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Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:13:01 -0500

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Blind Bargains Qast 84: Curb Cut Equasions

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:30:47 -0500

This show has something for everyone. There is educational value as we have Pearson on board to talk about math. J.J. demos the Audio Game Hub for your amusement. Also, A Listener submitted tip, more about Google Home and then the show goes to the dogs in the Last Word". This is possibly one of the more diverse programs we've ever done in 84 episodes. In The News: Roku Adds Audio Guide to Streaming Players in Latest Update though Much Remains Inaccessible advance Copy: Movie Captioning and Audio Description Final Rule Apple Vis's Alex Hall, the very person who gave our podcast a name, wrote a Review: of the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar BBQ Regulars Jamie Pauls and Shelly brisbin have great articles in the latest issue of "Access World" City Lights App Will Alert you of Upcoming Traffic Lights Interview: Pearson A Braille Display, a screen reader and a math equation would be a combination that might strike fear in the hearts of some out there in the listening audience. However, thanks to the efforts of Pearson, the ability to use this combination with greater efficiency has arrived for JavaScript-enabled Windows based web browsers. Dan Brown, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer for Blindness Technologies and Sam Dooley, Senior Software Engineer from Pearson, sit down with J.J. to go over the process of how it all works without using too many numbers to do so along the way. And better yet, if you are numerically inclined, you can try out the Equation Editor yourself by visiting the product's page. Demonstration: Audio Game Hub You might remember our earlier coverage about the Audio Game Hub app and their very successful Kickstarter endeavor which by the way is still going on if you wish to preorder some cool audio games. Or, maybe you saw them mentioned over at Apple Vis. Either way, this is an app worth checking out as J.J. shows us in this quick demonstration. Tip: It's Getting Windy Out There Thanks to Jesse Tregarthen for sending along this week's Siri tip about how the wind blows. Bonus, you can also ask other Voice Assistants, like Google, this same question to get similar results. Sound Off: We had several emails stuffed in our Inbox like it was a Turducken at Thanksgiving. Here is the first of three such electronic mails. "I loved episode 82 particularly the interplay between Joe, JJ, Liam, Google Home and Alexia. I gained an understanding of what the Amazon Echo and Google Home can do and their differences. My three children had lots of Fisher Price Little people and I enjoyed them because they were so tactile and I could easily put them in vehicles, the farm and play with them. I deeply believe that advocacy gets results and our lives are richer because NFB and ACB have advocated for accessible voting machines, noise to be made by quiet cars etc. Individual advocacy works as well. I just successfully requested and persuaded our state Department of Transportation to install audible traffic signals so that I can cross a seven lane street and take the bus to work. I had had to rely on the paratransit once our transit company rerouted the bus near my home. I had advocated with them, and complain that the route change made taking the bus more dangerous but they didn t listen. While I was advocating with our state Department of Transportation I also persuaded them to modify how they were doing a transit study. I was originally randomly selected for this study which involved using an app on a Smart Phone. The app wasn t accessible and I told the State employee who was the project director that any transit study that tended to exclude people who are blind or visually impaired was unacceptable. They are now interested in using alternative means to do the study and in finding individuals in my area who will beta test an updated version of the app for accessibility. In my email to the Project Director I did happen to mention that I m an attorney, am totally blind and that I work for Ohio s state protection and Advocacy and Client Assistance program. I am a regular liste[...]


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City Lights App Will Alert you of Upcoming Traffic Lights

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:52:46 -0500

A new app aims to alert blind and visually impaired people of oncoming traffic lights. City Lights is a free iPhone app which will vibrate three times while someone is walking when they near an intersection with a traffic light. The app currently works in San Francisco, Oakland, Chula Vista, Boston, Manchester, Montreal, Victoria and Athens and other cities are being added regularly. An Android version is also being explored. Check the link to learn more or to download the app.

