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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Volume 629

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Volume 629

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) iOS 11 made its scheduled appearance, and AppleVis has reported extensively on it. There's a lot new here:

http://bit.ly/2xgIT5B

2) But there are some significant bugs too. Braille support has greatly improved, but there are some significant bugs regarding Braille, for instance:

http://bit.ly/2hkSvCy

3) Hadley's iFocus Instructional Videos have been updated to reflect the latest changes in iOS11. Audio downloads are available for each. iFocus videos teach how to use the vision accessibility features built into the iPhone, iPad and Mac, and can be found at:

http://bit.ly/2vKk3b4

4) There is an effort underway to ask developers of Microsoft Edge to add the capability to view math content found in EPUB files and on the web. This ability would make math content accessible to lots of people. Go to this page to read about the idea and vote for it:

http://bit.ly/2w80ucs

5) Level Access announces a new document accessibility series covering core accessibility concepts for PDF documents. 30-minute Webinars take place every other Thursday at 18:00 GMT starting 28 September 2017. Read more or register here:

http://bit.ly/2xwsDNA

6) Amazon is adding Braille input and output to users of some displays on 4th generation and later Fire Tablets, and is adding magnification to Fire TV:

http://amzn.to/2xxb3ZU

7) A number of NVDA supporters have created a recording to thank James Teh for all his work on behalf of NVDA (.FLAC):

http://bit.ly/2hjQhmY

8) Now you have a new way to learn about the free screen reader NVDA: The $94 textbook from Access Technology Institute:

http://bit.ly/2fBHxIT

9) Access Technology Institute also offers 'An Immersion into Firefox with JAWS for Windows' for $94.99:

http://bit.ly/2wzhMmZ

10) The latest Freedom Scientific blog post concerns the OCR in JAWS 2018:

http://bit.ly/2xSgcNe

11) You are invited to take part in a survey concerning 'The Use and Accessibility of Touch-Screen Devices Among Individuals with Visual Impairment':

http://bit.ly/2fBSytq

12) And finally, the second part of the Eyes on Success series on AIRA consists of an interview with a runner who used AIRA to guide him through a marathon:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Volume 628

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Volume 628

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Well, another flurry of new Apple equipment, phones, tv, watch. Is anybody else, like me, a bit bored and weary of the constant push to buy new and expensive things that don't enhance life very much? (That's not just a comment on this news item, but on the whole constant push to buy more!) Well, Apple hopes you aren't in that camp, and there are plenty of ways to learn about the new equipment. For one thing, you can read this AppleVis post:

http://bit.ly/2xzGUKy

2A) Podcasts are great for covering this event. By the time you read this, there should be a Tech Doctor podcast summarizing the new hardware:

http://bit.ly/2ryoBxG

2B) And Episode 53 of the Blind Side podcast consists of a roundtable with lots of information

http://bit.ly/2h3D8Sz

3A) Three tidbits from Jonathan Mosen close out our survey of the Apple hardware blast. First, his blog post discusses the concern about accessibility of the new Face ID feature in the iPhone X:

http://bit.ly/2y0ezZX

3B) Second, with this new hardware traditionally comes a new operating system, iOS 11. the iOS Without the Eye book will go on sale this weekend so you'll be prepared for the September 19 release:

http://bit.ly/2isEeYo

3C) And finally, Jonathan will be the guest on the GMT 19 September 2017 edition of Tek Talk to discuss all these matters:

http://bit.ly/1MqEtXv

4) The September 2017 issue of AccessWorld contains the first of a two-part review of Aira, a discussion of audio description with Amazon Video, an article about the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, and much more:

http://bit.ly/2xzP0me

5A) Having mentioned audio description in that previous tidbit, Netflix is inviting blind Canadians to respond to a survey on audio description by 20 September 2017:

http://bit.ly/2wY6wzZ

5B) And here's the Netflix Audio Description Style Guide in case you want to understand the process:

http://nflx.it/2eVP4Be

6) The CNN Lite page is a very easy news page to navigate:

http://bit.ly/2h4SQsX

7) It's amazing how many open-source textbooks you can get, and the listing is here in this PDF:

http://bit.ly/2xzBFKB

8) In a similar vein, BBC Radio 4 suggests you go 'back to school with the podcast university,' informing us about a whole array of fascinating audio material:

http://bbc.in/2y0ePIp

9) The latest free upgrade for the Braille Sense Polaris offers major fixes for Word Processor editing, creating and receiving email, web browser fixes, the ability to activate notifications, the ability to create and edit math in Nemeth and UeB, and the ability to use Grade 2 in Google Docs (.DOCX File):

http://bit.ly/2wqY2gx

10A) Blind Bargains Qast #113 has a wealth of information about accessible games:

http://bit.ly/2eWmHTy

10B) And here is a YouTube video about accessible games:

http://bit.ly/2xmvj0c

11) Here's where you can buy a popular, large-print, large-space weekly planner / calendar, the EZ2See, for $19.95:

http://bit.ly/2wYo6DV

12) You can join a teleseminar entitled 'Medicare Should Pay for Low Vision Devices: Views through Different Lenses', on Wedneswday, 4 October 2017 at 19:00 GMT. Dial: 1 (866) 939-3921. Enter code: 45490371. For more information, write to:

mrichert@afb.net

13) Hadley Institute has updated their Blindness Basics course, giving it a modern feel. Check out the five hip-hop songs on the history of Braille:

http://bit.ly/2xZUsem

14) Microsoft seeks participants in an IDE Accessibility User Study:

http://bit.ly/2fkvMGo

15) Accessible trails and Blind Birding is the topic for Eyes on Success Episode #1738:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Volume 627

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Volume 627

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Jonathan Mosen has begun a new blog for VFO-Group. Here is the first post:

http://bit.ly/2eNyN54

2) Doug Lee has created free JAWS scripts for several apps, including YouTube, TeamTalk, Skype, and Skype for Business:

http://bit.ly/2j5DGry

3) The Leasey scripts, in versions that benefit both beginners and advanced users, now cost less. Leasey Total Package costs about $100, while Leasey Advanced costs about $62.00:

http://bit.ly/2xcHei0

4) 'Google in the Classroom: Chromebooks and G Suite Apps' gives a good summary of this evolving topic:

http://bit.ly/2j5WPcP

5) Here is a Review of Microsoft OneNote for students with low vision and dysgraphia:

http://bit.ly/2xQJcS3

6) Perkins Library has introduced an online store for purchasing NLS cartridges and digital player accessories:

http://bit.ly/2j4aaCB

7) The Smith-Kettlewell Technical File was an innovative publication for aspiring blind technicians. Here we have the archive of issues from 1980-1998:

http://bit.ly/2vO4FOs

8) ZDNet shares: 'So what can you actually do with Linux? A Guide for Beginners:'

http://zd.net/2wa520N

9) The Access technology Team at the National Federation of the Blind reviews the Braille Sense Polaris:

http://bit.ly/2eIUD6i

10) It's always wise to know 'How To properly back Up Your Computer,' and The Verge explains:

http://bit.ly/2xcxWm5

11) Here is where you can get the newsletter from Linson Productions:

http://bit.ly/2wINCw5

12) We learn from AppleVis 'What's New and Noteworthy for August 2017:'

http://bit.ly/2wKFU2Y

13) VFO-Group is officially shipping the ElBraille:

http://bit.ly/2xcvfku

14) This seminars Hadley webinar, recorded with NASA, discusses weather and the impact of water:

http://bit.ly/2j4fRjQ

15) Eyes on success Episode #1737 gives the Torpeys' advice on starting a new podcast:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

16) And we finish with Blind Bargains Qast #112:

http://bit.ly/2gM4oVw

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 31, 2017 - Volume 626

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 31, 2017 - Volume 626

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) As promised, NVDA Version 2017.3 is out, with contracted Braille input, Windows 10 OCR for reading pictures of text, access to the Win10 Narrator voices, and more:

http://bit.ly/2erJWZd

2) This podcast discusses what could be a welcome addition to the Mac repertoire: VOCR, VoiceOver OCR for Mac users (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2el14fz

3) All stories from the new issue of e-Access Bulletin are now published on this blog:

http://bit.ly/2xzCDDi

4) In case you've been yearning for a way to do this, Lifehacker Australia tells us 'How To Download All Of Wikipedia Onto A USB Flash Drive:'

http://bit.ly/2vtKdSS

5) The vOICe has been developed for a number of years. It refers to itself as 'New Frontiers in Sensory Substitution.' It is available for Windows and Android:

http://bit.ly/2vu8xnm

6) In Education Technology magazine, Sue Cranmer offers her views on how technology can support young people with visual impairment:

http://bit.ly/2gr0hOs

7) This 35-minute podcast is an interview with James Teh, former Director of NVAccess, discussing the philosophy, structure and future of the organization:

http://bit.ly/2gkSjCD

8) Linson Productions offers a $20 tutorial on using any Android device with TalkBack. The tutorial will be updated and updates will be free:

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9) This somewhat technical post from Marco's Accessibility Blog updates us on developments in Firefox accessibility:

http://bit.ly/2wpvHZf

10A) In digital assistant news, Amazon and Microsoft appear to be collaborating to bring Alexa and Cortana to the same devices, starting with Windows:

http://bit.ly/2xzxCL9

10B) Here are '9 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Siri:'

http://bit.ly/2wpTmca

10C) And Android Authority brings us 'Google Home Commands: A Comprehensive Guide to Them All!'

http://bit.ly/2x7ovDx

11) 'Get iTuned Into Audio' is the next course from Hartgen Consultancy. It will cost 60 pounds, about $77:

http://bit.ly/2iIfhbk

12A) Blind Bargains Qast 111 awaits:

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12B) As does Eyes on Success #1736, Tips for Technology and Daily Living:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

13A) September 2017 is the 7th Anniversary of the Blind Post Classified News. Submit buy-sell-trade items by 7 September 2017 to:

foodlady@theblindpost.com

13B) The issue will be emailed to subscribers and will appear on the site by 11 September 2017:

http://bit.ly/2wq2zBq

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Volume 625

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Volume 625

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) According to this Microsoft Support post, it is now easier to read and edit text, tables, lists and images in email when you're using a screen reader:

http://bit.ly/2vhXNVh

2) Jonathan Mosen offers an eight-hour course, "Unleash your Inner Podcast," for $80.00, the first four Saturdays of September 2017:

http://bit.ly/2vZCXwq

3) For the 5th year in a row, Jonathan Mosen will be selling his "iOS Without the Eye" book for the new iOS version, iOS 11. The book will be available for sale just before the new version is released, likely in September:

http://bit.ly/2isEeYo

4) EMac Speak, which identifies itself as the "Complete Audio Desktop," now starts and runs faster with its latest update:

http://bit.ly/2w66aEk

5) This Microsoft Researchers post describes how "Microsoft Researchers Achieve New Conversational Speech Recognition Milestone:"

http://bit.ly/2v84KvY

6A) The Grapheel Project aims to make graphs and science accessible to blind and visually impaired people. Here is their website:

http://bit.ly/2wA3e6i

6B) And you can find a podcast on the project here:

http://bit.ly/2w5CmYF

7) HumanWare announces the release of Explore 8, which it characterizes as "the largest screen handheld electronic magnifier in the smallest package:"

http://bit.ly/2vhvTIW

8A) We learn about the new more robust Focus 40 Blue Braille display, progress in Microsoft Edge support in JAWS, and more in FSCast #142 (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2xuiq1d

8B) Read about the Focus 40 Blue here:

http://bit.ly/2xea0M3

9) The latest Access Tech Watch 360 podcast discusses the popular Microsoft Seeing AI app:

http://bit.ly/2xeVbZu

10) Learn the ins and outs of digitizing the Helen Keller Archive on Eyes on Success Episode #1735:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

