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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 28, 2016 - Volume 545
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Here, from last year, is one person's take on "A Modern History of Assistive Technology for the Blind:"
http://www.conversantlabs.com/blog/a-modern-history-of-assistive-technology-for-the-blind

2) David Bailes has written another very helpful Windows 10 Guide, The Task Bar 10 Guide. Though it mentions some JAWS-specific keystrokes and events, almost the entire contents can be helpful to users of other screen readers:
http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Taskbar-10-Guide.html

3) Lonely Planet's "Travelling with a Disability" Guide Now Available as a free PDF download:
http://www.accessibletourism.org/?i=enat.en.news.1910

4) I know I get very annoyed when videos auto-play when I visit certain websites, so I plan to read the Lifehacker Australia article "How To Stop Videos From Auto-Playing In Four Popular Browsers:"
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2016/01/how-to-stop-videos-from-auto-playing-in-four-popular-browsers/

5) Here are "10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Braille:"
http://www.perkins.org/stories/blog/10-things-you-probably-dont-know-about-braille?utm_campaign=january+2016&utm_source=in+focus&utm_medium=email

6) The National Federation of the Blind has produced "Self-Advocacy in Higher Education:"
https://nfb.org/self-advocacy-higher-education

7) ComputerWorld offers us "10 Accessibility Tweaks Every iPhone User Should Learn:"
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3025779/apple-ios/10-accessibility-tweaks-every-iphone-user-should-learn.html

8) Read about "Another Braille Solution for the Mac:"
http://macfortheblind.com/?p=2018

9) Here is the Google Updates Collection for January 22, 2016:
https://plus.google.com/+LukeWroblewski/posts/UjoStGYKLxe

10) Eyes on Success Issue 1605 consists of a potpourri of technical tips and tricks:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

11) The Maccessibility Team offers us Maccessibility Roundtable Podcast #100:
http://maccessibility.net/2016/01/22/mrtp-100-thats-not-what-a-jackhammer-is-for/

12) J-say has been upgraded to Version 14, with 60 new pages of documentation and a number of new features:
http://www.hartgen.org/j-sayupgrade

13) The series of Beginner's Guides to the iPhone continues to grow on the AppleVis Site:
http://applevis.com/podcasts

14) The VisionAware Blog offers encouragement to those facing a fear of switching to a smartphone:
http://bit.ly/1KGFpWC

15) The Accessible Board Games Group on Facebook is open to all interested in the topic:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AccessibleBoardGames/

16) David Woodbridge demonstrates his use of 3D Touch with the iPhone 6S:
http://bit.ly/1Tp2ILI

17) In honor of NVDA's 10th Anniversary, the organizers have decided that this year's NVCA-Con will take place over two weekends, 22-23 and 29-30 April 2016:
http://www.nvda-kr.org/en/nvdacon.php

For your consideration, we mention a couple of disability-related petitions:

18A) One urges the US government to release new proposed rules for how the ADA will apply to obligation of public accommodations to provide web sites that are accessible to individuals with disabilities:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/direct-us-department-justice-promptly-release-ada-internet-regulations

18B) Signators to this one hope Audio Descriptions will be added to Hulu for the Blind and Visually Impaired:
https://www.change.org/p/add-audio-descriptions-to-hulu-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired

19) CAVI's new and improved course on Microsoft Word will start in February 2016 if enough people register for it:
http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php?n=Main.Word

20) National Industries for the Blind is accepting applications for Fellowship for Leadership Development:
http://nib.org/careers-training/business-leaders-program

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