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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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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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Blind Bargains Qast 191: Slofies Access For All

9/13/2019
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Everyone knows the drill by now. Apple does a big event in September, new iPhones are announced, and tech podcasters gather together to talk about what the company did or didn't do with their new shiny iThings. Do three little letters mean a better iPhone? Is it time to upgrade or buy an Apple Watch? The Shelly Brisbin joins the BBQ Crew who goes over the event in their own way that you have come to expect some five years running. Discussion Topic: Apple's September iPhone Event J.J. takes...

Blind Bargains Qast 190: Alexa's Glass Cube

9/8/2019
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We're gearing up for the big Apple event on September 10th which undoubtedly will contain lots of hardware, software and TV announcements. The need for greater focus on all things Apple park has placed the BBQ Crew into "Research Mode" as a result of this impending Innovation presentation. It also means it provides us a great opportunity to trot out the "Features" format for this episode. Join us as J.J. deep dives into Voice View, David Ward returns with a look at the Guard Mode for Echo...

Duration:00:43:14

Blind Bargains Qast 189: Cracked And Sliced

8/31/2019
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The BBQ Crew returns with news, an interview and that gut-wrenching "Last Word" just like the good 'ol' days of yore. In other words, we've run out of summer convention coverage and now it is back to work. Tune in to hear Greg Stilson speak about the free AIRA plan and we think this week's tip will help you live your life online to the max. Fire up the grill and BBQ with BBQ 189. In The News: NVDA 2019.2 is now available Two August JAWS Updates Fix Slack, Skype, Windows 10 Start Menu...

Duration:01:06:45

Blind Bargains Qast 188: Use The Stylus

8/22/2019
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You could probably tell that we have been enjoying our summer break a little too well with this being a convention wrap up show in August instead of July. You may even detect a little podcast rust coming off J.J., Joe and Lisa Salinger during this recording. And you might even think that you have heard all we had to say about the NFB and ACB conventions from the coverage we have already uploaded. Yet, believe it or not, this isn't a typical rundown of our earlier interview s kind of episode....

Duration:00:53:43

#Sponsored Convention Audio: APH Creates A Fun Pathway To STEM With Code Jumper

8/15/2019
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In March, at CSUN19, APH was noted as being one of our big stories in our wrap up of the event. Code Jumper leaped into the spotlight at that show and people noticed the device's unique way of making the process of learning STEM subjects more enjoyable to different skill levels and age groups. Joe Strechay, Consultant, and Michelle Cundiff, Education and Outreach Specialist for APH, sat down with our own Joe to discuss the exciting news that has emerged since March. Tune in to hear how the...

Duration:00:25:11

#NFB19 Audio: Humanware Flips The Card To Reveal Updates For Keysoft And Victor Reader Trek

8/7/2019
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The beginning of 2019 found Humanware launching the newest member of the Braille Note family in the form of the upgraded Braille Note Touch Plus. Joe caught up with Andrew Flatres, Braille Product Manager, on the NFB Exhibit Hall floor to talk about customer feedback and how that was impacting the upcoming firmware update for the new notetaker. The duo also discuss a few features rolling out for Braille Displays, deciding which product might fit someone best and how both are avoiding the Las...

Duration:00:10:29

#ACB19 Audio: There Is Always Something New Over At Guidelights And Gadgets

8/6/2019
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We'll let you in on a little bBQ Crew 2019 secret Joe, J.J. and Shelly all lost a recorded convention interview this year. Therefore, it seems strangely fitting that Lisa caught this curse too with her time in Rochester. But it is all good because Barry Scheur, Owner of Guidelights and Gadgets, was able to speak about his wears away from the noise of the Exhibit Hall floor as a result of the unfortunate workings of digital recording technology. Listen in as Barry tells Lisa about what was...

Duration:00:06:05

#NFB19 Audio: Seeing The World Wirelessly With OrCam

8/1/2019
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News about the latest with OrCam sped by us At CSUN19. Joe managed to flag down Anat Nulman, of OrCam, to hear about changes that have come to the product since March. A new iOS app, voice control and on device security features are discussed. Also, for those considering an upgrade from the previous model, learn how the wireless model differs from the original wired edition. To read more about the upgrade path, or to find out more regarding the NFB partnership mentioned during this...

Duration:00:05:27

#ACB19 Audio: Grace Your Dinner Table With Hand Painted Glassware From Loving Touch Connections

7/31/2019
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Kathy Keck, Owner of Loving Touch Connections, has been producing hand painted tactile glassware since 2001. She offers a wide range of styles of product that can be customized with Braille or script. Tune in to hear Kathy describe her colorful assortment of crafts to Lisa. And to learn more about the items talked about in this interview, visit the Loving Touch Connections website

Duration:00:02:40

#ACB19 Audio: The Magic Is In Learning With Mystic Access

7/29/2019
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You might have heard Lisa's voice on our ACB coverage and thought you might have downloaded a different podcast by mistake. That s understandable since Lisa has been affiliated with the team over at mystic Access for a few years. In this interview Lisa reunites with Chris Grabowski, President, and Kim Loftis, Director of Product Development, To talk about their unique brand of audio instruction. From the almost 15 hours of tutorials on the Braille Note Touch/Touch Plus, the ongoing podcasts...