11) And finally this week, Google has a new dedicated disability support team who can be reached via email weekdays between 15:00-0:00 GMT. They will field questions about accessibility features within Google products, general accessibility and assistive technology:

disability-support-external@google.com

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Volume 624

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Volume 624

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

1) Matt Connect is a magnifier, distance viewer, and an educational tablet with pre-loaded software, a collaboration between American Printing House and HumanWare. If you buy one by 29 September 2017, you get a $300 Extended Care Plan free:

http://bit.ly/2wclEtp

2A) To prepare for Monday's solar eclipse, Institute Hadley held a webinar on the subject. You can obtain a link to the video and audio of it by registering here:

http://bit.ly/2vFsbLA

2B) There is also an Eclipse Soundscapes app available, providing real-time coverage and descriptions and a wealth of recordings of the sound changes of nature during the eclipse:

http://bit.ly/2vQjrml

2C) And ACB Radio Interactive will air a one-hour program featuring eclipse-related music and professional audio description during the eclipse, as viewed from the Tennessee School for the Blind. This event will take place on Monday, 21 August at 18:00 GMT:

http://bit.ly/2v3HmuD

3) Read the In-Process Blog from NV Access for 16 August 2017 to get all the news the company wants to disseminate, and also to download the release candidate for NVDA 2017.3. That new NVDA version should be released next week, and will feature the ability to use Windows 10 OCR to read those pesky pictures of text, to utilize the new voices recently added to the Narrator repertoire, to write in contracted Braille, and more:

http://bit.ly/2whoVXt

4) Visit Hadley's Instructional Videos Website to find an all new iFocus Dropbox Video Series. This four part series demonstrates how to quickly get up and running using the Dropbox app on your iPhone or iPad and can be found at:

http://bit.ly/2vKk3b4

5) David Bales has revised his "Guide to the Taskbar in Windows 10" for the Creator's Update. While identified as being for JAWS users, it is almost entirely applicable to users of other screen readers as well:

http://bit.ly/2x6AC0w

6A) All our Virtual Assistant news this week concerns Google Home. Users can use Google Home to call contacts and numbers in the US and Canada:

http://bit.ly/2fMEO2b

6B) And Lifehacker Australia offers us "57 Things To Ask Google Home:"

http://bit.ly/2v3k4oT

7) Here is the Audio Description Project's latest listing of audio described videos available via streaming or on DVD. Besides viewing the list, you can see how often each category is updated:

http://bit.ly/2i83gMg

8) Here is a podcast interview with two developers of the Seeing AI iOS app:

http://bit.ly/2w33biy

9) The Internet Archive has put up *25,000* 78 rpm records, digitized professionally:

http://bit.ly/2wRpEgb

10) Microsoft has added sound feedback to Office 16 and hence to Office 365. Here is an introduction to its use:

http://bit.ly/2uKMPet

11) Blind Bargains Qast is on duty to keep us up to date, now up to Issue #109:

http://bit.ly/2wSiYhU

12A) Two new episodes of the Reid My Mind Podcast are available: A review of Microsoft Seeing AI plus something special based on the app's processing jingle:

http://bit.ly/2uRl6F0

12B) And An interview with a founder of Actiview, the new startup and app delivering audio description:

http://bit.ly/2whxlhE

13) And finally, we have been asked to inform you that Keystone Blind Association in Pennsylvania is looking to hire blind people for federal contract jobs. Find out more at:

http://bit.ly/2w3N58k

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 10, 2017 - Volume 623

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 10, 2017 - Volume 623

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

1) The NVDA version of the free Dictation Bridge add-on has now reached release candidate stage, which means an official release is not far away. They say that the JAWS version is coming soon as well:

http://bit.ly/2vH2yeu

2) The iAccessibility app is available free for iOS, offering podcasts and technology information:

http://apple.co/2vH3BuJ

3) Also from Michael Doise, the VOStarter app for learning VoiceOver is now free:

http://apple.co/2hM2h3W

4) For Android, BlindSight, a free Android app that implements advanced AI features, narrating the scenes fed to it by the phone camera, is now out:

http://bit.ly/2uIGeML

5A) HumanWare offers two webinars on KeyMath and the BrailleNote Touch. The first, 'What is KeyMath, How to Use It And Troubleshooting Tips', Wednesday, 23 August 2017 at 18:00 GMT. Register here:

http://bit.ly/2voA0DI

5B) And, 'Reviewing And Editing Math Homework, Sharing Assignments With Teachers and Classmates, and What's Coming Next With KeyMath', on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 at 18:00 GMT. Register here:

http://bit.ly/2urdNaS

6) This BlindBites post discusses 'Making Thunderbird Accessible':

http://bit.ly/2wK9OD4

7) On August 21, 2017 millions of people will view a total solar eclipse as it passes through the United States. However, for the visually impaired, or others who are unable to see the eclipse with their own eyes, the Eclipse Soundscapes Project delivers a multisensory experience of this exciting celestial event:

http://bit.ly/2vQjrml

8) The accessible Twitter client Chicken Nugget has been upgraded to Version 4.4 with fixes for playing YouTube videos, translation and shortening tweets, support for saving to Pocket, and more:

http://bit.ly/2wK4tvm

9) Some of these are pretty old and stale, but others are definitely not. This collection from AppleVis lists 125 apps written for blind and visually impaired users:

http://bit.ly/2vHfNfb

10) Episode 13 of the Life After Blindness Podcast features a transatlantic conversation about many new tech developments, including whether the forthcoming Victor Reader Trek has a place in the life of a smartphone user:

http://bit.ly/2vlFbWU

11) The August 2017 issue of AccessWorld offers a discussion of finding accessible cable TV, a review of the Microsoft Seeing AI app, "An Accessibility Check of the Rachio Smart Wi-Fi Sprinkler," and more:

http://bit.ly/2rt6CKa

12) Here is a "Guide To Braille Resources, A Comprehensive Guide with Resources for Teachers, Parents and Users of Braille:"

http://bit.ly/2fuzVul

13) Speech Central is an accessible Windows, Mac, Android and iOS app that lets you listen to web content such as news, DAISY content and BookShare using synthesized speech:

http://bit.ly/2wKlHsP

14) HIMS has updated the Braille Sense Polaris, activating the camera and keyboards and fixing bugs:

http://bit.ly/2fue6ew

15) Episode #1733 of Eyes on Success concerns the ElBraille:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Volume 622

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Volume 622

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

1) The July 2017 issue of AccessWorld includes an article about procuring accessible textbooks, an article about getting the most from sighted technical support, and a review of Spoonbill Software Games, along with other material:

http://bit.ly/2rt6CKa

2) Project Aspiro is a comprehensive career planning and employment resource for individuals who are blind or partially sighted:

http://bit.ly/2fb4Yex

3) 'Chrome Plated, Using Google Chrome with JAWS for Windows' is a 50-pound (about $62) four-lesson course from Hartgen Consultancy which starts in a couple weeks:

http://bit.ly/2v1Mz7U

4) Also from Hartgen Consultancy, Leasey Version 3.3 has been released, adding more power and flexibility for JAWS users who use it (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2fazfKJ

5) Here is a short Spanish podcast about the Seeing AI App (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2vkTxaJ

6) The Fred's Head Blog reminds us about Bill Brown's fully audio music lessons for the blind. Many are freely available through NLS:

http://bit.ly/2w94auy

7A) In this week's coverage of the digital assistants, we offer a David Woodbridge podcast comparing Amazon Echo and Google Home from an Australian perspective:

http://bit.ly/2v17JDi

7B) CNET brings us '25 Alexa Tips and Tricks:'

http://cnet.co/2v1oNsA

7C) And to round out the news, here are '9 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Siri:'

http://bit.ly/2vuZXED

8) HumanWare is unveiling the Victor Reader Trek, and they'll tell us about it during a webinar on GMT Friday, 25 August 2017 at 00:00. Register here:

http://bit.ly/2hpbZZP

9) Project Starfish | America claims to have a proven program for blind job seekers:

http://bit.ly/2uYKyL8

10) Catching up with Eyes on Success, recent episodes concern the family's cross country move, challenges of college-bound blind students, and successes of a blind double-amputee World War II Veteran:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

11) As we've rolled into a new month, we can share the July 2017 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, the monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website:

http://bit.ly/2vjVTXu

12A) Mystic Access will offer a free class, 'Comparing the VarioUltra and Orbit Reader,' offers via phone, on GMT Friday, 1 September 2017 at 01:00 GMT:

http://bit.ly/2hq1fdW

12B) And finally, 'Your Website, Your Way. The Power, Flexibility and Accessibility of WordPress,' a Six-Week class starting GMT Thursday, 7 September 2017 at 00:30 and costing $89:

http://bit.ly/2vrupP4

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Volume 621

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Volume 621

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

Hello, and greetings from Flying Blind, LLC!

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Volume 620

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Volume 620

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Volume 619

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Volume 619

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) There isn't a lot of news this week, but this news flash makes up for the fewness of items. We do live in amazing times! The Seeing AI App, a free app and the result of an ongoing research project at Microsoft, is now available in the iOS App Store. The app reads documents and bar codes better than anything we've had before, and also does some facial recognition and environmental description as well:

http://bit.ly/2ubrtWJ

1B) Nine YouTube Video Tutorials on the app are available here:

http://bit.ly/2ukzMjh

2) Meanwhile, the second project we've seen from the Microsoft Garage of late is the Presentation Translator, an Office add-in for PowerPoint. It lets you perform a variety of translation tasks and also enable the use of speech recognition to create presentations:

http://bit.ly/2uTDi1k

3) CAVI offers significant discounts on audio archives of three of its audio-related courses during the US convention season. The $50 Gold Package gives you the archives of the Audio Essentials and Goldwave courses, while the $100 Platinum Package gives you archives of the Audio Essentials and Reaping with Osara Courses:

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4) The people at Duxbury Systems have decided that their software is not sufficiently expensive, so are raising their prices on 1 August 2017. Upgrades will be $50 higher, and full versions $100 higher, so they suggest ordering before that date:

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6) And it's another encore presentation from Eyes on Success this week, with this podcast concerning downloading and reading books on a smartphone, Episode #1729:

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Volume 618

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Volume 618

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Sure enough, it wouldn't be the first of the month without the "AppleVis Unlimited: What's New and Noteworthy" for the month which just concluded posting. Very handy:

http://bit.ly/2sOpjr5

2) A new version of Leasey is due out later this month, featuring news, weather and dictionary search among other features. Every day in July (2017), brief audio tutorials with accompanying text transcripts, "Leasey Bites," are being produced to highlight Leasey's numerous features. It and several Hartgen Consultancy training packages are on significant sale through 24 July 2017:

http://bit.ly/2sII3NB

3) HumanWare will be releasing the Victor Reader Trek, a digital player with built-in GPS. Listen to a 75-minute Blind Bargains interview and demonstration:

http://bit.ly/2tTbgWx

4) There are 20 videos on the Chrome & Chrome OS Accessibility YouTube channel:

http://bit.ly/2trDkgi

5) Tim Schwartz of the Life After Blindness Podcast discusses the audio description available through Amazon with the folks from RNIB:

http://bit.ly/2sOTCy2

6) The article "Need Vision on Demand? There's an App for That," in the July 2017 issue of The Braille Monitor is a well-considered look at visual assistance we never could have received even five years ago. I would have put "Be My Eyes" at the top of her services list, but even without that minor difference, this is a must read:

http://bit.ly/2tj6IXZ

7) You can read about Kiran Kaja from Google Accessibility and download a .PDF of his presentation at a recent conference:

http://bit.ly/2tKf4c2

8A) The A T Junkie podcast returns with episodes about the new certification for Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist:

http://bit.ly/2tiKdSK

8B) And HookeAudio 3D Recording Headphones:

http://bit.ly/2urMw4H

9) There truly is remarkably little news for the first of the two convention weeks in the US, but Blind Bargains Qast #107 fills the gap as best it can:

http://bit.ly/2srPfJZ

10) The present and future of currency identification is the topic for Eyes on Success Episode #1728, which was first aired last fall:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Volume 617

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Volume 617

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Hopefully, we'll get some exciting news timed to coincide with the US Blindness Conventions, but in the meanwhile, two very popular smartphone apps for reading and writing are on significant sale until July 4th 2017. Both Voice Dream Reader and Voice Dream Writer are well-regarded, and now is a good time to buy, for iOS or Android:
http://bit.ly/2sjzSap

2) Capti Voice Narrator is an iOS app for reading a variety of formats in a variety of languages. The free version will satisfy many, and there is a paid version with additional features:
http://apple.co/2uklSK8

3) This week's short post to the NVDA In Process Blog keeps us up to date on upcoming program features:
http://bit.ly/2tmR7Yb

4) This 16-minute Cool Blind Tech Podcast discusses the cool new image description feature in Microsoft Narrator:
http://bit.ly/2sjN5Qp

5) Mystic Access is holding four teleclasses on coaching and on Google Home Vs. Amazon Echo, and they also offer a coupon for purchases made until mid-July 2017:
http://bit.ly/2t2HpHB

6) Haven't tried this, but Project Common Voice is building an open-source voice recognition system, and they want a minute of your voice:
https://mzl.la/2trohpM

7) Hear the current status of the Canute, the 360-cell Braille eReader, in this 7-minute podcast:
http://bit.ly/2tmUii5

8) This post from Adobe Accessibility is called "Reading Accessible PDFs on iOS and Android:"
https://adobe.ly/2tnhe0w

9) This entertaining AppleVis blog post is called "Down to Earth: My First Hundred Days with AirPods:"
http://bit.ly/2trfTqy

10) SmartHouse reports that "Google Home Rated 6x More Accurate Than Alexa:"
http://bit.ly/2sT2sOo

11A) AT Guys has found and is selling a simple digital voice recorder, the Talking MicroSpeak Digital Voice Recorder:
http://bit.ly/2sjkR8H

