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News

New Aira for Android version brings improvements and bug fixes



Aira has released a new version of their Android app, bringing new bug fixes and improvements. Read on to find out what's new in the update.

Falling Squirrel presents the Vale: Shadow of the Crown, an action RPG for PC and x-Box



From their website,

The Vale is a story driven, action-adventure that utilizes the full potential of 3D audio and haptic controller feedback to deliver visceral gameplay that shatters the barrier between player and character.

As an audio based game, The Vale sets out to breathe new life into medieval combat and provide a truly novel experience for visually impaired and sighted gamers alike.

Read more about the game below.

An overview of Microsoft OneNote for Windows 10



OneNote is one of the best ways to organize and connect different types of content, from notes to audio files and webpages. It also sinks between iOS, windows, and android, meaning that you will have access to your content on any device.

This is the write-up of a talk I did on Clubhouse several weeks back, demonstrating and going over some use cases. For those who have never used it, OneNote is probably the closest app to Scrivener on iOS that we have available on windows.

Introducing Comics for All, Seeking Kickstarter Funding



Many people who are blind or have low vision do not have independent access to comic books due to their visual nature, the Comics for All project intends to change that. The idea sprang from the concept of audio description because if people can do that for movies, why not graphic novels and comics as well.

Breaking: NFB Revokes AccessiBe Convention Sponsorship



The National Federation of the Blind has revoked the convention sponsorship an benefits from AccessiBee, due to questionable business practices by the company.

Accessible game Serania: path of the Scion Available for Android and iOS



Read on to find out about a new accessible rpg, Serania: Path of the Scion, available now for both iOS and Android

Uber and Lyft offering free or discounted vaccination transportation between now and July 4



In partnership with the White House's initiative to vaccinate 70% of Americans by July 4, Uber and Lyft will offer free or discounted transportation to vaccination sites nationwide between now and then. Read on to find out the particulars of each company's offer and how to access them.

#GAAD: Apple's Image Recognition is About to Get Much More Descriptive



Apple has announced improvements to VoiceOver's image recognition features among other forthcoming updates, as a part of a Global Accessibility Awareness Day press release.


Deals

2 Pack Tile Pro 2020, Echo Dot 4th Generation, and a Smart Lightbulb for $69.99 w/ Free Shipping



Best Buy has the Tile Pro 2020 2-pack item tracker in Black/White, and Amazon Echo Dot 4th Generation Smart speaker in Twilight Blue and a Sengled Smart Bluetooth Mesh LED Multicolor A19 Bulb for $69.99. The bulb will show once adding the Tile/Dot to your cart. Shipping is free, or select free in-store pickup.
A free 3 month subscription to SiriusXM is also included with the purchase of the Dot FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS. The items would cost nearly $123 if purchased separately, not counting the subscription. Tiles are a great way to find luggage, keys, or other valuables. Deal likely ends July 24.

Score some Tech Deals with the Summer of Tech Auction



An iPad, 2 smart televisions, a Victor Reader Trek, and a smart air fryer are among the items you could win by bidding in the Summer of Tech Auction.

6.6 Foot USB Type C to Type C Cables for $3 with Free Shipping



Monoprice has the Monoprice Essentials USB Type-C to Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 Cable for $3. Shipping is free. USB Type C is used on many modern laptops and Android devices. Note this particular cable has a Type C plug on both ends. The cable length is 6.6feet.

Sennheiser AMBEO Smart 3D Sound Recording Headset for $99.99 & Free Shipping



alwayz-on-sale via Amazon has the Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset for $99.99. This wired headset, which allows you to record in 3D audio and works with iOS, originally sold for nearly $300.
Joe reviewed this pair earlier this summer, where you can hear the types of recordings that are possible.

