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The biggest names, the latest news, and leading insights from the field. Podcasts, interviews, technology demonstrations, and commentary from industry experts. Get more at blindbargains.com.

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Episodes

Blind Bargains Qast 153: Allstar Duck Triathlon

8/7/2018
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J.J. is out communing with nature at his annual summer camp retreat. So, Joe asked Jamie Pauls to hop into the studio to discuss the matters of the week. David Bradburn, longtime friend of the show, returns to talk about Video Magnifiers and his recent international travel exploits. Jamie has a tip; a fellow podcaster sends in a letter for "Sound Off" and a bit of audio Tom Foolery rounds out things in the "Last Word". Program Note: Huge shout outs, and big congrats, to members of the...

Duration:01:11:34

Blind Bargains Qast 152: 55 Gallon Braille Signage

7/28/2018
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The annual migration from the convention floor back to the studio has once again come to our merry band of podcasters. J.J., Joe and Patrick take a moment to discuss some of the highlights from our 2018 Summer Convention Coverage and even slip in some of the news from the last month as well. The "Last Word" and "Sound Off" round out this week s offerings. Pack, unpack or just relish the idea that you don't have to do either. Fight over that lone electrical outlet, It s an episode for that...

Duration:01:33:06

#ACB18 Audio: Friendly Phone Options For All At Irie-AT

7/27/2018
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Touch screens on phones and tablets can be very daunting to master for those who are new to vision loss. Cody Mitchell, Sales Manager for Irie-AT, and J.J. talk about some options that are out there for those looking to adopt a more guided focus driven experience on Android. The Synaptic software can be loaded on any device with Android Kit-Katt, on up, and contains features like a built in Video Magnifier and OCR. To check out the accessible phone options mentioned in this interview, head...

Duration:00:06:21

#NFB18 Audio: Detect The World Around You With Sunu

7/27/2018
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We aren t sure if Chancy likes Spiderman or not, but she sure could be Spiderwoman if she wanted to have comic book-like Spider Senses while wearing the Sunu Band. Fernando Albertorio, of Sunu, provides an overview, and outdoor demonstration, of the mobility travel aid. He discusses how the product has evolved and gives some insight into the increased capabilities of the device through its optional smartphone companion app. To learn more about the band, visit the Sunu Website. Our 2018...

Duration:00:19:04

#ACB18 Audio: Know More About Where You Are With WayAround

7/26/2018
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NFC, or Near Field Communications, is great for paying for things with a phone or watch. But wouldn't it be great if you could apply that same technology to a sign and learn more about where you are or what is around you? Jessica Hipp, Marketing Director for WayAround, explains the company's vision for doing just that. She also shows J.J. how using tags can be used to label shirts, objects, food and so many other items around the home. To learn more about the company, and download their...

Duration:00:07:56

#ACB18 Audio: Welcome to Accessible Voting With Votec

7/26/2018
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There are a lot of rules and laws at play when it comes to the process of voting. Douglas Towne, of Votec Corperation, discusses some of the ins and outs of that process in this interview from the ACB Exhibit Hall floor. Find out about pollbooks and hear an overview of the Welcome Voter Kiosk. To learn more about accessible voting, visit the Votec w ebsite. Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google. This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility...

Duration:00:12:40

#NFB18 Audio: Let Your Fingers Do The Walking Along The Tactile Mapping Automated Project ™s Pages

7/25/2018
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Chancy initially spoke to Scott Blanks of the San Francisco Lighthouse about the tactile maps being embossed on a View Plus Columbia Braille Embosser At the Tactile Mapping Automated project s booth. Except, being the intrepid reporter that we all know her to be, the interview soon expands outward to cover several aspects of the wide array of services offered by this famous organization. To learn more about the maps mentioned at the beginning of this interview, or about any of the...

Duration:00:08:02

#ACB18 Audio: Wait, Walk And Cross The Street With Polara

7/25/2018
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Did you know that the talking traffic lights on street corners are officially called Audio Pedestrian Signals [or APS]? David Ayers, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Polara, and J.J. talk about the installation process and cost for equipping an intersection in this interview. There are a lot of things to consider before a city can add these devices to the traffic grid. To learn more, and find out how you can make a request for APS in your area, visit the Polara website. Our 2018 summer...

Duration:00:10:59

#NFB18 Audio: Rein In Kiosk Navigation With Storm Interface

7/24/2018
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The automation self-service trend has been slowly rolling out to the national airlines, fast food outlets and retailers around the U.S. Sadly, most of these automated systems rely on touch screens for their general use. Chancey spoke with Nicky Shaw, U.S. Operations Manager for Storm Interface, about how businesses can augment these kiosks in a way that allows auditory feedback for navigation of the information offered on touch panels. Tune in to hear the technology in action and to get an...

Duration:00:13:11

#NFB18 Audio: Lets Go Crazy For GoBraille From Irie-AT

7/19/2018
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There are few things separating Braille Embossers from their mainstream printer counterparts. In this interview with John Taylor, Product Manager for Irie-AT, Chancy learned about wirelessly embossing from your phone with GoBraille . John then describes the features of the embossers that are supported by this modern day convenience and explains how they also have easy to use tactile controls. To learn more about these embossers, and everything else the company offers visit the...

