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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Volume 585
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1A) TifloAudio is a high-quality podcast in Spanish on Adaptive Technology and other blindness-related resources. Episode 69 deals with Windows Narrator and Windows Mail in Windows 10:
http://www.tifloaudio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ta069.mp3

1B) And here is the link to the podcast page for all episodes:
http://www.tifloaudio.com/

2) Here is a user's experience with the OrCam wearable device:
http://www.cviga.org/sightseeing/safe_sight_A_New_Pair_of_Eyes/#rssFeedItem608

3) Using AI Vision Assistant, a blind person can quickly get captions or descriptions of images in tweets and Instagram links:
http://streamcode.io/introducing-ai-vision/

4) "How To Read Text With Google TTS Without Talkback Enabled" is a new guide posted to the Exclusive Android site:
https://www.inclusiveandroid.com/content/how-read-text-google-tts-without-talkback-enabled?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

5A) Kevin Jones has launched a blog concerned mainly with adaptivbe technology and computers, to which he seems to post frequently. The main page is at:
https://kevinrenatojones.wordpress.com/

And recent posts include:

5B) "A Virtually Unknown iOS VoiceOver Feature, Automatically Announcing the Time Every Minute:"
https://kevinrenatojones.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/a-virtually-unknown-ios-voiceover-feature-automatically-announcing-the-time-every-minute/

5C) And "How I Combined Multiple Audio Sources into One Bluetooth Headset:"
https://kevinrenatojones.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/how-i-combined-multiple-audio-sources-into-one-bluetooth-headset/

6) We certainly can't pass up another listing of commands for one of our virtual assistants, this time, from CNET, "The Complete List of Cortana Commands:"
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-cortana-commands/

7) Comments have recently been added to the AppleVis post about the free OverTHERE navigation app for the iPhone:
http://www.applevis.com/comment/64902#comment-64902

8) I have no idea if this service has content to justify its $6.95/month price, but TellMe TV bills itself as "The world's first 100% described video on-demand service:"
https://tellmetv.vhx.tv/

9) This Windows Central post clearly explains: "How to Create Shortcuts to Start a Windows Defender Scan on Windows 10:"
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-shortcuts-do-full-or-quick-windows-defender-scan-windows-10

10) CAVI is offering its short course on Excel for $80:
http://wiki.cucat.org/pmwiki.php/Main/Excel?utm_content=buffer84821&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

11) Speaking of CAVI, there is an article about it in the November 2016 issue of AccessWorld. The information also contains an article about online shopping at Best Buy and QVC, guides to the new version of the Apple Watch OS, and the Nearby Explorer GPS App, a discussion of ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber, and an article about developments in vision research:
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

12) Clicking this link will trigger the download of an audio tutorial on Basic programming:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sygor1qsprek6zh/bgt%20basic%20programming%20tutorial.zip?dl=1

13) Cool Blind Tech brings us "Spotlight Interview with Jenny Lay-Flurrie: Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft," in which they claim that an important announcement is made:
https://www.coolblindtech.com/spotlight-interview-with-jenny-lay-flurrie-chief-accessibility-officer-at-microsoft/

14) Robert Carter brings us a New Tech Doctor Podcast with the title: "Two Excellent Accessibility Resources:"
http://www.dr-carter.com

15) Get a current take on the question, is Android accessibility equal to that of Apple? In Episode 1647 of Eyes on Success:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/show%20notes/show%20notes%201647.htm

Two regular podcasts have new episodes:

16) Blind Bargains Qast 381:
http://blindbargains.com/b/16148

16B) And the Maccessibility RoundTable 3121:
http://maccessibility.net/?p=2502

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