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"Top Tech Tidbits. The world's #1 online resource for current news and trends in adaptive technology."


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➜ Founded in 2004, Top Tech Tidbits is a leading, not-for-profit adaptive technology publication that reaches over 7,300 adaptive technology professionals, educators and enthusiasts each week. Subscribe here. Review the archive here.

Adaptive Technology refers to items that are specifically designed for people with disabilities. Adaptive Technology is a subset of Assistive Technology. Adaptive Technology often refers specifically to electronic and information technology access.

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➜ On June 4, 2020 Top Tech Tidbits transitioned from a privately funded publication to a not-for-profit publication aimed at covering its own costs of distribution.

➜ On this same date, Top Tech Tidbits began offering a limited number of Sponsorship Packages intended to support the ongoing distribution of the publication.

➜ If you would like to assist with the ongoing distribution of the Top Tech Tidbits publication, but are unable to become a sponsor, we are also currently accepting donations. Each donation provides you with a listing within the Top Tech Tidbits Our Supporters section.

➜ Any time the Top Tech Tidbits publication reaches its Sponsor limit, any and all additional revenue generated by the publication is donated back to the Adaptive Technology community.

➜ The Top Tech Tidbits Publication regularly discusses concepts of disability and functional diversity, a collective term for people with a special need, disability, impairment or handicap. All of the people and companies featured in Top Tech Tidbits have chosen how they wish to be described.


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Distribution Since: 2004

As of June 4th 2020 the distribution of Top Tech Tidbits is made possible by our sponsors and Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd., a leading international provider of professionally outsourced marketing administration and consultation services that oversees Top Tech Tidbits as a not-for-profit project.

Any time the Top Tech Tidbits Publication carries less than its Sponsor limit, Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd. donates the remaining dollars necessary to keep the publication running.

Please help us to support the ongoing distribution of this publication. Learn more today at: https://www.toptechtidbits.com/sponsorship-information.html.


➜ Publisher: Aaron Di Blasi (Volunteer)

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Volunteer Publisher Since: June 4th 2020

Location: Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST/EDT) (GMT-5/GMT-4)

In addition to being the Volunteer Publisher of Top Tech Tidbits Aaron is also the owner and Senior Project Management Professional for Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd.

As Publisher Aaron oversees the weekly distribution of Top Tech Tidbits as a not-for-profit project on behalf of Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd..

Aaron has also served under both of the previous Publishers of this publication, Mr. Larry Lewis and Mr. Dean Martineau.

Aaron also serves as a Volunteer Top Tech Tidbits Editorial Contributor.

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➜ Editorial Contributor #1: John Hanlin (Volunteer)

Volunteer Editorial Contributor Since: June 4th 2020

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST/MDT) (GMT-7/GMT-6)

In addition to being a Volunteer Editorial Contributor to Top Tech Tidbits John is also an attorney-at-law specializing in long-term disability claims for blind and visually impaired persons.

John is also a long-time contractor and member of the Board of Trustees at Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd.

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➜ Editorial Contributor #2: Jenna Lang (Volunteer)

Volunteer Editorial Contributor Since: June 4th 2020

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST/CDT) (GMT-6/GMT-5)

In addition to being a Volunteer Editorial Contributor to Top Tech Tidbits Jenna also runs her own Digital Marketing Firm in addition to serving as a Digital Marketing Manager for Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd..

Jenna's son was born blind and she is always seeking new and innovative ways to empower him through technology.

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➜ Editorial Contributor #3: Stephen (Alex) Marositz

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Paid Editorial Contributor Since: October 7th 2021

Location: Los Angeles, California

Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST/PDT) (GMT-6/GMT-7)

In addition to being an Editorial Contributor to Top Tech Tidbits Alex is also an Accessible Technology Coordinator for California State University, Dominguez Hills. He has worked in accessibility in higher education since 2005, is certified by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, and in his spare time plays for the San Gabriel Valley Panthers Beep Baseball Team. He can be reached on twitter at: @samarositz.

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The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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Accessible Technology Coordinator,
California State University, Dominguez Hills
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➜ Editorial Contributor #4: Ben Moxey (Volunteer)

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Volunteer Editorial Contributor Since: January 1st 2022

Location: Newcastle, Australia

Time Zone: Australia Eastern Standard Time (AEST/AEDT) (GMT+10)

In addition to being an Editorial Contributor to Top Tech Tidbits Ben is also an Access and Technology Advisor for Guide Dogs, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory (NSW/ACT).