Duration:00:06:23

#NFB18 Audio: Be A One-hand Wonder by Typing With Tap

7/18/2018
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BBQ Crew Member Buddy Brannan first turned us on to the wearable Tap alternative at last year s CSUN Chancy has been using the accessory as well and she had her questions ready for Sabrina Kemeny, President and Co-Founder, when they met in the NFB Exhibit Hall. Find out about Tap Aloud, the Tap manager and the new Tap Mapper in this interview. Also, discover ways that you could use a Tap on each hand for some very interesting tasks. To learn more, or to order a Tap, visit the Tap with Us...

Duration:00:13:44

#ACB18 Audio: A Book And A BrailleMe From NBP

7/16/2018
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J.J. and Brian McDonald, President of National Braille Press, found some time to escape from the ACB Exhibit Hall floor to talk about the new affordable BrailleMe display. Brian walks us through an overview of the product and provides some insight into the unit s unique pin design. The pair also discuss a forthcoming update to the B2G and the differences between it and the BrailleMe. To learn more about both the BrailleMe and the B2G, or to pick up any number of Braille books as well, head...

Duration:00:21:27

#NFB18 Audio: The Next Generation Of Travel Tools Are On Display With RuffWear

7/16/2018
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Chancey met up with the most obedient Service Animal on an Exhibit Hall floor ever. Okay, it was a dog statue wearing a new next generation harness, but good dog! Greg Freyberg, Product Line Manager for RuffWear, describes the design and the plan for a product rollout next year for this telescoping handle based harness. He also provides more information on an audible beacon light and a collapsible bed for travel. To learn more about the products mentioned in this interview, Visit the...

Duration:00:06:31

#ACB18 Audio: Feed Your Need to Read With The Latest From BARD

7/16/2018
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We recently posted an article about some of the changes that came in the BARD App update for iOS and Android. Don Olson, Bard Operations Officer, describes to J.J. a more in depth look at those changes and outlines some additions coming to Bard Express as well. Fans of Braille and Amazon devices won t want to miss this interview. To keep up with the latest information on Bard, and other services, visit the National Library Service website. Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored...

Duration:00:09:21

2018 Summer Convention Special #Sponsored: New Features For Google ChromeVox, Chromebooks and Chrome OS

7/13/2018
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Most families with school-aged children are probably familiar now with Google Classroom. Chances are, if you are a school-aged or college attending student, you probably could teach a thing or two on how to use a Chromebook to your parents. And some out there, working in I.T. Professional jobs, may even want to sit in on some of those lessons as more and more vocations are considering the use of a Chromebook at the work site. J.J. sat down with Laura Allen, Program Manager for...

Duration:00:17:57

#ACB18 Audio: Test Your Luck With The Blind Lottery And The Blind Life Channel

7/13/2018
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With more than 400 videos over a 5 year period, The Blind Life podcast s Owner and Creator Sam Seavey has been one busy fellow. Sam talks with J.J. about how he creates his content and what inspires him to share with others. Assistive Technology reviews, interviews and daily living are just some of the subjects Sam covers on the channel. To learn more, visit The Blind Life YouTube page Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google. This week we're teaming up with our friends...

Duration:00:06:07

#NFB18 Audio: Be A Partner On A Winning Team With Guiding Eyes

7/13/2018
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Jessy DiNapoli, of Guiding Eyes, was still in good voice and retained a lot of energy after being on the NFB Exhibit Hall floor at the end of two days. Trust us, that is no small feat! In this interview Chancy speaks to Jessy about the differences in the various programs offered, alternate communication methods and how technology plays a role in Guide travel. To learn more about the services spoken about in this podcast, visit the Guiding Eyes For The Blind Website. Our 2018 summer...

Duration:00:08:51

#ACB18 Audio: Plan Travel Better With Planit Patrick

7/12/2018
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It sure would be nice to have a list of airports that contain the Guide Dog relief areas post TSA pat downs rather than outside the airport complex itself. That way you know where, and how much time, it would take to find a friendly Service Animal spot between planes or prior to boarding one. Well, Patrick Rooney Web Designer for Bumpy Pages, is out to make that list as a part of his Planit Patrick travel blog. Listen to Patrick describe his plans for the travel blog to J.J. And note the...

Duration:00:06:41

#ACB18 Audio: Fearless Adventures In Art And Jewelry For Neat Artist Studio

7/12/2018
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J.J. is always looking for things to enhance his wardrobe ensemble. Perhaps a Braille embossed tie clip with Believe inscribed upon it will be the perfect accessory to that power suit and tie combo? In this interview Kate Schroder, Owner and Operator of Neat Artist Studio, describes the process in which she creates her well defined jewelry and art. Her company offers pins, keychains and more with the ability to fulfill custom orders for any occasion. To learn more, visit the Neat Artist...

Duration:00:05:00

#NFB18 Audio: Buzz And Blast Your Braille With APH

7/12/2018
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Dave Wilkinson, Director of Sales for APH, is no stranger to the BBQ microphones. Over the years Dave has spoken to us about voice assistants, travel and he has even invented a Blind friendly holiday. Heck, he has even been The Human Clock for us at last year s BBQ Game Show Chancy caught up with Dave on the NFB Exhibit Hall floor to talk about many things that involved Braille. Braille Blaster Begins the list of products and we end on auditory friendly tennis. To learn more about all the...

Duration:00:06:16