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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Volume 664

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) VFO and Aira announced a new collaboration that will now equip all VFO customers with free use of the Aira service, should they need visual access to a screen while using one of their products, such as the JAWS Screen Reader:

https://aira.io/vfo

2) Freedom Scientific has begun to partner with Computers for the Blind. Blind people in the US who obtain one of CFTB's lower-cost refurbished computers will have a one-year license to Fusi9on, which means they can run JAWS, ZoomText or both during that time, and qualify for a low-cost upgrade after the year:

http://blog.freedomscientific.com/cftb/

3) A recent development may lead to easier setup of Braille displays, finally!

https://nfb.org/blog/article/3596

4A) The June 2018 issue of The Braille Monitor contains two tech-related articles, the first: "KNFB Reader V3.0 Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks,"

https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm18/bm1806/bm180608.htm

4B) And "Driving Blind on the Information Superhighway. Basic Interactions: The Fast Lane to Getting Stuff Done on the Web:"

https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm18/bm1806/bm180609.htm

5) "J-Say It. Talking to Your Computer with Confidence!" is a four-lesson, $120 course from Hartgen Consultancy to teach the J-Say and J-Dictate programs for speech input. Registration is open through 20 July 2018, and proposed course dates are the first four Wednesdays in August at 18:00 GMT:

http://www.hartgen.org/j-sayit

6) This short video from Australia demonstrates the value in using bone-conduction headphones for various tasks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12f9typj1WE

7) Google has renamed the TalkBack App to 'Android Accessibility Suite' with its latest update:

https://9to5google.com/2018/06/20/google-talkback-android-accessibility-suite/

8) This Mosen Explosion post details a frustrating problem faced by many blind screen reader users, and outlines various paths to a resolution:

https://mosen.org/soundsfrustrating/

9) This is a 43-minute audio tutorial on using the groups.io web conferencing platform: (MP3)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jxboszldnw5ax9l/UsingGroups-io.mp3?dl=0

10) HumanWare has created a free, nine-module, downloadable Training Wizard for the BrailleNote Touch:

http://support.humanware.com/en-usa/support/Braillenote_touch/training_and_resources_section/training_and_resources

11) Gaming platform Discord has announced a commit to accessibility, and has implemented a colorblind mode. They promise more to come, and seek input as to other accessibility improvements they could make:

https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004929972-Colorblind-Mode

12A) An online writers group for the blind has been formed. The first meeting will be held on Sunday, 15 July 2018 at 00:00 GMT:

http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e

12B) You can join the group's mailing list by sending a blaink message to:

writersretreat+subscribe@groups.io

13) This blog post, discussing options for blind users, is titled, "Ways to Type on iOS, or, How Many Ways to Tell a Friend Not to Talk to You, Especially at 4 AM!?"

http://blindabilities.com/blog/ways-to-type-on-ios-or-how-many-ways-to-tell-a-friend-not-to-talk-to-you-especially-at-4-am-blog-post-by-jessica-hodges/

14) This page outlines the scope and vision of the Envision App:

https://www.delta.tudelft.nl/article/envision-brings-visual-world-life-blind-people

15) The FlickType keyboard for iOS is finally released. For $0.99 per month, users can choose to have it available in all apps:

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

16) A real blast from the past comes to us, because all archives of the BBC Computer Literacy Project Archive from 1980-1989 are available on this page. Lots of background information, coding instruction and related information:

https://computer-literacy-project.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/

17) The free and fully accessible Helen Keller archive is now available for perusal:

https://www.afb.org/helenkellerarchive

18) Eyes on Success #1826 showcases yet another of the proposed enhancements to, or replacements of, the standard white cane, the WeWalk:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

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