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Roku Adds Audio Guide to Streaming Players in Latest Update though Much Remains Inaccessible

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:31:29 -0500

Roku, makers of the most popular line of streaming media players, has added a basic Audio Guide feature in its latest update. Version 7.5 allows the user to navigate through menus, adjust settings, and load some of the many channels available, though users report that accessibility in this initial release is spotty at best.

Supported models, include the Roku Ultra 4640X, Premiere+ 4630X, Premier 4620X, Express+ 3710X, Express 3700X, and the Roku Streaming Stick 3600X. Many Roku-powered TV's will also feature the new update. The 7.5 update is rolling out in stages, and not all models have access to it at the moment. Models before 2016 will not support the Audio Guide feature.

As mentioned above, the new feature provides spotty and inconsistent accessibility and only works in a small number of the available channels. Twitter user @tomi91 reports that a small selection of channels including Hulu and Amazon Video are working but many others including Netflix and Sling are completely unusable. Also, sighted assistance will often be required for setup for the moment, as many units are still shipping with an older version of the firmware and will not be updated to 7.5, a process that is not accessible. If version 7.5 or later is loaded, you can press the Star button on the remote 4 times to activate the feature.

Roku is the most popular brand of streaming player according to this 2016 report and the Roku Express is available for under $30 while the streaming stick is a $50 item. Expanding accessibility for these models will give more affordable access choices for users. Here's a link to the Roku 7.5 Release Notes.

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Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum for $196 (Shipped)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 04:08:27 -0500

Walmart offers the Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum, model no. 221727-01, for $196 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $102 and the best deal we've seen. This vacuum features a Dyson V6 digital motor capable of spinning up to 110,000 rpm, 2-tier radial cyclones, and up to 20 minutes of suction.

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Apple MacBook Pro Ivy i5 Dual 2.5GHz 13.3 Inch Laptop for $779.99 (Shipped)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 04:02:53 -0500

Electronics Valley via eBay offers the Apple MacBook Pro Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 2.5GHz 13.3" LED-Backlit Laptop in Silver, model no. MD101LL/A, for $779.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a new unit. (It's also the best deal by $78.) Features include an Intel Core i5-3210m 2.5GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.3" 1280x800 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, SuperDrive, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC card slot, Facetime camera, Thunderbolt port, and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).

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HP Kaby Lake i3 Dual 15.6 Inch Touch Laptop for $299 (Shipped)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:48:23 -0500

Microsoft Store offers the 4.6-lb. HP 15-ay191ms Intel Kaby Lake Core i3 2.4GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Signature Edition Laptop in Black, model no. X7T51UA, for $299 with free shipping. That's $200 off and the lowest total price we could find. It features an Intel Core i3-7100U 2.4GHz Kaby Lake dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, HD webcam, 3-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

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Amazon Echo Voice-Controlled Speaker for $139.99 (Shipped)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:43:22 -0500

Amazon offers its Amazon Echo Voice-Controlled Bluetooth Speaker in Black or White for $139.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $39. The 9.25" Amazon Echo has seven microphones and noise cancellation, which allows it to hear and answer questions from anywhere in the room, even while it's playing music. It also features a 2.5" woofer, 2" tweeter, reflex port, and WiFi with continuous access to the cloud.

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2nd-Generation Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Remote for $29.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:32:18 -0500

Amazon offers Prime members its Amazon Fire TV Stick 1080p Streaming Media Player with the Alexa Voice Remote for $29.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $6.98.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $10. Unlike its predecessor, this version features a quad-core processor and 802.11ac wireless. Other features include 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, Bluetooth 4.1, and one HDMI output.

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2nd-Generation Amazon Echo Dot for $39.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:26:34 -0500

Amazon offers the second-generation Amazon Echo Dot in Black or White for $39.99. Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $6.98.) That's the lowest total price we've seen and best deal we could find by $10. (For further comparison, last month we saw it available at this per-unit price, but you had to purchase two.) This voice-controlled device uses Alexa to play music (via Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora), control smart home devices (via Samsung SmartThings, Wemo, Nest), and do lots of other cool stuff (order a pizza via Domino's, order car service via Uber, play Jeopardy). It features 802.11n dual-band wireless, Bluetooth, and a 3.5mm audio output.