New Customers: Up to $28 off Snacks and Convenience Items from goPuff



New customers can get up to $28 off their first 4 orders ($7 per order) from goPuff by using this referral link.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: A Return To Form For Earl Harrison And The HIMS BrailleSense 6



It has been a long time since we ve welcomed back Earl Harrison, and HIMS, to our BBQ convention coverage microphones. A lot has happened since ATIA20, and a lot has happened to Earl specifically. JJ chats with Earl Harrison, National Account Manager for HIMS, about his return to the company after a scary bout with the virus in November of 2020. The pair then move along to a deep dive of the newly announced BrailleSense 6 notetaker. Topics discussed cover a wide range of questions that were sent in by our fans on Twitter. Tune in, or read below, to learn a physical description of the product and some of the general menu structure. Earl provides some insight into the new approach with the BS6, how this device differs from the Polaris, and he addresses the Android update elephant in the room directly. To learn more about the new BrailleSense 6, including transplant and trade-in options, visit the BS6 product page. Additionally, check out the HIMS YouTube channel as well for up-to-date information about the various lines of HIMS products.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Feel The Things That Are Too Small Or Tall To Touch With See3d



The most articulate person in the world probably could not accurately describe a Despicable Me Minion character in great detail. Or at least not at a level that could be discerned at a quality that rivals the act of holding one in your hands. Caroline Karbowski, CEO and Founder of See3d, and Ian Matty, Manager Mountain Lakes Public Library Makerspace, sit down with J.J. to talk about how their organization lets people 3d print cartoon characters and so much more. See3d, with assistance from the OSU Innovation Center and the Mountain Lakes Public Library Makerspace, have created over 1400 3d models ranging from anatomy to astronomy and even famous geographical locations. Hear how the process works, or read the transcript below, for making a request for a design. And learn how others are working hard to make the tools involved with 3d printing better with access technologies. To make a request, or join the See3d community, visit their homepage

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: 2021 An Audio Description Oddessy With Judy Dixon



So, the title of this interview infers that there will be some discussion of audio description within this conversation. And there is, we promise. But can you really blame J.J. for being nostalgic when talking to the author of more than 14 NBP
books, and soon to be a retiree, Judy Dixon? UEB and Web Braille are some of the topics covered before the pair move on to her latest book Audio Description: What It Is, Where to Find It, and How to Use It"". Listen in, or read below, as Judy talks about the "independence of Braille" and how it impacted her journey with technology throughout her career. To purchase the book, visit the National Braille Press Bookstore page And to reach Judy directly, send an email along to judy@judydixon.net

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Feeling Magnetic With Creative Arts And TouchPad Pro



The Etch A Sketch and Spirograph are some of the most successful toys available for introducing young people to the world of art. However, there are not many touch friendly equivalents for those searching for a tactile based option that would offer a similar experience to those classic toys. Daniel Seth Lubiner, Founder and CEO, and Brian K. Edwards, President and Chief Operating Officer, of TouchPad Pro Assistive Technology are out to change that by creating new products like the Braille Doodle and the TouchPad Pro. Hear the pair tell J.J. how these products were inspired by Braille students, transformed into an Indi Gogo project and how that process is leading to eventual product distribution. To learn more about the TouchPad Pro, visit this link to hear an audio described video of the introductory model. Additionally, to learn more about the company, visit the TouchPad Pro Assistive Technology website

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: 9 + 1 Questions = Steven Scott Talking Tech



Steven Scott proudly proclaims to J.J. that he is indeed a "serial podcaster" during this interview. And it is hard to disagree with that statement when you consider the circumstances that led him to the place he finds himself with his career so far. Hear, or read the transcript below, as Steven regales J.J. with highlights from his more than 20 years of speaking into a microphone. Plus learn what is next for the RNIB, Double Tap and all-around Blind guy who talks tech. To keep up with Steven, and to get more information on his new podcast, follow him on Twitter @TechTalkerSteve

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Jobs For Humanity Are Building Bridges To Employment



