A Health Insurance Experience

My Health Insurance Story

It is not the intention of what I’m sharing to move you to either side of an issue related to health insurance, I just want to share what I experienced.

In late November of 1993 I moved out on my own and started a new job. I was told I could have health insurance through my job after 90 days. I went ahead and selected the best plan my employer offered based on what I could afford. The coverage was just for me, no spouse, kids, or even a pet at that time in my life at twenty years old.

As someone out on their own for the first time, I’d usually work overtime whenever it was offered. Always happy to come in early or work late to earn a little extra money.

In February 2004 I started to have a few minor health issues. Nothing serious enough to go see a Doctor, just things I’ve experienced in my life. Things like headaches or earaches related to allergy problems.

One day at work I sold some office equipment to a customer and moved the heavy box from a shelf to a cart to take it outside. The customer brought his truck to the sidewalk outside the store and while the box was heavy, this young, bold, stupid guy didn’t ask anyone for help and lifted it into the back of the customer’s truck. Sure, it was heavy, but no big deal. I went back inside and finished my day.

That night I had some back pain. I figured okay dummy, that is what you get for not asking someone to help lift that heavy box.
The pain got worse through the night. Thankfully I wasn’t scheduled to work the next day.

I called work and found out where I needed to go for a work related injury. Thankfully it was a clinic just across the street from where I worked.
I went in and explained what happened to the Doctor. He examined me and said it appears I just pulled some muscles. I got a prescription for some muscle relaxers. He told me if it isn’t better in a few days to come back.

Well a few days later it wasn’t any better. I went back and the Doctor sent me to a back specialist. I saw the back specialist a few days later. He did more testing, x-rays, etc…
He said he didn’t find anything that would lead him to believe it was anything more than some pulled muscles. He gave me a few prescriptions for better pain meds and all seemed like it’d be okay in a few days and I’d be back to work.

I got the prescriptions filled, it wasn’t too expensive without insurance, my ninety days at the new job hadn’t been reached yet. I went home, took my meds and rested.

The next morning I woke up and could not see out of one eye. Until then I always had 20 / 20 vision, never a need for glasses or any problems at all related to eye sight.
Thankfully I could still see fine out of the other eye. I followed my instincts and called the back specialist. Told the office staff what was going on and they got the Doctor on the phone. He told me that nothing he prescribed could possibly do that. He wanted me to get to my primary Doctor right away. He said medically there isn’t anything he can do but he said, I’ve got your primary Doctor’s info that I gave him in all of the forms I filled out for my appointment the day before.
The back specialist said I will call your primary Doctor, tell him what is going on and tell him you are on your way in. He said, I can at least do that and save you some time. I thanked him and told him my Mom doesn’t work far from where I was living at the time, I’ll call her and have her take me to the Doctor.

We did that and about 35 minutes later, Mom was helping me into the Doctor’s office. I was 21 at this point and had been seeing the same primary doctor since I was about 15. I could tell that my Doctor was concerned as he was waiting for me with a wheelchair. He said we are going to go across the hall and see an eye Doctor.
He wheeled me across the hall and straight into the eye Doctor’s exam room. They both looked in my eyes and saw swelling. At that time we were only a few miles from a hospital. My Doctor said we can call an ambulance or you can have your Mom take you, it really didn’t make a difference since we were so close to the hospital.
So Mom took me, thankfully my Doctor called the hospital and told them to expect me.

For the rest of the afternoon and evening, I was a pin cushion. Every possible question was asked of me as to recent activity, lifestyle, etc.. Lots of personal questions but I didn’t care as they were trying to find out what is going on with me.

Thankfully they were able to stop the swelling that afternoon.
It took awhile to figure out what was going on with me. In the meantime we gave all of the info to the hospital for billing etc… I didn’t remember when my health insurance at work started. I gave them the info and was told they’d check on it.

