Top Tech Tidbits Newsletter header image. Includes the Flying Blind, LLC Logo and reads, 'Top Tech Tidbits - The Week's News in Adaptive Technology. Below this text are the words, 'A Flying Blind, LLC Publication'.

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Volume 645

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
http://www.flying-blind.com/

This Week's Featured Advertisement: One Gently Used BrailleNote Apex 32 Cell Notetaker with Perkins Style Braille Keyboard for $1,795.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Photo of the One Gently Used BrailleNote Apex 32 Cell Notetaker with Perkins Style Braille Keyboard for $1,795.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Flying Blind, LLC is very excited to have One Gently Used BrailleNote Apex 32 Cell Notetaker with Perkins Style Braille Keyboard available for $1,795.00 USD, offering simplicity and power to the user just wanting to efficiently and portably manage their data!!! For the past 18 years the BrailleNote name has been synonymous with excellence and innovation and the Apex offers an intuitive alternative to today's complex, notetaking alternatives. This unit is in pristine condition and is begging for a new home with a responsible user. This exceptionally priced gem will give you the time in your life to have the time of your life! That, and its robust functionality will offer limitless options to whomever is first to receive it. This is a single unit that will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Price includes shipping within the Continental United States. To be the first to secure this unit please use the Buy Now link included below. For more information, or to order this product offline, email featured@flying-blind.com or call +1 (216) 381-8107 today. We are standing by to assist.

Buy Now - One Gently Used BrailleNote Apex 32 Cell Notetaker with Perkins Style Braille Keyboard for $1,795.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JH4PR2C5YU7VJ

Greetings,

1A) Joseph Lee continues to add to his comprehensive new tutorial on NVDA. Now we can listen to over three hours on all the NVDA preferences. The whole series, and more tutorials, is here:

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

1B) Several announcements about this tutorial series, and other interesting related matters, are in this post:

https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/topic/welcome_to_nvda_2018_nvda/8138790?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,8138790

2) Firefox version 58 is due to be released on 23 January 2018. This post explains that it should improve functionality greatly with NVDA, and also discusses the JAWS interface to Firefox:

https://www.marcozehe.de/2018/01/16/nvda-firefox-58-team-regaining-strength/

3) We now have a pretty accurate transcript of the podcast "Reach Out and Touch the New Braille Features in iOS 11:"

https://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/reach-out-and-touch-new-Braille-features-ios-11

4) If you're running Chrome OS and using the ChromeVox screen reader, you can now use Google Sheets with a Braille display to read and edit cell contents and navigate the sheet. Support for other operating systems is said to be coming:

https://support.google.com/docs/answer/6057417?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop

5) The iOS11 edition of Shelly Brisbin's book 'iOS Access for All' is a 700-page book covering all the accessibility features of iOS11, including use of mainstream apps and reviews of other accessible apps. It is available for $19.50 in EPUB, PDF and from iBooks:

http://www.iosaccessbook.com/ios-11-edition-released/

6) The Braigo Accessibility Companion is a free iOS app that extracts text from pictures for reading and identification:

https://www.braigolabs.com/blog/braigo-labs-launches-braigo-accessibility-companion-app-for-iphones-and-ipads/

7) This Adobe blog post is called "Accessibility in Acrobat DC: Ensure the Accuracy of a Tagged PDF:"

https://theblog.adobe.com/accessibility-in-acrobat-dc-ensure-the-accuracy-of-a-tagged-pdf/s

8) The new Section 508 guidelines take effect on 18 January 2018, and this article, the second in a series with a link to the first one, explains:

https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/01/section-508-refresh-part-2/

9) On the subject of web accessibility, this YouTube video is called "Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screenreader:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx1vSd5uYS8

10) There is an update to KNFBReader for Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sensotec.knfbreader&hl=en

11) Here's a sensible-looking article on keeping iPhone batteries alive as long as possible:

http://lightningfastcells.com/keep-your-phone-from-dying-fast/

12) Talking about batteries, PC Mag brings us "Charging Your Phone Overnight: Battery Myths Debunked:"

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357987/charging-your-phone-overnight-battery-myths-debunked

13A) While we don't usually mention local activities, this one covers two localities. Sendero Group is testing an indoor wayfinding system in Chicago and Baltimore. They are looking for testers. For Chicago information:

http://senderogroup.com/about/chifieldtestapp.asp

13B) For Baltimore information:

http://senderogroup.com/about/nfbfieldtestapp.asp

14) Dolphin Computer Access has made it possible to use its EasyReader app for iOS and Android to read documents and books from the web, as well as your own stored documents:

https://yourdolphin.com/news

15) And finally, Eyes on Success #1803 bears the title "Building Electronics Projects:"

http://eyesonsuccess.net

******************************************************

Flying Blind, LLC Classified Ads:

******************************************************

1.) One Gently Used BrailleNote Apex 32 Cell Notetaker with Perkins Style Braille Keyboard for $1,795.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Contact: http://bit.ly/2Dj1C16.
Description: For the past 18 years the BrailleNote name has been synonymous with excellence and innovation and the Apex offers an intuitive alternative to today's complex, notetaking alternatives. This unit is in pristine condition ...

2.) One Gently Used Focus 14 Blue Wireless Braille Display for $895.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Savings: Offered here at approximately 30% off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/2qjsFGC.
Description: This solution is a fantastic companion for the iPhone, iPad, or PC user wishing to have a portable, powerful Braille companion that connects to Bluetooth or USB devices. It's a great, low-cost option ...