Duration:00:06:08

#NFB19 Audio: Making A Quantifiable And Accessible World For STEM With Independence Science Tools

7/25/2019
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Tools for observing the wonders of our world are evolving all the time. Ashley Neybert, Curriculum Specialist and Sales Consultant for Independence Science spoke to Joe about the Talking LabQuest equipment and how the company s approaches to STEM can assist in the capturing of data for experiments. The company, who is staffed with Blind scientists themselves, have designed devices that can aid Low Vision and Blind individuals monitor and record information in a variety of ways. To learn more...

Duration:00:09:29

#NFB19 Audio: What To Expect When You ™re Expecting News From Be My Eyes

7/24/2019
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The Be My Eyes team sure have been keeping busy since their last appearance on BBQ 179 back in April. Will Butler, VP Community, Alexander Hauerslev Jensen, CCO, and Christian Erfurt, CEO of Be My Eyes, Sat down with Joe to cover some amazing news announced for the summer convention season. Namely the new partnership with Clear Blue for identifying the results of pregnancy tests. Also, the trio lay out plans for a peer support program and what topics will be discussed on a soon to be...

Duration:00:17:30

#NFB19 Audio: That's The Share In Bookshare

7/22/2019
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BBQ 187 Found Jamie and Joe reminiscing about Bookshare and their announcement of 1 million books. Allison Hilliker, Customer Support for Bookshare - a part of Benetech Global Literacy Programs, breaks down the milestone to Joe and she gives some important context to the announcement post Marrakesh Treaty. The pair also discuss the continuation of the image description project and how the available Bookshare offered word document format can aid Braille and Large Print users. To learn more...

Duration:00:12:03

#NFB19 Audio: The Blind Shell Readies For Launch

7/22/2019
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We last caught up with Sam Seavey, U.S. Representative for Blind Shell, at CSUN 19 Back in March. He indicated that the launch of the Android based phone would be happening soon, and in this interview, he gives us details about the price and what carriers to expect the phone to work with in the U.S. Check out the official Blind Shell website If you would like to learn more.

Duration:00:08:05

#NFB19 Audio: LVI America Adds More Than Products To Their Ranks

7/21/2019
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We ve been keeping a Tab on LVI America since Shelly spoke to them at CSUN19 Back in March. While the company continues to enhance their low vision product lines, it was another recent addition to the company that Joe wanted to get in front of the BBQ microphones. Kimberly Cline, Regional Sales Manager U.S. West, joined LVI America and she came to NFB as Las Vegas is practically in Kimberly s backyard. Listen in as she talks about the reasons for why these video magnifiers are, dare we say...

Duration:00:07:38

#NFB19 Audio: Fantastic Feeling Fashion With Two Blind Brothers

7/21/2019
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There you are with a wardrobe full of unlabeled things made from fabric wondering just what they are and what color they might be. Bryan Manning, Co Brother of Two Blind Brothers, tells Joe that people need not guess anymore at their closet cornucopia in dismay. The company features soft stylish clothing with the bonus of Braille labels located at the right hem. Surfing their site gives you great descriptions of their wears, as well as, no crazy size charts. To learn more, or to make a...

Duration:00:07:12

#NFB19 Audio: Charm Those Around You With Elegant Insights Jewelry

7/20/2019
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On very rare occasions the Convention Committee deals you a great hand by placing a national convention on your home turf. For Laura Legendary, co-founder of the Fashionability Channel and podcast, this meant that she could avoid the hotel entirely and restock her booth as much as possible. And restock she did as she sold out of products, like the Live The Life You Want Nevada State themed items, throughout the run of the convention. Charms were also a big hit, as well as things to...

Duration:00:08:23

#ACB19 Audio: Orbit Research Firms UP The Orbit Reader 20

7/20/2019
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In BBQ 185 We discussed that the new firmware for the Orbit Reader 20 allowed a user to upgrade from the SD card slot. Lisa spoke to Venkatesh Chari, CEO and President of Orbit Research, About this exciting development at ACB 19. Listen in to hear the details about this change and how you can perform the upgrade. To learn more about this update, or to purchase an Orbit Reader 20, visit the Orbit Research website

Duration:00:10:02

#NFB19 Audio: Previewing What ™s Next For Microsoft ™s Magnifier And Narrator

7/17/2019
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We last caught up with Jason Grieves, Product Manager Low Vision Windows Accessibility, At ATIA 19 back in January. At that event Jason outlined changes coming to Windows Magnifier and Narrator in the Spring Windows 10 update. With the second regular Windows 10 update arriving before the holidays, Joe sat down with Jason to learn what users can expect in the next version of Windows 10. To stay up to date with everything going on with access at Microsoft, and to attend their new webinar...

Duration:00:26:49

#ACB19 Audio: Informative Iconography With tangible surface research

7/16/2019
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Bump dots are so 20th century. They just sit there feeling all circular and, well, same old thing really. It would be nice if tactile markings could convey more when you encounter them. Anne DeWitt, CEO of tangible surface research, Explains to Lisa Salinger that raised icons can assist in passing along important information. The feeling of an X could be placed on a microwave to indicate stop. An hourglass could be used to notify you that your finger is on the timer button. And just imagine...

Duration:00:11:04