyed, especially in and near Santa Rosa.
"Our hearts are hurting for our friends and neighbors on Mount Veeder who have lost their homes and businesses, but we continue to band together as a community. And whatever the condition of camp turns out to be, EHC is really about the community of people who ™ve made it the place to be for decades."
The camp has hosted numerous programs for kids and adults for the past 67 years.
"We want to assure you that the LightHouse is committed to maintaining Enchanted Hills for generations to come. Thank you to those of you who have reached out with kind words or kept us in your thoughts during these uncertain times."
We will post more information as it is made available.

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

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 03:33:39 -0400

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.

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

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:52:28 -0400

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.

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Nursal Rechargeable Mini Massager for $24.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:47:32 -0400

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.

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

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:39:54 -0400

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.

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Acer Spin 3 i5 Dual 15.6 Inch 1080p Touch Laptop for $499 (Shipped)

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:28:41 -0400

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.

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Bluedio F2 Bluetooth Headphones for $36.29 (Shipped via Prime)

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:23:13 -0400

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.

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EnacFire Mini Wireless Bluetooth Earbud for $17.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:01:46 -0400

E&C Store via Amazon offers the EnacFire Mini Wireless Bluetooth Earbud for $23.99. Coupon code "I3OKVZBS" cuts that to $17.99. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. That's $32 off and the lowest price we could find. This earbud features Bluetooth 4.1, a microphone, rechargeable LiPo battery with up to six hours of music per charge, two wireless magnetic USB chargers, three sizes of eartips, and carry case. Deal ends October 31. Note: This deal is for a single earbud.

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Tiergrade Magnetic Bluetooth Headphones for $14.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:55:28 -0400

Tiergrade via Amazon offers Prime members its Tiergrade Magnetic Attraction Bluetooth Headphones for $19.99. Coupon code "U79XCQ7T" cuts that to $14.99. With free shipping, that's $25 off, and the best price
we could find. They feature a 33-foot Bluetooth range and 8-hours talking time.

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Men's Grooming Sample Box with $9.99 Amazon Gift Card for $9.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:51:32 -0400

Exclusively for Prime members, Amazon offers a Men's Grooming Sample Box bundled with a $9.99 Amazon Credit for $9.99 with free shipping. (The credit must be used toward purchases of similar men's grooming products.) Assuming you'll use the credit, that makes the sample box essentially free, which is the lowest price we've seen. The box includes a full-size Gillette Mach3 Turbo Razor and at least five sample-size products. It's limited to one box per customer. Although this item is currently out of stock, it has an estimated shipping date of August 19.

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

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:47:57 -0400

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.

A group called Accessible Indian Currency India has [posted a Change.org Petition](https://www.change.org/p/support-us-in-making-indian-currency-accessible-for-the-blind?recruiter=76550894&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_page.share_redirect-control&utm_term=share_petition&utm_content=nafta_copylink_message_1%3Amessage] calling for the country's government to make their currency accessible.
India has actually taken several steps backward according to the petition language, including making newer paper currency basically the same length and using visual cues that are hard to distinguish. In addition, it is common for new coins to be released that are the same shape but different denominations than older currency.
According to the National Association for the Blind in India, the new notes also lack embossed features which were more commonplace on previous currency. An estimated 8 million blind people live in India according to government data.
You can follow the source link to sign the petition or to learn more.

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Small JAWS 18 Update Fixes Outlook 365, Edge Bugs

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:27:16 -0400

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

The changelog for this update is short, but these bugs are likely important if you use one of the affected pieces of software. The version fixes some crashes with the Microsoft Edge browser and the reading of autocomplete addresses in Office 365. New Research It sources for French users were also added. These changes were also made in the JAWS 2018 Public Beta 2 which was posted earlier.
Here's the short and sweet changelog for the update, which is free for current JAWS 18 users.

Enhancements in JAWS 18.0.4350 (October 2017)

The following is a list of improvements made between the JAWS 18 September 2017 release and the October 2017 update.
To download the latest release, visit the Downloads web page.
Resolved a customer reported issue with the 8400 series of Outlook 365 updates where JAWS was not automatically reading the suggested addresses when typing in the address fields of a new message. To check your Outlook 365 version, use the JAWS command CTRL+INSERT+V while focused in Outlook.
Addressed issues where Edge would unexpectedly stop working while navigating on various pages.
Added new Research It lookup sources to the French version of JAWS for two libraries for the blind in France.

