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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 11, 2016 - Volume 571
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) This revised Fred's Head post contains links to two guides related to colleges and adaptation to college for visually impaired students:
http://www.fredshead.info/2015/08/a-guide-for-colleges-and-visually.html

2) Among the articles to be found in the August 2016 issue of AccessWorld are "The HumanWare BrailleNote Touch: A Braille Tablet for the 21st Century," "The I.D. Mate Galaxy from En-Vision America Takes the Hassle Out of Scanning Bar Codes," "A Review of Sonar Glasses from G-Technology Group," "The Accessible Kitchen: Using the Instant Pot Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Multifunctional Pressure Cooker," "Choosing the Right Electronic Magnifier, Part 2: Larger Magnifier Systems, Specs, and Features," "Described Video via Blindy TV: "Taking the Vision out of Television", and "The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2016: What's Coming This Fall:"
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

3) The first update for the aforementioned Braillenote Touch, brings better audio quality, camera activation, and other enhancements:
http://www.humanware.ca/web/en/Newsletter/1008161258.htm

4A) Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 16 August will feature contributions from listeners of "Consumer Items Around The Home That You Find Accessible Or Have Found A Work Around For." The program will feature several five-minute presentations on different devices or topics:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

4B) Meanwhile, Tek Talk programs that aired during our Tidbits break have now been archived. They concern The Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship, Hadley Institute for the Blind, and the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition:
http://accessibleworld.org/archives/tek-talk-archives

5) Uber has launched an accessibility web site in the US. The site gives policy information and provides a contact link to a dedicated accessibility team.
https://accessibility.uber.com

6) Since we weren't around for the first week in August, we only now mention "AppleVis Unlimited: What's New in Accessible Apps for July 2016:"
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-tv-apple-watch-ios-ios-apps-mac-os-x-news-opinion/applevis-unlimited-whats-new

7A) A lot of information is available concerning the Anniversary Edition of Windows 10. First, this Cool Blind Tech article is worth a perusal: "Ranking Screen Readers in Windows10 Anniversary Update: The Results Will Surprise You!"
https://www.coolblindtech.com/ranking-screen-readers-in-windows10-anniversary-update-the-results-will-surprise-you/

7B) Much has been done to improve the Narrator screen reader, and this blog post contains links to that documentation and more:
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2016/08/09/new-accessibility-documentation-for-the-windows-10-anniversary-update/

7C) PC World offers "Windows 10: The 10 Best New Features to Try First:"
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2874400/windows/windows-10-the-10-coolest-features-you-should-check-out-first.html#tk.rss_all

7D) And here is a Cool Blind Tech review of the new version itself:
https://www.coolblindtech.com/polishing-windows-10-microsoft-solidifies-plans-anniversary-update/

8) Freedom Scientific has announced its upcoming list of free webinars. They include a series on "What's New in JAWS 18", running from 5 October to 16 November, "Google Docs and Sheets with JAWS and MAGic," 19 October, "Twitter with JAWS: New Accessibility Features," 30 November, and "Track Changes in Microsoft Word with JAWS," 7 December:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Services/TrainingAndCertification

9) Microsoft Mail accessibility and proposed rules for local web site accessibility are among the topics for FSCast Episode #129:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/FSCast

10) We have three episodes of Eyes on Success to mention: 1631 Project BLAID Navigation Device, 1632 Employment Considerations for the Blind, and 1633 Learning to be an Entrepreneur:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

11) Visit Hadley's YouTube Channel to find the new iFocus Instructional Video "Turning On and Off VoiceOver" to learn the latest tips for using the accessibility features on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at:
https://youtu.be/YImktawfFn8

12) CAVI will offer a four-session, $8 class on PowerPoint starting 19 August:
http://wiki.cucat.org/pmwiki.php/Main/Powerpoint

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