11B) You can hear a demonstration of this gadget in Blind Bargains Qast #106:
http://bit.ly/2trjJQs

12) "Easy Steps for Including Disabled People in Your Workforce" is a useful blog post from the Paciello Group:
http://bit.ly/2ukBWeV

13) And we do have our first convention announcement: The HIMS BrailleSense Polaris, a modern and effective Android-based Braille tablet, is shipping and can be seen and purchased at the conventions:
http://bit.ly/2sTGFq1

14) Philips televisions and video players now offer enhanced accessibility for the visually impaired:
http://philips.to/2sTn75b

15) The topic for the interview in Eyes on Success Episode #1727 is Braille Labeling and Learning Products:
http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

16) And we head into the Dominion Day and Fourth of July weekends with some comic relief from Dancing Dots: A blind driver's dream of his first solo ride in his self-driving "Google Car": The Glorious Dream, Ballad of the Google Car:
http://bit.ly/2ukOEds

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Volume 616

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Volume 616

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Some gamers are recommending the beta of Dark Defender, which can be played on both Windows and Mac:

http://bit.ly/2tvO1hD

2) This MacWorld article answers that big question: "MacBook Pro vs. MacBook vs. MacBook Air: Which should you buy?"

http://bit.ly/2sY6R3I

3) While we're focused on the Mac, Hadley Institute has just released a series of six videos to get users started with its vision accessibility features:

http://bit.ly/2rTD8c9

4) Student Inventory for Technology - Not Just For Students - is a website to match the skills, activities and needs of someone with disabilities to what current technology may best fit a specific situation:

http://bit.ly/2ssZ2BT

5) If you want to learn, "What makes a good tactile graphic?", "What is DPI?", "How Does it Affect the Quality of the Graphic"?, and "What's New in the Free Firebird Graphic Software for Enabling Embossers?", then you may want to watch this recorded HumanWare webinar, "Untangling the Mysteries of Graphic Embossers:"

http://bit.ly/2sWpm8M

6A) Brian Hartgen will discuss his company's growing repertoire of training packages on TekTalk on GMT Tuesday, 27 June at 00:00:

http://bit.ly/1MqEtXv

6B) Hartgen Consultancy also features prominently in Blind Bargains Qast #105:

http://bit.ly/2sXSmN0

7) Read about how various writers, with various combinations of disabilities, including visual ones, use Dolphin Guide and Dolphin SuperNova to publish their writing:

http://bit.ly/2sWmEQP

8) Have your voice heard by participating in this important international Braille survey:

http://bit.ly/2tQzgFx

9) The CNeT post "7 Ways to Watch Movies Online for Free" won't lead you to much audio described content, and comes with an annoying automatic video, but nonetheless might give you some handy information:

http://cnet.co/2sDbFsI

10A) This apparently works with JAWS and probably with other screen readers as well: Hands-free typing with Dictate, an add-in for Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint:

http://bit.ly/2tQMP84

10B) Here is a simplistic video showing dictate in operation:

http://bit.ly/2rTXrWX

11) The latest FSCast outlines the software and hardware discounts from VFO group available to those attending the US blindness conventions and a detailed look at the ElBraille:

http://bit.ly/2rdmS47

12A) "Meet Me Accessibly: A Guide to Zoom Cloud Meetings from a Blindness Perspective" is a new audio book from Jonathan Mosen, offering enticing possibilities for meeting attendance and organization, tech support and both giving and receiving training. Part can be had for free, and the whole book is $35:

http://bit.ly/2sXYeWJ

12B) Samples of the book constitute part of the Blind Side: Episode 40, along with information about Bonnie Mosen's book on finding employment and an online job club:

http://bit.ly/2sXKxqB

13) A new installment has been added to the iPhone101 page:

http://bit.ly/2sDbPjO

14) According to PC Magazine, this is "The Best Free Software of 2017":

http://bit.ly/2sYnwUy

15) This project, "BrailleMe - Digital Braille Assistant," appears to be seeking input and perhaps testers:

http://bit.ly/2ssXmIB

16) cmdPost - A Windows command line blogging client for WordPress.com, might be a good tool for bloggers to use:

http://bit.ly/2sXJZBb

17) The latest podcast from VVT discusses Amazon accessibility in general and particularly Alexa:

http://bit.ly/2rF9G5L

18) Perhaps this New Free App for in theatre audio described content, Actiview - Empowered Entertainment, will catch on:

http://bit.ly/2sSUPYR

19) The Winn-Dixie Decision in Florida may Set a Landmark Precedent in Digital Accessibility:

http://bit.ly/2rF8hvZ

20) Some of us who were in the Seattle area at the time worked with Shiri Azenkot on her research projects. Now we find out what she is up to now in the areas of research in low vision technology in Eyes on Success episode #1726:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Volume 615

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Volume 615

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) A lot of accessibility improvements have been added to Microsoft Access:

http://bit.ly/2rjlwC9

2A) The 26 talks from Inclusive Design 24 which we mentioned last week are available for viewing and listening:

http://bit.ly/2rXRB61

2B) On the topic of web accessibility, here is a thorough Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List:

http://bit.ly/2t4o4FQ

2C) And this article from Lexology is entitled "Best Practices for Your Company's Website: How to Avoid an ADA Claim:"

http://bit.ly/2rylC8x

3) Here's a great YouTube tutorial on the BlindSquare GPS App:

http://bit.ly/2sCBBqJ

4A) J-Say has been updated to version 15.1. There's a recording of the webinar where this is discussed (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2sr6OMP

4B) And here are the release notes:

http://bit.ly/2rya2tW

5) JAWS scripts for Skype for Business have been updated:

http://bit.ly/2toUTwp

6) The Blind Bookcase is an Australian site with a growing collection of .brf files in UEB:

http://bit.ly/2riVwag

7) Those who might want to apply for US Federal employment under Schedule A can attend a free webinar on Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 18:00 GMT. There will be a similar webinar in July on the 20th, two hours earlier. Register for the June webinar here:

http://bit.ly/2sv2FbV

8) The June 2017 issue of AccessWorld includes "Introducing Blind Alive and Eyes-Free Fitness: Fitness Is More Than Meets the Eye," "Exploring and Using Apple AirPods Cordless Bluetooth Earbuds," "Keeping Cool This Summer: An Accessibility Review of the Emerson Sensi(TM) Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat," "Accessible Investing with the Robinhood App from Robinhood Markets," "Book Review: Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 10 by Anna Dresner," and more:

http://bit.ly/2sCeCvK

9A) The latest e-book for gaining skills with NVDA, this one on Microsoft Excel, is available for purchase:

http://bit.ly/2t4fFlK

9B) And you can read about the latest NVDA developments from their latest InProcess blog post:

http://bit.ly/2r26PmP

10) Amazon Video Announces Support for Audio Description, with some 125 movies and television programs available with audio description:

http://bit.ly/2sCrimD

11) Version 3.0 of Sendero's iPhone GPS apps has been released, with support for indoor navigation where available, waypoints, more flexibility when searching for points of interest, and other new features. The XT version of the app, which ordinarily costs $299, is $100 cheaper for an unspecified limited time. Here is the manual:

http://bit.ly/2sqVzUO

12A) We can finish our look at the recent Apple WWDC event, as it occupies much of Blind Bargains Qast #104:

http://bit.ly/2rtw4CZ

12B) There is also a second Tech Doctors podcast about it:

http://bit.ly/2ryoBxG

13) The British Computer Association for the Blind, which has recently reduced annual membership to ten pounds, and which offers to its members a variety of informative seminars, now has a podcast:

http://bit.ly/2sroqs1

14) Mystic Access puts out a tech-related podcast every two weeks:

http://bit.ly/2s3lGQV

15) Low Vision optometry is the subject of Eyes on Success Episode #1725:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 8, 2017 - Volume 614

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 8, 2017 - Volume 614

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1A) Apple held its major Worldwide Developer Conference this week, where announcements are made about forthcoming hardware and software. Read about it from AppleVis:

http://bit.ly/2rNYBjN

1B) And see what people are saying about it in the AppleVis forums:

http://bit.ly/2r4GuJ5

1C) Read about The Accessibility Features Mentioned On-Screen in the Apple Keynote That Were Not Talked About:

http://bit.ly/2rNQTWy

1D) Get analysis from a panel in the Blind Side, Episode #38 (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2sVRNjq

1E) And get the perspective of the Tech Doctors:

http://bit.ly/2r7WTYu

2A) If the content of Apple's announcements disappointed you, users of Android will not be surprised, and are eager to show you what they view as a better way. Here is one user's choice of accessibile Android apps:

http://bit.ly/2r48vka

2B) There is also an Android Accessibility Help Center:

http://bit.ly/2rDMmb6

3) The NVAccess team gives us their synopsis of NVDA performance with Microsoft Edge:

http://bit.ly/2s6hLnJ

4A) Three new or upgraded add-ons have been released for NVDA users. You can hear tones to know where controls are located on the screen by invoking the Object Location Tones add-on:

http://bit.ly/2rXQKlP

4B) Passwords can be spoken using Speak Passwords:

http://bit.ly/2r8DQNG

4C) And Virtual Review has been updated for putting screen content into a box for examination:

http://bit.ly/2s6uDdC

5) Ever wondered what barriers others face when browsing the web? This post contains tweets from a number of people recounting their frustrations:

http://bit.ly/2sVPBbq

6) The upcoming four-session Hartgen Consultancy workshop, "About-Face, JAWS for Windows and Facebook for Beginners," is expected to benefit intermediate users as well. It starts on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 and costs 40 pounds, about $52:

http://bit.ly/2r4zNGQ

7) The Black Box puzzle for iOS has been getting a lot of favorable reviews. Here is a podcast about it (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2s6D88m

8A) Proponents and makers of the two major screen readers hope to woo users of the now defunct Window-Eyes into their camps. Last week, we saw items helping them make the switch to NVDA. VFO offers free tutorials geared toward their learning of JAWS:

http://bit.ly/2rXOOtw

8B) And transitioners can purchase the archive of the Hartgen Consultancy Window-Eyes to JAWS course:

http://bit.ly/2r4oeQf

9) Dolphin EasyReader is a free reading app for iOS which is said to work with many libraries for the blind in many countries (accounts required) including BookShare and NFB Newsline:

http://bit.ly/2sFLBg4

10) This YouTube video shows the Lime Lighter, a music reading system for people with low vision from Dancing Dots:

http://bit.ly/2sFLWPR

11) Janet Ingber discusses her latest book on the Mac on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 00:00:

http://bit.ly/1MqEtXv

12) Amazon is launching a low-cost version of Prime for customers on government assistance who have EBT cards:

http://tcrn.ch/2rXJLJs

13) CAVI students have been learning advanced audio production using Reaper, and you can hear the results in the reaper 2017 Semester 1 Showcase (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2s6cPPG

14) Learn about the Brailliant BI 14 Braille display and simple notetaker from HumanWare:

http://bit.ly/2qYAvkX

15) Adobe announces a free solution for pptical character recognition on your smartphone:

http://bit.ly/2si2fF1

16) What3Words claims to have sectioned the planet into sections three meters square, and to have given each section a three-word designator. This facilitates navigation to places where addressing might not be very precise. The BlindSquare GPS app for iPhone now supports this system. Find out about it in this YouTube video:

http://bit.ly/2r8bhA1

17) Because the first Thursday is so early this month, and we prepare Tidbits the Wednesday before, this almost seems like old news, but as always, it appeared bright and early on the first of the month: Blog Post: AppleVis Unlimited: What's New and Noteworthy for May 2017:

http://bit.ly/2rNSewy

18) The OE Classic mail program may be gaining accessibility, and we may be able to offer input:

http://bit.ly/2sVHiws

19) This blog post is called "5 Steps to Save Money Now for Your Child's Assistive Technology:"

http://bit.ly/2rNYrJ3

20) Inclusive Design 24 celebrates efforts worldwide to ensure people with disabilities have full and equal access to the web. The Pacielo Group will be involved. The event takes place throughout 9 June 2017. Here is the playlist:

http://bit.ly/2rXRB61

21) Following up on their encore presentations of interviews with Ted Henter and Deane Blazie, Eyes on Success offers Episode #1724, interview with Jim Fruchterman:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Volume 613

