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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 12, 2018 - Volume 656

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) The AIRA service, popular among many in the US, is looking at expanding to Australia, New Zealand and the UK:

https://go.aira.io/globalexpansion

2) From In-Process for 11 April 2018, we learn about an update to EloQuence for NVDA, a forthcoming feature, the Multi-Category Settings dialog, how to use NVDA snapshots to try out the latest features without affecting your current install, and more about NVDA 2018.1.1:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-11th-april-2018/

3) Here's an account of 'What It's Like To Be A Blind Software Engineer At Amazon:"

https://www.fastcompany.com/40555815/what-its-like-to-be-a-blind-software-engineer-at-amazon?partner=rss&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss

4) Learn the latest on how to 'Use A Screen Reader to Share and Collaborate on Notebooks in OneNote':

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-a-screen-reader-to-share-and-collaborate-on-notebooks-in-onenote-5d24979d-4243-431d-bf19-a2157476d5ca

5) Bristol Braille Technology has demonstrated exemplary persistence over the past five years developing their Canute multi-line Braille display. The end is in sight! They will be testing through three organizations in North america!

http://www.perkinselearning.org/technology/posts/bristol-Braille-canute-multi-line-refreshable-Braille

6) This is a review of the Capti Voice Narrator smartphone app for reading text:

https://veroniiiica.com/2018/04/09/capti-voice-narrator-app-review/

7) Marco's Accessibility Blog introduces us to "The Accessibility Inspector in the Firefox Developer Tools:"

https://www.marcozehe.de/2018/04/11/introducing-the-accessibility-inspector-in-the-firefox-developer-tools/

8) 'User Research with People with Disabilities' is the title of a Pacielo Group webinar coming up on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 at 17:00 GMT:

https://www.paciellogroup.com/news/2018/04/webinar-april-25-user-research-with-people-with-disabilities/

9) The VisionAware blog brings us 'Suggestions for Preparing Your Taxes as a Person with Vision Loss:'

https://www.visionaware.org/blog/visually-impaired-now-what/suggestions-for-preparing-your-taxes-as-a-person-with-vision-loss/12

10) Here is a brief article about a 'New Typeface That Merges Braille You Can Touch With Letters You Can See:"

https://www.fastcodesign.com/90166173/this-new-typeface-merges-Braille-you-can-touch-with-letters-you-can-see

11) AIRA has partnered with the city of Boston to allow access to anybody in the city to its service until 17 April 2018. This will enable full participation in the Boston Marathon and surrounding activities:

https://medium.com/aira-io/boston-2018-set-to-become-worlds-most-accessible-marathon-6bba38540b3d

12) NFB Newsline has added Stone Soup, Sports Illustrated Online, Sporting News, Globes Israel, Science X, Medical Xprs and the Concord Monitor to its extensive list of publications:

https://nfb.org/nfbnewsline

13) Keysoft version 5 for the BrailleNote Touch offers support for multiple QWERTY keyboards and a one-hand mode:

http://www.humanware.com

14) The Blind Side Podcast, Issue 70, covers deleting Facebook, the En-Vision America site and app, and more (MP3):

http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/4/6/b/46bd49e10efac2e1/TheBlindSide81.mp3

15) Blind Bargains is back from CSUN:

http://blindbargains.com/b/18728

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