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

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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

This Week's Featured Advertisement: Flying Blind, LLC Offers Two Distance Training Bundles to the 9th Annual Seeing Eye Inc., Bidding For Good, Online Auction

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It's that time of year again when we at Flying Blind, LLC are pleased to announce our participation in the Seeing Eye's 9th Annual "Bidding For Good" Online Auction! When you purchase an item from this auction, you get to be a part of the miracle of transforming a puppy into a world of possibilities for someone who is vision impaired.

We're offering two distance training and consultation bundles to this auction:

1.) Get Cloud-Computing Know-How on Your Mobile Device
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2.) Learn How to Get Connected with Your iDevice on Multiple Social Networks
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Both sessions will be delivered by Larry Lewis, who has a way of introducing both practicality and efficiency to topics such as cloud computing and social networking. Visit the provided links to learn more about each package, and visit: https://www.biddingforgood.com/seeingeye/ to view hundreds of other items available for bidding. Auction is open until April 13th 2017. We're looking quite forward to assisting whomever issues the winning bid for either package this year! Good luck!

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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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