Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:05:01 -0400Copyright: 2006-2017 A T Guys
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:23:23 -0400
M_B_McCarty via eBay has the Handcrafted, wooden Stool Sample from Roger Schaf for $10.00 with free shipping. Roger Schaf is a visually impaired woodworker from Louisville, Kentucky. Imagine the reaction of your friends and coworkers when you hand them a spesamine bottle with your stool sample included. Inside, they will find a small, wooden stool! This novelty gift is great for anyone in the medical field, or for someone who just enjoys a good laugh.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:21:04 -0400
Walmart offers the Lasko 16" Oscillating Floor Fan in White, model no. S16200, for $17.44. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping charge. That's the lowest price we could find by $15. It features adjustable height settings, three speeds, and tilt-back controls.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:14:18 -0400
Amazon offers the Relaxzen Marbled Leather Rocker Recliner in Brown, model no. 60-7000, for $274.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $50. It measures 40" x 39" x 40".
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:58:11 -0400
DealFisher via Amazon offers the refurbished Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Core i7 12" 256GB Tablet in Silver for $499.95 with free shipping. That's $157 under the best deal we could find for another refurb. It features an Intel Core i7-4650U 1.7GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 12" 2160x1440 touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, front and rear cameras, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, mini DisplayPort, microSDXC card slot, kickstand, and Windows 10.1. Deal ends today.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:51:52 -0400
Breed via eBay offers the refurbished 3.2-lb. Apple MacBook Intel Skylake Core m3 1.1GHz 12" Retina Laptop in Silver or Gold for $999.99 with free shipping. That's the best price we've seen and $49 less than buying it new. This early 2016 model feature an Intel Core m3 1.1GHz Skylake dual-core processor, 12" 2304x1440 IPS Retina LCD, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 Type-C, FaceTime camera, and macOS Sierra.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:44:25 -0400
e-Techgalaxy via eBay offers the RCA Voyager 7" 16GB Tablet, model no. RCT6378W42, for $39.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $3. Features include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 7" 1024x600 touchscreen, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, and Android 6.0 OS (Marshmallow).
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:39:10 -0400
Best Buy offers the Apple iPad Pro 9.7" 128GB WiFi Tablet in four colors for $599.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $46.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:32:17 -0400
Qualitycellz via eBay offers the Unlocked ZTE Trek 2 8" 16GB GSM Android Tablet in Dark Grey, model no. K88, for $59.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $20. Features include a Qualcomm MSM8952 1.5GHz octo-core processor, 8" 1200x800 LCD with Gorilla Glass 3, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 802.11ac wireless, and Android 6.0 OS (Marshmallow).
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:20:17 -0400
A true television icon. ThinkGeek offers the Lost in Space B9 Electronic Robot for $49.99 plus shipping. Free Shipping on Orders of $75 or more. The Robot in Lost in Space never had a name. It was mainly just called "Robot," though his full designation is: B-9, Class M-3 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot. He was NOT Robbie the Robot, though Robbie did guest star on Lost in Space and was designed by the same awesome dude: Robert Kinoshita. And now you can bring a little B9 into your own life with the Lost in Space B9 Electronic Robot!
This Lost in Space B9 Electronic Robot stands 10" tall and features lights and sounds taken straight from the classic sci-fi TV show. Lights on his head and chest blink constantly while B9 is on, and additional lights and dialogue are triggered with the push of a button, including: "I will accompany you, you may need protection," "Cannot compute, programming data insufficient," and his famous cries of "Danger!" You can also manually raise and lower the Lost in Space B9 Electronic Robot's head, open and close his claws, extend his arms, and turn his torso to the left and right. B9 even has wheels so you can roll him around!
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:12:55 -0400
Electronics Valley via eBay offers the 3-lb. current-generation Apple MacBook Air Intel Broadwell Core i5 1.6GHz 13.3" Laptop, model no. MMGG2LL/A, for $939.99 with free shipping. That's the best deal now by $60, and the second-lowest price we've seen for this model. It features an Intel Broadwell Core i5 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 13.3" 1440x900 LCD, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Thunderbolt 2, backlit keyboard, and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:06:55 -0400
BuyDig via eBay offers the Samsonite Winfield 2 Fashion Hardside 3-Piece Spinner Luggage Set in four colors, model no. 56847, for $229.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $33. The set features 20", 24", and 28" cases, each with telescoping handles.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:57:09 -0400
ThinkGeek has the Cheesy Puffs XL Plush for $49.99 plus shipping. Get Free Shipping on Orders of $75 or more. ThinkGeek brings us an adorable orange and yellow plush Cheesy Puffs bag filled with nine happy, plush Cheesy Puffs. The Cheesy Puffs have a crunchy surprise, as well as eyes that look in all different directions. The top of the bag fastens with a zipper. The plush bag includes Nutrition Facts on the back, which prove that these Cheesy Puffs include 100% of your RDA of Cuddles, Happiness, and Laughter. You will want this extra-large plush bag full of happy, plush Cheesy Puffs. Use them to juggle with, entertain the children or the cats, or line them up on your desk. Just don't pop them in your mouth. Best part? No matter how much you play with these adorable noms, your fingers and shirt will stay clean! Indulge your salty side and your cheesy side. Snuggle with your favorite classic cheesy snack today.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:54:06 -0400
Amazon offers downloads of Justin Halpern's Sh*t My Dad Says Kindle eBook for $1.99. That's $15 off list and the lowest price we could find. (For further comparison, it's $11 less than the best deal available for the print edition.)
