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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 2, 2017 - Volume 635

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

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2) The October 31 2017 Edition of 'In Process' conveys to users of NVDA the same guidance received by JAWS users regarding Firefox; don't use the pending update, grab the ESR edition instead. The issue also reminds us about NVDA phone support, now potentially free in Australia, and comes with some creative sound files for Halloween:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-halloween-2017-edition/

3A) Applevis is right on time with the monthly summary of the newest and best Apple-related information for October 2017:

https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-tv-apple-watch-ios-ios-apps-iphone-mac-apps-macos-news-opinion/applevis-unlimited

3B) With the release of iOS 11.1, many iOS 11 bugs are squashed, some remain, and a couple new ones are introduced:

https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-ios-news/apple-releases-ios-111-bringing-number-fixes-and-enhancements-blind-and-low

4) Ballyland Sound Memory, by Sonokids, is a fun sound-matching game designed for children who are blind or visually impaired:

http://www.sonokids.org/

5) University of Arizona researchers seek visually-impaired university students, as well as visually-impaired mentors working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields, for a research study to expose students to STEM careers through project based learning, mentorship and interaction with scientists who already are engaged in STEM careers. To explore becoming involved, email:

sghong@email.arizona.edu

6) This page contains the archives of the 'Main Menu Show'. The 29 October 2017 program concerns the 'Braille Blaster App' we mentioned last week:

http://mainmenu.acbradio.org/shows.php

7A) NASA and Hadley Institute have collaborated to create some great science-related webinars: 'The Birth and Eventual Death of Our Solar System':

https://hadley.edu/SolarSystem.asp

7B) 'Extreme Weather: Studying the Impact of Water':

https://hadley.edu/Extremeweather.asp

7C) 'Solar Eclipse':

https://hadley.edu/Eclipse.asp

8) Learn about the 'Be My Eyes App' for iOS and Android in Issue #1745 of Eyes on Success:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

9) We haven't given a list of SIRI commands lately, here's a video with one person's Top 50:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/10/30/watch-50-most-useful-siri-commands

10) iMore brings us 'Accessibility on Mac: The Ultimate Guide'

https://www.imore.com/accessibility-mac-ultimate-guide?utm_source=im_tw&utm_medium=tw_card&utm_content=44295&utm_campaign=social

11) And 9to5Mac offers 'Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari Long-Press Shortcuts for iPhone and iPad:"

https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/04/tips-and-tricks-ten-safari-long-press-shortcuts-for-iphone-and-ipad/

12) Dolphin announces that EasyReader for Android is here:

https://yourdolphin.com/news?id=358

13) The archive of the Hartgen Consulting training course, Get iTuned into Audio, can now be purchased from:

http://www.hartgen.org/training

14) Cool Blind Tech brings us a podcast about the newly-improved Buzz Clip:

https://coolblindtech.com/introducing-the-all-new-buzzclip-from-imerciv/?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost

15) You can download the '30th Anniversary Braille 'n Speak Special':

http://bits-acb.org/drupal/node/54

16) The MBraille app has been updated to Version 4, with support for more languages and other improvements to Braille input:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mbraille/id639199558?mt=8

17) The World Blind Union held a workshop on implementing the Marrakesh Treaty, to eliminate the book famine faced by those with visual impairments, last April. Here are the recordings of the sessions:

http://www.worldblindunion.org/English/our-work/our-priorities/Pages/Marrakesh-Training-Program-2016.aspx?platform=hootsuite

18) We've missed at least one Blind Bargains Qast. Here's Issue #120:

http://blindbargains.com/b/17939

19) VFO Group has released Jaws 2018, introducing a new version numbering system as well as a host of new OCR and internet browser features:

http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/News/Article/188?utm_source=JAWS+2018+Release+-+October+2017&utm_campaign=JAWS+2018+-+Oct+2017&utm_medium=email

20) HumanWare is now shipping the VictorReader Trek, delivering orientation & entertainment in one mobile package!

http://www.humanware.ca/web/en/Newsletter/1910171046.htm

21) From November 1 2017 through November 30 2017 inclusive, the 'PDF and the User Experience Survey' will be available for those who use adaptive technology to access PDF documents:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UserExperience2017

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