3.) One Gently Used Blaze ET with Complimentary Premium Options Pack for $695.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Price: $695.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $240.00 off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/2nq45AP.
Description: Blaze ET sets a new standard for portable DAISY players. For the first time ever blind and visually impaired consumers now have access to pocket-sized book players integrated with OCR ...

******************************************************

Flying Blind, LLC Online Store Highlights:

******************************************************

1.) Beginning Yoga for the Blind and Visually Impaired 5 CD Set - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Digital Download: $19.95. | 5 CD Set: 31.95 + Shipping
http://blindyoga.net/flying-blind
Flying Blind, LLC is pleased to marry its passion for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness with adaptive technology by partnering with BlindYoga.net, your source for Accessible Yoga Instruction for persons who are blind or vision impaired ...

2.) Welcome to OWAC! Operating Within A Cloud! 'OWAC: Where The Sky's The Limit!' - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

OWAC Onsite = $1,000.00 USD + Pre-approved travel expenses. | OWAC Remote = $500.00 USD
http://bit.ly/OWAC-HTML
The OWAC Professional Development Workshop marries decades of assistive technology know-how with the fast-paced expectations of a predominantly sighted world. Are you serving students ...

3.) 'iOS in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, iOS 9 Edition' Authored By Larry L. Lewis, Jr., President, Flying Blind LLC, and Published by AFB Press - AFB Online Store

Paperback: $29.95 | Online: $17.95 | ePUB: $20.95 | Kindle: $20.95
http://bit.ly/iOS9-ITC-AFB-FBLLC
This book represents a 'must have' for any direct service provider working with vision impaired consumers who are using iOS technology within their educational or pre-vocational settings ...

4.) Silver Indoor Outdoor Talking Thermometer for $16.95 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/1HHaM7I
Indoor and outdoor temperature spoken at the touch of a button, Fahrenheit or Celsius, volume control and on/off switch. LCD visual display can show either indoor or outdoor temperature ...

5.) Large Print Address Book for $16.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/1Q1LZxC
Spiral bound book. Holds up to 500 address listings. Three address listings per page. Includes 20/20 pen. Durable covers with inside front and back pockets. Alphabetical tabs and ample room ...

6.) Smart Beetle 14 Cell Refreshable Braille Display with Executive Products Carrying Case for $995.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/1OHltXe
A Pocket-sized Power Pack That Fits Your Lifestyle and Your Budget! Ultra-Portable 14-Cell Braille Display with 5 Simultaneous Bluetooth Connections! Smart Beetle is a 14 Cell Braille ...

7.) Large Print Check Register for $8.75 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/1TmcA6r
Spiral bound register helps keep better control of check recording. Contains spaces for 14 entries per full page. Size: 5" x 9" ...

8.) Braille Edge 40 Braille Display with Executive Products Carrying Case for $2,495.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/1O5ircy
The most powerful and versatile Braille display, with the features of a basic Notetaker! Manage Your Daily Life! Braille EDGE 40 is not only a most reliable, high-performance refreshable Braille ...

******************************************************

Flying Blind, LLC Subscription Information:
******************************************************

SUBSCRIBE:
Do you, a friend, or colleague wish to receive Flying Blind, LLC Publications? If so, please use or pass along our CAPTCHA-free sign-up link, which is: http://bit.ly/1irUr9E. You can also subscribe to Flying Blind, LLC Publications on the Flying Blind, LLC Website at: http://www.flying-blind.com or by (SMS) texting "FLYINGBLIND" to 22828. Any of these methods will provide you with an accessibly friendly and secure medium through which you can subscribe to our mailing list. Just enter your name and email address, click send, and begin receiving Flying Blind, LLC Publications. It's that easy.

WEBSITE:
Visit Flying Blind, LLC online at http://www.flying-blind.com.

FACEBOOK:
Are you on Facebook? Stop by and "Like" Flying Blind, LLC to begin receiving Flying Blind, LLC Publications as part of your Facebook News Feed: http://www.facebook.com/flyingblindllc.

YOUTUBE:
If audio / video is more your style, you can follow Flying Blind, LLC on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/flyingblindllc.

RSS FEED:
If you prefer an RSS Feed, you can access Flying Blind, LLC Publications as they become available using: http://www.flying-blind.com/feed.xml.

ONLINE STORE:
Shopping for accessible technology? Check out the Flying Blind, LLC Online Store at: http://www.flying-blind.com/store.html. All products offered in the Flying Blind, LLC Online Store are products that Larry L. Lewis, Jr. either personally uses, or publicly endorses. Flying Blind, LLC is proud to offer free Shipping & Handling on all orders over $100.00 USD within the 48 continental United States.

QUESTIONS:
Tidbits are intentionally concise, and we know a lot of people may not understand some items because little explanation is given. If a particular Tidbit brings up a question in your mind, feel free to ask, and we will try to answer as time and knowledge permit.

ARCHIVE
Visit the Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday Archive at: http://bit.ly/tidbitsarchive where you can grab back issues.

CONTENT CONTRIBUTORS:
Any information for future issues of Top Tech Tidbits may be directed to our editor, Dean Martineau, at: topdot@gmail.com.

******************************************************