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:50:03 -0400
Amazon offers William Gibson's Neuromancer: 20th Anniversary Edition Kindle eBook for $1.99. That's $6 less than the print version.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:46:20 -0400
Amazon offers Karin Slaughter's Pretty Girls: A Novel Kindle eBook for $1.99. That's $8 off and the lowest price we've seen. (For further comparison, it's $9 less than the best deal available for a print copy.)
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:40:52 -0400
PayPal Digital Gifts via eBay offers a $50 Domino's Gift Card for $40. (It will be delivered via email.) That's the lowest price we could find by $10.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:36:17 -0400
PayPal Digital Gifts via eBay offers a $100 Toys"R"Us Gift Card for $85. (The gift card will arrive via email.) That's a savings of $15, and the lowest price we could find.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:24:58 -0400
Amazon offers Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth Trilogy Kindle eBooks for $1.99. That's the lowest price we could find by $24. The trilogy includes The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:18:59 -0400
PayPal Digital Gifts via eBay offers a $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85. (It will be delivered via email.) That's the lowest price we could find by $15.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:14:27 -0400
Walmart offers the Mainstays Deluxe Laptop Cart in Black, model no. 9217396W, for $29. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping charge. That's the lowest price we could find for a similar model. It features an adjustable, angled laptop shelf.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:12:49 -0400
Amazon offers the DHP Vienna Sofa Sleeper in Tan Linen or Chocolate Brown/Tan for $189 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we've seen. (It's the best deal by $45.) It includes two throw pillows and measures 31" x 79" x 34".
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:06:47 -0400
Amazon offers Prime members the Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer 1-oz. Travel Bottle 8-Pack for $12 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $5.70.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $6. It includes Ocean Kiss, Revitalizing Rain, Aloe, and Original scents.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:01:41 -0400
Tronsmart via Amazon offers the Tronsmart 54-watt 5-Port USB Charger in Black for $19.99. Coupon code "5USBPORT" cuts the price to $12.99. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $5.55.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $11. It includes a six-foot microUSB cable.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:56:52 -0400
Best Buy offers the Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones for $79.98 with free 2-day shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $55. These open circumaural headphones feature a 15Hz to 28kHz frequency response, gold-plated 1/4" jack, and internal sound reflector.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:52:35 -0400
Amazon offers preorders of the Sennheiser Bluetooth Active Noise Cancellation Over-Ear Headphones, model no. HD 4.50 BTNC, for $168.87 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $31. These closed-back headphones feature ear-cup mounted controls, NoiseGard active noise cancellation, Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX, and up to 19 hours of battery life with Bluetooth and NoiseGard activated. Note that they're expected to ship within two to four weeks.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:41:48 -0400
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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:35:16 -0400
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.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:16:55 -0400
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.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:33:44 -0400As 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. New Features: Single localization package. On first boot, users select their language. Included are many languages Compact voices. New users will be prompted to download a high quality version of that voice if one is available upon first connection to the internet. Note that the TTS engine has been updated and a compact voice will be installed on your BrailleNote Touch with this update. You will have to re-download your voices. Implementation of recent android components to improve WebView accessibility. KeyWord now supports the opening of multiple documents. Note that when one switches away from documents, that document is automatically saved. For improved performance, turning on read-only mode on documents which you are not editing, will avoid needing to save the document every time it is switched from. There is no limit to the number of documents that can be open at one time, keeping in mind that the larger the documents and more documents that are open will reduce performance. KeyWord now remembers your last location in a document when switching from one document to another. Users can now use up to 4 Acapela voices on their BrailleNote Touch. Up to 10 language profiles are now available. Added a multitude of Braille tables (Duxbury and Liblouis). The Touch now supports 339 different braille tables. Added new TTS voices selectable for download. Ability to replace the primary TTS voice by another voice of the same language. KeyMail: added "Always respond inline" option in the KeyMail account settings. General performance improvements. Fixes and Enhancements: Fixed an issue where users could not click on links in emails when the link was off the physical screen. Space with G will now read continuously in KeyMail and other apps where it previously was not functioning. General performance improvements to KeyMail. Fixed an issue where the visual screen would remain on after boot even if the user had turned it off. This will improve battery life. Improved stability of braille manager when device is booted. Fixed issues with many WebView situations. If a user closes a document, then reopens that same document with math content, they can now edit that math content in KeyMath. Fixed problem in KeyWord: When using Left or right to pan in a document, the focus is placed out of the edit box when reaching the top or the end. Fixed missing braille content when using UEB. Improved retention of content when bringing some BRF files from past braille devices to the Touch. Characters are no longer lost. Fixed Braille Terminal issues which caused crashes when a computer was shut down or the Touch was not conn[...]