I soon found out that I needed to work two more days for my health insurance at work to become active. It didn’t matter that at this point in my new job I had worked more than 40 hours in overtime, I learned it had to be two days of regularly scheduled shifts. They had even started taking the payments for insurance out of my paychecks at this point, I figured the insurance was active.

So we fought with the insurance I didn’t seem to have at work, they wouldn’t make any changes. We had to fight with them for about a month to refund the insurance payments they had already been taking out of my paycheck.

During this time I was now totally blind, that happened overnight during that first night in the hospital. They finally figured out what was going on. I had two very rare forms of cancer and had a 1 in 10 chance of living six months.

After hearing what I went through with the insurance at work, one of my Doctors in the hospital, I had about 7, told me he talked with the other Doctors on my team and they’ve agreed to not charge me. He also said, the group of them was going to petition the hospital to use their charity fund to write off any expenses I’d have from the hospital part of the charges. The Doctor said I shouldn’t have to pay in a situation like that.

Time went by and I never saw a bill from the hospital or Doctors. I was home after a total of two and a half months in the hospital and living with my Mom and her boyfriend. They soon got married, which was a very good thing for me. My new step Dad worked for a large company that provided their own insurance, they just paid an insurance company to do the paperwork. Due to my age and that I was living with my Mom and step Dad, he could add me on to his insurance at work, they had no pre-existing conditions.

I’m very thankful for that. I was still going back and forth to the hospital for outpatient radiation treatments. Sometimes some of my I think white blood cell counts were so low, I’d have to get a series of shots to help boost them.
I had a home health nurse at this point who came by at least once a week, I think sometimes a bit more often, as needed.

She told me the series of two shots she was giving me cost around $200. Without health insurance there was no way I could have been able to pay for that.

I was very lucky to be on my step-Dad’s insurance and he and my Mom had the funds to pay for prescriptions and stuff until he could get the money paid back to him from work.

So a situation where a young guy, out on his own for the first time. I had a job, living on my own and after becoming blind pretty much overnight, learned that I only had to work two more days to have health insurance. As I said, they had already started taking insurance payments out of my paycheck.

Its more than 23 years later now and I’m fine, no cancer and if becoming blind is the only big effect of what the cancer did to my body, I’m very lucky. Sure there are some minor problems from time to time and I get yearly skin checks because of all the radiation I had in 1994, but I’m alive and well.

I now have Medicare and Meddicaid as my health insurance. While I don’t get sick very often anymore, I fear what options I’ll have if there are major cutbacks to my insurance the next time a problem with my health comes up and I need to go to the Doctor or Hospital.
I’ve already lost access to my Dentist due to cutbacks to Medicaid from the Governor of Missouri. I cannot afford to pay out of my pocket for regular cleanings and any procedures that need to be done.

One thing that needs to change in this country is our elected Senators & Representatives shouldn’t be able to have a better level of health care than the people who elected them.
Let the people we’ve sent to Washington DC worry about if they can afford to go to the Doctor.

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Brief Demo Fire TV Accessibility

I created a brief demonstration of the accessibility of Fire TV along with its Netflix app and Amazon Music.
Its nothing fancy or edited but if you are interested here’s a drop box link to the mp3 file.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w65ix8ui9u0fgsq/firetvdemo.mp3?dl=0

One item I meant to include in the demo and forgot…
If you get a Fire TV and it seems to only be offering content in Ultra HD and you don’t have a 4K television, go to the Display & Sound settings and change the Display from Auto to 1080p. That fixed the problem for me.

I do prefer the Fire TV over the Fire TV Stick. The Fire TV allows for a wired Ethernet connection, 5.8GHz WiFi, as well as a 2.4GHz WiFi connection.
We were getting too much interference with the Fire TV Stick as it only works on the 2.4GHz WiFi.
Also, since the Fire TV is larger than the Stick, the Fire TV connects to your television via a HDMI cable, instead of just plugging into a HDMI port on the television as the Stick does.

