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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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