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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Volume 633

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) A lot of news surrounding Windows this time. The first two parts of a three-part review, 'Reviewing the Windows 10 Fall Creator's update, Microsoft's Revision to a Vision' are available on Blind Cool Tech, with the third part apparently not long delayed:

http://bit.ly/2glhyVN

2) Freedom Scientific is ready with a blog post, 'JAWS and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update:'

http://bit.ly/2gur0Kx

2B) And an FSCast Issue:

http://bit.ly/2rdmS47

3) The Microsoft Blog offers their perspective on what is new in accessibility in the latest Windows version:

http://bit.ly/2yUmwV4

4) Microsoft has been allowing people with disabilities to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, but they have announced that this offer will end on 31 December 2017:

http://bit.ly/2yAvVQo

5) Our final Windows-related tidbit is a mainstream review of the new operating system:

http://bit.ly/2gtLfI8

6A) Here are a couple math-related videos. First, Firefox and NVDA read math from Wikipedia:

http://bit.ly/2xPxUfK

6B) Next, JAWS and Internet Explorer 11 perform the same task:

http://bit.ly/2yyNwYH

7) Kevin Jones tells us 'How To Accessibly And Reliably Spell Check Documents On iOS Devices With VoiceOver:'

http://bit.ly/2ilbMb7

8) Microsoft Support helps us 'Use A Screen Reader To Align Text And Paragraphs in Word 2016:'

http://bit.ly/2xRlsRN

9) iPhone users cannot do this, but users of android phones have the capability of 'Labeling Items With NFC Tags:'

http://bit.ly/2gl6mZo

10) 'An Immersion into Facebook with JAWS for Windows' is a $94.99 digital download from Access Technology Institute:

http://bit.ly/2gnkr8S

11) Here are various news items from Hartgen Consultancy, many related to the imminent appearance of JFW 2018:

http://bit.ly/2yBg3gT

12) The October 2017 issue of AccessWorld contains the second part of the review of Aira. Reviews of Windows Narrator and the Weather Gods App, '2017 Employment Resources for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired,' and 'Insider Tips for Getting the Most from Vocational Rehabilitation:'

http://bit.ly/2yxqFeB

13) Here's Blind Bargains Qast #118:

http://bit.ly/2glhy8o

14) Here's an article with some videos about the BrainPort sensory substitution device:

http://bit.ly/2yAwl9q

15) The Summer 2018 NASA internship application period opened on 18 October 2017 and runs through 1 March 2018:

https://go.nasa.gov/2xPqPvQ

16) Young people aged 7-21, in the US or not, can win prizes by entering the 'Benefits Of Audio Description In Education Contest' by writing a review of a described video, by 1 December 2017:

http://bit.ly/2yBg707

17) Thanks to Eyes on Success, we get a glimpse of Conditions and Technology in Kenya in Episode #1743:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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