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

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:23:18 -0400

With the next version of JAWS just weeks away, the 2nd public beta for JAWS 2018 has been released. Public beta 2 fixes a variety of bugs as reported by users and continues to enhance support for Microsoft Edge, their OCR feature, and other applications. Bug fixes for Skype, Windows mail and Windows 10 among others are included. As we previously posted, JAWS 2018 will include support for the Microsoft Edge Browser, enhancements to the Convenient OCR feature, and a large amount of additional improvements. It's a free download for all current JAWS users. You can get all of the details and a download link from the JAWS Public Beta page or see what's new in beta 2 below. Enhancements in JAWS 2018 Public Beta 2 The following is a list of improvements made between the first Public Beta and Public Beta 2. Note that while many customer-reported enhancements are included in this release, the following is a list of more notable changes. JAWS If you are running a previous version of JAWS while installing 2018, JAWS now speaks the progress bar which displays the percentage of the install that is complete. The self-voicing feature of the installer also now announces more progress information. Improved various installer messages including the messages confirming a successful install or uninstall. When using the default voice contexts for the various cursors and you press NUM PAD+MINUS to turn on the JAWS Cursor, resolved a customer reported issue where "JAWS Cursor" was not being announced using the correct voice, which uses a lower pitch. Added new Research It lookup sources to the French version of JAWS for two libraries for the blind in France. When using JAWS Settings Center in Windows 10, resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing the current location in the tree view after expanding a group, or the path to the currently selected item when pressing INSERT+UP ARROW. In addition, when navigating the filter tree view of results after performing a search, JAWS now announces the item followed by its location. The What's New in JAWS DAISY book has been updated for JAWS 2018. To get the new book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the JAWS Basic Training Table of Contents in FSReader, and then press ENTER on the What's New in JAWS link. In response to a customer request, JAWS now includes version 3.3 of the Liblouis braille translator. Updated the control names in Settings Center for the Virtual Cursor verbosity options to say, "Web Verbosity Levels" and "Configure Web Verbosity Levels", to make them easier to find when doing a search. If the JAWS Laptop keyboard layout is active, resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+SHIFT+1 through 0 was not working in Excel to define a monitor cell. In addition, INSERT+SHIFT+T now works in Winamp to display track information. In Laptop layout, both The CAPS LOCK and INSERT keys can be used as the JAWS Key. Addressed issues with editing text files on remote systems using SSH. A customer using the Spanish version of JAWS reported several issues with various help and application messages. These have been resolved. Convenient OCR In response to customer feedback, improved the quality of the OCR results when using INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, F to recognize an image file or INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D to recognize a PDF document in Adobe Reader. In response to customer feedback, the camera light frequency correction is now saved when changed through the Advanced dialog box located in the Camera and Scanner Recognition dialog box. JAWS now plays a progress sound when recognizing large PDF[...]



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

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:10:57 -0400

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

The American Printing House has brought the free version of Nearby Explorer to iOS devices, a stripped-down but still highly-functioning GPS app with a bunch of useful features.
At its core, Nearby Explorer provides a dashboard which displays information about your surroundings, including your current street, address and heading. You can browse for nearby businesses, get transit information for many cities, and navigate some indoor buildings using Bluetooth beacons.
The free version requires a data plan and Internet connectivity which the paid version does not, making it most useful in environments with good cell or wireless reception. For those who don't need the turn-by-turn guidance of the full version or want to try out Nearby Explorer before spending money, Nearby Explorer Online serves as an excellent introduction to the platform.
The full version of Nearby Explorer is still available for $79.99 and includes on-board maps and turn by turn navigation.
You can download the free version from the iTunes App Store.

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Ozark Trail 40L Hiking Eagle Backpack for $24.99

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:52:05 -0400

Walmart offers the Ozark Trail 40L Hiking Eagle Backpack in Blue for $24.99. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping fee. That's the lowest price we could find by $19. It features air-mesh straps, adjustable back panel, and a rain cover.

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Amazon Tap for $79.99 (Shipped)

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:57:55 -0400

Amazon offers the Amazon Tap for $79.99 with free shipping. That's the best price we've seen. (It's the lowest price we could find by $20.) The Tap can play music, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and control smart home devices via button-activated voice control (with the same Alexa Voice Service used in the Echo). It features a single microphone, dual 1.5" drivers, dual passive radiators, WiFi, Bluetooth, and 360 omnidirectional audio.

