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12) If you haven't fixed your Ai Squared product that has an outdated and nonworking certificate, here is the link to get you started: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