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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Volume 566
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Much has been made about Apple's plan to remove the headphone jack from the next iPhone. I don't think they're taking public comment on the matter, and they'll do it or not, but here are two articles expressing contrary views of the idea:
A) http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/6/21/11991302/iphone-no-headphone-jack-user-hostile-stupid
B) http://daringfireball.net/2016/06/headphone_jacks_are_the_new_floppy_drives

2) Blind Bargains Qast #66 is ready for listening:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=15447

3) Mystic Access will hold three free webinars over the weekend of July 1-3. On GMT Saturday, 2 July at 01:00, the topic will be "Ten Surefire Tips for Using Your Assistive Technology with Greater Confidence." On 2 July at 18:00 GMT the topic is "Three Things The Most Savvy iOS Users Know." Finally, on Sunday, 3 July at 21:00 GMT, learn about "Twenty Hidden Tips for Your Amazon Alexa Products." Attendees to all sessions can win some bonuses, and sessions will be recorded:
http://www.blindbargains.com/redirect.php?type=2&r=3127

4) An effort is under way to certify assistive technology trainers. Learn what it takes to become a Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS):
http://www.acvrep.org/certifications/catis

5) This gives information about the Galaxy Mobile Assistant from Samsung:
http://www.samsung.com/uk/accessibility/product_galaxy_voice_assistant.html

6A) A video was posted as part of Apples World Wide Developer Conference, which discusses a few new accessibility features in the soon to be released Apple operating systems. Here is a summary of the video:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=15440

6B) And the latest Tech Doctor podcast gives another summary of the event:
http://dr-carter.com

7) This is a free course on making web applications accessible. The course is designed for students to spend 6 hours per week for 6 weeks:
https://www.udacity.com/course/web-accessibility--ud891

8) Humanware has announced the Romeo-60 and Juliet-120 embossers, featuring wireless printing and built-in Braille translation among other modern features:
http://www.humanware.com/romeojuliet

9) Visit Hadley's YouTube Channel to find the new iFocus Instructional Video Exploring "My Music" Library to learn the latest tips for using the accessibility features on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at:
https://youtu.be/g9X4xXANzkI

10) Find out about services from the American Foundation for the Blind on Eyes on Success Episode 1626:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

11A) From the "Reid my Mind" podcast we are informed about the Holy Braille Project, striving to make a full page Braille display:
http://reidmymind.com/reid-my-mind-radio-holy-braille/

11B) Or about the Blind Arduino Project, creating a community for Blind inventors and Makers:
http://reidmymind.com/reid-my-mind-radio-joshua-miele-the-maker/

12) Jonathan Mosen will discuss his latest book about Sonos on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 28 June at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

13) A course is underway for those wishing to write modules for NVDA, and you can still join, and encourage others to do so:
https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/thread/your_first_nvda_app_module/2068979

14) For those wishing to purchase the VTS label printer, the specialized program that lets blind people print labels independently, grab your copy at the 29 pound price before 1 July before it makes a 25% leap:
https://vits.org.uk/products/vtslp/

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