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SanDisk 64GB UHS-I Class U-3 microSDXC Card for $24.99 (Shipped via Prime)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:15:45 -0500

Amazon offers the SanDisk 64GB Extreme Plus UHS-I U3 microSDXC Card, model no. SDSQXSG-064G-GN6MA, for $24.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 to bag free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $8.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $25. It features read speeds of up to 95MB/s and write speeds of up to 90MB/s .

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Seagate 4TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $89.99 (Shipped)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:07:51 -0500

Amazon offers the Seagate 4TB Expansion USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. STEB4000100, for $89.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $15.

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Open-Box Samsung Galaxy Tab A 16GB 8 Inch Tablet for $99.99 (Shipped)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 02:56:12 -0500

QuickShip Electronics via eBay offers the open-box Samsung Galaxy Tab A 16GB 8 Inch WiFi Android Tablet in Smoky Titanium, model no. SM-T350, for $99.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for this tablet in any condition. (It's also $20 under the best deal we could find for a factory-sealed unit today.) It features an 8 inch 1024x768 touchscreen display, Qualcomm APQ 8016 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 720p video recording, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.1, microSD card slot, and Android 5.0 OS (Lollipop). It comes with a protective sleeve.

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HP Skylake 15.6 Inch Laptop for $339 (Shipped)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 02:29:07 -0500

Walmart offers the 4.7-lb. HP 15-ay039wm Intel Skylake Core i3 2.3GHz 15.6 Inch Laptop in Silver, model no. X0H85UA, for $339 with free shipping. That's $40 off, and the lowest total price we could find. It features an Intel Core i3-6100U 2.3GHz Skylake dual-core processor, 15.6 inch 1366x768 WLED-backlit LCD screen, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, SuperMulti DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, USB 3.0, media card reader, HD webcam, 3-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

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Refurbished 2nd-Generation Amazon Fire TV 4K with Alexa for $64.99 (Shipped)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 02:16:36 -0500

Amazon offers the 2nd-generation factory-refurbished Amazon Fire TV 4K Streaming Media Player bundled with the Alexa Voice Remote for $64.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen and $25 under the best price we could find for a new one. It features a 64-bit MediaTek quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 4K 2160p Ultra HD video support, microSD card slot, dual-band 802.11ac wireless, Alexa voice command capability, HDMI, and Bluetooth 4.1. A 1-year Amazon warranty applies.

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Google Home Voice-Controlled Speaker for $99 (Shipped)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 01:48:44 -0500

Walmart offers the Google Home Voice-Controlled Speaker for $99 with free shipping. That's a current low by $30, and the best price we've seen. The Home is a small speaker that features far-field microphones for fielding questions, playing music, and controlling your home automation gadgets. It features compatibility with both Google Play and Google Cast.

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Insignia Bluetooth Speaker for $12.99 (Shipped)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 01:34:00 -0500

Best Buy offers the Insignia Bluetooth Speaker in six colors for $39.99. Coupon code "INSIGNIADEAL" drops it to $12.99. With free shipping, that's $27 off list and the lowest total price we could find. It features eight hours of playback on a full charge.

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Gillette Holiday Gift Sets On Sale at Walmart

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 01:06:52 -0500

Time to stock up! Walmart discounts a selection of Gillette holiday gift sets, with prices starting from $9.88. If possible, opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.97 shipping charge.

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$25 Amazon Credit for free with $50 beauty order

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:44:45 -0500

At Amazon, get a $25 Amazon credit for free with luxury beauty purchases of $50 or more via coupon code "BEAUTYGIFT25". (The credit will automatically add to your account after your order ships and can be used on future luxury beauty or professional beauty purchases.) Plus, these orders receive free shipping. Eligible brands include Stila, Mario Badescu, Bliss, Perricone MD, and Proraso. Note: A maximum of one credit per account applies.

