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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 25, 2016 - Volume 549
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Learn about "Accessible Services for Preparing Your US Income Taxes" in Episode 1609 of Eyes on Success:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

2) The team looking to create Dictation Bridge, a free program allowing blind people to use programs such as Dragon Naturally Speaking with screen readers, have produced an audio demonstration of what the program will do:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lcqgi33ou6q5f68/DictationBridge%20Promo.mp3?dl=0

3) Dell has created a Windows 10 troubleshooting page, and while some of it is specific to Dell computers, most is not:
http://dell.to/1TAg4Vm

4) Here is a positive summary of the recent accessibility efforts undertaken by Microsoft, with lots of relevant links:
https://www.marcozehe.de/2016/02/23/microsoft-are-stepping-up-their-accessibility-efforts-considerably/

5) This page contains Free Computer Help and Support Resources for the Visually Impaired:
https://davidgoldfield.wordpress.com/resources/

6) Two new audio games are available for Leasey users:
http://www.hartgen.org/leaseygamesupdate

7) Every Pixar Film Is Now Accessible with Mobile Audio Description from Disney:
http://lighthouse-sf.org/blog/every-pixar-film-is-now-accessible-with-mobile-audio-description-from-disney/

8) NVDA 2016.1 is now available. Highlights of this release include the ability to optionally lower the volume of other sounds; improvements to Braille output and braille display support; several significant fixes to Microsoft Office support; and fixes to Browse Mode in iTunes:
http://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2016-1-now-available/

9) Here is an interview with Bryan Shaw, creator of Cradle, the app that detects Eye Cancer:
http://reidmymind.com/reid-my-mind-radio-cradle-the-cancer-detecting-smart-phone-app/

10) The new version of the F123 Access extension for Mozilla Firefox now includes accessibility improvements for YouTube and Facebook, in addition to WhatsApp:
https://F123Access.com/intro_en

11) Prescription labels in Braille, large print or audio formats are now available on request at all Rite Aid locations:
http://bit.ly/1p6PbwW

12) This is Everything You Can Say to Siri on the New Apple TV:
http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/everything-you-can-say-to-siri-on-the-new-apple-tv-1759487086

13) Learn about two areas of endeavor on Tek Talk: "Key Stroke Tips with Windows Ten with JAWS," and "Using the Client Update with the iPhone." The program airs GMT Tuesday, 1 March at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

14) The University of Washington offers a page on "Developing Accessible Websites:"
http://www.washington.edu/accessibility/web/

15) These are the apps one blind user runs on his Samsung Galaxy Note 5 running Android Lollipop:
https://blindbites.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/accessible-android-apps-4/

16) Emily Davison is a fashion blogger who happens to be visually impaired:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/emily-davison/fashion-blogger-visually-impaired_b_9169976.html

And we'll wrap up this week with reminders on a couple more podcasts of interest:

17) Maccessibility Roundtable Podcast #102:
http://maccessibility.net/2016/02/20/mrtp-102-error-54/

18) And Blind Bargains Qast #52:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=14836

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