Blind and Visually Impaired job seekers often must play a guessing game when it comes to the determination if a possible employment avenue will fit within their specific needs for access. That is why J.J. was eager to sit down with Roy Baladi, Founder at Jobs for Humanity, to explore how his organization is looking to build healthy bridges between employers and those interested in employment. Tune in, or read the transcript below, to learn where the drive to assist others came from and where the trajectory may lead to in the future. To know more about Jobs For Humanity, or to browse their postings, visit the Blind.Jobs website

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Fable Gives Product Testing Power to the People



J.J. notes at the top of this interview that the BBQast rarely interviews people within the Remediation and Testing sector of A.T. unless the subject of the interview stands out in a very crowded field. That is why he sat down with Samuel Proulx, Accessibility Evangelist for Fable, to discuss their unique approach to commercially available User Centric testing. In this chat you can hear how A.T. users of varying degrees of knowledge can embark on a pathway towards obtaining testing experience through resources provided by Fable. Additionally, those who are seeking something beyond automated testing can find a talent base curated by Fable from their growing community. To learn more about services offered by Fable, visit the company website or Follow them on Twitter @Makeitfable

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Increase Your Productivity With Vispero's Updated Background Reader



There are products on the market that are so well recognized for what they do that they truly need no introduction to fans of this podcast. But even long-time users of a phentermine for sale product might not be aware some aspects of their favorite Assistive Technology can undergo a slight change during a yearly release cycle. Shelly sat down with Matt Ater, Vice President of Corporate Business Development at Vispero, to talk about some of the recent changes that are coming in an update to ZoomText 2021. The pair discuss the importance of the new Zoomy digital assistant, how user settings now migrate between updated versions of ZT and Matt then demos the functionality of Background Reader. To learn more about ZoomText, Fusion or any of Freedom Scientific's Low Vision products, visit the FS website. Also, be sure to check out the Freedom Scientific Training channel on YouTube as it has tons of great resources on various Vispero products.

Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall coverage is Brought to you by AFB AccessWorld.

For the latest news and accessibility information on mainstream and access technology, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offerings, access technology book reviews, and mobile apps, and how they can enhance entertainment, education and employment, log on to AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's free, monthly, online technology magazine. Visit <www.afb.org/aw>.


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BrailleNote Touch for Sale


BrailleNote Touch in great cosmetic and working condition for sale. this is not the newer BrailleNote touch Plus. Comes with latest Firmware version, charging block, Micro USB cable and carrying case with braille keyboard and strap. Asking 1499.00 which includes the cost of shipping to anywhere in the continental United States. Pay-pal preferred. No trade, payment plans or lay away offers please.

Cane Finder Charms 3 Types From Kustom Cane!


Kustom Cane has 3 great cane finder charms for you to choose from! All charms attach to your cane handle elastic. Great to use for your suitcases, guide dogs, or other belongings! Whistle/Clap Cane Finder Charm: Misplace your cane? Clap or whistle and the charm will begin to beep so that you can locate it! Details: Color: white Shape: oval Size: 1 78/8” by 7/8” Includes button for small flashlight. Price $19 Our upgraded Bluetooth finder charms are here! Choose from to options: First, Apple tag tracker wrapped in leather and a ring to attach to the elastic of your cane Includes Apple Air tag Leather protecting cover with quick clip attachment Details: Must have Apple device in order to pair with tag. Please see Apple website for system requirements. Leather cover colors: Choose from dark navy, Black, brown, and red Size: 2” by 3/8” Shape: teardrop Price $49 Second, our newest Universal Bluetooth cane finder charm that works with any android or iOS device! App is fully accessible with smart phone screen readers. No haggle on advertisements or making other purchases within the app! Easy to replace the batteries in the tracker! Easy setup and instructions will be emailed. Phone support also available. Details: Colors: Choose from black or white Shape: square Size: 1 3/8” by 1 3/8” by 3/16” Price $29 These items are new and are not on our website yet. Order them by contacting us by email at kustomcane@gmail.c om or calling us at 901 Dash 483 Dash 1515.YOu may send a payment via Pay Pal @kustomcane . Type in the description what charm you want. Add $5 for shipping.