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:45:29 -0400
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.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:09:07 -0400
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.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:53:33 -0400
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.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:46:40 -0400
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.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:19:45 -0400
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.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:22:50 -0400
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.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:08:51 -0400
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.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:53:17 -0400
We've once again launched a NCAA March Madness league on Yahoo!. You can fill out a bracket using a computer or the Yahoo! apps for mobile, where the iOS app includes accessibility support for the bracket challenge. We were also able to fill out a bracket using NVDA and the latest Firefox. Compete against your fellow Blind Bargains visitors to see who will reign supreme. Yahoo~ is also hosting a $25,000 tournament challenge which you can enter along with our pool. Brackets are due before the first tip around noon Eastern on Thursday.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:38:51 -0400
Terrill Thompson has once again posted a completely accessible NCAA March Madness bracket which you can fill out and monitor. It uses accessibility best practices to create one of the most usable brackets for screen reader users. Check the source link on this post to check it out or fill out a bracket. The first main tournament round starts just after noon on Thursday.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:07:04 -0400
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.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:12:15 -0400
Ocean Technology via Amazon offers the Unitek USB 3.0 Multi-in-1 Memory Card Reader in Rose Gold, model no. Y-9324RG, for $13.99. Coupon code "HOMZ42V9" cuts that to $7.97. Plus, Prime members bag free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $8.12.) That's the lowest total price we've seen. (It's the best deal by $5.) It's compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC, micro SD, micro SDHC, micro SDXC, CF, MD, MMC, and TF cards and can read two cards simultaneously. Features include data transfer rates of up to 5Gb/s and a 1-foot cable.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:03:01 -0400
Always.Deals via eBay offers the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3" 128GB Windows Tablet, model no. SU3-00001, for $609.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we've seen. (It's also the best deal by $94.) It features an Intel Core Skylake m3 processor, 12.3" 2736x1824 multi-touch LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB internal flash storage, 802.11ac wireless, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 8-megapixel back-facing camera, and Windows 10 Pro.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:58:16 -0400
Walmart offers the Bissell PowerForce Helix Turbo Bagless Vacuum, model no. 1701, for $59 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $9. It features five height adjustments, washable filters, Helix dirt separation system, 8-foot hose, 25-foot cord, crevice tool, dusting brush, TurboBrush tool, and extension wand.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:54:25 -0400
I use these to help store all my audio, video and computer cables.
Walmart offers 500 TR Industrial Multi-Purpose Cable Ties in Black, model no. TR88303-5PK, for $17.31. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $5.99 shipping charge. That's the lowest price we could find by $3, although most places charge $30 or more. Each tie is 12" long.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:40:11 -0400
Audio&Tech via Amazon offers the Meidong QQChocolate Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $29.99. Coupon code "VBEXOKDG" drops it to $22.99. Plus, Prime members bag free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $6.63.) That's $67 off list and the lowest total price we could find. This water-resistant speaker features Bluetooth 4.1 with up to a 30-foot range, 10-watt dual drivers, a built-in microphone, 3.5mm auxiliary port, TF card slot, and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 10 hours of play-time per charge.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:34:50 -0400
Some of the most useful things I've ever purchased. Amazon offers its Prime members the Velcro Reusable Self-Gripping Cable Ties 100-Pack in Black, model no. 91140, for $6.38 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $6.18.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $1. Each tie is 8" long and 1/2" wide.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:32:22 -0400
Northwest Outdoor via eBay offers the Surface Pro 3 Core i5 12" 256GB Tablet in Silver, model no. QG2-00021, for $549.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $70. It features an Intel Haswell Core i5-4300U 1.9GHz dual-core processor, 12" 2160x1440 multi-touch LCD, 8GB RAM, 256GB flash storage, 5-megapixel front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD slot, Windows 10 Pro, and includes a Surface Pen.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:47:57 -0400
Best Buy offers the Western Digital 1TB Elements USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, model no. WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN, for $39.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $13. It provides data speeds up to 5Gb/s.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:44:54 -0400
Walmart offers the Britelite iRocker Multi-Function Powered Loud Speaker, model no. XS-3000, for $64.96 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen. It features a 1,500-watt peak output, 15" woofer, 1" active tweeter, Bluetooth, FM radio, 3.5mm auxiliary input, USB, SD card slot, retractable handle and wheels, and remote control.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:41:55 -0400
Walmart offers the Mainstays L-Shaped Desk with Hutch in Black/Cherry, model no. 9324056PCOM, for $72.22 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $11. It measures approximately 49" x 47" x 60" and features a matching hutch and slide-out keyboard tray.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:35:11 -0400
Qualitycellz via eBay offers the Unlocked ZTE Trek 2 8" 16GB GSM Android Tablet in Dark Grey, model no. K88, for $61.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $14. Features include a Qualcomm MSM8952 1.5GHz octo-core processor, 8" 1200x800 LCD with Gorilla Glass 3, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 802.11ac wireless, and Android 6.0 OS (Marshmallow).