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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 25, 2016 - Volume 573
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) The release candidate for the third quarterly update for NVDA is out, meaning that the update will be officially released in a few days. The update brings improved support for Word, form fields in Excel and improved functionality with some Braille displays, among other enhancements:
http://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2016-3rc1-released/

2) Like many of us, David Goldfield frequently fields a number of predictable questions, so he has written a FAQ document on the topic "How Does a Blind Person Use a Computer or Smartphone, Anyway?"
https://davidgoldfield.wordpress.com/faq/

3) The writer of the Blind Motherhood Blog has written a two-part post on her experience to date with the OrCam:
http://blindmotherhood.com/

4A) While we're mentioning blogs, this is a listing of several blogs written by blind UK citizens about their lives, goals and technology:
https://yourdolphin.com/news?id=223

4B) And this one is called: "The Misadventures of a Blind Gamer:"
http://blindnewworld.org/blog/the-misadventures-of-a-blind-gamer/

5) JAWS scripts for Tween and Open Tween are here, with documentation:
http://www.dlee.org/tween/

6) A one-hour webinar on the new Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist Certification, CATIS, hosted by AMAC at Georgia Tech and Georgia AER, and costing $25, will take place on GMT Wednesday, 14 September, at 19:00:
https://catis_webinar.eventbrite.com

7) A great number of iOS apps besides those on the list below are accessible, but this list contains those that have been designed for the visually impaired. They are listed alphabetically, with some being much more useful than others:
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios-apps-for-blind-and-vision-impaired

8) This is an audio tutorial for Duo, the new accessible video calling app for iOS and Android from Google:
https://www.inclusiveandroid.com/content/duo

9A) Nearby Explorer has been a popular Android GPS App for the blind. Now the $75 App has been ported to iOS. This post summarizes the situation and contains a link to a recent podcast about the App:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=15797

9B) You can join a mailing list to discuss the app by sending a blank message to:
ne-subscribe@tech.aph.org

10) This Cool Blind Tech podcast discusses the audio description available from the Disney Movies Anywhere App:
https://www.coolblindtech.com/its-a-whole-new-world-audio-described-movies-with-the-disney-movies-anywhere-app/

Here are a couple of contrasting articles:

11A) "7 Things Apple iPhone Owners Can Do That Android Users Only Dream Of:"
https://apple.news/AKjK4vm3TOeG-S_tgl1hkmA

11B) And "7 Things Android Owners Can Do That Apple iPhone Users Only Dream Of:"
https://apple.news/AM0mdvX8lPGGHHPmI4wNAdw

12) Inclusive Android has launched The TalkBack Label File Repository:
https://www.inclusiveandroid.com/content/inclusive-android-launches-talkback-label-file-repository

13) This ComputerWorld post is called "6 External Storage Solutions for iPad and iPhone:"
https://apple.news/AISMwih7ZMseojMyDCvdoeg

14) This is the introductory post to what could be an instructive blog, the Blind Electronics Blog:
http://www.blindelectronics.com/2016/08/blogger-introduction_66.html

In podcast news:

15A) FSCast #130 consists of an interview with the new CEO of VFO:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/FSCast

15B) Blind Bargains Qast 70 is ready:
http://blindbargains.com/b/15794

15C) And in Eyes on Success #1635 we learn about MushroomFM Internet Radio:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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