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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Volume 637

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1A) The good news has come to us that the popular iOS app from Microsoft 'Seeing AI' is now available in the British, Irish and Australian App stores. These are some YouTube videos demonstrating different features of the app:

1B) With a little effort, you can add Seeing AI to the share sheet, so that you can get information about your photos system-wide, including possibly recognizing text within images (MP3):

2) In yet another expression of internationalization, Amazon Echo, Alexa and Prime Music are now available in Canada:

3A) Now that we can send 280-character Tweets, and use 50-character Twitter names, both of the following have received updates. TheQube:

3B) And Chicken Nugget:

4) In the first of a series, a blind QA tester shares his experiences and advice working as an Accessibility QA tester and consultant. He discusses his methodologies and tools, and gives advice for those with diverse ability who either already work or may wish to work in this area:

5) Though the free iOS Actiview App seems now to have a very small movie collection, the collection does include a couple current Christmas movies. The idea is that you download information for a movie, such as audio description tracks, subtitles, or other language versions, and then watch the movie at home or in the theater, where your microphone catches the movie and you begin hearing your desired option:

6) Some 26 video presentations will be made available as part of Inclusive Design 24 on this 16th day of November 2017:

7) Those who add a line or buy a qualifying upgrade on Sprint may qualify for a free copy of the KNFBReader App:

8) Of course, both the aforementioned Seeing AI App and Microsoft Office Lens are free apps for reading text on your phone. This podcast demonstrates the Android version of Office Lens:

9) After a fairly lengthy treatment of other topics, the Blind Side Podcast offers the second in a series of demos of the Samsung Galaxy S8, covering use of the Voice Assistant and other themes:

10) One of the 'Other Themes' treated in the aforementioned podcast is the release of the second, updated edition of iOS 11 without the Eye, which is free to purchasers of the first edition and $19.95 to others:

11) Thanks to the new updates to the Braille Note Touch, students can create, preview and emboss graphs for math class, and can unzip KeyMail attachments:

12) This gaming enthusiast learned Braille, bought an embosser and is networking to make role-playing games available to the blind:

13) Here we learn about the pros and cons of 'The Lennox iComfort Thermostat and App' from an accessibility standpoint:

14) The latest tech news is discussed in Blind Bargains Qast #122, along with some comparison of grocery delivery options and more:

15) RightHear is partnering with commercial venues to make them more accessible to people who are blind. An Eyes on Success interview:


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