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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Volume 607

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

Happy Ridvan to the Baha'is everywhere!

1) With the April 2017 issue of Accessworld AFB has unveiled the publication site's new look. The issue itself contains articles about the experience of the CSUN and AFB Leadership Conferences, Comparison of the Braille Edge and Vario Ultra devices, and a review of The Untold Story of the Talking Book:

http://www.afb.org/aw/accessworld.aspx

2) This development could significantly enhance employment opportunities for the blind. There is said now to be an accessible screen-sharing alternative for the blind, and the iOS version may be even more accessible than the already-quite-accessible Windows version:

http://accessibleinsights.info/blog/2017/04/19/at-long-last-an-accessible-screen-sharing-solution-zoom/

3) "Android Commands and Settings" is a new book from National Braille Press, with paper Braille and downloadable editions costing $12 and electronic files provided on USB drives, $14.50:

http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/AND-COMMAND.html

4) Here is news about the new quarterly technology newsletter from the National Council of the Blind of Ireland and how you can get it:

http://www.ncbi.ie/technology-newsletter/

5) Microsoft Office Lens is a free alternative to the KNFB Reader on the iPhone for reading print:

http://www.rsbc.org.uk/blogs/microsoft-office-lens-review-an-accessible-way-to-read-printed-documents/

6) The RNIB answers the question: "How does the Amazon Echo help people with a vision impairment?"

https://www.rnib.org.uk/nb-online/how-does-amazon-echo-help-disabled-people

7) Here are five videos demonstrating the use of smartphone apps that Henshaws deems to be most useful in compensating for sight loss. The page also lets you sign up for their monthly email announcement list so you can learn about future offerings:

https://www.henshaws.org.uk/apps/

8) Damashe and Michael have launched the 'Your Own Pay Podcast'. Nine episodes are on the site now and a new one is produced every week:

http://yourownpay.com/category/damashe-and-michael-dm/

9) This is an introductory podcast concerning using X-Code on the iPhone:

http://taylorsprograms.ezyro.com/Introduction%20to%20X%20code%208%20%20and%20swift%203%20%20with%20voiceover.mp3

10) While we're talking coding, David Woodbridge offers a podcast: "Lego and Swift Playgrounds Demo: Coding for Everyone:"

https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/i4h6cz/Swift_Playgronds_and_Lego.mp3

11A) The APH Talking Typer Program now comes to the iPhone for $4.95:

https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=17047

11B) And David Woodbridge demonstrates it:

https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/m7e3ve/Talking_Typer_for_iOS_demo_Using_VoiceOver.mp3

12) iACast #40 from iAccessibility features a discussion of the relative merits of Android and iOS:

http://iaccessibility.net/iacast-40-mobile-oswars-ios-vs-android/

13) Innovators Developing Accessible Tools for Astronomy (IDATA) offers support and stipends to qualifying educators, but the deadline is 23 April 2017:

http://epe.aui.edu/programs/idata/

14) A researcher at the University of Washington is looking for people who have some experience with graphs and programming, use a screen reader, identify as blind or low vision, and are 18 or older for a study. A $35 Amazon gift card is the compensation:

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/cmbaker/330000

15) Get a perspective about the history, current technology and future goals of speech synthesis in Eyes on Success Episode #1717:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

16) Victor Reader Stream Version 4.8 is available, bringing with it enhancements to the organization of voice notes, updated time synchronization, fixes and enhancements to NFB Newsline content, additional numeric text entry options and other fixes and improvements:

http://www.humanware.com/stream_support

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