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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 26, 2016 - Volume 562
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the NFB published three blog posts:

1A) Browsers: Why it matters what you use:
https://nfb.org/blog/vonb-blog/browsers-why-it-matters-what-you-use

1B) The B2G - This Is Not the Droid I'm Looking For, Yet:
https://nfb.org/blog/vonb-blog/b2g-not-droid-i%E2%80%99m-looking-%E2%80%A6-yet

1C) Android 6.0 and Talkback 4.5 Accessibility Improvements:
https://nfb.org/blog/vonb-blog/android-60-and-talkback-45-accessibility-improvements

2) You might wish to follow Microsoft Accessibility Blog, which discusses Microsoft's efforts to make technology easier to see, hear and use:
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/?platform=hootsuite

3) Here is another article from a user describing his first year of Apple Watch ownership:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-watch-opinion/smart-dumb-my-first-year-apple-watch

4) This video from Utah is called "The Process of Considering Assistive Technology:"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf0-Bs4d1-o&feature=youtu.be

5) Humanware has collaborated with Mystic Access to make its 12-hour BrailleNote Touch tutorial available free in DAISY or MP3 formats:
http://www.mysticaccess.com/index.php?sc_page=108

6) The New York Times gives us "A Traveler's Guide to Taking a Smartphone Abroad:"
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/26/technology/personaltech/a-travelers-guide-to-taking-a-smartphone-abroad.html

7) Here is a direct link to a PDF entitled, "Hitchhiker's Guide to #UEB - Quick Reference for Students Learning Math/Technical code:"
http://www.banzat.org.nz/documents/HHGMaths.pdf

8) This post from the Blindspot blog is called "In Praise of Screen Reading:"
http://hannah-thompson.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/screen-reading.html

9) VoRail is an iOS Voice-only messaging community designed so that blind people can ask, answer, and meet new folks:
http://www.vorail.com/

10) This post, "Traveling, Whether It Is Dark or Light," gives a unique perspective on finally losing sight totally after years of declining sight loss:
http://snip.ly/o6mpk#http://www.blindness.org/blog/index.php/traveling-whether-it-is-dark-or-light/

11) Media Access Australia's 2012 SociAbility Review into social media for people with a disability has been updated. The report now includes important new information on the varying accessibility challenges and practical fixes across all popular social channels:
http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/latest_news/news/social-media-for-those-with-a-disability-gets-2016-update

12) The Firefox developer tools Inspector Panel is becoming accessible:
https://www.marcozehe.de/2016/05/24/the-firefox-developer-tools-inspector-panel-is-becoming-accessible/

13) Hear about the improved accessibility of Amazon Kindle products in episode 1622 of Eyes on Success:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

14) The Blind Bargains crew and I (Dean Martineau) agree that there is not a lot of news this week, but they still come up with an informative and entertaining podcast in Blind Bargains Qast #62:
http://blindbargains.com/b/15318

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