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Blindfold Games wins Developer of the Year-

All can be found at blindfoldgames.org on the games page, or search for
blindfold games at the app store.

Blindfold Cat and Mouse – A two player card game similar to solitaire, but much easier.
Braille Spin and Solve – Practice your braille contractions. Inspired by Wheel of Fortune, spin to guess a letter or a contraction in the phrase and win.Blindfold Greeting Card – Create and send your own audio cards to friends and family.

Blindfold RS Games – 19 different multi-player games, played by thousands of people on Windows and Mac, are now available on the iPhone and iPad.

Blindfold Sound Search – Matching game using Common Animals, Asian Animals, National Anthems, Musical Instruments and Everyday Sounds.

Blindfold Basketball – Grab the ball and start shooting.  Great sound effects!

Blindfold Bird Songs – Find that Bird and Match that bird – two great games for learning bird songs.

Blindfold Checkers – Play checkers with easy, medium or expert opponents.

Phrase Madness – Famous as a windows game, now on the iPhone and iPad.  Match the phrases and laugh your socks off.

Blindfold Pinball – Play pinball on diffferent pinball machines.

Blindfold Pool – Play pool by hitting your cue ball into the other balls, and landing them in the pockets.  Hours and hours of fun.

Blindfold Spin and Solve – Inspired by Wheel of Fortune, spin to guess a letter in the phrase and win.

Blindfold Shuffleboard  – Slide your discs into the scoring area, and push your opponents discs out of the way.

Blindfold Road Trip– Be the first player to drive 1000 miles in this card game similar to 1000 miles or Miles Bornes.

Blindfold Bingo – Play bingo with lots of patterns. Win coins. Record yourself saying Bingo and share it.

Blindfold Crazy Eights with Friends – Crazy Eights card game with with other people, via Game Center or in the same room.

Blindfold Barnyard– Move your animals from the barnyard to the fence to the barn. It’s addicting!

Blindfold Word Games– Hangman, Word Ladder, Scramble and Word Flick.

Blindfold Horse Race– Race against other horses by walking your fingers on the screen.

Blindfold Juggle– Juggle animals on earth and other planets.

Blindfold Color Crush – A cross between Bejeweled and Candy Crush.

Blindfold Rummy – Gin Rummy card game – collect sets and runs of cards.

Blindfold Tile Puzzle – Tile games including 2048 and Threes, with several variations.

Blindfold Vee Ball – Just like Skee ball: Roll a ball up a ramp to land in the highest point hole.

Blindfold Craps – Dice game where you bet on the outcome of a dice roll, just like in Las Vegas.

Blindfold Air Hockey – Air Hockey – use your mallet to shoot the puck into your opponent’s goal.

Blindfold Breakout – Breakout game where you smash bricks with a ball, similar to the arcade game.

Blindfold Bowling – Ten pin bowling just like at the bowling alley.

Blindfold Roulette – Play roulette just like in Las Vegas.

Blindfold Hopper – Inspired by the old video game frogger.

Blindfold Pong – Pong game similar to the classic arcade game.

Blindfold Dominoes -Dominoes game where you play until you are out of tiles or blocked.

Blindfold Hearts – Hearts card game where you avoid collecting hearts or you can shoot the moon.

Blindfold Simon – My Simon type game where you follow patterns based on gestures and sounds.

Blindfold Spades – Spades card game where you bid and collect tricks as you win each hand.

Blindfold War – The classic war card game where you try to collect all the cards.

Blindfold Solitaire – Solitaire card games including Klondike, Spider, Free Cell, Golf and many others.

Blindfold Wildcard – An Uno type card game.

Blindfold Crazy Eights – Crazy Eights card game with several variants of play.

Blindfold Video Poker – Video Poker just like the machines in Las Vegas.

Blindfold Blackjack – Play Blackjack against the dealer.

Blindfold Sudoku – Audio Sudoku in a 9 by 9 grid, with easy, medium and hard levels.

Blindfold Sudoku Mini – Audio Sudoku in a 4 by 4 grid, lots of fun and great for people who never played Sudoku before.

Blindfold Cryptogram – Decode famous quotes and phrases in a letter substitution game

Blindfold Racer – Drive your car using your ears, not your eyes.  The original game that started all of this.

 

 

Go to this link to see all the great games available: https://stemmiami.wordpress.com/

From David Goldfield’s Blog

Free Computer Resources

One of the phone meetings of the Philadelphia Computer Users’ Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired discussed various resources available to obtain free technical help. I compiled a list of the resources which I use and ones which were mentioned by other callers. I am placing it on this Web site for anyone who might find it of some value.

