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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Volume 661

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) The May 2018 issue of AccessWorld brings us the latest in retinal research, a retrospective on great technology that is now out of date, an evaluation of Kroger Stores' new grocery delivery service, and a review of the Victor Reader Trek:

http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw1905toc

2A) Tomi has reviewed the last few major Windows updates, and he's back with a very detailed discussion of what we find in the Windows 10 April 2018 update:

https://coolblindtech.com/april-showers-bring-updates-from-the-redmond-towers-reviewing-the-windows-10-april-update/

2B) And we also direct you to "The Windows 10 April 2018 Update Ultimate Resource Guide" from Windows Central:

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-april-2018-update-ultimate-resource-guide

3) Braille support for Google Sheets has been greatly enhanced:

https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/05/expanding-braille-support-in-google.html

4) The May 2018 update for JAWS brings improved support for Firefox 60 and a long list of other improvements and fixes:

http://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew#Enhancements

5) Here is a user review of Microsoft Soundscape:

https://equalentry.com/microsoft-soundscape-a-user-review-by-sofia-gallo/

6) The Seeing AI iOS app from Microsoft is now available in an additional 21 countries, bringing the total to 56:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seeing-ai/id999062298?mt=8

7) With Twitter supporting descriptions of pictures, and the heightened interest in accessibility generally, this PDF called "Writing Effective Image Descriptions For Course Content" could be very timely (PDF):

https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/lt/resources/handouts/WritingEffectiveImageDescriptions.pdf

8) The Focus Blue 5th Generation display now comes equipped with a scratchpad, enabling some basic note taking and also reading of Braille documents:

http://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/Focus/Focus5Downloads

9) In yet another Braille-related tidbit, the monthly free class from Mystic Access will feature a discussion of the Braille Me, a low-cost Braille device from India which will become more available in the US if and when a dealer is found in this country. This Zoom webinar will take place on GMT Friday, 26 May 2018 at 00:30:

https://zoom.us/j/885700658

10) Navigation within airports may be about to become much easier. If you download the free BlindSquare Event app for iOS, and you subsequently venture into an airport, you get seven days of BlindSquare access within and around that airport, and seven more days when you travel to the next airport:

https://zoom.us/j/885700658

11) In episode 1821, the Eyes on Success couple interviews a blind college student and paralympic athlete about how she juggles these life activities:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

12) And here is a one-page NVDA Keyboard Reference Guide from Deque (PDF):

https://dequeuniversity.com/assets/pdf/screenreaders/nvda.pdf

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