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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 2, 2016 - Volume 563
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) We're only a few days away from the release of the second NVDA update for 2016. The release candidate is out. Improvements in this version mostly concern Microsoft Office:
http://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2016-2rc1-released/

2) Here is a good article on using a Bluetooth keyboard with your iOS device:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/accessories-bluetooth-ios-ipad-iphone-ipod-touch-voiceover/dont-touch-it-type-it-voiceover

3) And while we're on the subject of iOS, here's "What's New in iOS Accessibility for May 2016:"
http://applevis.com/blog/accessories-advocacy-apple-apple-tv-apple-watch-applevis-assistive-technology-braille-ios-ios

4) Here is the first of a tutorial series on using the Audacity sound editor with NVDA, courtesy of Cool Blind Tech:
https://www.coolblindtech.com/audacity-windows-part-1-introduction-interface-navigation/

5) The Cool Blind Tech team also brings us the article "Why Does it Matter to me?" Google IO and the Technology Shift:"
https://www.coolblindtech.com/matter-google-io-technology-shift/

6) If you're interested in the Amazon Echo, a New website, Echosim.io, lets users play around with Alexa:
http://bgr.com/2016/05/29/amazon-echo-echosim-io-alexa-simulator/

7) CAVI recorded their session, "Introduction to Mikrotik Routers," and makes it available to those who couldn't be there, here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/320qle5l0x6ts96/20160527_intro_to_mikrotik.mp3?dl=0

8) Hear from Bonnie Mosen about her book offering practical guidance on employment of the blind on the 7 June GMT Edition of Tek Talk, at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

9) This is a survey for those who use audio description in the UK:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/enhancingad01

10) Here are instructions on "Making images accessible for people on Twitter:"
https://support.twitter.com/articles/20174660#

11) These are "Top 17 Facebook Messenger Tips and Tricks for iPhone:"
http://www.iphonehacks.com/2016/05/top-facebook-messenger-iphone-tips-tricks.html

12) A new podcast, intended to be weekly, called AT Banter, comes from Aroga in British Columbia:
http://www.atbanter.com

13) "Reflections on the College Experience" is the theme of Eyes on Success Episode 1623:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

14) Project Starfish America will interview the former president of Hadley Institute on its 9 June webcast:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1711021102480559/

15A) Finally, a couple of our solid regular podcasts have episodes this week: The latest Tech Doctor podcast is called Ability Stories: Telling Your Truth About Living with One or More Disabilities:
http://www.dr-carter.com

15B) And there's Blind Bargains Qast 63:
http://blindbargains.com/b/15345

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