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Volume 613

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) In a short week for news, the first several items concern NVDA. As expected, the second new version for 2017 is now available, NVDA 2017.2. It brings full support for audio ducking in the Windows 10 Creators Update; fixes for several selection issues in browse mode, including problems with select all; significant improvements in Microsoft Edge support; and improvements on the web such as indication of elements marked as current (using aria-current):

http://bit.ly/2rGuhue

2) NVDACon 2017 is now history, and recordings of many of its presentations are available:

http://bit.ly/2rSsZcg

3) Finally, an NVDA user has written a short tutorial to assist Window-Eyes users who might wish to begin using NVDA now that Window-Eyes development is ending:

http://bit.ly/2qCQXLx

4) The earlier guide on switching from JAWS to NVDA is still being maintained and edited:

http://bit.ly/2qCkMMp

5) Meanwhile, a major advancement has been made in JAWS development with the implementation of visual tracking on the web, so that a sighted user can now see where a blind user is browsing on a page. Hear about it in FSCast #140:

http://bit.ly/2rdmS47

6) That podcast also mentions the release of ZoomText Fusion, bringing the most popular screen magnifier and screen reader together for users with a variety of magnification and screen reader needs:

http://bit.ly/2rGGcrD

7) Sendero seeks input to a survey that will supposedly contribute to the design of a user friendly and effective indoor wayfinding application. Responders can enter for a chance to receive a non-subscription license for Seeing Eye GPS:

http://bit.ly/2qD38UA

8) Be My Eyes remains a useful and free iOS App. This listing of ways people use it gave me a couple of ideas:

http://bit.ly/2rWDLku

9) iHabilitation Canada has published an online multi-media course for either learning or teaching the iPhone:

http://bit.ly/2rmf66k

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Volume 612

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Volume 612

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Microsoft recently announced low-cost Windows 10 S, aimed at students, which can only run apps from the Microsoft Store. No third-party screen reader, including free NVDA, can run it. Here's why:

http://bit.ly/2rBMXuq

1B) But Microsoft will give screen reader users a free upgrade from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro. This post confirms that policy, and also announces upcoming accessibility changes in Windows 10, including many for Narrator:

http://bit.ly/2qXVwx4

2A) Hartgen Consultancy will offer a course on using JAWS with Sound Forge Pro to create and edit audio files:

http://bit.ly/2qR5KAZ

2B) They will also hold a webinar to discuss the present and future of JSay. The forthcoming version will have changes and new features. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 7 June at GMT 18:00, a new product will be unveiled, and the webinar will also be recorded:

http://bit.ly/2rBN1KG

3) Several more installments to the tutorial on editing audio with Reaper now await you:

http://bit.ly/2rBN2hI

4) This is the accessibility awareness training given to Microsoft employees, with audio description:

http://bit.ly/2rRZlDP

5A) The Google Assistant is now available in some countries on the iPhone, offering arguably better assistance than Siri offers:

http://bit.ly/2qdXDQh

5B) The Verge helps us distinguish between this new app and the familiar Google Search App:

http://bit.ly/2rj3BPH

5C) And here's another explanatory article:

http://bit.ly/2qlRlcB

6) WebAIM offers an article with the intriguing title: "To ARIA! The Cause of, and Solution to, All Our Accessibility Problems:"

http://bit.ly/2qhLXI1

7) You can buy the "Getting to Know Vario Ultra Audio Tutorial" from Mystic Access:

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8) Apple has a bunch of new accessibility-related videos which highlight different ways in which people use their hardware and software:

http://bit.ly/2qYgy0o

9A) NVDACon 2017 is now over. The presentations will be downloadable soon, perhaps as you read this, from this page:

http://bit.ly/2rSsZcg

9B) And already the release candidate for the next version of NVDA is available, signaling that the new version will likely figure in next week's Tidbits:

http://bit.ly/2qlUuZE

9C) Meanwhile, CNIB has produced six tutorial videos for NVDA:

http://bit.ly/2rBxUkJ

10) The NLS has produced a reference guide on video gaming accessibility:

http://bit.ly/2qlRkVG

11) At least three Blind Bargains Qasts have escaped our mention. In #101, there is plenty of talk about the demise of Window-Eyes and discussion of some Braille displays, among other plentiful news:

http://bit.ly/2rWtWQ0

12) From Cool Blind Tech comes a report, "AI For Everyone: A Look At Google I/O 2017:"

http://bit.ly/2qlUzMW

13) As the couple that gives us Eyes On Success has the good sense to move from New York to Colorado, we are treated to three encore presentations of the podcast over the coming weeks. Deane Blazie is the guest in Episode #1720:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

14) And finally, check out CADET, which is free, downloadable, caption-authoring software that enables anyone to produce high-quality caption files that are compatible with any media player:

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Volume 611

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Volume 611

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

This Week's Tidbits is being brought to you on this Sixth Annual celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Learn more at:

http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/

1A) "Ten Thousand Steps, Cane Not Included (10KSTEPS)" is Anna Dresner's new National Braille Press Guide to Fitness Tech for Blind Users. The book costs $12 in paper Braille or downloadable formats, and $14.50 if supplied on a USB drive. If you buy the book before the end of July, you can enter to receive a free Fitbit Flex 2:

http://bit.ly/2qyhYMR

1B) You can hear about the book on Episode #35 of The Blind Side Podcast (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2pVSjN2

2) Sero subscribers who are Alexa users can now add a skill, free for the present, to have Alexa play their favorite Serotek audio content:

http://bit.ly/2pNjcqs

3) Here is a good summary of "How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits with Vision Loss:"

http://bit.ly/2rhbNj4

4) Voting closes at the end of the day on Friday 19 May 2017 for this year's inductees in the AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame:

http://bit.ly/2qTziyW

5) AppleVis informs us that, finally, "DeafBlind Individuals Now Have a Way to Use Text Relay on iOS With Braille:"

http://bit.ly/2pNeI3g

6) Here we have "Accessibility Review of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8:"

http://bit.ly/2rgNEcl

7) While we're mentioning Android, Aaron Linson gives us a podcast tutorial on editing text with an Android device:

http://bit.ly/2rtdWpm

8) The May 2017 issue of The Braille Monitor contains a good basic introduction on how to go about navigating web pages:

http://bit.ly/2qyi332

9) An upgrade to OneNote for iOS has recently appeared, with accessibility improvements. OneNote has recently become usable by the blind, and this poignant blog post is entitled "How Microsoft's accessible OneNote helps me to manage a medical crisis:"

http://bit.ly/2rtnwZp

10A) The Interactive Accessibility Podcast (IAP) is an entertaining approach to accessibility. The first episode is about flying cars and people with disabilities. The episode to appear as this Tidbits issue hits your mailbox focuses on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, since that is what 18 May is:

http://bit.ly/2qtJCMV

10B) The company will be tweeting hourly Global Accessibility Day trivia at:

http://bit.ly/2pN3w6x

11) Tek Talk will interview Janet Ingber about her latest book on using the Mac on GMT Tuesday, 23 May at 00:00:

http://bit.ly/1MqEtXv

12) The Our Space Our Place Coding Camp, for people aged 14-21 years old, taking place from 10-14 July in Cambridge, MA, has two spaces for students to take part remotely:

http://bit.ly/2quO12z

13) The May 2017 issue of AccessWorld includes book reviews of the Abundant Bookshelf and of Getting Started with Android, Update on Amazon Accessibility and Using the NVDA Screen Reader with Kindle for PC, A Tour of Apple's iOS and tvOS TV App, Plus Remote Options for the Apple TV, and more:

http://bit.ly/2rt6CKa

14A) In a development which will doubtless be the topic of an AccessWorld article soon, the venerable Window-Eyes screen reader is officially being discontinued. Several screen readers battled for supremacy in North America at the end of the last century and the beginning of this one, and now JAWS is the only one still standing. Here is the official FAQ about the offers VFO is making to Window-Eyes users:

http://bit.ly/2pN3U4X

14B) This is an interesting post on the topic from Cool Blind Tech:

http://bit.ly/2qU45eW

14C) And for some nostalgia, here is a text collection of articles about Window-Eyes and by Window-Eyes staff from many years back:

http://bit.ly/2pVCiqC

15) NVDACon takes place via the Internet this weekend, and a member of the Google Accessibility team will be among the speakers, adding an extra dimension to the event:

http://bit.ly/2rtu363

16) And finally, the Cisco Academy for the Visually Impaired is the focus of Eyes on Success Episode #1721:

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Volume 610

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Volume 610

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) PrizmoGo is a new iOS App for reading print. It has garnered positive reviews. Here are two podcasts demonstrating it:

http://bit.ly/2q5ePp6
http://bit.ly/2r2d2z0

2) Meanwhile, the May 2017 issue of The Braille Monitor discusses the present and future status of the KNFB Reader App which also aims at allowing print reading:

http://bit.ly/2q4XxsJ

3) A blind journalist has a blog post about why companies and tech developers should care about adding accessibility and how they respond to accessibility inquiries:

http://bit.ly/2qtW1RS

4) The voice assistant battle shows no sign of losing intensity, and here we learn about a new ability: "How To Make Free Voice Calls From Your Amazon Echo:"

http://bit.ly/2qVtaWz

5) On the Google Home side, we learn "How to Send Recipes to Google Home for Step-By-Step Instructions:"

http://bit.ly/2pBbcVz

6) JAWS is sometimes unable to use accessibility information in some applications. This page contains an explanation of the symptoms and some scripts to address the issue:

http://bit.ly/2q4PzQy

7) This is a useful accessibility style guide by Cari Fisher:

http://bit.ly/2pzy5I2

8) This description of the Canute Braille device from Bristol is more thorough than that found on the official web site:

http://bit.ly/2r4eZf9

9) Take the "Accessibility of PDF Forms Survey 2017:"

http://bit.ly/2r1X0VC

10) The May 4th 2017 installment of the In Process Blog discusses features in the next two NVDA versions to appear, and clarifies differences between the installed and portable versions:

http://bit.ly/2r26PmP

11) You can examine the product page for the forthcoming Brailliant 14 portable display from HumanWare, which may have some unique features for iOS users:

http://bit.ly/2pmfIuU

12) The Dictation Bridge team invites those wishing to help improve the NVDA version of the product to join the test team. Email:

sales@3mousetech.com

13) The Audio Pizza crew is back with a new chapter on audio editing with Reaper:

http://apple.co/2qVued6

14) Bookshare is the subject of the Blind Side podcast, Episode #34 (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2qVhjI0

15) David Goldfield has written a concise and comprehensive guide for copying and pasting text spoken by a screen reader:

http://bit.ly/2pmkEQz

16) Blind Bargains Qast 399 has the latest news and trends:

http://bit.ly/2qufXEx

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Volume 609

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Volume 609

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) 2cMusic is the name of a funding campaign aimed at creating accessible courses for blind musicians. Their first project would be a guitar course with enhanced visual descriptions and fingering diagrams:

http://bit.ly/2pJQYLW

2) This is fairly basic information for using a screen reader with Microsoft OneDrive:

http://bit.ly/2pA49i8

3) Some users might benefit from this handy "iOS & VoiceOver Mobile Accessibility Cheat Sheet:"

http://bit.ly/2q0TFty

4) VFO offers free and paid webinars, and their product certifications have been updated. The next free webinar will be "Office 365 / 2016 - An Introduction," to be held May 31st 2017. Their next paid webinars on the major Microsoft Office Apps will take place in August through October:

http://bit.ly/2pHJMOq

5) And, VFO has acquired the Pacielo Group, the software accessibility firm providing website and application compliance solutions to enterprises throughout the world:

http://bit.ly/2qtVQ8W

6A) As an enticement to its paid Commtech Academy, the company offers a 12-minute lesson on using the Uber iOS App:

http://bit.ly/2pb4chW

6B) And a Windows 10 Desktop Navigation Introduction:

http://bit.ly/2paUhZM

7) Applevis tells us again "What's New and Noteworthy" for April 2017:

http://bit.ly/2que7D0

8) Blind Abilities adds to their iAccess Demo series with this brief demo on how to quickly unsubscribe from spam and junk marketing emails that we all hate to receive on our iDevices:

http://bit.ly/2q0J0PA

9) From the Dropbox Tech Blog comes "Creating a Culture of Accessibility:"

http://bit.ly/2pzUbgU

10) HumanWare announces the arrival of the second generation of Connect 12, the highly portable digital magnifier and its 12-inch tablet that features an open Android platform:

http://bit.ly/2pA12qy

11A) The 2017 NVDACon, a regular gathering of NVDA users, supporters, developers and sponsors, will take place May 19th through 21st 2017. The audio invitation is here (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2qBkTUA

11B) And the web site is:

http://bit.ly/2pHIhjf

12) Braille Tutor is an interesting iOS App for teaching Braille to youths and adults, both sighted and blind:

http://bit.ly/2q0VkQ1

13) VO Lab is a clever iOS app for those 14 years and older to learn VoiceOver gestures:

http://bit.ly/2qtWaVc

14) For those who might be interested, here is a blind-friendly web site for Unity Church:

http://bit.ly/2pA3P2W

15) We hear about the accessible Vidux and Sonar accessible Linux versions in Episode #1719 of Eyes on Success:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