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Ozark Trail 25-Liter Roll Top Backpack for $19.65

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:47:16 -0400

Walmart offers the Ozark Trail 25-Liter Roll Top Backpack in Gray for $19.65. If possible, choose in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping fee. That's $10 off, and the lowest price we could find. It holds a 15" laptop, is hydration compatible, and features an internal sunglasses pocket, bike light attachment, four side buckles, padded back and straps, and adjustable sternum strap.

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Sound Intone X6 In Ear Sport Earbuds for $5.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:40:48 -0400

Newway via Amazon offers the Sound Intone X6 In Ear Sport Earbuds in several colors for $19.98. Coupon code "65ZIX8RE" cuts the price to $5.99. With free shipping for Prime members, that's the lowest price we could find by $14. They feature an in-line mic and controls.

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Biasound Noise Cancelling Bluetooth 4.1 Headphones for $9.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:33:27 -0400

Lemon ViVi via Amazon offers the Biasound Noise Cancelling Bluetooth 4.1 Headphones in Black for $12.99. Coupon code "G9ZVYA75" cuts that to $9.99. Plus, Prime members bag free shipping. That's $40 off and a great deal for these headphones. They feature 5 hours of play time.

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Up to 40 Percent off Home & Outdoor Items at Amazon

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:22:05 -0400

Amazon takes up to 40% off a selection of home and outdoor furniture, tools, and more. Plus, Prime members bag free shipping. This is a huge sale! Click the provided link to see all items.

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Honeywell P4 Premium Wireless Door Chime for $19.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:15:01 -0400

Amazon offers Prime members the Honeywell P4 Premium Portable Wireless Door Chime with Push Button for $19.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $18. Features include six chime tunes with adjustable volume, six visual alert icons, a self-learning code system, and 450-foot operating range. It comes with one push button, but it can connect with up to six Honeywell push buttons, motion detectors, or door contacts simultaneously. (Additional transmitters sold separately.) Four C batteries are required, not included. Note: While the product title notes that the item comes with three push buttons, multiple Amazon reviews attest that it only comes with one.

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50 Percent Off or more Plus free shipping with Prime during the Amazon Warehouse Deals Closeout Sale

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:01:28 -0400

Amazon Warehouse Deals again cuts 50% off or more on a selection of open-box, used, and closeout items during its Warehouse Deals Closeout Sale. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. That's a solid savings on a huge variety of items, like apparel, accessories, toys, electronics, and music. Deal ends October 23.

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Colin F. Barnes' Code Breakers: The Complete Series Kindle eBook for $1.20

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:57:54 -0400

Amazon offers the Colin F. Barnes' Code Breakers: The Complete Series Kindle eBook for $1.20. That's at least $47 under the best price we could find for physical copies elsewhere. It includes all four novels of the sci-fi series.

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L.T. Ryan's Noble Beginnings Kindle eBook for Free

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:53:55 -0400

Amazon offers L.T. Ryan's Noble Beginnings: A Jack Noble Thriller Kindle eBook for free. That's $4 off list and the lowest price we could find.

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Kindle First Early-Release eBook for free every month with Prime

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:49:09 -0400

Amazon again offers its Prime members one early release Kindle eBook per month for free as part of its Kindle First Program. That's $5 under the list prices of these books, which are otherwise only available as preorders. Each month, you can choose from one of six new Kindle eBooks that are selected by Amazon's editors in advance of the books' official release dates.

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Thai Slow Cooker Cookbook Kindle eBook for 99 Cents

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:45:23 -0400

Amazon offers the Thai Slow Cooker Cookbook Kindle eBook for 99 cents. That's the lowest price we could find by $3.

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Morecoo 60-Watt 6-Port Quick Charge USB Charger for $17.27 (Shipped)

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:01:10 -0400

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.

