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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Volume 629

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) iOS 11 made its scheduled appearance, and AppleVis has reported extensively on it. There's a lot new here:

http://bit.ly/2xgIT5B

2) But there are some significant bugs too. Braille support has greatly improved, but there are some significant bugs regarding Braille, for instance:

http://bit.ly/2hkSvCy

3) Hadley's iFocus Instructional Videos have been updated to reflect the latest changes in iOS11. Audio downloads are available for each. iFocus videos teach how to use the vision accessibility features built into the iPhone, iPad and Mac, and can be found at:

http://bit.ly/2vKk3b4

4) There is an effort underway to ask developers of Microsoft Edge to add the capability to view math content found in EPUB files and on the web. This ability would make math content accessible to lots of people. Go to this page to read about the idea and vote for it:

http://bit.ly/2w80ucs

5) Level Access announces a new document accessibility series covering core accessibility concepts for PDF documents. 30-minute Webinars take place every other Thursday at 18:00 GMT starting 28 September 2017. Read more or register here:

http://bit.ly/2xwsDNA

6) Amazon is adding Braille input and output to users of some displays on 4th generation and later Fire Tablets, and is adding magnification to Fire TV:

http://amzn.to/2xxb3ZU

7) A number of NVDA supporters have created a recording to thank James Teh for all his work on behalf of NVDA (.FLAC):

http://bit.ly/2hjQhmY

8) Now you have a new way to learn about the free screen reader NVDA: The $94 textbook from Access Technology Institute:

http://bit.ly/2fBHxIT

9) Access Technology Institute also offers 'An Immersion into Firefox with JAWS for Windows' for $94.99:

http://bit.ly/2wzhMmZ

10) The latest Freedom Scientific blog post concerns the OCR in JAWS 2018:

http://bit.ly/2xSgcNe

11) You are invited to take part in a survey concerning 'The Use and Accessibility of Touch-Screen Devices Among Individuals with Visual Impairment':

http://bit.ly/2fBSytq

12) And finally, the second part of the Eyes on Success series on AIRA consists of an interview with a runner who used AIRA to guide him through a marathon:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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