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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Volume 631

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) We recently mentioned the text-only version of the CNN site. Now, this article suggests that 'Text-Only News Sites Are Slowly Making a Comeback:'

http://bit.ly/2yZYGDV

2) Many readers will remember the Braille 'N Speak and how it revolutionized our lives. There will be a 30th anniversary online conference to celebrate the Braille 'N Speak and the Blazie engineering products that followed it, on GMT Sunday, 8 October 2017 at 00:00. The Zoom meeting ID will be 356 588 666. You can phone in, or access the conference from Windows or Mac here:

http://bit.ly/2y1hyV7

3) The Orbit Reader will eventually be available for us to buy. It is not a quiet Braille display, as this downloadable recording of reading with it shows:

http://bit.ly/2xilth2

4) Learn how to stream music and other content from Spotify, Deezer, YouTube, MixCloud and TuneIn, and how to create your own station where appropriate, via the newest Hartgen Consultancy course, 'All I Have to do is Stream'. This costs about $62 for four sessions and starts Wednesday, 1 November 2017:

http://bit.ly/2xV3Ssz

5) This somewhat technical article, 'Rethinking Web Accessibility On Windows,' is worth a read:

http://bit.ly/2gcOdNU

6) Jonathan Mosen went in search of a respectful email group where one could discuss the relative merits of different accessible phones, apps and operating systems, didn't find one, and so has launched the blindphones mailing list:

http://bit.ly/2fSYtxC

7) This post explains how the iPhone can replace many other blindness-related gadgets. Note that an Android phone can likely do most of this as well:

http://bit.ly/2xUPArY

8) 'Creating an Accessibility Engineering Practice' is a very thorough post answering lots of questions for web designers:

http://bit.ly/2kmxT1o

9) As part of the celebration of 25 years of service to the music community, Dancing Dots has released a 63 second video of the latest features of its Lime Lighter music-reading solution for performers with low vision (.MP4):

http://bit.ly/2fLgbzz

10) Visit Hadley's Instructional Videos page to find the all new 'Adding Control Center Items' iFocus Instructional Video and learn the latest tips for using the accessibility features on the iPhone, iPad and Mac at:

http://bit.ly/2yIt6um

11) Would you like to hear the sound of hurricane Irma passing over Puerto rico, ripping off a zinc roof, and more? This spanish podcast is a recording of just that (.MP3):

http://bit.ly/2wyGrny

12) The WebAIM Screen Reader Survey is the closest thing we have to an accurate indicator of what screen reader and screen magnifier people use. This year's survey is now active, so let your voice be heard:

http://bit.ly/2yrfSVW

13) Learn from AppleVis 'What's New and Noteworthy for September 2017:'

http://bit.ly/2xiwChO

14) Learn about the Blind Perspective newsletter on this Blind Abilities podcast:

http://bit.ly/2fTAfmV

15) And finally, Tim Noonan has updated his 'Apple Watch Accessibility with Voiceover' page with reviews of Watch OS4 and Series 3:

http://bit.ly/2xiQPzd

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1.) One Responsibly Used Vario Ultra 20 Cell Braille Display for $1,795.00.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Price: $1,795.00 USD
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Savings: Offered here at approximately 25% off of its suggested list price.
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