Amazon will split the cost of a Fire TV over five months. You do pay taxes with the first payment. You’ll find more about that option on the Fire TV page at Amazon.

Here is information from Amazon on pairing the remote and enabling Voice View. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202105320

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A List Of Described Content On Netflix

Shows & Movies are added or removed on a regular basis. This list is current as of the date this posted to my blog.
Netflix also has a large amount of programming that is not described but still enjoyable to watch.
There are many ways to watch content from Netflix and they have various pricing plans based on how many devices you want to be able to use at the same time. Their plans are month to month and you can cancel your subscription at any time. They offer a full access thirty day trial as well. One feature that I like is each member of your family has their own profile. I can watch the shows that I like and receive suggestions on other shows and my Wife can do the same, without crossing the streams.

I do have Netflix setup to use on my computer, android phone, and our Fire TV. While all of those options are accessible, the Netflix app on Fire TV is a wonderful experience. Fire TV is my favorite but its nice to have other accessible options as well.

13 Going on 30
13 Reasons Why
13TH
6 Years
About a Boy
Abstract: The Art of Design
The Adventures of Puss in Boots
Africa
Air Buddies
Alice Through the Looking Glass
All Hail King Julien
All Hail King Julien: Exiled
Amanda Knox
Anger Management
The Angry Birds Movie
Anne with an E
Antz
Armageddon
ARQ
Arrested Development
Ask the StoryBots
Atlantis: Milo’s Return
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Audrie & Daisy
Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution
Backstage
Barry
Beasts of No Nation
Beat Bugs
Being Human (U.S.)
The Bernie Mac Show
Best and Most Beautiful Things
Better Call Saul
Between
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!
The BFG
The Big Short
Bill Nye Saves the World
Black Mirror
Blank Check
Bloodline
Blue Jay
The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans
Bob’s Broken Sleigh
BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina’s Christmas Wish
Bokeh
Bomb Girls
Bones
Border Security: America’s Front Line
Bottersnikes & Gumbles
Brahman Naman
Bridget Jones’s Baby
Bruno and Boots: Go Jump in the Pool
Buddy Thunderstruck
Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile
Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe
Burn Notice
Burning Sands
Call the Midwife
Can’t Buy Me Love
Captain America: Civil War
Captive
Care Bears & Cousins
Cars Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales
Case
Casting JonBenet
Castlevania
Charlie St. Cloud
Chasing Cameron
Chasing Coral
Chef’s Table
Chef’s Table: France
Chelsea Does
Chewing Gum
Chicken Little
The Cleveland Show
Clinical
Coin Heist
Cooked
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Counterpunch
Crashing
Crazyhead
Creep
Criminal Minds
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
The Crown
The Cuba Libre Story
Cuckoo
Daddy Day Care
Danger Mouse
David Brent: Life on the Road
Dawg Fight
Dear White People
The Deep
Degrassi: Next Class
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
Déjà Vu
Derek
Dinotrux
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
The Discovery
The Do-Over
Doctor Strange
Dolphin Tale
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23
Dragons: Race to the Edge
Dream House
Drifter
E-Team
Easy
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and Jane
Electricity
Ella the Elephant
The Emperor’s New Groove
Enemy of the State
Ever After High
Extremis
F is for Family
Family Guy
Fangbone
Fearless
Finding Dory
The Finest Hours
Five Came Back
Flaked
The Following
Free Rein
Friends from College
Frontier
Frozen Planet
Full Out
Fuller House
The Fundamentals of Caring
The Furchester Hotel
George of the Jungle 2
The Get Down
Get Me Roger Stone
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Girlboss
Girlfriend’s Day
Glee
Glitch
Glitter Force
GLOW
Goosebumps
Gotham
Grace and Frankie
Greenleaf
Gridlocked
Gypsy
H2O: Mermaid Adventures
Halo: The Fall of Reach
Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Happy Valley
Haters Back Off
Hemlock Grove
Holding the Man
Holidays
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Hot Bot
Hot Girls Wanted
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On
Hotel Beau Séjour
Hotel Transylvania 2
House of Cards
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Hugo
Human Planet
Hush
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
iBOY
Imperial Dreams
Indiscretion
Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget 2
Internet Famous
Into the Inferno
The Investigator: A British Crime Story
The Ivory Game
Johnny English Reborn
