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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 21, 2016 - Volume 570
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

Just a note to let all of our readers know that we will be taking a two week summer hiatus from Tidbits on both July 28th 2016 and August 4th 2016. We will still send out a reminder on both Thursdays so that you remember that you haven't missed a newsletter for either week. We may also slip in an advertisement on any technology bargains that come our way in the meantime. We hope that all of our readers in the Northern hemisphere are having an enjoyable summer!

1) Among the variety of articles to be found in the July 2016 issue of AccessWorld, we find: "Tackling the Research Paper: Tips and Tools for Success for People with Vision Loss," "Amazon Brings Voice Accessibility to the Kindle Paperwhite with a New Audio Adapter," "Accessible Reading on Multiple Devices with Capti Narrator," "A Review of the 6Dot Label Maker from LoganTech: Potentially a Braille User's Dream," "BeSpecular: A New Remote Assistant Service," "Netflix Audio Description: What a Difference a Year Makes," "Game Review: iAssociate 2 by TicBits LTD," and "Free, Massive Open Online Course from Georgia Institute of Technology: Information and Communication Technology Accessibility:"
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

2) "Notes on Blindness" is a film now showing in the UK, based on the experiences of John Hull. This post contains background information and relevant links:
http://www.visionaware.org/blog/visionaware-blog/notes-on-blindness-a-remarkable-film-about-professor-john-hull%27s-experience-of-blindness-receives-strong-reviews/12

3) Doug Lee has written clever JAWS scripts to use standard table navigation keystrokes in list view controls:
http://www.dlee.org/listtbl/

4) HIMS has made significant updates to its Blaze, Blaze EZ and Blaze ET portable audio players/readers:
http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=15585

5) This Fred's Head post discusses "Be My Eyes" and "BeSpecular", two apps that allow blind people to get assistance in object identification and other visual tasks with a sighted assistant:
http://www.fredshead.info/2016/07/bespecular-and-be-my-eyes-apps-that_15.html

6) This discussion offers ways to make the Win10 Mail App more accessible, and includes links to a tutorial to make Mail, People and Calendar more accessible with JAWS and NVDA:
https://win10.groups.io/g/win10/thread/uwa_bulletin_mail_app_can/2196671?p=,,,20,0,0,0::RecentPostDate%2FSticky,,,20,2,0,2196671

7) We hear about a cardiologist who becomes a low vision specialist in Episode 1630 of Eyes on Success:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

8) Anyone wishing to immerse themself further in the U.S. Presidential elections can do so thanks to NFB Newsline, which has added a 2016 Presidential Election category to its Breaking News, Daily Newspaper, Magazines and International sections:
https://nfb.org/audio-newspaper-service

9) On Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 26 July at 01:00, find out about the O6, the first product from a new company, Fingertips Labs, which strives to be a VoiceOver remote, but also features haptic notifications and serves as a media or home automation controller, with more features to come:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

10) Amazon has several accessibility-related job openings:
https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/WD68BWCa21esp

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