16) And finally, this page points to several Blind Abilities Podcasts about the Aira Visual Interpreter for the Blind:

http://bit.ly/2pA3ZHx

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Volume 608

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Volume 608

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Hear about the Google suite of products, and about developments at Mystic Access, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 2 May at 00:00:

http://bit.ly/1MqEtXv

2) The NVDA team has some visionary plans for the future, including ways to intelligently inform us about "clickable" elements, a more modern and flexible speech code and more:

http://bit.ly/2pk2Ouk

3) "Apple Users Can Now Download and Read Books From Bookshare in iBooks:"

http://bit.ly/2pBGDCT

4) Version 2.7.3 of the KNFB Reader App for iOS adds a potentially useful feature for fans of physical buttons:

http://bit.ly/2po7KjH

5) The device featured in this article, the Bluetooth Enabled Instant Pot, is indeed cool, and blind cooks can take advantage of all aspects of it:

http://bit.ly/2q9RNyq

6) Attention all blind guitar players! There appears to be an accessible guitar tuner:

http://bit.ly/2oLjJE1

7) For Windows users, here's "How to Use MS High Contrast:"

http://bit.ly/2oOpscW

8) Here is more information about the accessible Zoom video conferencing platform:

http://bit.ly/2qgRe2g

9) We would love reports on this: "The New Touchable Ink from Samsung Allows Any Laser Printer to Print Braille:"

http://bit.ly/2po0fte

10) You can now access over 5 million recipes through Google Assistant:

http://bit.ly/2qgLCos

11) The latest iAccessibility Podcast concerns the Windows 10 Creator's Update:

http://bit.ly/2pBpU2p

12) Virtual Vision technologies has a podcast with existing episodes focusing on the iOS News app, BlindSquare and KNFB Reader, among others:

http://bit.ly/2oLsQ7x

13A) Taylor who produced the XCode Podcast announced last week, has an RSS feed for future announcements:

http://bit.ly/2pkkdTm

13B) As well as a new link to that original podcast (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2qh7Fvz

14A) We have two demonstrations of Office Lens. Listen to this short podcast about the Free OCR App from Microsoft:

http://bit.ly/2oLl5Pd

14B) And a demo from ViTalk:

http://bit.ly/2po9dGB

15) And we have a Talking Typer for iOS Review:

http://bit.ly/2pkiihL

16) We can remind you about Blind Bargains Qast #97:

http://bit.ly/2oOjBV8

17) Announcing the start of a new series on Audio Pizza: "Getting Started with Reaper, The Popular Amp Accessible Audio Editing Software:"

http://bit.ly/2oyEcAw

18) In Episode #1718 of Eyes on Success, we discover the rich Helen Keller Archive:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Volume 607

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Volume 607

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

Happy Ridvan to the Baha'is everywhere!

1) ) With the April 2017 issue of Accessworld AFB has unveiled the publication site's new look. The issue itself contains articles about the experience of the CSUN and AFB Leadership Conferences, Comparison of the Braille Edge and Vario Ultra devices, and a review of The Untold Story of the Talking Book:

http://www.afb.org/aw/accessworld.aspx

2) This development could significantly enhance employment opportunities for the blind. There is said now to be an accessible screen-sharing alternative for the blind, and the iOS version may be even more accessible than the already-quite-accessible Windows version:

http://accessibleinsights.info/blog/2017/04/19/at-long-last-an-accessible-screen-sharing-solution-zoom/

3) "Android Commands and Settings" is a new book from National Braille Press, with paper Braille and downloadable editions costing $12 and electronic files provided on USB drives, $14.50:

http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/AND-COMMAND.html

4) Here is news about the new quarterly technology newsletter from the National Council of the Blind of Ireland and how you can get it:

http://www.ncbi.ie/technology-newsletter/

5) Microsoft Office Lens is a free alternative to the KNFB Reader on the iPhone for reading print:

http://www.rsbc.org.uk/blogs/microsoft-office-lens-review-an-accessible-way-to-read-printed-documents/

6) The RNIB answers the question: "How does the Amazon Echo help people with a vision impairment?"

https://www.rnib.org.uk/nb-online/how-does-amazon-echo-help-disabled-people

7) Here are five videos demonstrating the use of smartphone apps that Henshaws deems to be most useful in compensating for sight loss. The page also lets you sign up for their monthly email announcement list so you can learn about future offerings:

https://www.henshaws.org.uk/apps/

8) Damashe and Michael have launched the 'Your Own Pay Podcast'. Nine episodes are on the site now and a new one is produced every week:

http://yourownpay.com/category/damashe-and-michael-dm/

9) This is an introductory podcast concerning using X-Code on the iPhone:

http://taylorsprograms.ezyro.com/Introduction%20to%20X%20code%208%20%20and%20swift%203%20%20with%20voiceover.mp3

10) While we're talking coding, David Woodbridge offers a podcast: "Lego and Swift Playgrounds Demo: Coding for Everyone:"

https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/i4h6cz/Swift_Playgronds_and_Lego.mp3

11A) The APH Talking Typer Program now comes to the iPhone for $4.95:

https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=17047

11B) And David Woodbridge demonstrates it:

https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/m7e3ve/Talking_Typer_for_iOS_demo_Using_VoiceOver.mp3

12) iACast #40 from iAccessibility features a discussion of the relative merits of Android and iOS:

http://iaccessibility.net/iacast-40-mobile-oswars-ios-vs-android/

13) Innovators Developing Accessible Tools for Astronomy (IDATA) offers support and stipends to qualifying educators, but the deadline is 23 April 2017:

http://epe.aui.edu/programs/idata/

14) A researcher at the University of Washington is looking for people who have some experience with graphs and programming, use a screen reader, identify as blind or low vision, and are 18 or older for a study. A $35 Amazon gift card is the compensation:

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/cmbaker/330000

15) Get a perspective about the history, current technology and future goals of speech synthesis in Eyes on Success Episode #1717:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

16) Victor Reader Stream Version 4.8 is available, bringing with it enhancements to the organization of voice notes, updated time synchronization, fixes and enhancements to NFB Newsline content, additional numeric text entry options and other fixes and improvements:

http://www.humanware.com/stream_support

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Volume 606

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Volume 606

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) In recognition of National Library Week, AFB has posted its listings of sources for audio, Braille and large print books:

http://www.afb.org/directory.aspx?action=results&CategoryID=89

2) This guide, called "How to Use Windows 10," may be slightly out of date with the appearance of the Windows 10 Creators Edition, but it will still be a useful resource:

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-use-windows-10

3) In the same vein, the InfoWorld article "How To Make Shortcuts To Windows 10 Settings on Your Desktop" could come in very handy:

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2930773/microsoft-windows/how-to-make-shortcuts-to-windows-10-settings-on-your-desktop.html

4) Indeed, the Windows 10 Creators update is coming, and one way to learn about its many enhancements is episode 30 of the Blind Side podcast:

http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/316913959-theblindsidepodcast-episode30.mp3

5) Another, more technical, but still readable source for information is "An Introduction And Installation Guide To The Windows 10 Creators Update:"

https://coolblindtech.com/an-introduction-and-installation-guide-to-the-windows-10-creators-update/

6) One of the big changes with this update is the ability to use Braille with Narrator. The keystroke to launch it has also changed, to CTRL+WINDOWS+ENTER. For this and more, consult the updated Narrator manual:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22798/windows-10-narrator-get-started

7) Finally on this theme, this is a Spanish podcast about configuring a Refresh-a-Braille with Narrator under the new edition:

http://www.tifloaudio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ta075.mp3

8) Check out the Dolphin Computer Access YouTube channel for the company's publicity and instructional offerings:

https://www.youtube.com/user/YourDolphin

9) Here's one person's account of frustration with inaccessible online shopping sites:

http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/dont-shy-online-285-million-customers-waiting-buy/

10) CAVI sells archives of its courses for those who prefer to study this way:

http://wiki.cucat.org

11) The April update to JAWS Version 18, which you will want to install before trying to use the Windows 10 Creators Update, also includes enhancements to performance in Google Docs and Office:

http://blindbargains.com/b/17041

12A) If you're starting out with an iOS device, and it runs iOS10, National Braille Press again has you covered with the new edition of "Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 10 (IPHONE-IOS10)" which costs $24 in paper Braille or electronic formats, or $26.50 if delivered on a USB drive:

http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IPHONE-IOS10.html

12B) The Tech Doctors interview Anna Dresner, the author, in their latest podcast:

http://dr-carter.com

13A) The Blind Abilities podcast offers interviews about present and future technology offerings from HIMS:

http://blindabilities.com/bateencast/braille-sense-polaris-go-vision-and-more-overviews-of-hims-products-by-jeff-bazer/

13B) And VFO:

http://blindabilities.com/bateam/jeff-thompson/onyx-ocr-and-the-el-braille-overview-by-vfos-richard-tapping/

13C) Meanwhile, Blindbargains covers it all and more in their latest podcasts:

https://blindbargains.com/audio/

14) Finally this week, we hear a conversation with a blind author in Episode #1716 of Eyes on Success:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Volume 605

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Volume 605

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Not sure if some grow weary of these comparisons, but we never tire of offering them to you: "Amazon Alexa vs. Google Assistant: The Fifty Question Showdown:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5sD3LOfES8&feature=share

2) CAVI will offer a $40 "Editing with Reaper" course if interest is sufficient. Anyone interested in potentially taking it should fill in the contact form at:

http://cavitraining.com

3) Blind Bargains has updated its Twitter list of AT companies so you can find them in one place. They invite you to let them know if they're missing any:

https://twitter.com/blindbargains/lists/at

4) This Christian Science Monitor article bears the rather hokey title of "Be My Eyes: App Lets the Sighted Lend Their Eyes to the Blind:"

http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2017/0331/Be-My-Eyes-App-lets-the-sighted-lend-their-eyes-to-the-blind

5) The NVDA In-Process Blog for April 4, 2017 gives some program updates and explains testing procedures:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-4th-april-2017/

6) Three people discuss their "Cool Picks: April 3, 2017" in this Cool Blind Tech podcast:

https://coolblindtech.com/cool-picks-april-3-2017/

7) RNIB's Steven Scott joins the Audio Pizza crew for a wide-ranging and informative podcast:

http://audio.pizza/ap006-2/

8) Here is "AppleVis Unlimited: What's New and Noteworthy for March 2017:"

https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-tv-apple-watch-ios-ios-apps-ipad-iphone-macos-news-opinion/applevis-unlimited-whats

9) The Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) is a national awards program that seeks applications from young adults with a disability, between the ages of 14 and 26, who are dedicated to positively affecting the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. The program also supports an innovative project developed by the recipient to serve and empower individuals with disabilities:

http://www.hschealth.org/ada

10) The April 20, 2017 Issue of The Braille Monitor contains the article "Aira, The Next Technology Revolution in Devices for Blind People:"

https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm17/bm1704/bm170404.htm

11) Hear an interview with an audio book narrator in issue #1715 of Eyes on Success:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

12) Applications for the 2017 Joseph Roeder Scholarship are now available on the NIB website. The scholarship provides a one-time award of $2,500 for an individual who is blind to pursue education in a business related field:

http://www.nib.org/content/roeder-scholarship-application

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Volume 604

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Volume 604

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Talkback 5.2 features some welcome new sounds. This MP3 demonstrates:

https://sndup.net/6jw9/Unveiling+of+New+Sounds+in+TalkBack+5.2.mp3

2) Hadley Institute offers the Spring into Braille Challenge. Those who log various quantities of pages between 3 April 2017 and 31 May 2017 can be entered to win Amazon gift cards. Current enrollment in Hadley is not required:

http://hadley.edu/braille_reading_contest_register.asp

3A) Apple Releases iOS 10.3, bringing with it a number of VoiceOver fixes, but also introducing at least one new bug of note:

https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-ios-news/apple-releases-ios-103-bringing-number-voiceover-fixes-also-introducing-least

3B) And this article from Cult of Mac, "Apple File System: Everything You Need to Know About the New APFS:"

http://www.cultofmac.com/435718/apfs-new-apple-file-system/

4) There is a gentleman that makes custom reading or magnification stands, so that virtually any device with a camera can be placed on the stand and a document read or magnified, regardless of the case the device is in. Personalized collapsable stands cost $39.95:

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5) While this post discusses other ideas, we include it here because of its explanation of the importance of maintaining funding to Bookshare:

http://www.blindscholar.com/2017/03/25/what-would-the-america-first-budget-mean-for-me/

6) The NFB technology team did a presentation on "Phones for Low vision and Blind Seniors". This post includes the link to download slides of the presentation as well as an invitation to phone them for a consulltation if you still have questions after viewing them:

https://nfb.org/blog/vonb-blog/national-federation-blind-reviews-phones-low-vision-and-blind-seniors

7) This Spanish-language podcast discusses how a blind person can code in Swift on the Mac using a Braille display:

http://www.tifloaudio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ta074.mp3