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
Judge Dredd
Julie’s Greenroom
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story
Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids
Justin Time GO!
Kazoops!
Keep Quiet
The Keepers
Keith Richards: Under the Influence
The Killing
King Arthur
Kong: King of the Apes
Kronk’s New Groove
Kubo and the Two Strings
Kulipari: An Army of Frogs
Kung Fu Panda 3
Lady Dynamite
Last Chance U
The Last Kingdom
The Last Nazis
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Leap Year
Learning Songs by Little Baby Bum: Nursery Rhyme Friends
Legend Quest
LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One
LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship
LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape
Leroy & Stitch
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Lilo & Stitch
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch
Little Baby Bum: Nursery Rhyme Friends
The Little Prince
Longmire
Los Punks: We Are All We Have
Lost & Found Music Studios
Love
Lovesick
Luna Petunia
Luther
Mac & Devin Go to High School
Mack & Moxy
Magic Mike
The Magic School Bus
Making a Murderer
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure
Malcolm in the Middle
Manson Family Vacation
Marco Polo
Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes
Margarita with a Straw
Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas
The Mars Generation
Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!
Marvel’s Daredevil
Marvel’s Iron Fist
Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Marvel’s Luke Cage
Mascots
Masha and the Bear
Masha’s Spooky Stories
Masha’s Tales
The Mask You Live In
Master of None
Medici: Masters of Florence
Mercy
Merlí
Mickey’s House of Villains
Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mickey Mouse Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
The Mighty Ducks
Mindhorn
Minions
Moana
Monster Math Squad
Moonrise Kingdom
The Most Hated Woman in America
Mother with a Gun
Mr. 3000
Mr. Magoo
The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show
Mulan 2
My Beautiful Broken Brain
My Father the Hero
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
Narcos
NCIS
Netflix Presents: The Characters
New Girl
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
Notes on Blindness
The OA
The Office (U.K.)
The Office (U.S.)
Okja
One Day
One Day at a Time
Orange Is the New Black
The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir
Other People
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
Pac’s Scary Halloween
Pacific Heat
The Paradise
Paranoid
The Parent Trap
Parenthood
Parks and Recreation
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
Penny Dreadful
Pete’s Dragon
Peter: The Redemption
Phenomenon
Piglet’s Big Movie
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Planet Earth: The Complete Collection
Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
Popples
The Prestige
Print the Legend
Project Mc²
Puffin Rock
Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale
Queen of Katwe
Quiz Show
Raising Hope
The Ranch
Rebirth
The Ref
Richie Rich
The Ridiculous 6
River
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
Royal Pains
Sahara
Salinger
Salt and Fire
Sand Castle
Sandy Wexler
Santa Buddies
Santa Clarita Diet
Santa Pac’s Merry Berry Day
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
Sarah & Duck
Sausage Party
Scream
The Search for Santa Paws
Secret of the Wings
Sense8
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Sherlock
Shimmer Lake
The Siege of Jadotville
Sirens
The Sixth Sense
Sky High
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang
Skylanders Academy
Slugterra
Small Crimes
SMOSH: The Movie
Snow Buddies
Some Assembly Required
Space Buddies
Special Correspondents
Spectral
Spirit: Riding Free
Spotless
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Staten Island Summer
Stitch! The Movie
StoryBots Super Songs
Stranger Things
Super Why!
Switched at Birth
Take Me
Take the 10
Tales by Light
Tallulah
Team Foxcatcher
Theo Who Lived
Three Fugitives
The Three Musketeers
Tig
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast
Titanic
To the Bone
Tokyo Trial
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Tracks
Trailer Park Boys
Trailer Park Boys: Xmas Special
Tramps
Travelers
Trollhunters
Trolls
True Memoirs of an International Assassin
Turner and Hooch
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Valley Uprising
VeggieTales in the City
Virunga
Voltron: Legendary Defender
W/ Bob & David
W1A
Wallander
War Machine
The Waterboy
We’re Lalaloopsy
Wet Hot American Summer
What Happened, Miss Simone?
White Chicks
White Collar
The White Helmets
White Rabbit Project
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Win It All
The Windmill
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Word Party
World of Winx
XOXO
You Get Me
Zootopia

