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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 4, 2018 - Volume 643

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) We may have mentioned this before, but it's worth a look now as then: 'Intro to Chrome & Chrome OS Accessibility Video Series:'

http://attraining.org/atdaily/2017/12/29/intro-chrome-chrome-os-accessibility-video-series-youtube/

2) Exclusive Android gives us a hand up with 'Getting Started and How to use a Samsung Phone with Talkback:'

https://www.inclusiveandroid.com/content/getting-started-and-how-use-samsung-phone-talkback?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

3) And, more generally, 'Just Got A New Android Device - Here Is A Great Article To Get You From 0 to 60 in No Time:'

https://www.inclusiveandroid.com/content/just-got-new-android-device-here-great-article-get-you-0-60-no-time

4) From the UK, InfoSound marks its 10th Birthday by inaugurating its around-the-clock rolling information service:

http://www.infosound.org.uk/listen-now

5) The chapter on using NVDA on the web has been added to the evolving NVDA 2018 tutorial package:

http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials/

6A) Meanwhile, two new add-ons are available for NVDA: IndentNav makes navigation of indented text a whole lot more efficient, useful for everyone from Python programmers to readers of web comments:

https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/indentNav.en.html

6B) And BrailleExtender is an add-on that'll change your mind about NVDA's Braille support, including reversing Braille scroll keys, automatic review cursor tethering for selected apps and much more:

https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/BrailleExtender.en.html

7) This enlightening tweet lists all the technology we have now that didn't exist in 2003. Considering that Tidbits started rolling off the presses in late 2004, I imagine the picture wouldn't look a lot different for our inauguration time:

https://twitter.com/jimharris/status/948264000466374657

8) I think we missed this from a couple weeks ago: Ever wondered why one website can behave so differently with the same operating system, same browser, different machine? Read the Freedom Scientific blog post on responsive web design and how best to work with it:

http://blog.freedomscientific.com/2017/12/21/responsive-web-design-why-one-site-can-behave-differently-on-different-pcs-and-browsers/

9) A Bitcoin Whitepaper Braille Version Is Now Available, and other efforts are under way to make Bitcoin more usable by the blind:

https://coolblindtech.com/a-bitcoin-whitepaper-Braille-version-is-now-available/

10) Thanks to AppleVis Unlimited we learn 'What's New and Noteworthy for December 2017 in the Accessible Apple World:'

https://www.applevis.com/blog/advocacy-apple-applevis-ios-ios-apps-mac-apps-news-opinion/applevis-unlimited-whats-new-and

11) Eyes on Success finished 2017 with episode #1753, all the ins and outs of how Eyes on Success is created, distributed and maintained. To start 2018, Episode #1801 consists of an interview with Jamie Teh, co-founder of NVDA, who now works for Mozilla:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

12) A fundraiser is alive to provide more audio-described movies:

https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/make-movies-available-for-the-blind

13) The Blind Bargains Qast crew tends to finish off each year by letting us hear various flubs and humorous moments that didn't make it into the year's more straight-laced episodes. So, we have episode #129:

https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=18263

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