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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 21, 2016 - Volume 557
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Perkins School provides a site listing "Resources for Job Seekers Who Are Blind:"
http://www.perkins.org/services/workplace/job-seekers

2) Anna Dresner has updated her popular book on the iPhone. The current one is called "Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 9," and it is available from National Braille Press in any of eight different formats for $24:
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IPHONE-IOS9.html

3) The April 2016 issue of AccessWorld contains a review of The MLWordTips App from Lynette Tatum: Quick Keyboard Tips for Microsoft Word, A Review of My Mac Pages: A Voiceover Guide to Word Processing, Delight Games: A Review from the Blind Perspective, Sharing Knowledge: David Woodbridge Provides a Wealth of Technology Information to the Blind and Low Vision Community, and an inspiring article about creating your own possibilities, particularly with regard to hiking:
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

4) This blog post is entitled "My Top Tips on Being a Blogger with a Visual Impairment:"
https://fashioneyesta.com/2016/04/14/my-top-tips-on-being-a-blogger-with-a-visual-imapirment/

5A) This Android Central article bears the title "Google is improving accessibility features in Android, Chromebooks and more:"
http://m.androidcentral.com/google-improving-accessibility-features-android-chromebooks-and-more-0

5B) And this AFB blog post is called "Four Ways Google Is Building a More Accessible World for the Visually Impaired:"
http://www.afb.org/blog/afb-blog/four-ways-google-is-building-a-more-accessible-world-for-the-visually-impaired/12

6) Costing 30 Australian Dollars, around $20 in the US, the "Basic Training for NVDA (eBook)" is for beginners and intermediate users alike:
http://www.nvaccess.org/product/basic-training-for-nvda-ebook/

7) This is the "March Tech Roundup" from "Action for Blind People" from the UK:
https://actionforblindpeople.org.uk/action-connect/blog/march-tech-roundup/

8) The Listen Factor has eight audio streams of movie and television sound, old time radio and music programming:
http://www.thelistenfactor.com/

9) AbleGamers Charity has created a guide for "Button Remapping for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One:"
http://www.ablegamers.com/remapping/

10) Google Voice Access is a powerful feature for blind Android users, but for the time being, you can't get it unless you follow the instructions found here:
http://bgr.com/2016/04/18/google-voice-access-download-intructions/

11) With the first of its two weekends coming up this weekend, the schedule for NVDACon International 2016 is finalized:
http://www.nvda-kr.org/en/nvdacon.php

12) Though some have indicated that it is not working perfectly, the Webvisum CAPTCHA Solver is once again available for use within Firefox:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=15142

13) This user with low vision is convinced that "The iPad Pro is the most accessible computer Apple has ever built:"
http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/10/the-ipad-pro-is-the-most-accessible-computer-apple-has-ever-built/

14) Microsoft has worked to make Visual Studio Code the most accessible of modern editors:
http://code.visualstudio.com/blogs/2016/04/14/vscode-1.0

15) A good thought-provoking article: "If Braille Were Print:"
https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/fr/fr35/1/fr350110.htm

16) This 21-year-old deaf-blind tech fan explains her path and what accessibility changes she feels need to be made:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnZlgITClXw&feature=youtu.be

Here are this week's podcasts:

17A) FSCast 124 covers a variety of topics:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/FSCast

17B) As, of course, does BlindBargains Qast 58:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=15141

17C) The latest ReidMyMindRadio features Comics Empower: Making Comic Books Accessible & Launching Blind Writers':
http://reidmymind.com/reid-my-mind-radio-comics-empower/

17D) And Eyes on Success 1617 consists of an interview with a blind marathoner and a celebrity guide:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

18) HIMS has an immediate opening for a Technical Support Specialist. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 - 5 years' experience in telephone technical support and/or Braille products training, knowledge of or being a user of Braille Notetakers is desired. Microsoft Certification (or other computer certification) is a plus. This position is based at the HIMS corporate headquarters in Austin, TX, so candidates should be willing to relocate (relocation expenses will be considered). Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume titled "Resume Technical Support Position" to:
resume@hims-inc.com

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