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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.

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 124: The 2017 Blind Bargains Holiday Shopping Guide

11/24/2017
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Welcome to our 3rd 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...

Duration: 00:31:33


Blind Bargains Holiday Qast: Happy HIMS-tastic Holidays! Blind Friday Specials Begin Now!

11/22/2017
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BrailleSense Polaris made its first appearance on Blind Bargains with Joe Steincamp and Dave Wilkinson hidden (for security reasons) in a tiny bunker far below the surface of the Earth. But now there's no need for secrecy as Polaris has been shipping since the end of June so everyone already knows that Polaris is a wicked awesome dude. Joe and Dave review just how far the unit has come since its release. Dave discusses some of the features in the latest firmware upgrade, and the unit does...

Duration: 02:02:07


Blind Bargains Qast 123: Ten Thousand Kerfuffles

11/19/2017
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App development may seem like a glamorous vocational choice, but as you will hear in this episode, it sure does have the occasional pitfall or two. Marty Schultz, of Kid Friendly Software and Blindfold Games fame, returns to the BBQ to talk about his wild week and his bright future. We'll finally broadcast that tip we've talked about since May, "Sound Off" will be X-citing and you might find the "Last Word" to be one of those things you won't be able to forget for a while once you have heard...

Duration: 01:21:41


Blind Bargains Qast 122: The Keepsake Edition

11/12/2017
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J.J. is recording from a mystery spot in New Jersey this week. Joe is no longer distracted by illness nor baseball. That means there is a user-requested discussion about grocery shopping in the cards for the middle portion of the episode. But don't worry, as a live tip, the "Last Word" and an amazing email arrived for "Sound Off". Sponsor: HIMS Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified futureproof notetaker with no touchscreen required....

Duration: 00:47:15


Blind Bargains Qast 121: Palindromes

11/6/2017
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The news is always the portion of the program we can never predict from week to week. Surprises are always welcome and this time is no exception. It is a good thing that Brian Fischler dropped by to give us a few chuckles and a primer on "Laugh For Sight" because it definitely adds some levity to the proceedings. We also have a tip, a brief "Sound Off" and a BBQ first in the "Last Word". Program Note: A beloved member of just about every part of the Blindness Community passed away...

Duration: 02:25:08


Blind Bargains Qast 120: The Doughnut On The Desk

10/28/2017
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This is one of those times where we get to talk about actual new hardware with said hardware actually on hand. Joe has the new Google Home mini in the office and J.J. asks him questions about the little round Google Assistant. Jay Forry also returns to talk about the 5 films that turned out not to be good from the summer movie season. And then we get into the spirit of "All Hallow's Eve" in the "Last Word". So get that bowl of trick or treat candy, you know the good stuff you aren't giving...

Duration: 01:14:34


Blind Bargains Qast 119: The Nighttime, Sniffling, Sneezing, Stuffy-Head, Fever, so you can Rest Qast

10/20/2017
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J.J. reports from a remote location and Joe is on autopilot due to the first school year based family sickness. But that didn't stop either of them from bringing along some topical news, "Sound Off" and a few "Last Words". Jay Forry returns as well to talk about summer movies. Which it just so happens to be a great idea for our two hosts since J.J. is traveling and Joe can barely manage to find the remote option on his Apple Watch. In The News: Portion of Enchanted Hills Camp Destroyed...

Duration: 01:03:08


Blind Bargains Qast 118: Thin Mint TV

10/13/2017
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The fun of the hardware announcements has died down, for now, with J.J. and Joe finding themselves back with a full slate of news and a demonstration of YouTube TV. We also have a tip, "Sound Off" and a triumphant return of a long-time favorite subject to the "Last Word". Sponsor: HIMS Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified futureproof notetaker with no touchscreen required. Visit us on the web at https://hims-inc.com to learn more. In...

Duration: 01:08:56


Blind Bargains Qast 117: Another Brick In The Walled Garden

10/9/2017
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We bring balance to the Force this week with a look at the recent Google Hardware Event. However, Apple Fans, that isn't all we talk about as some of the hardware discussed can connect to iOS as well. We also have "Sound Off", a tip and the craziness that is the "Last Word". In The News: If You Only Take One Survey This Year, Make it WebAIM's Screen Reader Survey Hitting Refresh on Accessibility Rethinking Web Accessibility On Windows No Need to Wait Around, Be My Eyes for Android has...

Duration: 01:17:06


Blind Bargains Qast 116: Pancake Complications Thingy

9/30/2017
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Apple released new hardware this month with the glass-backed iPhone 8 models and the spiffy Series 3 Apple Watches. BBQ Regular Shelly Brisbin drops by to talk about those objects and give her take on iOS 11. We also have a tip, "Sound Off" and the Last Word" in a very laid back long-form conversational edition of the Blind Bargains Qast. Sponsor: HIMS Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified futureproof notetaker with no touchscreen...

