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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Volume 658

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Get a summary of April 2018's Apple accessibility happenings from Applevis:

https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-watch-gaming-ios-ios-apps-macos-news-opinion-reviews-rumors/applevis-unlimited

2) Brighter Vision Technologies is a web-hosting company run by a blind AT specialist. They are running a competition through which a nonprofit will win hosting & site compromise protection for a year:

https://www.brighter-vision.com/free-1-year-hosting-for-a-lucky-nonprofit/

3) Pinterest just redesigned its app for blind people:

https://www.fastcodesign.com/90169317/pinterest-just-redesigned-its-app-for-blind-people

4A) Here is part three of the series in The Braille Monitor about web navigation:

https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm18/bm1804/bm180416.htm

4B) And here is part four:

https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm18/bm1805/bm180512.htm

5) Here is an article about Movies For the Blind, which provides audio description of some public-domain movies and videos:

http://acb.org/adp/moviesfortheblind.html

6A) It turns out that as we write this, Jonathan Mosen isn't pleased with the Windows 10 April, 2018 update, and has gone back to the Fall Creator's Edition, but before he did this, he created The Blind Side Podcast #84 to discuss the update, tell how to get it before it comes to you on the random upgrade basis, and demonstrate some of its features:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/theblindside/TheBlindSide84.mp3?dest-id=655752

6B) Learn the official version of 'What's new in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update' from the Windows Experience Blog:

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/04/30/whats-new-in-the-windows-10-april-2018-update/

7) This Blind Access Journal blog post is called 'Redefining Access: Questions to Ponder in the Age of Remote Assistance:'

http://blindaccessjournal.com/2018/03/redefining-access-questions-to-ponder-in-the-age-of-remote-assistance/

8) Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 00:00 will feature a discussion by Julian Vargas of his favorite iOS apps, and discussion about iOS accessibility:

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

9) Blind Bargains Qast #142 is out:

http://blindbargains.com/b/18821

10) There's a major change coming in Wordpress 5.0. It will affect the way we create or update posts and pages:

https://SteveStewart.webinarninja.com/webinars/29697

11) Applications for the 2018 Joseph Roeder Scholarship are now available on the NIB website. The scholarship provides a one-time award of $2,500.00 for an undergraduate or graduate student who is legally blind to pursue a college degree in a business-related field:

http://NIB.org/roeder

12) In the second part of the series on Radio Reading Services, we get a behind-the-scenes tour, courtesy of Episode 1818 of Eyes on Success:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

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