8) While we're on the subject of software development, Eyes on Success Episode #1714 features an interview with a blind software engineer:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

9) This Office Support post is entitled "Make your PowerPoint Presentations Accessible:"

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Make-your-PowerPoint-presentations-accessible-6f7772b2-2f33-4bd2-8ca7-dae3b2b3ef25?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US#bkmk_winhidetitle

10) This Microsoft Team YouTube Video includes some accessibility information, among other topics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ShVRI5bqVs&feature=youtu.be&t=3m12s

11) AT&T claims to offer Discount Internet Access to people on SSI or Food Stamps:

https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/#/

12) NVDA Certified Expert Accreditation is now available. Anybody can take the exam, and if you pass, you can choose to pay $100 Australian, about $75 USD, to be able to announce yourself as an NVDA Certified Expert:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-certified-expert-accreditation-now-available/

13) The latest book on using the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with VoiceOver from National Braille Press is "Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 10". Paper Braille and electronic versions cost $24, while electronic editions provided on a thumb drive cost $26.50:

http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IPHONE-IOS10.html

14) The IRS has released its 100th eBook of tax preparation information. These free books can be downloaded or viewed in HTML or PDF from the Forms and Pubs page at:

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs

15) Blind Bargains Qast 93 is "The 2017 CSUN Wrap-up Show:"

http://blindbargains.com/b/16936

15B) And this post, "Reflecting on Assistive Technology and Advocating for Accessibility," is the fruit of some CSUN experience:

https://www.thinkcompany.com/2017/03/reflecting-on-assistive-technology-and-advocating-for-accessibility/

16) This brief post and YouTube video shows how the Aipoly Vision App can recognize 1,000 essential items for free, and more through a subscription. The app can read them out in seven different languages and it also identifies colours:

http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2017/03/28/aipoly-app-opens-up-the-world-for-people-with-vision-disabilities/

17) This podcast Demonstrates the Orcam: OCR, Object and Facial Recognition System:

http://blindabilities.com/bapresents/demonstrating-the-orcam-ocr-object-and-facial-recognition/

18) Dr. Scott Hollier, who describes himself as a Digital Access Specialist, suggests the best pairs of screen readers and web browsers for accessibility testing:

http://hollier.info/browserpairing/

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Volume 603

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Volume 603

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Apple held another of its product announcement events, and you can read about what they announced here, courtesy of AppleVis:

https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-watch-ios-apps-ipad-iphone-news/summary-apples-march-21-2017-product-announcements

2) In the March, 2017 issue of AccessWorld, we find "Advocating for Yourself in an Emergency Medical Situation: Advice for People with Visual Impairments," "A Review of Manamon, an Audio-Based Role-Playing Game by VGStorm," "A Review of the Audio Tutorial for the Google Suite of Products by Mystic Access," "There's No Place like Google Home: A Review of Google's Voice Assistant," "CAPTCHA Be Gone from Accessible Apps Removes Another Barrier to Accessibility," "Feel the Buzz of the BuzzClip," as well as the usual news and Editor's page:

http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

3) This Amazon post discusses new ways to read Kindle books accessibly on the computer with NVDA:

https://www.amazon.com/p/feature/56t8mmto2ae86ag

4A) This is a thorough article on accessible design for developers and users who would like to understand what's involved:

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/03/web-accessibility-with-accessibility-api/

4B) In a similar vein, this video with transcript is called "Using the Voiceover Screen Reader to Test for Accessibility:"

https://egghead.io/lessons/tools-using-the-voiceover-screen-reader-to-test-for-accessibility

4C) And the University of Illinois is offering a number of fee-based courses on accessible development in April and May 2017:

http://go.illinois.edu/a11y-badges

5) Perhaps some will find useful information within this "Savings Guide for People with Disabilities" from Coupon Chief:

https://www.couponchief.com/guides/savings_guide_for_those_with_disability#guide2

6) The 17 March 2017 post to the NV Access In-Process Blog links to the company's activities at CSUN and gives indications of future developments:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-17th-march-2017/

7) Here is a link to a Word document entitled "Guide for People Who are Blind or Low Vision" from Microsoft:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/3/4/9348AE66-A963-43ED-8F05-4C6908DA64E1/VisionGuide.docx 8) This Gizmo post and the associated comments offer plenty of resources to those who want to download YouTube videos as audio files: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/download-youtube-video-audio-mp3-file.htm

9) You can listen to a CSUN presentation on the forthcoming ElBraille Notetaker, then ask questions live, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 28 March 2017 at 00:00:

http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

10) Elsewhere in the Braille device world, HumanWare has released Version 3 of the BrailleNote Touch, featuring many more languages and Braille tables, some more modern Android components, and the ability to load multiple word processor documents:

http://www.humanware.ca/web/humanware/phoenix/releasenotes/release/300/en.html

11) "What Is It Like to Have Low Vision? A New Sight Simulator Can Help You Understand:"

http://www.visionaware.org/blog/visionaware-blog/what-is-it-like-to-have-low-vision-a-new-sight-simulator-can-help-you-understand/12

12) Version 2.1.3 of the free Audacity sound editor has been released, with some intentional accessibility enhancements. A written guide to Audacity for JAWS users, which mostly will benefit any blind user no matter what screen reader is in use, is available here:

http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Audacity-2.1.3-Guide.html

13) FSCast Episode 138 includes Essential updates to JAWS, MAGic and ZoomText required for the Windows 10 Creators update, a JAWS Byte on key labels and a replay of Eric Damery's CSUN presentation:

http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/FSCast

14) "Tired of Siri? Here's How to Use Amazon's Alexa on iPhone:"

https://appadvice.com/post/amazon-alexa-iphone/743034

15) Assistive technology users can get a $25 gift card to participate in a study about financial decision making:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBkJsHiZJ_2DCMX4Sj3-bq0fRPQ5380LDbfD5mbVSJtOwqZQ/viewform

16) We mentioned the Holman Prive from the San Francisco Lighthouse earlier this year. Now, watch the videos from the three semi-finalists:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgTkRMP5uaxWtNj7gzrMiqKY0we4icO_

17) Recent editions of the Life after Blindness podcast have focused on basketball:

http://lifeafterblindness.com/

18) You can catch Maccessibility Roundtable Podcast 127 here:

http://maccessibility.net/?p=2521

19) Episode #1713 of Eyes on Success is an interview with the first blind climber to climb Mount Everest:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

20) And we close this issue with some accessibility resources for DirecTV:

http://acb.org/direcTV-accessibility-resources

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Volume 602

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Volume 600

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) As usual, right in the beginning hours of the new month, AppleVis has filled us in on "What's New and Noteworthy for February 2017:"

http://www.applevis.com/blog/ios-apps-news/applevis-unlimited-whats-new-and-noteworthy-february-2017

2) News is beginning to come out of this year's CSUN conference. Much of it concerns products that dont exist yet, assuming they ever will, but that you can learn about. One that is now available is the KNFBReader for Windows 10. The program will work on computers, tablets and smartphones, and can now be downloaded for $19.95 from the Microsoft Store:

https://audioboom.com/posts/5660767-tech-talk-geekout-ep-002-knfb-reader-exclusive?t=0

3) The release dates of three new Braille notetakers are less definite. The $4995 NeoBraille is supposed to ship in April. Its claim to uniqueness is to be full integration with Amazon Alexa:

http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=16787

4) The 16-Cell Actilino from Handy Tech has that company's Active Tactile Control which senses when you are at the end of the line so you don't have to manually refresh the display:

http://blindabilities.com/bapresents/triumph-technology-introduces-handy-techs-new-braille-notetaker-the-actilino-at-csun/

5) The 14-Cell ElBraille, made in Russia and again announced by Freedom Scientific, runs Windows 10:

http://www.elbraille.com/

6) Companies sometimes offer adaptive technology sales during CSUN. Martgen Consultancy is doing that, with considerable reductions on training packages and software:

http://www.hartgen.org/sale

7) Here we learn "What's new when using JAWS with Office 365 Apps:"

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-when-using-JAWS-with-Office-365-apps-d7fb13f1-cd0b-49af-9080-ed408ba31746

8) Thhis is the February 2017 issue of the E-Access Bulletin:

http://www.headstar.com/eablive/

9) Index Braille AB announces its new embosser, the FanFold-D V5, which can be ordered now for delivery in some six weeks:

http://www.indexbraille.com/en-us/braille-embossers/fanfold-d-v5

10) The HumanWare Connect-12 is a magnifier and Android Tablet. Version 2 is simpler and comes with a new book reading app:

http://visit.humanware.com/e/3332/connect/4hmhd8/759774615

11) This podcast features a low-cost digital recorder that is accessible: The Micro Speak:

https://audioboom.com/posts/5655814-review-micro-speak-portable-recorder #TechTalk

12) And finally, hear about the forthcoming Graphiti Refreshable Tactual Graphic Display in Issue #1710 of Eyes on Success:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Volume 601

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Volume 601

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
http://www.flying-blind.com/

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Greetings,

1) This is the main week for telling you all about the content from CSUN. Luckily, we can take advantage of some sites that already bring us a great deal of this information, making this Volume of Tidbits just a little bit shorter. To begin, there are quite a lot of audio interviews from CSUN on the Blind Bargains Audio site:
http://blindbargains.com/audio/

2) This site contains a lot of Tweets, web pages and slides from CSUN:
http://www.microassist.com/digital-accessibility/csun-2017-backchannel/

3) Here is a YouTube video with one CSUN attendee's recollections:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO8ue5EUHac

4A) An exciting CSUN announcement was the forthcoming Braillesense Polaris from HIMS, a powerful Braille tablet running Android. Here is the link to the Blind Bargains audio interview:
http://www.blindbargains.com/b/16785

4B) The Polaris will be featured on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 14 March 2017 at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

4C) Speaking of Tek Talk, all episodes are archived, and we haven't been notified soon enough to announce recent episodes beforehand, so you might want to have a look through the archive:
http://accessibleworld.org/archives/tek-talk-archives

5) Seminars Hadley is a continuing source of information on technology, low vision, independent living, and other topics. They have reorganized their archive:
http://www.hadley.edu/PastSeminars.asp

6) The National Federation of the Blind is offering a free seminar, and one-on-one tutoring at its Orlando Convention starting on 10 July 2017, on topics including accessing math in electronic materials directly or through conversion to Braille, writing math in formats directly accessible to sighted people, reading STEM graphs, charts, and diagrams, creating simple graphics, and participating in chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering labs. For more information, email:
john.gardner@oregonstate.edu

7) The Tech Talk team, that's the team from RNIB in England, where "Tech" is spelled with a "ch," has a new, "Geek Out" podcast to go along with their other excellent ones:
https://audioboom.com/playlists/4602443-tech-talk-geekout.rss

8) Learn about teaching the blind in the U.S. and in Uganda on Eyes on Success Episode 1711:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

9) You can trade in your legacy Braille embosser for a $400 discount on a new enabling Romeo or Juliet embosser with modern connectivity and direct Braille (no need for a translator in some cases):
http://store.humanware.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=romeo+juliet+

10) The Voice is an Android app that seeks to turn pictures into sounds. Here is its manual:
https://www.seeingwithsound.com/manual/The_vOICe_Training_Manual.htm

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Volume 600

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Volume 600

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) As usual, right in the beginning hours of the new month, AppleVis has filled us in on "What's New and Noteworthy for February 2017:"

http://www.applevis.com/blog/ios-apps-news/applevis-unlimited-whats-new-and-noteworthy-february-2017

2) News is beginning to come out of this year's CSUN conference. Much of it concerns products that dont exist yet, assuming they ever will, but that you can learn about. One that is now available is the KNFBReader for Windows 10. The program will work on computers, tablets and smartphones, and can now be downloaded for $19.95 from the Microsoft Store:

https://audioboom.com/posts/5660767-tech-talk-geekout-ep-002-knfb-reader-exclusive?t=0

3) The release dates of three new Braille notetakers are less definite. The $4995 NeoBraille is supposed to ship in April. Its claim to uniqueness is to be full integration with Amazon Alexa:

http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=16787

4) The 16-Cell Actilino from Handy Tech has that company's Active Tactile Control which senses when you are at the end of the line so you don't have to manually refresh the display:

http://blindabilities.com/bapresents/triumph-technology-introduces-handy-techs-new-braille-notetaker-the-actilino-at-csun/

5) The 14-Cell ElBraille, made in Russia and again announced by Freedom Scientific, runs Windows 10:

http://www.elbraille.com/

6) Companies sometimes offer adaptive technology sales during CSUN. Martgen Consultancy is doing that, with considerable reductions on training packages and software:

http://www.hartgen.org/sale

7) Here we learn "What's new when using JAWS with Office 365 Apps:"

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-when-using-JAWS-with-Office-365-apps-d7fb13f1-cd0b-49af-9080-ed408ba31746