Duration: 01:28:26


Blind Bargains Qast 115: Thoughts Of Seeing AI Dog

9/22/2017
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The new iOS 11 is live and ready to download. Jamie Pauls and Scott Davert return to talk about the perils and pitfalls for those who want to install that shiny new OS on their IDevices. We'll also catch up on the news, check in with "Sound Off" and enjoy some Dog Feelings in the "Last Word". Sponsor: Humanware This episode is brought to you by Humanware. Last year Humanware partnered with Google to launch the BrailleNote Touch, the world's first and only Google Certified braille...

Duration: 01:08:10


Blind Bargains Qast 114: A 4K Face ID Adventure

9/16/2017
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Big news requires a big discussion group. That's why we asked Jamie Pauls and Scott Davert to return to the BBQ to talk all things Apple. X, 8, TVs and other acronyms will be mentioned. Also, you won't believe which Qast host defends one particular Apple device or why. Sponsor: HIMS Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified futureproof notetaker with no touchscreen required. Visit us on the web at https://hims-inc.com to learn...

Duration: 01:32:44


Blind Bargains Qast 113: Steam Immersive Fruit Ninja

9/8/2017
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We've talked a bit already about how J.J. has used NVDA with OCR to play some games. And Joe has spoken about Xbox accessibility with Narrator. But that barely touches the surface of the types of games that are now available. Michael Feir and Jessie Anderson are on hand to talk about other forms of games access in this long-form discussion episode. The group also talks about the rise of crowd funding in the games sphere, how 3d printing is helping board gaming and how the future of games...

Duration: 01:39:11


Blind Bargains Qast 112: Tesseract Cane Shield

9/3/2017
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This week's episode is chock full of demos, tips and even an interview. James Boehm stops by to talk about a use for your old canes. Andre Louis also supplies us with an OCR demo for the Mac. Also, hear about the new NVDA and a look at the latest Apple accessory on the market before all that new stuff is announced on September 12th. Sponsor: HIMS Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified futureproof notetaker with no touchscreen required....

Duration: 00:45:50


Blind Bargains Qast 111: BoHo Pizza Rat

8/27/2017
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Style and fashion might be scary words to some of us who are not fans of clothing shopping. In this week's episode, Ricky Enger stops by to talk about Clothing Subscription Services that might just take the fear of the unknown out of the shopping equation. We'll also reverberate in the "Last Word" and find out how you can make those new voices in NVDA even faster than the default in our tip of the week. Sponsor: Humanware Humanware recently announced the Victor Reader Trek, a combination...

Duration: 01:38:47


Blind Bargains Qast 110: Audio Eclipses And Blast Processing

8/18/2017
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You might be wondering how Blind and Low Vision people can enjoy the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st. In this episode we speak to Dr. Henry Winter, a real honest to goodness astrophysicist who tells us how we can participate in the big cosmic event. We also sync our Google Home calendars, talk more about the Orbit Reader and we strap on our red shoes for the "Last Word". Sponsor: HIMS Braille sense Polaris is shipping! The future is now. Check out the first Google certified...

Duration: 01:18:53


Blind Bargains Qast 109 : You're Own Personal Bridge To Access

8/14/2017
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Anyone know which end of a microphone you speak into to do a podcast? We've been a way for a while. However now that the summer shows have ended, we're back to recording shows in the studio and not in a hotel. And it seems like some big news was waiting for us to talk about. News so big that we thought Chancey Fleet should join us to discuss the week's events. There is a tip and an audio-based "Last Word" in there too. So kick up your heels and turn on the AC as we're saying good bye to...

Duration: 01:42:04


Blind Bargains Qast 108: Blind Bargains Game Show Live!

8/7/2017
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From a room somewhere within the Nugget Casino in Sparks Nevada comes the first ever BBQ Game Show. Recorded in front of a live studio audience, and thankfully edited for podcast presentation by Mr. Derrick Lane, our announcer Joe Steinkamp provides the info for our Master of Ceremonies J.J. Meddaugh. Join the BBQ Crew in a series of pricing games that bear little resemblance to those you might have heard on other popular nationally syndicated programs. Ahem, cough cough, hear members of...

Duration: 01:18:41


#nfb17 Audio: Live The Life Of High Adventure With Materia Magica

7/30/2017
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Chancey had to dodge dog guides, fight for food through crowds of convention attendees and track down all these interviews you have been listening to from NFB17. She has truly earned her spoils of victory. So why not celebrate by slaying a few dragons, or go wandering through a dungeon or two? It seems tame when compared to the Exhibit Hall floor actually. Chancey began her quest by talking with Beth Carrigan, General manager for the game Materia Magica, and she learns how easy it will be...

Duration: 00:06:55


#NFB17 Audio: No Power In The Verse Sounds Like Hooke Audio

7/29/2017
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Be sure to have your earbuds in for this special interview as Chancey recorded this from a set of binaural microphones. Hear Anthony Mattana, founder and CEO of Hook Audio, speak to Chancey about the Verse line of products in an outdoor setting. Anthony explains how he came to make his products accessible to the Blind and what he has learned from his attendance at the 2017 NFB Convention. If you are interested in learning more about Hooke Audio, visit the company's website. And you can...

Duration: 00:09:44

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