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This Week's Featured Advertisement

Photo of the Brailliant BI 40 Cell Refreshable Braille Display - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

One Refurbished Brailliant BI 40 Cell Refreshable Braille Display for $2,395.00 USD !!!


This gently used new generation of Brailliant refreshable Braille displays gives you desktop USB/Bluetooth access in a form factor conducive for use with your favorite portable tablet/smartphone. Ergonomic thumbkeys together with Braille input keys make entering Braille text and navigating through the most complex Apps a snap for Windows, iOS, or Android users. The Brailliant BI line of displays are Flying Blind, LLC's preferred and most-used desktop Braille displays in a variety of settings. This unit ships with close to one year remaining on its manufacturer's warranty and is listed here at over 20% off of its suggested retail price! We'll even throw in an additional Brailliant carrying case, valued at $90.00 USD, to anyone wishing to add a splash of style and class to their Brailliant!!! Price includes shipping within the 48 Continental United States. This unit will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. To be the first to secure this unit please use the Buy Now link included below. For more information, or to order this product offline, email featured@flying-blind.com or call +1 (216) 381-8107 today.

Add to Cart - One Refurbished Brailliant BI 40 Cell Refreshable Braille Display for $2,395.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

TypeAbility: Keyboard Instruction Software for JAWS and Magic

Photo of Larry Lewis of Flying Blind, LLC demonstrating TypeAbility: Keyboard Instruction Software for JAWS and Magic. Click to view this demonstration on YouTube now. TypeAbility is a program that teaches the entire computer keyboard in 99 user-friendly lessons to aspiring computer keyboard users of all ages!

By the end of the lessons, the student will have mastered all of the letters, numbers, and punctuation, as well as navigation and editing within dialog boxes and text documents. TypeAbility is great fun for all ages and is a fantastic asset for any school, rehabilitation training center, or for itinerant teachers who provide adaptive computer training. It's also a great teaching tool for individuals wishing to improve their typing skills!

TypeAbility 4.1 for JAWS, is compatible with JAWS 8 and higher. Conveniently, you can use either a full version of JAWS, or the free JAWS demo. TypeAbility is also compatible with the screen magnification program MAGic. With MAGic, the partially sighted can not only listen to, but also see their typing lessons. TypeAbility for MAGic can be installed into MAGic 10.5 or MAGic 11. In that case, JAWS is not needed, because MAGic will provide both speech and magnification.

Learning how to launch, run, choose lessons and tasks, and how to close TypeAbility is very simple. After a few lessons with an assistant, a blind non-typing child will be able to use the program independently. TypeAbility is fun and appropriate for students of all ages. There are User Preferences that allow TypeAbility to conform to each student's needs. However, there are not such a bewildering number of complex options that learning how to use TypeAbility would be a mystery or chore. It's a cinch!

Though TypeAbility is very simple to use, it is both the most advanced typing program for the blind on the market, and also the most fun to use. TypeAbility offers support for one-handed typists and can be run on computers connected to a network.

Demonstration:

For an in-depth demonstration of this teaching tool in action visit the following link to watch and/or listen to Larry Lewis provide a comprehensive tour of TypeAbility: http://youtu.be/0I2fT5D_5AI.

TypeAbility Downloads:

So why not take TypeAbility for a test drive? Download either TypeAbility for JAWS or TypeAbility for Magic using the links below, use the software up to 15 times and decide for yourself how useful it will be for you, your peers, and your consumers!

To Download TypeAbility for JAWS, click this link. 15 free openings:
http://yesaccessible.com/typeabilitydownload/TypeAbility4.2ForJAWS.exe

To Download TypeAbility for MAGic, click this link. 15 free openings:
http://yesaccessible.com/typeabilitydownload/TypeAbility4.2ForMAGic.exe

Documentation & Videos:

To download instructions for installing TypeAbility 4.1, click this link:
http://yesaccessible.com/typeabilitydownload/HowToInstallTypeAbility.rtf

To download TypeAbility Help, click this link:
http://www.yesaccessible.com/typeabilitydownload/TypeAbilityHelp.rtf

To Download TypeAbility Quick Hotkey Help, click this link:
http://www.yesaccessible.com/typeabilitydownload/ QuickTypeAbilityHotkeyHelp.rtf

To watch or listen to Larry Lewis of Flying Blind, LLC demonstrate TypeAbility on YouTube, click this link:
http://youtu.be/0I2fT5D_5AI

