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

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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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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