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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Volume 657

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) A user recommends Ulysses for iOS or Mac as a tool for writing blog posts, sketching notes, and the like. It is extremely accessible:

https://ulyssesapp.com/kb/voiceover

2A) From the Freedom Scientific Blog comes "Freedom Scientific Software and the Microsoft Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. What You Need to Know:"

http://blog.freedomscientific.com/springcreators/

2B) Upgrades for ZoomText and Fusion are available to make them compatible with the new version:

https://www.zoomtext.com/help/product-downloads/

3) The April 2018 issue of AccessWorld contains an interview with Jonathan Mosen, a review of the Mystic Access tutorial 'Stress Less, Browse Happy: Your Guide to More Easily and Effectively Navigating the Internet with a Screen Reader,' and of the free Dictation Bridge software, and discussions of developments in Braille and in wearable devices seen at CSUN:

http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw1904toc

4A) FlickType is an innovative iOS keyboard app for blind users that many find allows them to write more rapidly:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flicktype-keyboard/id1359485719?ls=1&mt=8

4B) You can hear an interview with the product developers here:

https://www.mixcloud.com/YourTunesRadio/interview-with-flicktype-developers-kosta-and-ashley/

5) The US Access Board has launched its own channel on YouTube, featuring animations on accessibility, with more content to come:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5tRWTtV5eSw68N3tSpmyWw

6) GSA's Government-Wide IT Accessibility Program (Section 508) has an open vacancy for an Accessibility Specialist:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497780800

7) Hear about the new way to create Alexa skills without knowing any code, among other things, in the Blind Side Podcast, Episode #83 (MP3):

http://traffic.libsyn.com/theblindside/TheBlindSide83.mp3

8) This blog post from Linson Productions is entitled "Working with Apple: A Review of the Apple Watch Series 3 While Working:"

http://linsonproductions.com/2018/04/25/working-with-apple-a-review-of-the-apple-watch-series-3-while-working/

9) Here is Blind Bargains Qast #140:

http://blindbargains.com/b/18761

10) On Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 00:00, yours truly (Dean Martineau) will be talking about YouTube, touting all its treasures, and particularly demonstrating a simple program called Pontes Media Downloader for downloading videos from YouTube and Facebook and optionally converting them to audio:

http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

11) Eyes on success launches a two-part series on radio reading services in Episode #1817:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

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