Pricing:

TypeAbility: Full Version

Single Installation: $150.00 USD
5 Site License: $400.00 USD
10 Site License: $600.00 USD
20 Site License: $775.00 USD
30 Site License: $925.00 USD
40 Site License: $1,025.00 USD

TypeAbility: Upgrade from Version 2 or 3.3 to Current Version

Single Installation: $50.00 USD
5 Site License: $200.00 USD
10 Site License: $300.00 USD
20 Site License: $385.00 USD
30 Site License: $460.00 USD
40 Site License: $510.00 USD

Purchase:

To Purchase TypeAbility, simply make your selections from either the Full Version (1) or Upgrade (2) tiers included below:

(1) TypeAbility: Full Version

Select Your License:
Select Your Screen Reader:
Enter Your JAWS/Magic Serial:
Enter Your Email Address:

(2) TypeAbility: Upgrade from Version 2 or 3.3 to Current Version
Select Your License:
Select Your Screen Reader:
Enter Your JAWS/Magic Serial:
Enter Your Email Address:

We Invite You to Join the 2013 Flying Blind, LLC Apple Accessibility Initiative (AAI)

Released: 1/28/2013 | |

Photo of a female hand interacting with the touch interface of an Apple iPad. If you are an educator of vision impaired students or a professional who makes decisions regarding the technological journey of a vision impaired student, then the Apple Accessibility Initiative (AAI) is for you.

Are you excited about receiving iPads for your students but not sure what access features are available to ensure your students are independent, efficient, and on an equal playing field with their sighted peers? Would you like to know which iOS apps can make your students more proficient in a post-secondary education or competitive job market?

The Flying Blind, LLC AAI Professional Development Seminar can provide you with all of this, and much more. This Professional Development Seminar was designed for educators who have either received or are receiving portable iOS devices such as iPads, iPods, or iPhones which are to be used by their students.

The Apple Accessibility Initiative (AAI) Professional Development Seminar will:

  • Introduce you to all of the built-in low vision options available within these devices.


  • Unveil the robust screenreading access for speech users integrated into these devices.


  • Screen shot of the Apple iPad at Settings / General / Accessibility.

    Photo of the Apple iPad with Voiceover call outs assisting its user with various tasks.

  • Showcase QWERTY on-screen and wireless keyboard options for navigation and data entry.


  • Illustrate how refreshable Braille I/O transforms these devices into a "Portable Information Management System".


  • Photo of an Apple iPad connected to a small Bluetooth wireless QWERTY keyboard by the universal Bluetooth symbol.
    Photo of an Apple iPad connected to a Braillepen and BraillePen 12 by the universal Bluetooth symbol.

    Once a framework for access to these devices has been established, attention will be redirected to the various applications, strategies, and methodologies that will allow you and your students to:

  • Search for and browse pertinent information.


  • Download and Read Books.


  • Photo of an Apple iPad showing the New York Times inside the Safari browser.

    Photo of the Apple iBooks Store.

  • Manage and share information with others.


  • And explore a variety of games to play.


  • A split image photo with the top half of the photo showing an iPad spewing countless photos and documents from its interior and the bottom half showing a user connecting the Apple iPad to the sky. An allusion to to the new iCloud.
    Photo of the Apple App Store Logo.

    Format
    The AAI Professional Development Seminar is available in two different formats based on your specific needs and budget. The AAI Professional Development Seminar may be administered live and in person, or remotely via the internet.

    CEU Eligibility
    Flying Blind, LLC will work with you, your staff, or any other governing authority to make certain the completion of the AAI Professional Development Seminar provides CEU eligibility for all participants.

    Group Size
    The standard AAI Professional Development Seminar is designed to accommodate 20 educators per seminar, though it can be scaled to meet the needs of any number of participants. Please contact us for additional information on larger groups.

    Pricing
    The cost for the live and in person version of the AAI Professional Development Seminar is $1,000.00 USD plus all pertinent travel expenses for Mr. Larry Lewis, Flying Blind, LLC's Founder, and the instructor who will be personally conducting each live and in-person seminar.

    The online version, which is also conducted by Mr. Lewis, is divided into three modules, with each module lasting approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. The cost of each module is $400.00 USD per module, if purchased searately, or $1,000.00 USD if all three modules are purchased at once. These modules may then be scheduled to be conducted on three separate agreed upon days, or throughout the span of a single day, based on the preferences of your educators.

