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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Volume 560
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) In the May 2016 issue of AccessWorld, you'll read about HumanWare Prodigi Connect 12, Freedom Scientific's Apple iOS Training Bundle, the Amazon Echo with the Mystic Access Audio Tutorial, Project BLAID: Toyota's Contribution to Indoor Navigation for the Blind, and the latest updates to the latest updates to iOS for different devices:
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

2) Microsoft brings us "Further Details on the Coming Improvements to Narrator in Windows 10:"
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2016/05/09/further-details-on-the-coming-improvements-to-narrator-in-windows-10/

3) Accessibility Arabia is a new service dedicated to supporting access and inclusion of people with a disability throughout the Arabic Speaking World:
http://www.accessible-arabia.com/

4) Amazon has created another way to get speech output on one of its line of Kindle e-readers, as you can now buy a Kindle Paperwhite bundle that includes a Kindle Audio Adapter:
http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2016/05/10/new-kindle-audio-adapter-adds-text-to-speech-to-kindles/

5) Jonathan Mosen's latest e-book is "Sonosthesia, the Definitive Guide to Sonos from a Blindness Perspective." and costs $24.95:
http://mosen.org/sonos/

6) It is now easier to take stock of the growing collection of audio-described movies in the iTunes collection, as Apple has created a designated room for them in iTunes:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-news/apple-highlights-audio-described-movies-new-itunes-room

7A) In the area of accessible speech input, here is the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page from Hartgen Consultancy:
http://www.hartgen.org/faq

7B) Meanwhile, an early demo of Dictation Bridge is available:
http://dictationbridge.com/2016/05/09/dictationbridge-prototype-now-available/

7C) And here is one backer's perspective on Dictation Bridge:
http://dictationbridge.com/2016/05/05/my-students-and-dictationbridge/

8) The first of a series of Snapshot videos on the new Braille Note Touch is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su010butoF4&feature=youtu.be

9) Free upgrades to Windows 10 will end for the majority of users, but they continue for users of adaptive technology:
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2016/05/06/accessibility-and-the-windows-10-free-upgrade/

10) AFB offers "5 Ways to Browse the Web If You're Blind or Visually Impaired:"
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-browse-web-youre-blind-visually-impaired/

11) This post is called "I Lost My Sight Overnight and it Opened My Eyes:"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health/i-lost-my-sight-overnight-and-it-opened-my-eyes/

12) Serotek is developing a cross-platform comprehensive app so that users on all devices can have the same experience and advantages. They seek testers:
http://serotalk.com/2016/05/07/sero-the-mother-of-all-updates/

13) Here is an Overview Of Android For Blind and Low Vision Users:
http://blog.blackspheretech.com/?p=330

14) This is an updated "iOS App VoiceOver Accessibility Teaching and Testing Plan:"
http://www.applevis.com/guides/ios-ios-apps-ipad-iphone-ipod-touch-miscellaneous-programming-ios-voiceover/ios-app-voiceover

15) Microsoft Support invites you to "Get help for using a screen reader with Outlook on the web and Outlook.com:"
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Get-help-for-using-a-screen-reader-with-Outlook-on-the-web-and-Outlook-com-2ebb9943-8fff-4f17-9967-ac88141b9f51

16) Hear about Anna Dresner's updated National Braille Press book on using iOS, as well as about using Braille with iOS devices, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 17nMay at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

17) Learn about the Vision-Quest program on Eyes on Success Episode 1620:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

18A) National Federation of the Blind seeks an Adaptive Technology Specialist:
https://nfb.org/atspecialist

18B) And an Adaptive Technology Support Staff:
https://nfb.org/ATsupport

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