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Blind Bargains Qast 117: Another Brick In The Walled Garden

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:20:08 -0400

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". In The News: If You Only Take One Survey This Year, Make it WebAIM's Screen Reader Survey Hitting Refresh on Accessibility Rethinking Web Accessibility On Windows No Need to Wait Around, Be My Eyes for Android has been Posted Playstation firmware v5.0 adds more minor changes to TTS access No Need to Wait Around, Be My Eyes for Android has been Posted National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of AV START Act Google Docs Magnification Amazon s new Fire TV will ship with Fire OS 6.0 (based on Android Nougat) Roku unveils faster media players, universal remote and a new OS Discussion Topic: Google Event 2017 Seven product announcements, nine videos and all under 120 minutes. Google sure packed in a lot of information during their event and we unpack some of that during our deep dive at what we thought mattered from mountain View. Here is just some of the articles we refer to during this portion of the program. Sundar Pichai says the future of Google is AI $49 Google Home Mini announced to compete with Amazon s Echo Dot Google's Home Max Goes After HomePod With a Big Ass Sonos Clone Google now lets you send messages through the Google Home to unsuspecting roommates Everything you need to know about Google Home Max Pixel 2: What You Need to Know About Google's New Top Android Phones Google Pixel 2 vs. Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference? The Google Pixel 2 XL vs. the competition: Cameras rule Pixel 2 comes with a free Google Home Mini Google guarantees three years of Android software updates for the Pixel 2 Pixelbook hands-on: stunning hardware for Chrome OS afficionados Made for Google program goes official, denotes approved accessories Google wants to sell you this USB-C to 3.5mm/USB-C adapter for $44.95 Google's Pixel Buds are $159 wireless headphones with real-time Realtime Translation Demo Google s Pixel Buds use Assistant to auto-pair to your phone, just like Apple s AirPods Google reveals new Daydream View VR headset for $99 Google unveils a $249 smart camera that decides what s worth photographing The Pixel's missing headphone jack proves Apple was right Google is using its biggest advantage as a weapon to totally embarrass Apple Spotify voice commands now work on any Google Assistant-supported device Original Google Pixel gets a new lower price Google Assistant now has a male voice option Google follows Amazon with multi-step smart home routines and kid-friendly accounts Google Just Invented... Lifelogging? Inside Google s massive hardware ambitions Tip: Easier Reading In Word 2016 J.J. reminds us that you can read documents in Microsoft Word 2016 easier if you view them from the "Draft" area. To do this, press Alt plus W to jump focus to the "View" tab. From there navigate to "Draft View". Joe notes that Screen magnifier users who rely on speech for some tasks would also like this tip for long reading sessions, rather than shrinking [...]



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

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:43:18 -0400

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.

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

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 21:06:59 -0400

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.

Be my Eyes was one of the first crowd assistance apps to make a big splash on the scene in 2015, connecting blind users to sighted volunteers who can provide quick answers to life's most daunting questions, such as how to use the air conditioner in the hotel or is this coffee regular or decaf.
Not only does the release of the Be my Eyes app for Android mean more access to blind users, it will assuredly broaden the pool of volunteers, currently at around a half a million. With the ratio of sighted to blind users currently well above 30 to 1, free assistance is only a double tap away.
You can get Be my Eyes now from Google Play. Take a trip down memory lane with our interview with co-founder Thelle Kristensen way back on podcast 1

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

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 21:43:00 -0400

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

The 7th Screen Reader User survey is now available for your responses and will collect usage patterns and other important information from users across the world. WebAIM, which stands for Web Accessibility In Mind, has administered the surveys since 2008 and it is one of the few sources for screen reader usage data that is publically available and shared. Many companies, developers, and organizations use this data to determine which platforms and screen reader combinations to prioritize for app and website development.
Go to the survey link to register your voice and ensure that your access technology is represented. The survey will take you a few minutes and remain open until November 1.

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Walmart End of Summer Clearance Sale

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:22:51 -0400

Walmart discounts thousands of items as part of its End of Summer Clearance Sale. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $5.99 shipping fee, or receive free shipping on orders of $35 or more. Click the provided link to shop this sale.

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Sound Intone In-Ear Sport Headphones for $5.49 (Shipped via Prime)

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:19:21 -0400

Alien Shop via Amazon offers the Sound Intone In-Ear Sport Headphones in several colors for $12.20. Coupon code "JUZC7M5P" drops it to $5.49. Plus, Prime members bag free shipping. That's $20 off list and the lowest price we could find. They feature an inline microphone, a frequency response of 18Hz to 20kHz, and are compatible with Android or iOS devices.

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36-Pack Variety of Grandma's Cookies for $11.29 (Shipped)

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:12:13 -0400

Amazon offers the Grandma's Cookies Variety 36-Pack for $11.88. Order via Subscribe & Save to drop the price to $11.29. With free shipping, that's the lowest price we could find by $10. It includes eight sandwich creme vanilla, nine chocolate chip, nine peanut butter, six chocolate brownie, and four oatmeal raisin.

