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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Volume 624

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Matt Connect is a magnifier, distance viewer, and an educational tablet with pre-loaded software, a collaboration between American Printing House and HumanWare. If you buy one by 29 September 2017, you get a $300 Extended Care Plan free:

http://bit.ly/2wclEtp

2A) To prepare for Monday's solar eclipse, Institute Hadley held a webinar on the subject. You can obtain a link to the video and audio of it by registering here:

http://bit.ly/2vFsbLA

2B) There is also an Eclipse Soundscapes app available, providing real-time coverage and descriptions and a wealth of recordings of the sound changes of nature during the eclipse:

http://bit.ly/2vQjrml

2C) And ACB Radio Interactive will air a one-hour program featuring eclipse-related music and professional audio description during the eclipse, as viewed from the Tennessee School for the Blind. This event will take place on Monday, 21 August at 18:00 GMT:

http://bit.ly/2v3HmuD

3) Read the In-Process Blog from NV Access for 16 August 2017 to get all the news the company wants to disseminate, and also to download the release candidate for NVDA 2017.3. That new NVDA version should be released next week, and will feature the ability to use Windows 10 OCR to read those pesky pictures of text, to utilize the new voices recently added to the Narrator repertoire, to write in contracted Braille, and more:

http://bit.ly/2whoVXt

4) Visit Hadley's Instructional Videos Website to find an all new iFocus Dropbox Video Series. This four part series demonstrates how to quickly get up and running using the Dropbox app on your iPhone or iPad and can be found at:

http://bit.ly/2vKk3b4

5) David Bales has revised his "Guide to the Taskbar in Windows 10" for the Creator's Update. While identified as being for JAWS users, it is almost entirely applicable to users of other screen readers as well:

http://bit.ly/2x6AC0w

6A) All our Virtual Assistant news this week concerns Google Home. Users can use Google Home to call contacts and numbers in the US and Canada:

http://bit.ly/2fMEO2b

6B) And Lifehacker Australia offers us "57 Things To Ask Google Home:"

http://bit.ly/2v3k4oT

7) Here is the Audio Description Project's latest listing of audio described videos available via streaming or on DVD. Besides viewing the list, you can see how often each category is updated:

http://bit.ly/2i83gMg

8) Here is a podcast interview with two developers of the Seeing AI iOS app:

http://bit.ly/2w33biy

9) The Internet Archive has put up *25,000* 78 rpm records, digitized professionally:

http://bit.ly/2wRpEgb

10) Microsoft has added sound feedback to Office 16 and hence to Office 365. Here is an introduction to its use:

http://bit.ly/2uKMPet

11) Blind Bargains Qast is on duty to keep us up to date, now up to Issue #109:

http://bit.ly/2wSiYhU

12A) Two new episodes of the Reid My Mind Podcast are available: A review of Microsoft Seeing AI plus something special based on the app's processing jingle:

http://bit.ly/2uRl6F0

12B) And An interview with a founder of Actiview, the new startup and app delivering audio description:

http://bit.ly/2whxlhE

13) And finally, we have been asked to inform you that Keystone Blind Association in Pennsylvania is looking to hire blind people for federal contract jobs. Find out more at:

http://bit.ly/2w3N58k

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