8) Thhis is the February 2017 issue of the E-Access Bulletin:

http://www.headstar.com/eablive/

9) Index Braille AB announces its new embosser, the FanFold-D V5, which can be ordered now for delivery in some six weeks:

http://www.indexbraille.com/en-us/braille-embossers/fanfold-d-v5

10) The HumanWare Connect-12 is a magnifier and Android Tablet. Version 2 is simpler and comes with a new book reading app:

http://visit.humanware.com/e/3332/connect/4hmhd8/759774615

11) This podcast features a low-cost digital recorder that is accessible: The Micro Speak:

https://audioboom.com/posts/5655814-review-micro-speak-portable-recorder #TechTalk

12) And finally, hear about the forthcoming Graphiti Refreshable Tactual Graphic Display in Issue #1710 of Eyes on Success:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Volume 599

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Volume 599

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) AFB and NRTChave combined to assemble an extra-large issue of AccessWorld for February 2017. It includes "Consumer Electronics Show 2017 Highlights," "ATIA Exhibitors Deliver Product Updates and a Few New Tools," "BARD Express: NLS Talking Books and Magazines When and Where You Want Them," "MyReader and MyEye from OrCam: Text and Item Recognition at the Touch of a Finger," "Easier-to-Use Cell Phone Options for People with Vision Loss," "Using Your Phone's Low-Vision Features," "Diabetes Management Devices and Technology for People with Visual Impairments," "What Is it and Where Did it Go?: Object Identification Solutions," "When Hearing Loss Causes More Vision Loss," and "Stay Safe and Independent: Get Help in an Emergency with Mobile Apps and Services:"

http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

2) As anticipated last week, NVDA 2017.1 has been released, with reporting of sections and text columns in Microsoft Word; support for reading, navigating and annotating books in Kindle for PC; and improved support for Microsoft Edge:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-1-released/

3A) In other NVDA news, the basic training material they have produced can now be downloaded in DAISY audio for $45.00:

https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

3B) And if you want to understand the different steps in the NVDA development process, explanations can be found in the 16 February installment of the In-Process Blog:

https://www.nvaccess.org/category/in-process/

4) Fedora Outlier offers four training packages, each costing $27 per month, on the Mac, iOS, the iWork suite on the Mac, and audio production. For information email:

excellence@fedoraoutlier.com

5) If you join the windows-10-and-jaws mailing list, besides gaining access to the list, you can access a growing set of audio and textual instructional materials. To join, e-mail:

windows-10-and-jaws-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.in

6A) In news from VFO, FSCast Episode #137 features news about Freedom Scientific's presence at next week's CSUN conference and lots of talk about promised future developments:

https://www.freedomscientific.com/About/FSCast

6B) And Eyes on Success Eipsode #1709 focuses on low vision products from VFO:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

7) For $72 you can take Hartgen Consultancy's newest course, 24 Karat Gold, about the Goldwave audio editor:

http://www.hartgen.org/goldwave

8) The "Expanded Blind Bargains Guide to Attending the CSUN Conference on a Budget" is interesting even if you can't attend:

http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=16722

9) An excellent and lengthy review, "Live on the Edge, or have an Ultra Lifestyle? An In-depth review of HIMS and Baum Braille Displays," has been prepared by Scott Davert:

http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=16777

10) A contractor with National Industries for the Blind seeks Contract Closeout Specialists in Dayton, OH and Richmond, VA. You can read more about this under the employment link at:

http://cincyblind.org/

11A) Now available is the latest episode of the Maccessibility Roundtable Podcast, #125:

http://maccessibility.net/?p=2515

11B) RNIB Tech Talk #167:

https://audioboom.com/posts/5631776-episode-167-smart-meters-audio-description-in-canada-smart-glasses

11C) And the Blind Side, #24:

https://soundcloud.com/theblindsidepodcast/episode24

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Volume 598

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Volume 598

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Blind Abilities introduces a new audio series, iPhone 101:

http://blindabilities.com/bapresents/introducing-a-new-series-iphone-101/

2) If you want to learn about the Dictation Bridge product, its supporters seem very enthused about Eyes on Success, Episode #1708 where the project is thoroughly discussed:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

3A) Another podcast interview that has received favorable commentary is the Blind Side, Episode 23, regarding Google's accessibility initiatives:

https://soundcloud.com/theblindsidepodcast/episode23

3B) And here is a blog post about the new ChromeVox screen reader

https://www.blog.google/products/chromebooks/new-improved-chromevox-screen-reader/

4) A Braille edition of the book "Echolocation and FlashSonar," is available from American Printing House as a free download:

http://www.aph.org/manuals/

5) This is old but still good advice: "Backup Procedures for the Normal (non-IT) Person:"

https://www.gpanswers.com/backup-procedures-for-the-normal-non-it-person-repost-for-2011-2012-season

6) Some of the NVDA add-ons from Jeff's NVDA Add-on Repository might be out of date, but there are a lot here to choose from:

http://jeff.tdrealms.com/NVDA.htm

7) From YouTube comes "Insights into Accessibility" a conversation with musician Andre Louis:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW00VYHJ410

8) We compare the two ways to download audio material from BARD: "BARD Mobile Vs. BARD Express:"

https://nclbphnews.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/bard-mobile-vs-bard-express/

9) A Kickstarter project is under way to bring the popular Twitter client Twitterific to the Mac:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1548768604/twitterrific-for-mac-project-phoenix/description

10) The first update of the year for NVDA is in release candidate phase, so barring major problems, it will be officially released in a week or so. This update brings reporting of sections and text columns in Microsoft Word; Support for reading, navigating and annotating books in Kindle for PC; and improved support for Microsoft Edge:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-1rc1-released/

11) For the audio and music enthusiast ... You may have heard of artists like En Vogue, MC Hammer, Tony Tony Tone and more. Now hear all about a documentary being produced about Joe Capers. The owner & operator of J-Jams Studios where much of their music was recorded in the 1980's and 90's:

http://reidmymind.com/reid-my-mind-radio-who-is-joe-capers/

12) This survey studies audio description in the museum context and seeks participants:

https://westminsterpsych.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cHeF4paER2IFVgV

13) Blind Bargains Qast #90 covers a lot of ground, including an interview about the new features in the latest version of ZoomText:

http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=16706

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Volume 597

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Volume 597

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) You can now buy for $69 a package of Vocalizer SAPI voices, around 90 voices for a multitude of languages, that will work with any screen reader:

http://www.atguys.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=20&products_id=242

2A) The New ChromeVox Screen Reader for Blind Users of Chrome Books is now ready:

https://coolblindtech.com/the-new-chromevox-screen-reader-for-blind-users-of-chrome-books-is-now-ready/

2B) And here is a YouTube video on the topic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyuuK7tB9fM&feature=youtu.be

3) Microsoft disAbility Scholarship is open to high school students and the deadline is 15 March 2017:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx

4) Here is the NVDA In Process Blog post for 3 February 2017:

https://www.nvaccess.org/category/in-process/

5) Another reason to join BCAB is here as BCAB launches online seminars, presentations and discussion:

https://www.bcab.org.uk/newsbyte/bcab-launches-online-seminars-presentations-and-discussion

6) Read about "How Facebook Is Getting Better at Recognizing Your Photos:"

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/how-facebook-is-getting-better-at-recognizing-your-photos/ar-AAmzQMp

7) As he explores Android, Steve points out that "While all men may have been created equal, all Android devices are not:"

http://bit.ly/2lmUwm5

8) One Tweeter suggests that Zoom may provide an accessible environment for Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, and Screen Sharing:

https://zoom.us/

9) For Linux users, "Orca 3.24 Screen Reader and Magnifier Has Entered Development: Public Preview is Available for Download:"

https://coolblindtech.com/orca-3-24-screen-reader-and-magnifier-has-entered-development-public-preview-is-available-for-download/

10) Version 2 of the free NVDA Remote add-on now supports remote Braille:

https://nvdaremote.com/

11) This Slate video shows "How a Blind Chef Cooks:"

http://www.slate.com/articles/video/video/2017/02/how_blind_masterchef_winner_christine_ha_cooks_video.html

12) If you haven't fixed your Ai Squared product that has an outdated and nonworking certificate, here is the link to get you started:

http://www.aisquared.com/CertificateFix

13) Hadley's Low Vision Focus offers tips and instructional videos:

https://lowvisionfocus.org/LVF.asp

14) Here is the "Full List of Services Supported by Google Home:"

http://9to5google.com/2017/02/07/full-list-of-services-supported-by-google-home/

15 And turning to its competition, according to this article, "Alexa can do some cool things you may not know about. Here are 10 Amazon Echo commands you have to try!"

http://www.androidcentral.com/10-amazon-echo-commands-you-must-try

16) A new free online course called "An Introduction to Technology Accessibility in the Workplace" is available from NTAC-Mississippi State University. Featured are different types of technology that are traditionally inaccessible, including additions and modifications that can be made to improve access for someone with a visual impairment. Screen readers and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones are evaluated and continuing education credits are available. See this and additional courses at:

http://www.ntac.blind.msstate.edu/courses/

17) This comprehensive guide examines the laws that impact a child with special needs, the importance of the individualized education plan, and the different paths a child can take transitioning to adulthood. It includes a national directory of state agencies that assist families to find support services. "Journey to Life After High School: A Road Map for Parents of Children with Special Needs:"

http://www.abilitypath.org/areas-of-development/transition-to-adulthood/life-after-high-school/

18) The Life After Bindness podcast is back!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/life-after-blindness/id639167847

19) We also have a new episode of the Blind Side podcast:

https://soundcloud.com/theblindsidepodcast/episode22 on #SoundCloud

20) The two-part Eyes on Success series on acting ends with an interview with a blind actor in Eyes on Success Episode #1707:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

21) And finally, the February NCBI podcast comes to us from Ireland with several features:

http://www.ncbi.ie/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/podcast_february_2017.mp3

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Volume 596

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Volume 596

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Greetings,

1) The January 2017 issue of AccessWorld includes articles such as, "2016: The Year of Braille," "The Quest for "The Holy Braille" Full-Page Refreshable Braille Display: An Interview with Alex Russomanno," "VizLens and HALOS: Making Touchscreen Appliances and Other Devices More Blind Friendly," and "A Review of the Mystic Access Apple Watch Tutorial:"

http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

2) This BlindCoolTech feature discusses the subject of one of those AccessWorld articles, VizLens, a promising service that Helps the Blind Operate Appliances with Digital Screens and Unlabeled Physical Buttons:

https://coolblindtech.com/vizlens-helps-the-blind-operate-appliances-with-digital-screens-and-unlabeled-physical-buttons/

3) AFB has gotten behind this intriguing developing product: Aira: Visual Interpreter for the Blind:

https://medium.com/aira-io/aira-ceo-suman-kanuganti-announces-partnership-with-afb-9ab8680561fc#.aprhplcta

4) Right on schedule, AppleVis tells us "What's New and Noteworthy for January 2017:"

http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-tv-apple-watch-braille-gaming-ios-ios-apps-mac-apps-macos-news/applevis-unlimited

5) This partially commercial article does a good job of featuring "12 Mighty Clever Apps Making Smartphones Work Harder for Blind Users:"

http://www.upworthy.com/12-mighty-clever-apps-making-smartphones-work-harder-for-blind-users

6) Here is a YouTube demonstration of Nearby Explorer for iOS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlc0Pjv4Qro&feature=youtu.be

7) This video shows how NVDA is changing lives for the blind in India:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cQiTv-pno0&feature=youtu.be @enableIndiaTv

8) Have a look at "The Complete List of 3D Touch Shortcuts for iPhone:"

http://www.iphonehacks.com/2017/01/complete-list-3d-touch-shortcuts-iphone.html

9) The KNFBReader online school has over an hour of useful video tutorials on how to use the App:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW144PTYGib0d3XFZiHS0OKgB5LF-_O1t

10) DuckDuckGo is an intriguing search engine; it has now celebrated 10 billion anonymous searches:

http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/25/14381138/duckduckduckgo-privacy-anonymous-searching-10-billion

11) The latest free, self-voicing game release from Spoonbill Software will interest many throughout the British Commonwealth: With BG 2020 Cricket, you can play with existing teams or build your own, or edit an existing team to change batting order, batting strength, bowling style and strength:

http://www.spoonbillsoftware.com.au

12) This YouTube video demonstrates, using speech for demonstration purposes, how a deaf-blind person can send a text using the iPhone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73amGqTH89A&feature=youtu.be

