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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 7, 2016 - Volume 542
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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This Week's Featured Advertisement: One Gently Used Vario Ultra 40 Cell Braille Display for $2,995.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

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We at Flying Blind, LLC are most pleased to wrap the Holiday Season with a fantastic bargain on a Vario Ultra 40 Cell Notetaker manufactured by Baum. This company has a rich history of developing sleek, robust, and excellently designed devices that feel fantastic to the Braille user.

This solution is lighter and sleeker than any other 40 cell notetaker on the market, offers word processing, viewing of PDF documents and spreadsheets, a scientific calculator, and a timer as well as connectivity to computers, tablets, and mobile phones.

This unit has just under a year remaining on its manufacturer's warranty. With shipping included within the 48 Continental United States you will shave over $1,000.00 USD off of the retail price of this gem! So give your fingers a post-holiday treat and start off the new year with a Braille display that will provide uses for every occasion!

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Greetings,

1) Arduino is an ideal platform for creating a variety of accessibility devices which blind makers and users might find useful. For example Arduino would be perfect for building tools like audio and tactile meters and gauges which could be driven by any manner of sensors and detectors. Here is the Blind Arduino Blog:
http://blarbl.blogspot.com/

2) The monthly post highlighting the best of AppleVis content for December is available at:
http://applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-tv-apple-watch-applevis-ios-ios-apps-mac-apps-mac-os-x-news/applevis-unlimited

3) In the first of a series of podcasts we'll highlight this time, Learn about rendering 2D art in 3D using a 3D printer in Episode 1602 of Eyes on Success:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

4) This AppleVis podcast is called "I Can Feel it: An Overview of Using Braille Displays with iOS Devices:"
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/i-can-feel-it-overview-using-braille-displays-ios-devices

5) Episode 119 of FSCAST features an interview with retiring tech support agent Jim Elsworth:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/FSCast

6) You can read a transcript or listen to a podcast detailing the various book services available, and also discussing the most important happenings of 2015:
http://www.eastersealstech.com/2016/01/01/atu240-;comparing-book-services-with-scott-davert-top-10-;assistive-technology-stories-of-2015/

7) Here is the Tech Doctor Year in Review Podcast:
http://www.dr-carter.com/

8) David Woodbridge interviewed the aforementioned Dr. Carter for Radio Australia:
http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/biy3gr/Talkingtech15122901.mp3

9) Meanwhile, David Woodbridge also recorded a Demo of the iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, and the Apple Pencil using VoiceOver:
http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/8tiq3b/iPadprosmartkeyboardandApplepencil.mp3

10) Hear About PCALC, a Powerful and Accessible iOS Calculator:
http://www.iblindtech.com/democast/pcalc-a-powerfull-and-accessible-calculator-app-for-iphone-a.html

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Flying Blind, LLC Classified Ads:
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1.) One Gently Used Vario Ultra 40 Cell Braille Display
Price: $2,995.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $1,000.00 USD off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1mkcLVZ.
Description: Manufactured by Baum, this company has a rich history of developing sleek, robust, and excellently designed devices that feel fantastic to the Braille user. This solution ...

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Savings: Offered here at approximately $40% off of its suggested list price.
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Description: This practically new, New Generation of Brailliant Refreshable Braille Displays gives you desktop USB/Bluetooth access in a form factor conducive to use with your favorite ...

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Price: $995.00 USD
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Description: Synonymous with global excellence and an intuitive, market-driven design, for the past fifteen years the ALVA Satellite Series of Braille displays has been the benchmark ...

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Price: $3,695.00 USD Each
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Description: 2 units available. Synonymous with global excellence and an intuitive, market-driven design, for the past fifteen years the ALVA Satellite Series of Braille displays ...

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Description: Optelec's Clearview line of video magnifiers is Flying Blind, LLC's preferred desktop solution for the low-vision user seeking comfort, simplicity, ergonomics, and ...

7.) One Gently Used HandyTech Easy Braille Refreshable Braille Terminal
Price: $1,795.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $2,700.00 USD off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1wYTm0Z.
Description: This display is in pristine condition, and offers the user both USB and Bluetooth connectivity to their favorite laptops, tablets, and Smartphones. It's ...

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Flying Blind, LLC Online Store Highlights:
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1.) Silver Indoor Outdoor Talking Thermometer for $16.95 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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A portable Braille display with more to offer for less money. The Mini provides Braille input and output for PCs, tablets, mobile phones, and gives you that internal notetaking functionality ...

3.) Large Print Address Book for $16.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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Spiral bound book. Holds up to 500 address listings. Three address listings per page. Includes 20/20 pen. Durable covers with inside front and back pockets. Alphabetical tabs and ample room ...

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A Pocket-sized Power Pack That Fits Your Lifestyle and Your Budget! Ultra-Portable 14-Cell Braille Display with 5 Simultaneous Bluetooth Connections! Smart Beetle is a 14 Cell Braille ...

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Spiral bound register helps keep better control of check recording. Contains spaces for 14 entries per full page. Size: 5" x 9" ...

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