Kustom Cane Personalized, Cane Shield, and Tons of Charms/Accessories


Buy a Cane-Empower a Blind Person Somewhere Around the World Did you know we have over 150 standard colors? Did you know we have colors that change color depending on the light reflection? How about that we offer Cane Shield Protectant that protects your cane from chips, peeling, scratching, extending the life of your cane by years. Besides these hundreds of standard options, if you want to go a step further we have: -Over 100 patterns, designs, and themes We are not even talking about the hundreds of ctactile or personalized braille charms that attach to the chord of your cane! -We can give you a design consultation to create your very own design! So choose your graphics. Choose your colors. Choose from stripes, logos, or other patterns. -Add your name, initials, Bible verse, anniversary date, or the name of your favorite sports player! The options are limitless. Receive a quality cane -graphite folding, a slimline folding that is 50% lighter than a standard cane, folding, straight, or telescoping- With a professional look! James has worked with graphics and design since 1995! With over 26 years experience, your one of a kind cane will reflect your style and autonomy! Also, don’t forget about our many accessories, including tactile charms, bluetooth speaker charms, bluetooth cane finder charms, and so much more! Not sure if you want to make the investment in buying a new cane? Well, know that when you buy anything from Kustom Cane, all profits go directly to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit You Cane Give Initiative. YEs! When you buy a cane, you are helping to put a cane in the hands of someone like in Kenya, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, Mexico, India, who has never owned a cane! In 7 years, we have distributed over 7720 canes to over 17 countries-thanks to your support! Call us today at 901-483-1515 or email us at KustomCane@gmail.com. Our website is www.KustomCane.com. You Cane Give’s website is www.YouCaneGive.org. Why be plain? Go Kustom Cane!

#1 Audio RPG on Amazon Alexa! Open the Cursed Painting!


Explore ancient ruins in order to uncover the secret of the Cursed Painting, and stop the undead curse plaguing the kingdom in this Interactive Fantasy Adventure Game, inspired by classic tabletop roleplaying games. Choose between three different backgrounds - a thief, an adventurer or a noble - in this immersive experience and get ready for a grand adventure!

Come check out the Free ten minute Preview for the Logic Pro X course


If you always wanted to check out the course, before you buy it, here is your chance. and after checking it out, feel free to buy it! the preview is located at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2EC67Ze7jE Now offering, Piano, music theory, and course  in  Logic Pro digital audio workstation.  Discounted bundled hourly packages and monthly subscription plan now available for Private lessons 1 hour: $40  2 hours: $70  3 hours: $100  Subscription plan for one weekly 1 hour piano/theory/ear training/Logic Pro  $120 Study Piano, music theory, and ear training with Pianist, composer, arranger, and music producer Daniel Contreras.  Music theory and ear training is not exclusive to those seeking piano lessons.  Piano Lessons cover the following:  list of 5 items • Piano technique  • Scales and arpeggios • Repertoire (Depending on level and goals)  • Beginner to intermediate Jazz improv and harmony  • Artistic attributes of playing the piano  list end Logic Pro course will cover important aspects of using this software from an accessibility stand point.  Subjects covered:  list of 5 items • Starting a new project  • Recording and editing midi and audio • Applying FX and signal routing  • Logic Pro Drummer  • Sharing your project  list end Logic Pro course includes 1 free hour of one on one Logic training for a limited time! Take your next step in music and audio today!  the course is located at https://commtechusa.net/courses/pro-audio Feel free to call and ask presale questions at 1-833-345-8324 Ext. 715 Daniel Contreras or to place an order via the phone call 1-833-345-8324 Ext. 703

BrailleNote Touch +


This unit is only 3 months old. In like new condition. In original packaging, with braille instructions. Is a 32 cell unit. The price is $2500, with $30 shipping cost


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