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House of Marley Grand In-Ear Earbuds for $18.24 (Shipped via Prime)

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:04:33 -0400

Amazon offers the House of Marley Grand In-Ear Earbuds in several colors for $18.24 with Free shipping via Prime. That's the lowest price we could find by $4. They come with a carry bag and three sizes of ear tips. Features include a 52" fabric-covered cord and built-in 3-button microphone.

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Tiergrade Magnetic Bluetooth Headphones for $14.99 (Shipped)

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:58:54 -0400

Tiergrade via Amazon offers its Tiergrade Magnetic Attraction Bluetooth Headphones for $29.99. Coupon code "U79XCQ7T" cuts that to $14.99. With free shipping, that's $25 off and the best price we could find. They feature a 33-foot Bluetooth range and 8-hours talking time.

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Eastsport 17 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag for $7.28

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:53:35 -0400

Walmart offers the Eastsport 17" Laptop Messenger Bag in Black for $7.28. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping fee. That's the lowest price we could find by $10. It features a padded cross-body shoulder strap and a compartment designed to fit laptops up to 17".

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Eastsport Women's Laptop Tote for $4.55

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:49:26 -0400

Walmart offers the Eastsport Women's Laptop Tote in several styles for $4.55. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $5.99 shipping charge. That's the lowest price we could find by $9. It features a padded interior compartment, an interior organization system, and exterior pocket.

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Ntonpower 3-Outlet 3-USB Wall Tap Power Strip with Phone Holder for $10.49 (Shipped via Prime)

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:33:37 -0400

Surge Pro Store via Amazon offers the Ntonpower 3-Outlet 3-USB Wall Tap Power Strip with Phone Holder in White for $14.99. Coupon code "S4UYSDWY" cuts that to $10.49. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. That's $13 off list and the lowest price we could find. It features a detachable phone holder and three 2.4-amp USB charging ports.

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Frito Lay Ultimate 40pc Snack Care Package for $13.99 (Shipped)

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:52:19 -0400

Amazon offers a Frito Lay Ultimate 40-Piece Snack Care Package for $13.99 with free shipping, via the directions below. That's the lowest price we could find by $3. It includes a selection of chips, cookies, pretzels, and bars. To get the deal: 1. Click the provided link. 2. Clip the 15% off coupon on the product page. 3. Checkout via Subscribe & Save for a final price of $13.99.

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Oster Large Triple Warming Tray Buffet Server for $22.47 (Shipped via Prime)

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:43:45 -0400

Amazon offers Prime members the Oster Large Triple Warming Tray Buffet Server for $22.47 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we've seen. (It's the best in-stock price we could find by $29.)
It features three 2.5-quart pans with lids, a temperature-control knob, and stay-cool side handles.

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Up to 70 Percent off Amazon End of Season Outdoor Apparel Sale

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:31:35 -0400

Amazon cuts up to 70% off a selection of men's and women's outdoor apparel during its End of Season Outdoor Apparel Sale. Plus, Prime members bag free shipping on all orders. Discounted brands include Under Armour, prAna, ExOfficio, and Outdoor Research.

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Colin F. Barnes' Code Breakers: The Complete Series Kindle eBook for $1.20

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:26:42 -0400

Amazon offers the Colin F. Barnes' Code Breakers: The Complete Series Kindle eBook for $1.20. That's at least $47 under the best price we could find for physical copies elsewhere. It includes all four novels of the sci-fi series.

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Kindle First Early-Release eBook for free every month with Prime

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:18:50 -0400

Amazon again offers its Prime members one early release Kindle eBook per month for free as part of its Kindle First Program. That's $5 under the list prices of these books, which are otherwise only available as preorders. Each month, you can choose from one of six new Kindle eBooks that are selected by Amazon's editors in advance of the books' official release dates.

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Cooking eBooks for Kindle for free

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:14:27 -0400

Amazon offers a selection of Cooking eBooks for Kindle for free. With list prices up to $19.97, that's the best deal we could find for this assortment of cooking eBooks. Click the provided link to see the list of available items.

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Clearance Toys at Walmart

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:05:51 -0400

It's time to start thinking about Christmas. Walmart now discounts a selection of its clearance toys, with deals starting from $1.43. If possible, choose in-store pickup to dodge the $5.99 shipping fee, or bag free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

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