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20% off select items + free shipping with Prime at Amazon Warehouse Deals

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:26:00 -0500

Amazon Warehouse Deals takes an extra 20% off select used and open-box items. (Discount applies at checkout.) Plus, Prime members receive free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping starts at around $5.) That's the best percent-off discount we've seen from Amazon Warehouse Deals this year. Note that stock is limited.

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Andoer Bluetooth Wireless Headphones for $12.99 (Shipped)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:08:56 -0500

Losmee via eBay offers these Andoer Foldable Bluetooth Wireless Headphones in four colors for $12.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find. They feature Bluetooth 3.0, up to a 10-hour music play time per charge, and auxiliary 3.5mm cord. They're compatible with iOS or Android devices.

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ThinkGeek Black Friday Deals

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:02:37 -0500

ThinkGeek takes up to 60% off hundreds of items in its Black Friday Deals section. Plus, apply code "COINOP" to receive an extra 20% off your order of $40 or more. Shipping starts at $7.95, but orders of $75 or more net free shipping. Save on clothing, accessories, housewares, toys, and gadgets.

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Muhammad Ali: His Life & Times Kindle eBook for 25 cents

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:21:06 -0500

Amazon offers Thomas Hauser's Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times (Enhanced Edition) Kindle eBook for 25 cents. That's $15 off digital list price and the lowest we could find.

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Apple iPad Pro 9.7 Inch 128GB WiFi Tablet for $574.99 (Shipped)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:10:39 -0500

As one of its Black Friday deals, Best Buy offers the Apple iPad Pro 9.7" 128GB WiFi Tablet in four colors for $699.99. Coupon code "IPADPRODEAL" drops the price to $574.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we've seen for a new unit. (It's also $50 under the best deal we could find.

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iPad Pro 9.7 Inch 32GB WiFi Tablet for $599.99 (Shipped)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:08:07 -0500

As one of its Black Friday deals, Best Buy offers the Apple iPad Pro 9.7 Inch 32GB WiFi Tablet in four colors for $599.99. Coupon code IPADPRODEAL drops the price to $474.99. With free shipping, that's $25 under our mention from last month and the lowest total price we've seen that hasn't required a .edu email address. (It's also the best deal we could find by $50.)

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$120 Overstock Gift card for $100

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:04:59 -0500

PayPal Digital Gifts via eBay offers a $120 Overstock.com Gift card for $100. (It will be delivered via email.) That's a future savings of $20 and the best price we could find.

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Apple Watch 42mm Sports Watch for $299 (Shipped)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:54:58 -0500

As one of its Black Friday deals, Best Buy offers the 1st-generation Apple Watch 42mm Sports Watch in four colors for $299. Coupon code "APPLEWATCHDEAL" cuts that to $249 With free 2-day shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $50.

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Apple Watch 38mm Sports Watch for $269 (Shipped)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:52:41 -0500

As one of its Black Friday deals, Best Buy offers the 1st-generation Apple Watch 38mm Sports Watch in four colors for $269. Coupon code "APPLEWATCHDEAL" cuts that to $219. With free 2-day shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $50. It features a 1.3 inch 272x340 Retina touchscreen, 512MB RAM, 8GB storage, microphone, speaker, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and 18-hour rechargeable Li-ion battery.

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Dell 15.6 Inch Touch Laptop for $349.99 (Shipped)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:46:39 -0500

Best Buy offers the 4.9-lb. Dell Inspiron 15 Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6 Inch Touchscreen Laptop, model no. i3558-5501BLK, bundled with a Titanium Internet Security 3-Device 6-Month Subscription for Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS, for $349.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $77. Features include an Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6 inch 1366x768 (720p) touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 10.