Hi, Tidbits readers, my name's Ben Moxey and I'm based in Newcastle, Australia. I'm really happy to be part of the Tidbits Team and look forward to supporting this valuable publication.

A bit about me and how I came to work in the BVI area. I grew up with very low vision in one eye due to retinal issues and relied on magnification and speech throughout school. They also tried to teach me Braille, but let's just say that I wasn't the best student! I was determined to use my remaining vision, no matter how impractical it was becoming.

When I was 20, the other retina came off and I've now been totally blind for about 21 years. This is when my love for assistive technology, and technology in general, really kicked in. I'll be honest, I was a bit of a computer nerd anyway, but I could quickly see how technology was my key to enhanced independence and lifestyle. I embraced screen readers, early smart phones and mobility aids. I even finally realised the huge value of Braille and finished off the course, though I'm still pretty slow!

Long story short (not one of my strong points), I've worked in the BVI area for 12 years with much of that spent reviewing, recommending and teaching assistive technology that suits the individual. I'm currently a proud employee of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT where I was the Practice Lead for the assistive technology service, and I've now moved into an Access and Technology Advisor role. Basically, this involves a strong focus on accessibility and technology innovation.

Feel free to look me up on LinkedIn, but I'll warn you in advance that I haven't given my profile the recommended attention!

All the best and happy reading!

Ben Moxey
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The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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Access and Technology Advisor,
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Subscriber List Metrics:


Accuracy: Please note that the metrics provided below reflect only those metrics that we are permitted to record under the CAN-SPAM Act (U.S.), The CASL Laws (Canada) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations of 2003 (UK). These numbers, therefore, will always be lower than their actual values.

Last Updated: The metrics below are updated every 30 days on the 1st of each month.

7,400: Current number of opt-in subscribers to the Top Tech Tidbits Newsletter.

44%: Average Open Rate per newsletter over the last 12 months. This compares to a 16.22% Average Open Rate for the Overall Industry over the last 12 months and a 9.65% Average Open Rate for the Technology Industry over the last 12 months.

48%: Average Click Through Rate per newsletter over the last 12 months. This compares to a 7.17% Average Click Through Rate for the Overall Industry over the last 12 months and a 7.68% Average Click Through Rate for the Technology Industry over the last 12 months.

2.7%: Average Bounce Rate per newsletter over the last 12 months. This compares to a 7.75% Average Bounce Rate for the Overall Industry over the last 12 months and a 6.65% Average Bounce Rate for the Technology Industry over the last 12 months.

List Breakdown by Email Address Extension:

41%: Subscribers with a .COM email address extension.
(Approximately 3,034 Subscribers)

18.5%: Subscribers with a .NET email address extension.
(Approximately 1,369 Subscribers)

12.8%: Subscribers with a .EDU email address extension.
(Approximately 947 Subscribers)

12%: Subscribers with a .GOV email address extension.
(Approximately 888 Subscribers)

10.6%: Subscribers with a .ORG email address extension.
(Approximately 784 Subscribers)

3.6%: Subscribers with a .US email address extension.
(Approximately 266 Subscribers)

1.5%: All remaining subscriber email address extensions.
(Approximately 111 Subscribers)


Subscriber Location Data:


Based on an aggregate of locational data taken from the Top Tech Tidbits Newsletter and Website over the last 3 months below are the locations from which Top Tech Tidbits readers read Top Tech Tidbits each week:

Country | Subscriber Percentage | Subscriber Number
United States of America | 48.8% | 3,316
United Kingdom | 12.6% | 856
Canada | 7.7% | 523
Russia | 5.2% | 353
India | 4.6% | 313
Finland | 3.4% | 231
Australia | 3.3% | 224
Brazil | 3.2% | 217
Other | 3.1% | 211
France | 2.6% | 177
Argentina | 2.2% | 150
Paraguay | 1.2% | 82
Phillipines | 1.1% | 75
New Zealand | 0.96% | 65

Pie chart illustrating the locations from which Top Tech Tidbits readers read Top Tech Tidbits each week.


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