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6) Some of the NVDA add-ons from Jeff's NVDA Add-on Repository might be out of date, but there are a lot here to choose from: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

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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