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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Volume 638

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) If you want to buy a dedicated bar code reader for the blind, this weekend is a good time to do it, as the Quest I.D. Mate Talking Bar Code Scanner, which ordinarily costs $799, costs only $399 through 27 November 2017. On Monday, 27 November 2017, you can order by phone at (800) 890-1180, and throughout the weekend you can order online:

http://www.envisionamerica.com/store

2) The latest Audio Pizza podcast is their Black Friday Shopping Guide. Other episodes feature the completion of the tutorial series on the Reaper Sound Editor:

http://audio.pizza/

3) This post discusses making the Thunderbird email client accessible:

https://blindbites.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/making-thunderbird-accessible/

4A) Here is a video on using ChromeVox, the screen reader built into a ChromeBook:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbIsN31hLM

4B) And this post is titled 'My First Chromebook. What I've Learned:'

https://blindbites.wordpress.com/2017/11/19/my-first-chromebook-what-ive-learned/

5) Easy Converter Express from Dolphin is free to download in less developed countries. It converts Word documents into Braille, large print or MP3:

https://yourdolphin.com/easyconverter-express

6A) The 16 November 2017 Edition of NVAccess InProcess features a mini-tutorial on setting NVDA voices and more updates:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-16th-november-2017/

6B) The release candidate for NVDA 2017.4 is out. This version will make Browse Mode more robust and strengthen support for the processor found in many very small computers:

http://blindbargains.com/b/18085

7) Larry Skutchan from APH discusses the three factors that are problematic for technology for the blind and how APH products address them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3oTeiOzB60&feature=youtu.be

8) The tutorial on the Samsung Galaxy S8 phone took up four episodes of the Blind Side podcast. Here are links to all the sections and other Blind side episodes:

http://theblindsidepodcast.podbean.com/

9) The latest Freedom Scientific blog post is called 'Flexible web. Clear the clutter, harness the power.'

http://blog.freedomscientific.com/2017/11/16/flexible-web-clear-the-clutter-harness-the-power/

10A) We have two Blind Bargains Qast Episodes this week, # 123:

http://blindbargains.com/b/18084

10B) And the holiday Qast:

http://blindbargains.com/b/18089

11) Visit Hadley's Instructional Videos Page to find the new 'iPhone X VoiceOver Gestures' iFocus Instructional Video at:

https://hadley.edu/PlayVideo.asp?vid=140

12) The holiday AccessTechWatch360 podcast covers the iOS App Groupon and the iOS game, A Blind Legend, among other news:

https://accesstechwatch360.podbean.com/e/black-fridayholiday-edition-atw360-featuring-the-accessible-groupon-and-a-blind-legend-audio-game-apps/

13) Something definitely original from Eyes on Success this week: Episode #1748 focuses on hunting by the blind, with an interview with an avid hunter with impaired vision and coverage of the Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

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