Microsoft Disability Help Desk– 800 936-5900  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/answerdesk/accessibility

Apple Accessibility Help– 877 204-3930  — email: mailto:accessibility@apple.com

Chicago Lighthouse Helpdesk  —  screen readers including NVDA, Daisy book players, notetakers — 888 825-0080

Freedom Scientific (JAWS, MAGic, OpenBook, Focus, Pac Mate, various magnifiers and Plextalk Pocket) — (727) 803-8600

JAWS Technical Support Page http://www.freedomscientific.com/Support

JAWS Users Mailing Lists http://www.freedomscientific.com/Support/UserGroups

JAWS Headquarters http://www.freedomscientific.com/JAWSHQ/JAWSHeadquarters01

Android Access (online community) www.androidaccess.org

AI Squared- Zoomtext and Window-Eyes — (802) 362-3612

Window-Eyes Online Support (including knowledge base and mailing lists) —  http://www.gwmicro.com/support/

NVDA — English users’ mailing List –  To join the users’ list, send a blank email to: mailto:nvda-request@freelists.org with the word “subscribe” in the subject line. www.nvaccess.org

Humanware – 800 722-3393

Verizon Wireless Help for consumers with disabilities (888) 262- 1999,  http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/accessibility-faqs/#vgnEnd

AT&T 866-241-6568  http://about.att.com/mediakit/disability

Sprint  http://www.sprint.com/landings/accessibility/vision.html

American Printing House for the Blind (Bookport Plus)  800 223-1839

Freelists (various discussion groups or mailing lists) http://www.freelists.org/lists.html

Yahoo Groups (mailing lists)  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo

Google Groups (mailing lists) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!overview

Microsoft Community For help with Windows, Office and other Microsoft products http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us

Applevis (for all things Apple)  www.applevis.com

MacForTheBlind www.macfortheblind.com

Access Technology Institute (to purchase training textbooks and online training classes) http://www.blindtraining.com/

Comcast email accessibility@comcast.com  phone 855-270-0379 www.comcast.com/accessibility

All Hotkeys Keyboard Shortcuts www.allhotkeys.com

KeyXL  keyboard shortcut list www.keyxl.com

Shortcut World hotkey list www.shortcutworld.com

Blind Geek Zone  www.blind-geek-zone.net

VIP conduit voice Chat with others online www.vipconduit.com

For the People Another voice-chat site, may be a good resource for online help www.for-the-people.com

Accessible World Offers various conferences online, including Tek Talk where products are demonstrated http://accessibleworld.org/archives/tek-talk-archives

Watch how to speed up your Internet on any PC

Also on YouTube: How to Speed up your Internet-with talking software or mouse; XP, Win 7 or 8

 


This article from:   I Own 3,000 E-Books. I Paid $0: How to Build an E-Library Free

One of the highlights of my day is to browse several emails I receive that list free e-books. A lot of it is dreck (many self-published books on Kindle's free publishing platform sorely needed editors). But virtually every day, I find something interesting.

 

LibriVox–library books

 

The average price of Kindle best sellers on Amazon.com (AMZN) is rising steeply. E-book prices go from 99 cents for unknown and self-published authors to $20 or more for new books from household names, such as John Grisham, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and Dan Brown.

I now have more than 3,000 free e-books on my Kindle and iPad. Many are from Project Gutenberg, which includes books whose copyrights have expired (these are generally a century old). Other, I have borrowed from openlibrary.org (check to see if your local library participates). Authors also briefly offer their books as freemium promotions (sometimes for just a day) in hopes that you'll read them and tell all your friends about them. And bestsellers and new books do appear on these lists occasionally. These may even be available on your own public library's e-reader platform.

Free, Free, Free

These sites for free e-books span the genres, including self-help, children's fantasy, romance, mystery, Christian, erotica and nonfiction. I've found that having an Amazon account is the best access. Also, it's easy to cancel an order if by accident you buy a book that is not free.

  • You can sign up for ZeroFrictionBooks' daily email list or browse the books with the covers on the site. Links are to buy free on Amazon.
  • Bookbub.com lists deals and freebies with links to buy on Kobo from Indigo (IDGBF), Apple (AAPL), Barnes & Noble (BKS) and Amazon. It also lists when the deal expires.
  • PixelOfInk links to Amazon.
  • ChoosyBookworm links to Amazon.
  • BookGorilla.com has some freebies but mostly good deals.
  • OpenCulture.com lists free e-books as well as free movies, courses and more.
  • At Amazon, type in "free Kindle e-books." Today's list had almost 60,000 available. And you don't need a Kindle. Just search for free Kindle apps for your mobile device,

I check these almost daily since many freebies are one-day only or may only be free for Amazon Prime members. I've snapped up several financial books for free that retail for close to $100.
Write for Free E-Books

A more unusual way to get free e-books is to write brief reviews. I've written reviews on Amazon under a nom de plume, not in the hopes of garnering free books, but just to vent. Since then, I've received several offers to review books for authors. The easiest way to become a reviewer is simply to read an ebook from Amazon on your device. At the end, there will usually be a page asking for a recommendation. Write your honest thoughts, and ta-da, you're now a reviewer. A new site called StoryCartel allows you to download a book if you write a review afterward. It has its own standards available on site.

Either a Borrower or a Lender Be

Amazon Prime members can borrow many e-books for free through the Kindle Owners Lending Library You don't need Prime to lend to friends, but there are limitations — the loan can be active for just for two weeks, for example. BookLending.com allows readers to lend to each other, risk-free. Lendle is similar, no Kindle required.

If none of these free choices satisfy you, scribd.com, often called the Netflix (NFLX) of literature gives access to 300 books a month for $8.99.

Now, with all these books, you'll feel like "The Twilight Zone" book lover finding himself among countless books in a post-apocalyptic era, only wishing for enough time to read them.

 

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