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Accessible Android Apps July 2017

This is a list of the Android apps that I’m currently using. The apps I use change from time to time, so check back to see what’s new.
I use my phone via touch, an external Bluetooth keyboard or sometimes, a combination of both. It just depends on what I’m doing.
These apps work for me, so I consider them to be accessible. Your mileage may vary. I use a Logitech K380 multi device Bluetooth keyboard.

Acapela TTS Voices
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acapelagroup.android.tts

AccuWeather
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.accuweather.paid.android

Allo
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.fireball

Amazon
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.mShop.android

Amazon Alexa
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.dee.app

AquaMail
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kman.AquaMail

AquaMail Pro Unlocker
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kman.AquaMail.UnlockerMarket

Calendar
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.calendar

Clipper Sync Plugin
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clippersync.android.plugin

Clipper+
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fi.rojekti.clipper

File Manager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.clean

Freemotion change
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.visionandroid.apps.motionsensor

Gboard
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.latin

Google Opinion Rewards
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.paidtasks

IDEAL Currency Identifier
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ideal.currencyid

KNFB Reader
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sensotec.knfbreader

LastPass
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lastpass.lpandroid

MacroDroid
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arlosoft.macrodroid

Messages
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.messaging

My App List
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.projectsexception.myapplist

Netflix
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient

NextRadio
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextradioapp.nextradio

NFC Labeler
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hu.gersoft.nfclabeler

Nova Launcher
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher

Nova Launcher Prime
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher.prime

ParcelTrack
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uberblic.parceltrack

Pocket Casts
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.shiftyjelly.pocketcasts

Prime Video
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient

Shouter
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bhkapps.proshouter

TalkBack
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.marvin.talkback

TapTapSee
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.msearcher.taptapsee.android

Trusted Contacts
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.emergencyassist

TuneIn Radio Pro
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=radiotime.player

Tweetings
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dwdesign.tweetings

Uber
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubercab

VLC
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.videolan.vlc

Shared by ‘My App List’
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.projectsexception.myapplist

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Update On Fire TV & English Described Setting

I’ve been reading various forum posts and trying various options as this worked without any problem on our Fire TV Stick.
I’ve switched HDMI cables, tried a different HDMI port on the television and that didn’t make a difference.
I restarted the Fire TV and then there was an update available. Installed the update but that didn’t seem to make a difference either.

Until now I was focused on Bosch as that was the show I was watching on the Stick and on my phone.
I looked at the list of other described programming available on Amazon. I looked more for the shows or movies that are free with Prime as I wasn’t ready to spend any money yet, trying to get this working.
After having Alexa find the title I was looking at online, I noticed none of these had Ultra HD next to them on the Fire TV as Bosch did.
I played these movies, no problem at all selecting English Described in the menu during playback. I tried about four and all worked fine as they are supposed to. Just for kicks I decided to give Bosch another try.
I had Alexa find Bosch and this time the Ultra HD was missing on the Fire TV.
I played an episode and now the English Described was there in the menus as it was supposed to be and as it was in the other movies and shows I just had success with.
I’ve gone back into the regular menus and then back to watching Bosch and the Ultra HD was still gone and I can still access the setting for English Described during playback.
This seems to be some sort of a bug I encountered in Fire TV. I’m not sure what got me out of the bug, restarting & updating, restarting a few more times or maybe watching the other content that wasn’t marked as Ultra HD.
One thing I know for sure, the person my Wife spoke with at Amazon Disability Support was 100% wrong that we need a 4K television to get the English Described audio setting with the Fire TV.

