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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Volume 615

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) A lot of accessibility improvements have been added to Microsoft Access:

http://bit.ly/2rjlwC9

2A) The 26 talks from Inclusive Design 24 which we mentioned last week are available for viewing and listening:

http://bit.ly/2rXRB61

2B) On the topic of web accessibility, here is a thorough Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List:

http://bit.ly/2t4o4FQ

2C) And this article from Lexology is entitled "Best Practices for Your Company's Website: How to Avoid an ADA Claim:"

http://bit.ly/2rylC8x

3) Here's a great YouTube tutorial on the BlindSquare GPS App:

http://bit.ly/2sCBBqJ

4A) J-Say has been updated to version 15.1. There's a recording of the webinar where this is discussed (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2sr6OMP

4B) And here are the release notes:

http://bit.ly/2rya2tW

5) JAWS scripts for Skype for Business have been updated:

http://bit.ly/2toUTwp

6) The Blind Bookcase is an Australian site with a growing collection of .brf files in UEB:

http://bit.ly/2riVwag

7) Those who might want to apply for US Federal employment under Schedule A can attend a free webinar on Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 18:00 GMT. There will be a similar webinar in July on the 20th, two hours earlier. Register for the June webinar here:

http://bit.ly/2sv2FbV

8) The June 2017 issue of AccessWorld includes "Introducing Blind Alive and Eyes-Free Fitness: Fitness Is More Than Meets the Eye," "Exploring and Using Apple AirPods Cordless Bluetooth Earbuds," "Keeping Cool This Summer: An Accessibility Review of the Emerson Sensi(TM) Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat," "Accessible Investing with the Robinhood App from Robinhood Markets," "Book Review: Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 10 by Anna Dresner," and more:

http://bit.ly/2sCeCvK

9A) The latest e-book for gaining skills with NVDA, this one on Microsoft Excel, is available for purchase:

http://bit.ly/2t4fFlK

9B) And you can read about the latest NVDA developments from their latest InProcess blog post:

http://bit.ly/2r26PmP

10) Amazon Video Announces Support for Audio Description, with some 125 movies and television programs available with audio description:

http://bit.ly/2sCrimD

11) Version 3.0 of Sendero's iPhone GPS apps has been released, with support for indoor navigation where available, waypoints, more flexibility when searching for points of interest, and other new features. The XT version of the app, which ordinarily costs $299, is $100 cheaper for an unspecified limited time. Here is the manual:

http://bit.ly/2sqVzUO

12A) We can finish our look at the recent Apple WWDC event, as it occupies much of Blind Bargains Qast #104:

http://bit.ly/2rtw4CZ

12B) There is also a second Tech Doctors podcast about it:

http://bit.ly/2ryoBxG

13) The British Computer Association for the Blind, which has recently reduced annual membership to ten pounds, and which offers to its members a variety of informative seminars, now has a podcast:

http://bit.ly/2sroqs1

14) Mystic Access puts out a tech-related podcast every two weeks:

http://bit.ly/2s3lGQV

15) Low Vision optometry is the subject of Eyes on Success Episode #1725:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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