    Why AAI is the Right Choice
    Flying Blind, LLC is keenly aware of today's economic climate, and we believe that by offering the AAI Professional Development Seminar in its current, comprehensive, and field-tested form, we will save you far more time, energy, and money than if you were to attempt to integrate these solutions without the proven resources and field tested information that we have built into this seminar.

    How to Reach Us
    For more information please contact us today at aai@flying-blind.com or give us a call at +1 (216) 381-8107.

    To download this brochure in PDF format you may click on or forward the following link: http://www.flying-blind.com/documents/fbllc-aai-brochure.pdf.

    Come Check out BraillePen at This Year's Summer Conventions!

    Released: 6/28/2012 | |

    Photo of the BraillePen Slim and BraillePen12 Side by Side. We're all charged up and ready to hit the road this weekend. We're most pleased to be showing off the BraillePen12 and BraillePen Slim in a series of four International Conferences, which presents us with a fantastic opportunity to bring the world's lowest cost, most versitile Braille input/output device to thousands of current and prospective customers. If you are attending any of the conferences listed below, please stop by the Aroga Technologies booth and check out this pocket-sized alternative that is also easy on your pocket book! Also, try out the newly released clipboard feature which allows users to jot down information on their BraillePen and effortlessly transfer it to their iPad or Mobile phone. Lastly, we'll be providing free shipping on all orders placed at the conference as well as entering customers into a drawing to receive a free BraillePen12 valued at $995.00 USD! So travel safe and be sure to stop by and pay us a visit if you're attending any of these conferences. You'll be glad you did!

    National Federation of The Blind National Convention, Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, July 1st -3rd.

    American Council of the Blind, Galt House Hotel, Louisville, July 7th - 9th.

    AHEAD Conference, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, July 11th - 13th.

    AER International Conference, Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, July 18th - 20th.

    BraillePen12 Firmware Update for Current and Prospective BraillePen Users Provides All New Clipboard Functionality!

    Released: 6/21/2012 | |

    Video still with a play button in the center showing Larry Lewis of Flying Blind, LLC holding a BraillePen12. Flying Blind, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of a new firmware build for BraillePen12 customers. Not only is BraillePen12 the only wireless Braille input/output device on the market for less than $1,000.00 USD, but it now boasts the only "clipboard" feature as well, making it possible for users to create and edit text on the fly, using their BraillePen as a stand-alone device, and then pasting the contents of that text into the edit field of their favorite iOS or Android application. To celebrate the launch of the new Flying Blind, LLC YouTube Channel (now available at www.youtube.com/flyingblindllc) Larry Lewis gets hands on with BraillePen and iOS in this first volume of the Flying Blind, LLC AdapTech Videocast in which Lewis provides an introduction to BraillePen, demonstrates how to easily connect or pair a BraillePen wirelessly via Bluetooth to an iOS device, and then closes by showing off the newly released BraillePen "Clipboard Feature". Note that this free videocast is available in two parts and is about 25 minutes in length.

    Flying Blind, LLC AdapTech Videocast - Volume 1A
    Introduction to BraillePen12 And Its New Clipboard Feature
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86JkQLXwC8M&feature=youtube_gdata

    Flying Blind, LLC AdapTech Videocast - Volume 1B
    Introduction to BraillePen12 And Its New Clipboard Feature (Continued)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ulGF8SnI2g&feature=youtube_gdata

    Larry Lewis will be representing Aroga Technologies at four upcoming International Conventions commencing in less than 2 weeks. Look for more information about these conferences in your inbox next week, and if you're attending any of these conferences, stop by, pay him a visit, and try out this revolutionary utility which marries notetaker know-how with mainstream access. All BraillePen12s are shipping with this new firmware, and current BraillePen users may contact their authorized BraillePen resellers to get their units updated. We'll also be updating units at the summer conventions. Lastly, you may call (800) 561-6222 and speak to Aroga Technology's Service Department to get your unit updated. For any BraillePen related questions, please email braillepen@flying-blind.com or call (216) 381-8107.