Also unless you know that your tv / AV receiver etc.. setup supports Dolby Digital Plus, its best to turn that off in the Display & Audio settings of the Fire Tv.

Another tip I recently learned of, if your TV isn’t a 4K tv, one way of preventing this issue or bug I’ve been messing with is to change the display resolution in the Fire TV from auto to 1080P. That can be found in settings, display & sound.

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Accessible Android Apps June 2017

This is a list of accessible Android apps that I am currently using. Some of these I use on my phone, some on my tablet and some on both.
I’ve been working on making my tablet more of a media device for watching Netflix and Amazon tv & movies, especially since Amazon now has described programming.
Note you do need to get Amazon Video from the Amazon underground as of right now, at least in the USA. You can find many resources to help with that via a search on google.
I use some apps by touch, some by external keyboard, and some a combination of both. Its a matter of what works for me to do what I need or want to do, that is why I consider these apps accessible.
I use a Logitech K380 multi device bluetooth keyboard. Amazon has this keyboard in a variety of colors and usually one color keyboard is a lower price than the others, so compare prices.

Acapela TTS Voices
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acapelagroup.android.tts

AccuWeather
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.accuweather.paid.android

Allo
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.fireball

Amazon
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.mShop.android

Amazon Alexa
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.dee.app

Amazon Kindle
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.kindle

AquaMail
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kman.AquaMail

AquaMail Pro Unlocker
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kman.AquaMail.UnlockerMarket

Calendar
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.calendar

chomp SMS
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.p1.chompsms

Clipper Sync Plugin
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clippersync.android.plugin

Clipper+
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fi.rojekti.clipper

Freemotion change
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.visionandroid.apps.motionsensor

Gboard
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.latin

Google Opinion Rewards
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.paidtasks

IDEAL Currency Identifier
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ideal.currencyid

KNFB Reader
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sensotec.knfbreader

LastPass
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lastpass.lpandroid

MacroDroid
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arlosoft.macrodroid

Music Folder Player Full
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.zorillasoft.musicfolderplayer.donate

My App List
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.projectsexception.myapplist

Netflix
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient

Pocket Casts
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.shiftyjelly.pocketcasts

Prime Video
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient

NextRadio
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextradioapp.nextradio

NFC Labeler
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hu.gersoft.nfclabeler

Nova Launcher
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher

Nova Launcher Prime
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher.prime

Shiprack
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shiprack.client

Shouter
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bhkapps.proshouter

SoundWire
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.georgie.SoundWire

TalkBack
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.marvin.talkback

TapTapSee
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.msearcher.taptapsee.android

Trusted Contacts
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.emergencyassist

TuneIn Radio Pro
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=radiotime.player

Tweetings
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dwdesign.tweetings

Uber
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubercab

Shared by ‘My App List’
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.projectsexception.myapplist

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Enable Description On Fire TV Stick

I learned today that Amazon now has TV & Movies with description. Here is what you need to do to enable description on a Fire TV Stick.
I assume it’d be the same on a Fire TV but since I don’t have one of those, I can’t know for sure.

Start playback of a tv show or movie. I chose Bosch since it is on the list of described programming.

While the show is playing, press the menu key twice, fairly fast. That will give you a menu with options like:

Watch From Beginning
Next Episode
Sub Titles and Audio Languages

Press the select button on Sub Titles and Languages.
Change the setting to
English Audio Description

Press the back button to get back to the menus and resume playback. This setting will be saved for other shows.

Here is information on the programming that has description: http://acb.org/adp/amazonad.html

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