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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Volume 606

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) In recognition of National Library Week, AFB has posted its listings of sources for audio, Braille and large print books:

http://www.afb.org/directory.aspx?action=results&CategoryID=89

2) This guide, called "How to Use Windows 10," may be slightly out of date with the appearance of the Windows 10 Creators Edition, but it will still be a useful resource:

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-use-windows-10

3) In the same vein, the InfoWorld article "How To Make Shortcuts To Windows 10 Settings on Your Desktop" could come in very handy:

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2930773/microsoft-windows/how-to-make-shortcuts-to-windows-10-settings-on-your-desktop.html

4) Indeed, the Windows 10 Creators update is coming, and one way to learn about its many enhancements is episode 30 of the Blind Side podcast:

http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/316913959-theblindsidepodcast-episode30.mp3

5) Another, more technical, but still readable source for information is "An Introduction And Installation Guide To The Windows 10 Creators Update:"

https://coolblindtech.com/an-introduction-and-installation-guide-to-the-windows-10-creators-update/

6) One of the big changes with this update is the ability to use Braille with Narrator. The keystroke to launch it has also changed, to CTRL+WINDOWS+ENTER. For this and more, consult the updated Narrator manual:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22798/windows-10-narrator-get-started

7) Finally on this theme, this is a Spanish podcast about configuring a Refresh-a-Braille with Narrator under the new edition:

http://www.tifloaudio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ta075.mp3

8) Check out the Dolphin Computer Access YouTube channel for the company's publicity and instructional offerings:

https://www.youtube.com/user/YourDolphin

9) Here's one person's account of frustration with inaccessible online shopping sites:

http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/dont-shy-online-285-million-customers-waiting-buy/

10) CAVI sells archives of its courses for those who prefer to study this way:

http://wiki.cucat.org

11) The April update to JAWS Version 18, which you will want to install before trying to use the Windows 10 Creators Update, also includes enhancements to performance in Google Docs and Office:

http://blindbargains.com/b/17041

12A) If you're starting out with an iOS device, and it runs iOS10, National Braille Press again has you covered with the new edition of "Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 10 (IPHONE-IOS10)" which costs $24 in paper Braille or electronic formats, or $26.50 if delivered on a USB drive:

http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IPHONE-IOS10.html

12B) The Tech Doctors interview Anna Dresner, the author, in their latest podcast:

http://dr-carter.com

13A) The Blind Abilities podcast offers interviews about present and future technology offerings from HIMS:

http://blindabilities.com/bateencast/braille-sense-polaris-go-vision-and-more-overviews-of-hims-products-by-jeff-bazer/

13B) And VFO:

http://blindabilities.com/bateam/jeff-thompson/onyx-ocr-and-the-el-braille-overview-by-vfos-richard-tapping/

13C) Meanwhile, Blindbargains covers it all and more in their latest podcasts:

https://blindbargains.com/audio/

14) Finally this week, we hear a conversation with a blind author in Episode #1716 of Eyes on Success:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

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