    Flying Blind, LLC Publications RSS Feed

    Released: 5/10/2012 | |

    For those of you wishing to receive new Flying Blind, LLC Publications automatically via RSS Feed (including Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday) you may use the following link (or feed) which will be updated (or syndicated) with the release of each new Flying Blind, LLC Publication: www.flying-blind.com/feed.xml. RSS is an automatic content syndication technology which uses a standard informational format (XML) that is easily recognizable to a variety of software applications called RSS Readers (or Aggregators). A user may subscribe to an RSS feed by entering its address (www.flying-blind.com/feed.xml) into their reader of choice to initiate the subscription process. The RSS reader then checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for any updates and provides a user interface to monitor and read these feeds. It is our hope that this additional distribution channel will help our readers to get the adaptech information they need, when they need it. Flying Blind, LLC. Empowerment Through Technology.

    Flying Blind, LLC at the 27th Annual CSUN Conference

    Released: 2/21/2012 | |

    27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference Logo

    For those of you planning to attend California State University Northridge's 27th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, from February 27 through March 3, at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, California, Flying Blind, LLC invites you to attend a number of activities in which we will be contributing this year:
     
    Flying Blind, LLC's Founder, Mr. Larry Lewis, will be involved in a variety of workshops and product sessions throughout the week with the common theme of these presentations revolving around various non-visual strategies for accessing and manipulating iOS devices.
     
    2/27, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, "Unveiling Strategies for Affective Access to Apple Devices", Gregory AB
    On Monday, February 27, Lewis, along with Matt Ater of G&B Solutions Inc. (www.gbsolutionsinc.com), a business associate and good friend of Lewis, will be conducting a day-long pre-conference workshop titled "Unveiling Strategies for Affective Access to Apple Devices", 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, located in Gregory AB. This comprehensive session will focus on all of the various access components of Apple's iOS devices, and offer practical methods for service providers to incorporate this mainstream approach to portable access into their client's adaptive technology journeys.
     
    3/1, 1:50 PM, "Access Improvements To Touch Screen Devices", Molly AB
    On Thursday, March 1, Lewis will be partnering with his colleague Greg Stilson from HumanWare Inc. (www.humanware.com) to present a General Session titled: "Access Improvements To Touch Screen Devices", 1:50 PM, located in Molly AB. This presentation discusses the process and advantages of incorporating wireless, refreshable Braille access when using iOS devices within both educational and employment settings.
     
    2/29, 3/1, 3/2, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, "Is 12 Cells Enough?", Aroga Suite
    Last but not least, Lewis and Steve Barclay, Vice President of Sales for Aroga Technologies (www.aroga.com) will be hosting three sessions within the Aroga Suite titled: "Is 12 Cells Enough?". Each session will begin at 4:00 PM and conclude around 5:30 PM and will run Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. These three sessions are face to face, hands-on workshops based on the recent webinars hosted by Lewis and Barclay that illustrate the power and mobility of portable, refreshable Braille access to iOS devices in a variety of settings. These sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please e-mail training@flying-blind.com or call (216) 381-8107 to reserve your space today.
     
    The CSUN Conference is traditionally a venue for excitement around innovation within the adaptive technology industry, and Flying Blind, LLC is very excited to be a contributing force in unveiling that innovation this year at CSUN 2012. Until CSUN, have a great week and and travel safe!

    Are You An Adaptive Technology Trainer? Flying Blind, LLC Invites You to Join us by Donating 10 Minutes of Your Time

    Released: 1/31/2012 | |

    Flying Blind, LLC Logo. Empowerment Through Technology. Flying Blind, LLC is currently involved in a number of adaptive technology training initiatives designed to optimize adaptive technology training service delivery on a national level. It is our continuing mission at Flying Blind, LLC to provide all vision impaired persons with the necessary products, information, and services that will make their adaptech journey as fulfilling as possible.
     
    We feel strongly that the only way to do this is to solicit input from those of you who are already adaptive technology trainers. Only with feedback from those of you who already provide this exemplary service can we hope to attain the type of direction we require to move forward on a number of national training projects which are currently in play.
     
    We invite those of you that are currently providing adaptive technology training services, as well as those of you that have provided these services in the past, to donate 10 minutes of your time in completing the enclosed survey.
     
    All responses are 100% confidential, and, should you choose to provide your name, email address, and the State in which you reside, you will be strongly considered as a potential resource for both Flying Blind, LLC and its partners as we become more involved in trainer procurement to provide what may become the most comprehensive and exemplary adaptive technology training initiative our industry has ever offered on a National basis. Excited? So are we. And we look forward to hearing what you've got to say.
     
    Flying Blind, LLC Survey For Adaptive Technology Trainers:
    http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e5jk5hapgxy903g3/start


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