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Dell 15.6 Inch Laptop for $249.99 (Shipped)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:41:27 -0500

Best Buy offers the 4.9-lb. Dell Inspiron Intel Broadwell Core i3 2GHz 15.6 Inch Laptop, model no. I3558-0954BLK, bundled with Titanium Internet Security 3-Device 6-Month Subscription for Mac/Windows/iOS/Android for $249.99 with free shipping. That's $100 off and the lowest total price we've seen for any Inspiron laptop with this processor. It features an Intel Core i3-5005U 2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6 inch 1366x768 LCD, 6GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, 4-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

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Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones for $39.99 (Shipped)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:37:40 -0500

Best Buy offers the Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones in Charcoal for $39.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also the best deal by $50.) They're sweat- and water-resistant and come with a case and three pairs of ear tips.

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Unlocked Apple iPhone 7 128GB Smartphone for $709.99 (Shipped)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:33:30 -0500

Alldayzip via eBay offers the Unlocked Apple iPhone 7 128GB Smartphone in four colors for $709.99 with free shipping. That's the first discount we've seen for an unlocked iPhone 7 and the lowest total price we could find by $39.

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iBuyPower Desktop PC for $389 (Shipped)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:17:10 -0500

Walmart offers the iBuyPower AMD FX-Series 3.8GHz Desktop PC (no monitor) in Black/Blue or Black/Green, model no. WA550G, for $389 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen. (It's the best deal by $119.) It features an AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GT 730 2GB graphics, DVD burner, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, USB 3.0, and Windows 10 Home.

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Dell 13.3 Inch 2-in-1 Laptop for $369.99 (Shipped)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:10:39 -0500

Adorama via eBay offers the 5.8-lb. Dell Latitude 13 7350 Intel Broadwell Core M 1.2GHz 13.3 Inch 2-in-1 Laptop, model no. GVY32, for $369.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $100 and the best price we've seen. It features an Intel Core M-5Y71 1.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 13.3 inch 1920x1080 (1080) LCD display, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit.

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All-New Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) for $39.99

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:31:39 -0500

Amazon.com has the All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) in Black for $39.99. With free shipping, that's $10 off and the lowest price we've seen. This device features the Alexa voice assistant and includes Bluetooth and 3.5MM outputs, so you can connect it to a stereo system or bigger speaker. It also includes a small internal speaker and the same microphone array of the larger Echo.

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Blind Bargains Qast 83: The 2016 Holiday Shopping Guide

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:37:59 -0500

Welcome to our 2nd annual Blind Bargains Holiday Shopping Guide. This year, we've brought the deals straight to your audio feed. Sit back and relax as some of your favorite merchants, or perhaps some that are new to you, tell you about their latest products and services as well as some holiday deals. We'd like to sincerely thank all of the companies who were apart of this show. Below you'll find information about each company in the order they appear in the show. Be sure to stay with Blind Bargains for lots of deals from Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond. We hope you have a safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving and we'll be back to our normal? format next week. Mystic Access Mystic Access wishes to make the holidays brighter with gift ideas that educate, empower and take the intimidation factor out of learning assistive technology. Whether you're searching for a comprehensive audio tutorial, one-on-one training, or accessible electronics which can be enjoyed by sighted and blind loved ones alike, we have your gift-giving covered. Our audio tutorials are professionally recorded, produced, and created from a blindness perspective. We offer tutorials on a variety of topics, including our eight-hour deep-dive into the second generation Victor Stream. As with all our tutorials, it's available as a digital download, or via SD card for $10 more. Our popular tutorial on the Amazon Alexa products could be the perfect gift to brighten someone's holiday. Our latest offerings include our delightfully informative Apple Watch tutorial, and our extensive overview of Google's suite of products, including Docs and Drive. We're excited to offer accessible Bluetooth speakers and headphones, all of which include voice prompts for easier navigation. We also offer a Bluetooth transmitter receiver, which allows streaming to your Bluetooth headphones or speakers from devices such as your NLS player, Victor Stream and others which don't include Bluetooth. Each of these devices includes a detailed audio tutorial which covers orientation and functions. Audio samples are available for each product. Tutorials are also sold separately. For a highly-personalized gift of love, you may wish to consider our personalized audio tutorial service, where we can custom-design something to meet your specific desires. With the same exceptional quality as all our tutorials, this gift can be enjoyed and appreciated for years to come. If one-on-one training is on your gift list, we offer a variety of options to meet your needs. From screen readers to Ios / Android and beyond, we can remotely support your learning in a fun and relaxed atmosphere from the comfort of your own space. all training sessions are recorded in MP3 so that you can listen again anytime. For even greater support and empowerment, we offer personalized consulting and self-advocacy sessions. Mys[...]


