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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Volume 579
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Concerning the GetThere Free GPS App for Android we mentioned last week, I was reminded that, since the app uses on-board maps, the user has the chance to get an accessible GPS device for the cost of a low-end Android phone, since the phone need not be activated to use it. This could mean a $40 or so GPS device!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.LewLasher.getthere&hl=en

2) For even less money than that, that is, free, thanks to a grant, AFB is continuing to produce video tutorials, with text transcripts, for using NVDA in different contexts. The latest initiative of this Learn Tech Project is a 10-Part Series on Using Google Docs and Google Drive with NVDA:
http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/using-technology/assistive-technology-videos/123

3A) The second public beta of JAWS Version 18 has been released:
https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/Jaws/JawsPublicBeta

3B) And you can learn about what's new in FSCast #132:
https://www.freedomscientific.com/About/FSCast

4) Catch the highlights of the momth of September in the Apple world in "What's New in Accessible Apps for September 2016:"
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-tv-apple-watch-ios-ios-apps-iphone-macos-news-opinion/applevis-unlimited-whats-new

5) A lot of new features are coming to the BrailleNote Touch in Version 2, and this video tells about them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7UuGSuvpW4

Here we have command lists for all three major personal assistants:

6A) First, a well-organized list of SIRI commands:
https://hey-siri.io/

6B) Next CNET gives us "The complete list of Cortana Commands," unfortunately accompanied by ads that play automatically:
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-cortana-commands/

6C) And finally, 101 Google Now Voice Commands:
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/google-now-voice-commands/

7) This post is called "Dos and don'ts on Designing for Accessibility:"
https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/02/dos-and-donts-on-designing-for-accessibility/

And in closing we keep up with several podcasts:

8A) One is Blind Bargains Qast 75:
http://blindbargains.com/b/15969

8B) Another is MacCessibility Podcast #118:
http://maccessibility.net/?p=2476

8C) And we'll learn about the Global Cane Outreach Program in Eyes on Success Episode #1641.
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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