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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Volume 578
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Eyes on Success did a Tips and Tricks Show earlier in 2016, and it was sufficiently popular that they've produced another one, including requests to interact with SIRI, control Pandora, and more, all in episode #1640:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

2) GetThere is a free Android GPS App for the blind that works worldwide and has garnered positive reviews:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.LewLasher.getthere&hl=en

3) The windows 10 task bar has changed a bit with the Anniversary Edition, and David Bailes has hence updated his Task Bar 10 Guide. Though ostensibly written for JAWS users, there is very little JAWS-specific content, but a lot of very good information, in it:
http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Taskbar-10-Guide.html

4) This short post answers the question: "How is Office 365 Different from Other Versions of Microsoft Office?"
https://www.techopedia.com/7/32127/technology-trends/software-as-a-service-saas/how-is-office-365-different-from-other-versions-of-microsoft-office

5) Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty would greatly increase the number of books available worldwide to the blind. Here is information about the treaty:
http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/stories/marrakesh-treaty.html?platform=hootsuite

6) This tutorial, with video and text, discusses: "Using Mail for Windows 10 With Narrator:"
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Using-Mail-for-Windows-10-with-Narrator-6017079f-5087-4fa9-9111-0527e456d817?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

7) An NVDA add-on under development could make examining the screen with NVDA easier. It's called ObjPad:
http://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/objPad.en.html

8) This free, 5-week Digital Accessibility Online Course starts 17 October 2016:
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/digital-accessibility?utm_campaign=Share+Links&utm_medium=futurelearn-run_details&utm_source=twitter

9) This article is called "The Neglected History of Videogames for the Blind:"
https://killscreen.com/articles/real-sound-audiogames-blindness-shadow-history-gaming/

10A) Here are a couple of recordings demonstrating aspects of the iPhone. The first demonstrates the stereo speakers of the iPhone 7:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6344176/DumbAudio/iStereo.mp3 #audio

10B) This one contrasts the sounds of the iPhone with no case, with a generic case, and the Apple Smart case:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6344176/DumbAudio/iPhoneCases.mp3 #audio

11) This page gives considerable information about "How to use accessibility tools effectively if you're a WordPress developer:"
http://www.customerservant.com/accessibility-tools/

12) FromMarty's Blindfold Games blog comes information about Blindfold Spin & Solve, an iOS game seeking to resemble Wheel of Fortune:
https://blindfoldgames.org/2016/09/22/blindfold-spin-solve-letters/

13) Hadley Institute is revamping its iFocus videos so that they are compatible with iOS 10. One of the first fruits of this endeavor is an updated video on Accessing the Control Center:
https://youtu.be/7BwhNFUIEss

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