13) TV systems are becoming more accessible. The Roku has accessibility features:

https://www.roku.com/accessibility#

14) And so do some TiVo's:

https://www.tivo.com/accessibility

15) Children with low vision may be able to receive free iPads and a specialized reading app to use for reading the BookShare collection:

http://chrishofstader.com/howard-kaplan-spotlight-gateway-and-me/

16) In podcasts, you can listen to The Blind Side, Episode 21, with information about a blindness-related Broadway audio-description lawsuit and Judy Dixon's new book from National Braille Press:

https://soundcloud.com/theblindsidepod

17) Learn about a theater company for disabled actors in the first of a two-part series on Eyes on Success, Episode 1706:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 26, 2017 - Volume 595

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 26, 2017 - Volume 595

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco has launched the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition. An annual set of awards up to $25,000 to fund the dreams and ambitions of blind individuals worldwide:

https://www.holmanprize.org/

2) This video offers glimpses of how blind people use the Be My Eyes App (one of this editor's favorites (Dean Martineau), as it offers a quick solution to some irritating problems.)

https://vimeo.com/198938647

3) The free PAVE web tool allows users to test existing PDF documents for accessibility and to interactively make the necessary corrections:

http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2016/09/12/pave-2-0-a-new-generation-of-the-web-tool-for-pdf-accessibility/

4) NVAccess, the people behind NVDA, now have a blog which they claim they will use to update us on events related to NVDA. The first post gives a lot of useful information:

http://www.nvaccess.org/category/in-process/

5) This Cool Blind Tech podcast, "See the Future: Installing Windows 10 with Speech Using Only Microsoft Media," shows how blind users will soon be able to independently install Windows 10:

https://coolblindtech.com/see-the-future-installing-windows-10-with-speech-using-only-microsoft-media/

6) Those who take part in the Windows Insider program get to see and test developments like the one detailed above. Joseph Lee of NVDA fame discusses his participation in the program:

http://insidersblog.azurewebsites.net/index.php/2017/01/08/winsiders-and-accessibility-introduction-insider-journey-so-far/

7) The VisionAware blog suggests that several guides can help you locate the best products to help you adjust to vision loss:

http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/helpful-products/12

8) This podcast gives "An Introduction to Suddenly Lost, An Interactive Adventure Novel for iOS:"

http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/introduction-suddenly-lost-interactive-adventure-novel-ios

9A) CAVI is making some innovative and well-developed information about audio production available for free. First, here is the article on "Installing reaper and dependencies for audio:"

http://wiki.cucat.org/pmwiki.php/Reaper2016s2/InstallingReaperOSARAAndSWS

9B) Next, they have several audio demos which can be downloaded individually or as a podcast:

http://www.cucat.org/au/freeaudio/

10) Eyes on Success #1705 is an interview with author Shelly Brisbin and is entitled "Guide to Accessibility of iOS Devices:"

http://eyesonsuccess.net

11) This article from Lyft discusses how they maintain accessibility in the app, and gives some good resources:

https://eng.lyft.com/keeping-lyft-accessible-53155f0098b9#.w067rxgyw

12) If you are chosen to participate in a Simply Accessible usability study, you can earn $75:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfae12ScSS8hWq2HDk_xTlumHcn0mY09yLhn7T23WQnnMozQQ/viewform

13) Hadley's iFocus instructional videos have been revised to reflect the changes in iOS 10.2 and can be found at:

http://www.hadley.edu/instructionalvideos.asp

14) The review of 2016 continues in the Blind Bargains Qast world:

http://blindbargains.com/b/16602

15) And in closing we have a new Maccessibility Roundtable Podcast:

http://maccessibility.net/

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Volume 594

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Volume 594

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Mike May has been on Tek Talk at the beginning of each year for several years reporting on the Consumer Electronics Show held the first week of each January in Las Vegas to tell about many of the new devices which he believes will provide more assistance in the lives of blind and low vision folks. It's that time of year again, and Mike will be the guest of Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 24 January at 01:00:

http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

2) You can read another take on CES on the National Federation of the Blind blog:

https://nfb.org/blog/vonb-blog/ces-las-vegas-highlights-accessible-technology-blind

3) The manager of the Computer Accommmodations Program at the University of Minnesota has consolidated his collection of web accessibility and ARIA resources onto the Inclusive by Design site:

http://inclusive-design.umn.edu/

4) In a related matter, the final rule for the timeline for enforcing the Section 508 standard has been published in the Federal Register:

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/18/2017-00395/information-and-communication-technology-ict-standards-and-guidelines?utm_campaign=subscription%20mailing%20list&utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email

5) Still on Section 508, Section 508 Frustrations and Fixes is a Facebook Community of Practice (CoP), which is an open space to share perspectives about barriers to creating and remediating accessible digital materials, and to identify bridges that will lead to more widespread digital accessibility. The CoP will operate January 9th 2017 through March 17th 2017, with new topics posted each week. Accessibility experts will lead discussions and share relevant resources. To request access to the group, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Section508/

6) GoGoGrandparent is a service designed so that those who do not have smartphones, or their families, can book rides with Uber or Lyft for a nominal additional fee:

https://gogograndparent.com/

7) The latest iOS-related book to come from National Braille Press is "The Abundant Bookshelf: Reading Books on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch," and it can be had for between $12 and $14.50:

http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/ABUNDABOOK.html

8) After a period of silence, we're excited to see that the public beta version of Dictation Bridge, the free program being developed to enable screen reader users to use Dragon or Windows Speech Recognition, is now available. This version lets you dictate text and control NVDA while NVDA is the active screen reader, with JAWS and Window-Eyes support said to be coming:

http://dictationbridge.com/2017/01/18/dictation-bridge-public-beta-now-available/

9) An instructor has created a survey in order to collect data about the materials and resources that teachers of the blind and visually impaired and other blindness educators are using to teach unified English Braille:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3L8TNRD

10) It appears the digital certificate in newer versions of ZoomText and Window-Eyes software products has been compromised, and as a result will be revoked on or around January 26th 2017. AI Squared plans to repair this problem before that date. To learn if your version is one that will need the update, which will be available from the Check Updates Feature, or as a download, go to:

http://www.aisquared.com\CertificateFix

11) CAVI's audio course has evolved into a three-module course, with modules on Audio Essentials, Goldwave, and Osara with Reaper. Total cost for the whole package is $200, with individual modules costing less. The course will begin in February 2017:

http://wiki.cucat.org/pmwiki.php/Main/AudioInsAndOuts?utm_content=buffer8f2e4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

12) 38 new audio games, including games for Windows and iOS, have been posted to the Blind Help Project site:

http://www.blindhelp.net/software/categories/games

13) Apple Slices will be 5 to 7 minute mini-lessons on different iOS or Mac features, with each lesson costing under $5:

http://macfortheblind.com/?p=2612

14) Learn about "One of the Best Ways to Increase Visual Accessibility in iOS," with that being, the Zoom feature:

https://theappfactor.com/best-way-visual-accessibility-ios-zoom/

15) David Woodbridge brings us this walk through of using Narrator on the Xbox One:

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pqpe7-667c03#

16) Here are "5 Questions with George Kerscher, CIO, Daisy Consortium." He talks Talks about EPUB Accessibility Guidelines and DBW 2017:

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2017/5-questions-george-kerscher-cio-daisy-consortium/#.WHkuCqjdnyU.twitter

17) Eyes on Success #1704 brings us "Employment Opportunities at NASA:"

http://eyesonsuccess.net

18) The Blind Bargains Qast is starting its retrospective of 2016:

http://blindbargains.com/b/16567

19) Episode 72 of the Spanish podcast Tiflo Audio discusses using a Mac with a Refresh-A-Braille display:

http://www.tifloaudio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ta072.mp3

20) The problem of ADA Trolling, where attorneys with questionable ethical practices file excessive ADA lawsuits, or threaten to do so, has gotten worse over the last year:

http://chrishofstader.com/its-gotten-much-worse-ada-trolling-a-year-later/

21) And finally, Robert Carter brings us his Tech Doctor podcast of the "Apple 2016 Review:"

http://dr-carter.com

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Volume 593

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Volume 593

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) REAPER is a complete digital audio production application offering a full multitrack audio recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. Hartgen Consultancy is offering a 4-session, 60-pound course on this program in February 2017:

http://www.hartgen.org/reaper

2) IT Essentials is an in-depth study of computer software and hardware essentials offered for $150 by CAVI. Upon completion, students can be prepared for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. If enrollment is sufficient, the course will be offered starting in February 2017:

http://wiki.cucat.org/pmwiki.php/Main/ITEssentials

3) Microsoft continues to enhance the accessibility of Windows. Here is a summary of recent changes:

https://coolblindtech.com/accessibility-improvements-in-windows-10-build-1502/

4) This brief post reminds people to "Use Heading Styles to Make Your Document More Accessible," and shows how to do it:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-heading-styles-to-make-your-document-more-accessible-68f1eeff-6113-410f-8313-b5d382cc3be1

5) This lengthy, multi-section article, "A Computer for Everything: One Year of iPad Pro." is geeky and not for the faint of heart, but contains a lot of information and resources:

https://www.macstories.net/stories/one-year-of-ipad-pro/

6) Written by a blind writer, this post concerns "The Quest to Make Google Home and Echo Accessible to Someone With a Speech Disability:"

https://sightlessscribs.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/the-quest-to-make-google-home-and-echo-accessible-to-someone-with-a-speech-disability/

7) Tom Moore wrote an article about how to reclaim your online privacy:

http://blog.tommoor.com/2017/01/07/getting-your-privacy-back/

8) Here's the Blind Bargains Apple Rundown Podcast:

http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=16465

9) Also ready for our perusal is Maccessibility Podcast #123:

http://maccessibility.net/2017/01/08/mrtp-123-a-fat-hockeypuck/

10) Visit Hadley's YouTube Channel to find the all new "Exploring the TV App" iFocus Instructional Video:

https://youtu.be/LN3NLGcv9KY

11) Learn about the Blind Driver Challenge on Eyes on Success #1703:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

12) AIRA Smart Glasses Visual Interpreter for the Blind is the subject of this week's A T Junkie Podcast:

https://audioboom.com/posts/5469569-the-a-t-junkie-show-featuring-aira-smart-glasses-visual-interpreter-for-the-blind

13) And finally, Holly answers the question: "What do I use Braille for in 2017?"

http://blindnewworld.org/blog/use-braille-2017/

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Volume 592

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Volume 592
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Let's start with more "Best Of" Lists from 2016. Wired says it knows what the best gadgets of the year were:
https://www.wired.com/2016/12/best-front-loading-washing-machine-dryer-electrolux-617-series/

2) I'm not sure how they surveyed this, but here are what are supposedly "The 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2016:"
http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/most-popular-recipes

3) This writer's compilation of "The Best Journalism of 2016" stands to give you hours of poignant reading material:
http://www.si.com/tech-media/2017/01/03/best-journalism-writing-reporting-2016

4) Narrowing in on the best of last month, the AppleVis team comes through with "What's New and Noteworthy for December 2016:"
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-applevis-braille-gaming-ios-ios-apps-news-opinion-reviews/applevis-unlimited-whats-new

5) "How to Stay Safe Online: CNET's Security Checklist" offers a good overview with links in case you want to dig into the different aspects of online security:
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/cnet-security-how-to/

6) As audio described movies and TV programs become more available, the Audio Description Project now offers "direct links from every page to listings of AudioDescription video on TV, DVD, Netflix, iTunes, and at movies:"
http://acb.org/adp/

7) Learn about "5 Innovative Ways Art is Becoming More Accessible to the Blind Community:"
http://mashable.com/2016/12/29/art-accessibility-blind-low-vision/

8) NVDA will do some serious innovating with the next release, as you will be able to use it to read Kindle books using the Kindle for PC app. You can test this capability now:
http://www.nvaccess.org/kindle/

9) HumanWare is apparently giving away a Braille Note Touch and a Brailliant display in honor of World Braille Day. Registrations close 31 January 2017:
http://www.humanware.com/en-usa/subscribe/gift_of_braille?Do_Service=Yes&GotJS=yes

10) Speaking of Braille, here is a proposed answer to the question: "I'm not totally blind, but I can't see very well. Should I learn Braille?"
http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/essential-skills/reading-writing-and-vision-loss/all-about-braille/1235

11) People never seem to tire of comparing the different digital assistants with one another, and we seem to never tire of announcing their posts. This one is a video comparing SIRI with Google Assistant, with SIRI coming out better than expected:
https://birchtree.me/blog/the-difference-between-google-assistant-and-siri/

12) Those who administer WordPress sites may be happy to know that a new Plug-In called High Contrast Admin adds administrative color schemes for the visually impaired:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/high-contrast-admin/

13) The second of the two-part series on guide dogs airs this week on Eyes on Success:
http://eyesonsuccess.net/

14) The article "10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don't Know About" is worth perusing even though a few of the demonstrative examples are unfortunately posted as screen shots, making them difficult if not impossible for screen reader users to access:
https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/10-ways-to-search-google-for-information-that-96-of-people-dont-know-about-256760/

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