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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Volume 622

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) The July 2017 issue of AccessWorld includes an article about procuring accessible textbooks, an article about getting the most from sighted technical support, and a review of Spoonbill Software Games, along with other material:

http://bit.ly/2rt6CKa

2) Project Aspiro is a comprehensive career planning and employment resource for individuals who are blind or partially sighted:

http://bit.ly/2fb4Yex

3) 'Chrome Plated, Using Google Chrome with JAWS for Windows' is a 50-pound (about $62) four-lesson course from Hartgen Consultancy which starts in a couple weeks:

http://bit.ly/2v1Mz7U

4) Also from Hartgen Consultancy, Leasey Version 3.3 has been released, adding more power and flexibility for JAWS users who use it (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2fazfKJ

5) Here is a short Spanish podcast about the Seeing AI App (MP3):

http://bit.ly/2vkTxaJ

6) The Fred's Head Blog reminds us about Bill Brown's fully audio music lessons for the blind. Many are freely available through NLS:

http://bit.ly/2w94auy

7A) In this week's coverage of the digital assistants, we offer a David Woodbridge podcast comparing Amazon Echo and Google Home from an Australian perspective:

http://bit.ly/2v17JDi

7B) CNET brings us '25 Alexa Tips and Tricks:'

http://cnet.co/2v1oNsA

7C) And to round out the news, here are '9 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Siri:'

http://bit.ly/2vuZXED

8) HumanWare is unveiling the Victor Reader Trek, and they'll tell us about it during a webinar on GMT Friday, 25 August 2017 at 00:00. Register here:

http://bit.ly/2hpbZZP

9) Project Starfish | America claims to have a proven program for blind job seekers:

http://bit.ly/2uYKyL8

10) Catching up with Eyes on Success, recent episodes concern the family's cross country move, challenges of college-bound blind students, and successes of a blind double-amputee World War II Veteran:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

11) As we've rolled into a new month, we can share the July 2017 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, the monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website:

http://bit.ly/2vjVTXu

12A) Mystic Access will offer a free class, 'Comparing the VarioUltra and Orbit Reader,' offers via phone, on GMT Friday, 1 September 2017 at 01:00 GMT:

http://bit.ly/2hq1fdW

12B) And finally, 'Your Website, Your Way. The Power, Flexibility and Accessibility of WordPress,' a Six-Week class starting GMT Thursday, 7 September 2017 at 00:30 and costing $89:

http://bit.ly/2vrupP4

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