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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 26, 2017 - Volume 634

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Some creativity went into the October 19th 2017 edition of the NVAccess In-Process blog. It is structured as a Find Your Own Adventure Game. You'll learn about temporary discount codes for NVDA training materials, details about getting the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and more:

http://bit.ly/2yST8gU

2) Envision AI is a new iOS app to help the blind identify text, objects, and what's around them. Other apps do some or all of this, but this one is available worldwide, and as you can see from the comments to this post, the developers are actively responding to feedback:

http://bit.ly/2gIA922

3) The Facebook Navigation Assistant, invoked by Alt+Slash from any Facebook page if you are running a screen reader, offers the ability to get to different elements of the page easily:

http://bit.ly/2yLSNgs

4) Listen to an audio demo of using the Microsoft Office Lens App on Android to scan a document:

http://bit.ly/2iC6iZD

5) As we mentioned a couple weeks ago, the WebAIM screen reader user survey will be open until 1 November 2017. This has become the closest thing we have to an accurate survey of how many people use what screen reader and what difficulties we face in web navigation, so the more responses received, the better representation they have.

http://bit.ly/2yrfSVW

6A) JAWS 2018 has been released, with improved navigation with Microsoft Edge, better Braille translation and more:

http://bit.ly/2h8YbAe

6B) You can talk about it with Erik Damery of Freedom Scientific on Tek Talk on GMT 31 October at 00:00:

http://bit.ly/1MqEtXv

7) A new version of Firefox is coming, and it will not work well with JAWS at first. This Freedom Scientific blog post explains:

http://bit.ly/2gJJZAR

8) The American Printing House for the Blind has released Braille Blaster, a free Braille translation program which contains many features for producing textbooks and other Braille materials:

http://bit.ly/2yMWMH4

9) Yours truly (Dean Martineau) collaborated with National Braille Press to produce Windows Screen Reader Keystroke Compendium: Covering JAWS, NVDA, and Narrator, costing $9 in various versions.

http://bit.ly/2iAhjdY

10) The Users' Guide for Narrator for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition is available:

http://bit.ly/2yMEAzT

11) Tech Adviser brings us "100 Funny Things to Ask Google Home & Google Assistant:"

http://bit.ly/2lhxmhD

12) The Memphis Airport now provides AIRA to blind visitors for navigation assistance. Meanwhile, you can watch an AIRA user navigate the Denver airport:

http://bit.ly/2gEcQCQ

13) Episode #1744 of Eyes on Success features a blind purchaser of rental property:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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