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SanDisk 32GB Pixtor UHS-I Class 10 microSDHC Memory Card for $9.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:14:32 -0500

Best Buy offers the
SanDisk 32GB Pixtor UHS-I Class 10 microSDHC Memory Card, model no. SDSQUSC-032G-ABCMA, for $9.99 with free 2-day shipping. That's $50 off, and the best deal we've seen. It features read and write speeds of up to 80MB/s.

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George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Grill for $12.79 (Shipped)

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:46:44 -0500

Amazon offers Prime members the George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Grill in Black, model no. GR0040B, for $12.79 $13.48 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $8.05.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $3. It features a cool touch handle, nonstick cooking surface, and grease tray.

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Save Up to 70 Percent on eBay Black Friday Deals

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:33:56 -0500

Various eBay sellers take up to 70% off up to 75% off a wide selection of items during its Black Friday Deals Event. Plus, most orders receive free shipping. Discounted items include laptops, gaming systems, jewelry, fragrances, sporting goods, and apparel.

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$100 Toys R Us Gift Card for $85

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:22:21 -0500

PayPal Digital Gifts via eBay offers a $100 Toys"R"Us Gift Card for $85. (The gift card will arrive via email.) That's the best price we could find by $15.

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$150 Lowe's Gift Card for $130

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:18:46 -0500

PayPal Digital Gifts via eBay offers a $150 Lowe's Gift Card for $130. (It will be emailed to you upon completion of purchase.) That's the lowest price we could find by $20.

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SanDisk 64GB UHS-I Class 10 microSDXC Card for $14.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:12:18 -0500

Best Buy offers the SanDisk 64GB Pixtor UHS-I Class 10 microSDXC Memory Card, model no. SDSQUSC-064G-ABCMA, for $14.99 with free 2-day shipping. That's $85 off, and the lowest total price we've seen. It features read and write speeds of up to 80MB/s.

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Refurbished, Unlocked Apple iPhone 6 16GB GSM Phone for $249.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:01:29 -0500

Cellfeee via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 6 16GB No-Contract Smartphone for AT&T in Silver, Space Gray, or Gold for $249.99 with free shipping. That's the best price we've seen. (It's also $159 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one.)

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Cook N Home Ceramic 10-Piece Cookware Set for $41.55 (Shipped via Prime)

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:53:54 -0500

Amazon offers Prime members the Cook N Home Nonstick Ceramic Coated 10-Piece Cookware Set in Red, model no. NC-00359, for $41.55 $41.72 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 to bag free shipping; otherwise, it adds $12.04.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $8. The set includes a 5-quart covered Dutch oven, 3-quart covered casserole dish, 1-quart and 2-quart sauce pans, and an 8 and 9.5 inch fry pans.

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Seagate 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $179.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:46:57 -0500

Amazon offers the Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. STEL8000100, for $179.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $50. It features automatic and mobile backup options and a data transfer rate of up to 5 Gb/s.

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KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Stand Mixer for $199.99 (Shipped)

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:35:25 -0500

Best Buy offers the KitchenAid Professional Plus 5-Quart Stand Mixer in Silver Grey, Red, or Black model no. KV25G0X, for the in-cart price of $199.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $57. It features a 450-watt motor, 10-speed control, bowl-lift design, spiral dough hook, and flat beater.

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KidKraft 27-Piece Cookware Playset for $7.97 (Shipped via Prime)

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:55:07 -0500

Amazon offers Prime members the KidKraft 27-Piece Cookware Playset in Pastel for $7.97 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $49 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $6.36.) That's the lowest total price we could find. It includes four place settings, a frying pan, and pot with lid.

