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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Volume 565
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) In some breaking adaptech news this week The VFO Group has acquired AI Squared, setting up some interesting possibilities for their expanding product portfolio. Check out the Press Release, "Ai Squared joins VFO, home of Freedom Scientific and Optelec (06/14/16):"
http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/News/Article/167

2) This lengthy article and the resulting conversation is well worth reading for anybody pondering the current accessibility of Android for people with visual impairments:
http://mosen.org/6p/

3A) Apple held its WWDC conference to prepare us all for its upcoming development. For those interested, here is an AppleVis post about the prospects:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-tv-apple-watch-ios-mac-os-x-news/summary-wwdc-2016-year-software

3B) We also have a MacCessibility Roundtable podcast:
http://maccessibility.net/?p=2409

3C) And finally, a post claiming to describe new features which weren't displayed during the keynote address:
http://9to5mac.com/2016/06/13/ios-10-features-developers/

4) Visit Hadley's YouTube Channel to find the new iFocus Instructional Video "Setting Up Apple Music" to learn the latest tips for using the accessibility features on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at:
https://youtu.be/l5r4vdY5E0c

5A) Learn about the forthcoming Orbit Reader 20 Braille device on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 21 June at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

5B) And here is a release from American Printing House detailing the history and philosophy behind the Orbit 20 Reader:
http://www.aph.org/research/orbit-reader-20-details/

6A) Episode 1625 of Eyes on Success demonstrates and addresses the capabilities of the KNFBReader app for iOS and Android:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

6B) And this program corresponds nicely with the release of version 2.7 of the app, which fixes some bugs and offers reading in six additional languages:
http://www.knfbreader.com/

7) In the June 2016 issue of AccessWorld, we can read "What Facebook Wants You to Know about Automatic Alternative Text," "Disney Movies Anywhere App: Synced Audio Description for Pixar Movies," "Choose the Right Electronic Magnifier, Part 1: Identify Your Priorities," "iCanConnect: A National Program Bringing People Together Through Accessible Communications Technology and Training," "The Talking DAISY Book & Media Player from Accessible Electronics," and "Happy 40th Birthday to Apple: A Look Back at Apple's Progress:"
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

8) Last week, we mentioned the Ballyland Magic app for teaching VoiceOver gestures to children. Here is a podcast demonstration:
http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/gihjnw/Ballyland_Magic_App_Demo.mp3

9) In FSCast #126, learn about summer offers from Freedom Scientific to those attending the US summer blindness conventions, and hear from Brian Hartgen about developments in JSay and JDictate:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast126-Maarten_Bosch,Brian_Hartgen.mp3

10) Second semester courses from CAVI are open for enrollment. Look here to see what is available:
http://wiki.cucat.org

11) Finally, for something different, read "Notes from the Dark: Diaries of a Blind Restaurant Server:"
http://lighthouse-sf.org/blog/notes-from-the-dark-diaries-of-a-blind-restaurant-server/

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