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Introducing Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan for Up to 6 Family Members for $14.99 a Month

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:10:16 -0500

Amazon has Introduced the Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan, for Up to 6 Family Members for $14.99 a Month. Stream tens of millions of songs, including new releases from today's most popular artists. Personalized recommendations, curated playlists & stations. 30-Day Free Trial. Cancel anytime. Click the provided link to navigate directly to this deal.

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Blind Bargains Qast 82: Are You Feeling Lucky?

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:14:08 -0500

Home is where the Google is... no wait. Google Home is in the house? Never mind. Our resident Gadget Guy Liam is with J.J. and Joe to talk about the new Google Home. We'll also talk a bit of news, hear a tip, check in with "Sound Off" and play a few games with the Last Word". Sponsor: HIMS Inc. Go make it happen with GoVision, the new transportable video magnifier from HIMS. With goVision you get all you'd expect from a transportable read, write and distance video magnifier with optical character recognition, plus the ability to enlarge and customize files, photos or videos from your cell phone, tablet or computer. Look at a slideshow of pictures from your vacation right from your thumb drive. Bring the world into focus with GoVision. For more information, call us at 888-520-4467, or visit us on the web at http://www.hims-inc.com. HIMS. Lifestyle Innovation. Note: BBQ Regular Shelly Brisbin has been on some awesome mainstream podcasts to promote her new book iOS Access For All". Be sure to check out her appearance on the "Daily Tech News Show" as it was one of her best spots on this book tour. View the YouTube version of the episode to hear Shelly explain things like Inspiration Porn" to people who have never heard that term before! In The News: Quiet Cars Will Finally be Required to Become Less Quiet Baum debuts the new vario 340 Braille Display Voter Experience Survey Seeking your Election Input Santa Again Contracts with the NFB to Send Braille Letters to Blind Kids Discussion Topic: Google Home Joe was on the November 11th edition of ACB Radio's "Main Menu" to talk Google Home. And if that show, and this one, isn't enough info on the Google Home, then take a gander at the links below. Okay Google Find Me First Impressions of Google Home iFixit's Google Home teardown reveals Chromecast guts Google Home can't topple Alexa (yet), but it's off to a promising start Google Assistant: Tips for talking to Pixel, Google Home and Allo Tip: A tale Of Two Home Button Settings Joe talks about the ability to change the behavior of the home Button in iOS 10 from two areas within Settings. First, under General and for newer devices like the iPhone 7, the Home Button section will let you change the level at which the phone will simulate the "click" of the device's home Button. It is probably best to manipulate this setting after you put the iPhone in the case you plan to use daily. The second Home button section can be found by going to General then Accessibility. From there you can find the second Home Button area. here you can set the Touch I.D. portion to "rest" in order to let you unlock the phone in the classic iOS 9 like fashion. Just remember, if you are a fan of the new lock screen, you will need [...]


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Voter Experience Survey Seeking your Election Input

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:56:41 -0500

If you voted in the 2016 election in the U.S., the National Federation of the Blind wants to hear about your experiences good or bad. This year, there are two surveys available depending on the method you used for voting. Blind and low vision voters who cast their ballot at an early voting center, local polling place on Election Day, or by absentee ballot that was received by regular mail, should complete this survey Alternatively, blind and low vision voters who used a personal computer or tablet to mark their ballot should complete the electronic ballot delivery survey Responses are due by November 29.

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Santa Again Contracts with the NFB to Send Braille Letters to Blind Kids

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:51:27 -0500

In what has become an annual tradition, Santa Claus has partnered with some of his elves in Baltimore to send braille letters to blind children. Parents or teachers of children under 10 can visit the Santa Letters page to request a braille letter from Santa, which will be produced by National Federation of the Blind elves in contracted braille and mailed to the child. A print version of the letter will also be included. Letters are free, and requests must be received by December 16.

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